Tentative Deal Reached Between Portland Teachers and District

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 18, 2014
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PORTLAND – Negotiations lasted 23 hours on Monday into the night before word that Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers have reached a conceptual deal on a new contract just two days before teachers planned to strike.

“After 10 months of difficult negotiations and hard work by both sides, I am very pleased that PPS & PAT have reached a …

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More Mediaton for Teachers Union & PPS

Posted by Cort Johnson on February 11, 2014
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Another round of mediation is schedule for Tuesday between Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers.

The union is threatening to strike, starting February 20th, unless an agreement is met on a new contract.  Issues still remain between the two parties, including class size, salary increases and early retirement incentives.

Christine Miles with PPS says if the teachers walk off …

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Day Four of Brutal Winter Storm

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 7, 2014
Snow plow on Hwy. 26 outside the tunnel

Snow plow on Highway 26 outside the tunnel

Update: 2/9/2014 4 :00 PM

Portland — Freezing rain arrived Saturday evening blanketing a thin layer of ice on top of the heap of snow that the area had already received. The icy conditions made road conditions treacherous and caused the MAX train system to stop running for the second time in the systems …

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Students Return to Class After Norovirus Outbreak

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 21, 2014
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BEAVERTON — Students returned to Rock Creek Elementary School on Tuesday for the first time since more than 100 of them and some of their teachers got sick from the highly contagious norovirus last week.

There were still some feeling sick and they stayed home.  65 students were absent, which is way higher than usual.

“This illness is undoubtedly causing some of this …

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