Reward to Catch Pair Who Robbed Cab Driver

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 29, 2014
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PORTLAND — Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $1,000 to catch this young man and woman wanted for robbing a Broadway Cab driver.

They were in the back seat when one of them pulled a gun just after midnight on January 8th at Southeast 157th and Division.  The taxi driver was not hurt.

Police are looking for a 19-year-old man and …

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State Audit of TriMet Cites Safety and Financial Issues

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 29, 2014
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An audit by Oregon’s Secretary of State has found that TriMet has “extremely urgent financial issues that they need to address.”   That includes more than a billion dollars in unfunded obligations, with more than 800-million dollars going toward health care costs for current and past employees.

According to the Oregonian,  the 54-page audit found TriMet to be suffering from low morale …

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Tension Builds as School Board Meets to Discuss Surplus

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 27, 2014

With additional reporting by Rosemary Reynolds

PORTLAND, Oregon – After ten months of talks and no contract agreement between Portland Public Schools and the teacher’s union, the tension between the two groups continues to grow

More than 200 people have signed up for a rally outside tonight’s Portland Public School’s board meeting, promising to keep the noise level down this time.  A …

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Trail Blazers Down Timberwolves 115-104

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 26, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Everyone it seems was talking about the showdown between Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge and Minnesota’s Kevin Love.

Except Aldridge and Love.

“All he kept saying was ‘All I care about is the win,’” teammate Mo Williams said of Aldridge.

“Much ado about nothing,” Love countered.

In the end, Aldridge had 21 points to help the Trail Blazers down the Timberwolves 115-104 …

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Fire All But Destroys SE Portland Home

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 24, 2014
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PORTLAND — The east winds fueled a fire on Friday morning that consumed an elderly couple’s ranch-style house at Southeast 152nd and Hawthorne Court.

The homeowner smelled smoke and went to the garage just before 9:00.  He believed it was coming from the furnace.

“I opened the garage door and the smoke just about bowled me over,” said James Schooly the third.

He …

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