Portland Housing Commissioner Dan Saltzman Proposing Rental Protections

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 16, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman wants the city to adopt new rules that give renters more time to deal with either rent increases or no cause evictions.

Commissioner Saltzman  wants to increase the notification time that renters have for no cause evictions from 30 to 90 days.  His proposal would also increase the notification time when a landlord …

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Towne Storage Building Sells – About 500 Tenants Need to Move

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 15, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. —  The clock is ticking for about 500 artists, photographers and professionals working in SE Portland’s Towne Storage Building.  A group has purchased the building in the heart of Portland’s Central East Side and they have given studio tenants until the end of October to clear out.

The 79,000 square foot, 5 story building was built in 1916.

Seattle Teachers Continue Strike

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 10, 2015
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SEATTLE, Wash. — No classes once again for public school students in Seattle Thursday as a strike moves into it’s second day.  Some 53,000 students and their parents are affected.

The Seattle Teacher’s Union rejected at three-year deal with reportedly included a 14% pay hike.  They are looking for an 18% bump.  Extended work days and student instructional time are also …

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Charges in Sherwood Train Trestle Fire

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 9, 2015
Courtesy: Jeremy Pickett

Courtesy: Jeremy Pickett

SHERWOOD, Ore. — Three teens and a man have been arrested for their roles in a fire that destroyed a historic wooden train trestle on the afternoon of August 10th.  Huge clouds of thick, black smoke could be seen for miles.

Courtesy: Gregory Theim

After investigators spent weeks talking with witnesses and digging through the debris, they determined that careless smoking …

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Man Pedals Around the World on Tandem Bike in Search of Love, Compassion, and Connection

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 8, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Jamie Bianchini spent 8 years of his life cycling through 80 countries on a tandem bike.  The idea was to inspire people to connect by inviting total strangers to take rides with him.  Through his journey over thousands of miles, Jamie finds more than he ever thought was possible.

He is the Co-founder of Peace Peddlers and author …

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