Back to School for Portland Public School Students

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 26, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Public School students begin the 2015-2016 school year Thursday.  The school year is starting early this year, well ahead of Labor Day.

The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering for their annual “Back to School” safety campaign.  Portland Police will be conducting high visibility patrols around all schools; especially during the hours of 7:45 …

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Sweetcakes by Melissa Owners Featured in Ted Cruz Campaign Video

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 24, 2015

HOUSTON, Tex — Texas Senator and Republican candidate for President Ted Cruz has a new campaign video out entitled:  “Stand for Religious Liberty”.  It features five different stories from real people who have all been sued and faced professional hardships for making religious stances for traditional marriages and against homosexuality.

The first faces you see are Melissa and Aaron Klein.  They …

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Portland Man Promises PSU $100 Million Donation – Has Yet to Pay

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. —  Portland State University thought they were going to get a huge infusion of strings-free cash this week, but it wasn’t to be.

A private donor and former student who wished to remain anonymous said he wanted to donate $100 million dollars to his beloved school.  After discussions a date of August 18th was set to announce the gift. …

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City of Portland Introduces Homeless Initiative

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 20, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Housing Commissioner Dan Saltzman laid out the city’s new 4-point Homelessness Initiative inside City Hall Thursday.  They say they’re looking to manage public space issues until the city, county and state reach long-term solutions including more funding for housing and mental health treatment while seeking to create safer, more comfortable public spaces …

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Washington Little League Softball Team Accused of Throwing Game

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 18, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Washington squad from South Snohomish representing their state in the Little League Softball World Series has been accused of deliberately losing a game.

Sunday, they appeared to be throwing the game against North Carolina when they lost 8-0.  They benched their starters and every hitter bunted instead of hitting away which resulted in zero hits.  The strategy …

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