Lents Neighborhood Transformation

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 17, 2013
View from Lents Town Center, looking North on 92nd

Since 1998, the city of Portland has been transforming the Lents neighborhood. Once known as “felony flats,” the Southeast neighborhood is now one of the most culturally diverse areas in the city. Run down buildings have been bulldozed and new businesses are popping up. In the past decade, the Portland Development Commission has acquired 40 percent of the commercial property …

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Federal Grant Saves Portland Fire & Rescue Jobs

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 12, 2013
Good news for firefighters

Portland Fire and Rescue announced Thursday that they had landed an over $4.5 Million dollar grant from FEMA.  It means 26 firefighters who had already received their pink slips will get to keep their jobs for at least the next 2 years.  2 neighborhood fire stations will also not have to close.  Below is the press conference issued by PF&R.

Today, …

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Trojan Horse in NW Portland

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 10, 2013
"Put warm blankets in me"

A giant Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Trojan Horse has turned up in Northwest Portland at 10th and Northrup.  A man named Frank Mabry is taking credit for it.

There’s a little sign on the front asking people to leave warm blankets around.  He’ll put them inside for safe keeping and distribute to people in need.

Hackers Fake PPS Delay

Posted by Chris Brown on December 10, 2013

Portland media got an e-mail at 10:40pm on Monday night, from PPS Alerts, saying schools would be delayed by two hours across the district. Portland schools got wind of it after a couple media outlets retweeted the information and quickly sent out a correction saying the information was part of a hoax.  According to a district spokesperson, the account is …

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Remembering Fallen Oregon City Police Officer

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on November 15, 2013

By Jeremy Scott

PORTLAND - Thousands of people paid their respects on Thursday to an Oregon City reserve police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

41-year-old Robert Libke was shot in the face by a man who set his own house on fire and was threatening neighbors with a gun nearly two weeks ago.  Libke was taken off life support the next day.

A funeral procession …

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