Exterior Airport Security Study – How Does PDX Stack Up?

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 9, 2015
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Story by AP and Brett Reckamp

Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation’s busiest airports – sometimes even managing to climb aboard jets.

In all, an Associated Press investigation has found 268 perimeter security breaches between January 2004 and January 2015 at …

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Over 94,000 Cylvia Hayes Emails Released to Oregonian

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 3, 2015
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The Oregonian has received over 94,000 emails that were either sent or received by former First Lady of Oregon Cylvia Hayes.  They got them Friday afternoon and are continuing to pour over them and post time lines.

They do not included direct communications to former Governor John Kitzhaber, he conducted his state business on personal email accounts that have yet to …

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Oregon Zoo Says Goodbye to Beloved Asian Elephant Rama

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 30, 2015
Rama, one of the Oregon Zoo's male asian elephants, on exhibit.

The 31-year-son of Packy the Elephant Rama passed away at the Oregon Zoo Monday.  He was humanely euthanized because of continued pain and mobility issues.  Below is the press release that came out Monday.  Here is one of Rama’s paintings he made famous.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Rama, a 31-year-old Asian elephant known for his sweet disposition and Jackson Pollock-like painting technique, was …

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Local Businesses Relieved After 8 month Closure of Oleson Road

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 27, 2015
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A stretch of Oleson road south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway past Fanno Creek is back open after being closed since July 28th 2014.  Construction crews needed to close Oleson in both directions to get the job done.

Several local businesses like Beau Brummell Dry Cleaners and Central Bark Doggie Day Care say they are thrilled two way traffic is back on their …

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Is the NCAA a Money Maker in Portland?

Posted by Joe Simons on March 19, 2015
Courtesy of NCAA

Starting today, the Rose City plays host to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the third time in seven years. Conventional wisdom says that a big sports event generates big revenue for the city having that event.

“It’s a major driver of revenue back into the city,” says Chris Oxley, the General Manager of the Rose Quarter. Oxley, along with the …

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