Portland Mayor Considering Public Beach Along Willamette River

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 8, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says he is ready to spend $300,000 designing a public beach on the east side of the Willamette River just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.

The City would clean-up the area, build in all the sand and then provide additional access.

The DEQ says the Willamette River pollution levels have been drastically reduced and that …

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Planned Teacher Walkout Day in Evergreen School District

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 4, 2015
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Evergreen School District will not have classes on Wednesday, May 13th because they won’t have enough teachers.  The local teacher’s union has decided to take that day to head to Olympia to protest with the state.

The day will have to be made up and will be tacked on to the last day of the year.

We received …

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Portland May Day Protest March Turns Ugly

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 1, 2015
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Photos: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — A May Day march through downtown Portland on Friday resulted in confrontations with police.

The Don’t Shoot Portland group wound their way around downtown starting at around 4:30pm.  It wasn’t long before the group broke away from the planned route and started clogging up streets and disrupting MAX service.

Battle lines between Portland Police and protesters were draw …

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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Selected By Titans

Posted by Associated Press on April 30, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have selected Oregon’s Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 draft pick overall, hoping their third try at landing a franchise quarterback in the past decade is the charm.

The Titans selected the Heisman Trophy winner Thursday night after starting three quarterbacks last season with Jake Locker benched in October for rookie Zach …

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Jack Ely From The Kingsmen Passes Away at the Age of 71

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore.  — Jack Ely died Tuesday at his home in Redmond after a long battle with illness.  Jack’s son Sean confirmed the death saying his father was 71.

Jack was original member of The Kingsmen best known for the song “Louie Louie”.  They recorded it here in Portland at a cost of $36.

The FBI was reportedly mystified by the lyrics …

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