Oregon Adds 7,600 Jobs in April

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 19, 2015
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SALEM, Ore – Oregon’s unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent in April from 5.4 percent in March, reaching Oregon’s lowest rate since July 2007 when the rate was also 5.2 percent. The rate is now back to where it was during 2006 through early 2008 when Oregon’s rate held steady between 5.0 and 5.5 percent.

The growth is attributed to four …

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Oregon Special Election Today

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — The State of Oregon is holding a special election today.  At stake are things like school board members, tax levies and some local issues.  Not every city or county has something going on and there are no statewide issues or races to decide.

A few local highlights include:

Multnomah County – Reynolds district $125 million dollar school bond; Gresham …

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Cyclist Speaks About Losing His Leg in Crash

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 14, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — 23-year-old Alistair Corkett spoke at OHSU Thursday.  It was the first time he had spoken publicly since he collided with a truck Sunday, nearly taking his life and costing him his leg.

A truck was turning northbound from SE 26th Avenue onto Powell Boulevard and slammed right into Corkett.  He says seconds after it happened, he literally saw …

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Protesters Derail Portland City Council Meeting Over Reservoir Issue

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Wednesday’s Portland City Council meeting was shut down twice by protesters upset over a proposal from the Water Bureau to demolish the two open reservoirs in Washington Park.

After about an hour of protest outside, a very vocal group continued to shout “No” and “No demolition” among other things inside council chambers.  Mayor Charlie Hales pleaded with the …

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Portland Police Bureau Honors Fallen Officers

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 12, 2015
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Uniformed officers retire a flag

PORTLAND, Ore. — A memorial service held at high noon on Tuesday at the Portland Police Memorial along the waterfront honored 29 officers who have been killed in the line of duty since 1867.  All their names are on the memorial wall.

Salute to officers from the Willamette River

The several hundred in attendance included family members and …

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