GOP Presidential Hopefuls Take Shots During Debate

Posted by Associated Press on August 6, 2015
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 06:  Republican presidential candidates (L-R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and John Kasich take the stage for the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The top-ten GOP candidates were selected to participate in the debate based on their rank in an average of the five most recent national political polls.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Donald Trump has used the GOP presidential debate to warn that he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination.

That was the response to the very first question of the night at the Fox News Channel presidential debate before a live audience in Cleveland. Trump also refused to pledge “at this time” that …

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Hillary Clinton Hosts $2,700 per head Fundraiser in Portland

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 4, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hillary Clinton is pit-stopping in Portland Wednesday afternoon for a $2,700 per head exclusive fundraiser.

The fundraising event is the second in a three-stop day that will take the former Senator and Secretary of State to Park City, Utah, Portland and Atherton, California.

Over 140 guests are expected to meet and greet with Clinton at a home in the …

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Boy Scouts of America Ends Blanket Ban on Gay Adult Leaders

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 27, 2015
Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (April 31, 2005) - The spirit of brotherhood through scouting closely resembles that found in the Navy, which add to the spirit of adventure during the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. More than 40,000 Boy Scouts from every state in America and dozens of other countries attended the Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill. U.S. Navy photo by All Hands Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Todd Frontom (RELEASED)

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that embroiled the Boy Scouts for years and threatened the organization with lawsuits, takes effect immediately. It was approved Monday by the BSA’s …

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5-year-old Portland Girl Goes for a Tri Met Bus Ride By Herself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 23, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A 5-year-old Portland girl was allowed to take a 25-mile trip on the Tri Met No. 71 bus from near her home in the Lents District to Clackamas Town Center.

Her family reported her missing early Thursday morning.  She apparently hopped on the bus near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Foster and rode quietly for about an hour and …

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I Need a Name!

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 21, 2015
otter pup

PORTLAND, Ore. — A rescued river otter at the Oregon Zoo is in need of a name and the zoo is allowing the public to vote on their favorite of the three finalists.

J.R. Papenfus: a creek in Lane County near the location where the pup was found. (J.R. is for junior, since a creek is junior to a river.)
Little Pudding …

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