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Monday October 5, 2015 - Times viewed: 7504
GRESHAM, Oregon - Police officers and medical personnel responded to the intersection of N.E. 181st Ave. and E. Burnside St. at 8:09 this morning on the report of a pedestrian hit by a car. First responders rushed to the aid of a 46-year-old Portland woman who was struck by a 2008 Toyota Prius. The driver of the Prius, Jacob McLeod Walters, 27, also of Portland, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. The victim, who was walking northbound on the east side of 181st Ave., was attempting to cross Burnside St. in a marked crosswalk when she was hit by Walters' eastbound car. Investigators say she landed in the street, approximately 35 feet east of the point of impact. The victim reportedly suffered a broken left arm, compound fractures to her left leg, a broken pelvis, a spinal fracture and injures to her head. She was said to be unconscious when paramedics rushed her to an area hospital by ambulance. Police say the woman, a three-time kidney transplant recipient, appears to have suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is investigating the crash. Witness statements and the initial investigation indicate ...
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Monday October 5, 2015 - Times viewed: 7518
Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers of the Baker City Worksite concluded a 10 month investigation involving the unlawful taking and wasting of multiple buck deer in a closed season. The investigation began in November of 2014 following a tip that came into the "Turn In Poacher Program," The tip was alleging that certain individuals were suspected of poaching activity involving deer. ...

Monday October 5, 2015 - Times viewed: 7506
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday at 5:39 p.m., police officers were patrolling the area of Woodlawn Park in Northeast Portland when they contacted the occupants of a car parked at Northeast Claremont Avenue and Dekum Street. As officers were walking up to the car the heard the sound of metal hitting the sidewalk. Concerned that someone in the car dropped a gun out of the vehicle; officers took cover and ordered the occupants out of the vehicle at gunpoint. Three young men exited the vehicle and were taken into custody without incident. During a search, one of the men (18-year-old Leontrell Robert Mitchell) had a gun in his possession. Officers then approached the vehicle and noted two handguns lying outside the passenger side door. 18-year-old Marshall Charles Richmond Jr. was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. 18-year-old Timothy Wayne Wilson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (two counts), and Possession of a Loaded Firearm (two counts). Mitchel ...
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Monday October 5, 2015 - Times viewed: 7521
Ana Boylan, one of the survivors of last week's Umpqua Community College shooting, recounted her harrowing experience during an interview on Good Morning America on Monday. Speaking from the Oregon hospital where she's recovering from a gunshot wound to her back, the 18-year-old fought back tears as she recalled the scene in her Writing 115 class and the actions of gunman Chris Harper-Mercer. "I could hear everyone breathing hard, and freaking out and crying, and he asked everyone to move to the center of the classroom, so we just sort of army crawled to the center," Boylan revealed. The teenager was only on her fourth day of classes, her brother Korre previously told PEOPLE. Boylan said Harper-Mercer laughed after shooting the class teacher Larry Levine. "He sounded really deranged because he said that he'd been waiting to do that for a really long time, and he laughed," she said, adding that Harper-Mercer revealed he intended to also kill himself. She said the gunman instructed the students to rise one by one and share what religion they practiced. Boylan said that after the first student shared his beliefs, he was shot. "The shooter said that he would onl ...
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Monday October 5, 2015 - Times viewed: 7470
SALEM, Oregon - This morning, Trans Pacific Partnership ministers have concluded negotiations, meaning the United States is one step closer to having TPP go into effect. TPP is a multilateral trade agreement being negotiated by the United States and 11 other nations. Industry leaders around Oregon and across the nation agree that TPP will enhance Oregon's number one agricultural commodity, cattle and calves. Ray Sessler, president of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, is supportive of TPP and sees that the agreement will help Oregon producers expand their operations. "We believe TPP will provide one more tool in our saddlebags to compete on the world stage," Sessler said. "In the long run, we expect the agreement to add some stability to the (cattle) market." Beef Northwest's Director of Customer Development and Grain Procurement Ron Rowan, says he is supportive of the agreement moving forward. "TPP will help increase our exports and this is a good opportunity for the cattle industry in Oregon because we are in a good location to access that market," Rowan said. He notes that the agreement will decrease barriers and open new markets for Oregon Feedyards. Some consumers ...
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Monday October 5, 2015 - Times viewed: 7540
On Saturday, October 3rd, a citizen notified authorities that they had located what appeared to be a partial human skull while searching for mushrooms near McGuire Reservoir. The citizen provided the location to Yamhill County Sheriff's Office SIU investigators who, with the assistance of Yamhill County Search and Rescue, found the location where the skull was discovered in the woods, approximately 2 miles west of McGuire Reservoir. The skull appears to be very old and is incomplete. Positive human identification is pending from the State Medical Examiner's Office. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Kevin Gardner at 503-434-7506 or gardnerk@co.yamhill.or.us. ...
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Monday October 5, 2015 - Times viewed: 7477
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton will celebrate the completion of the Broadway streetscape project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m. in front of Art on Broadway, 12570 SW Broadway Street. "When we did our first visioning survey in 2010 people asked us to create a look and feel for downtown and improve walkability," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "This project sh ...

Monday October 5, 2015 - Times viewed: 7467
The Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Center received a call Sunday at 11:23 a.m. reporting an injured mountain bicyclist on the McKenzie River Trail near Sahalie Falls. Sahalie Falls is located on Highway 126 near the Clear Lake Resort in the Santiam Pass area and is a popular destination for hiking and mountain bicycling. The trail is narrow and consists of lava rock, large boulders, steep drop-offs and hazardous terrain. Deputies and 19 Linn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) members responded to assist the injured bicyclist. They found Michael Roszak, 72, of Bend, had crashed his bicycle approximately eight tenths of a mile south of the entrance to Cold Water Cove Campground. Roszak had been riding alone south toward Carmen Smith Reservoir when he collided with a large boulder on the side of the trail, possibly fracturing or dislocating his left hip. Roszak was unable to walk or move and remained on the trail for a short time until two off-duty Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) out of Grants Pass located Roszak. The EMT's were identified as Brandon Rigaud and Jared Nichols; they too had been on the same trail mountain biking. Rigaud and Nichols wer ...
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Sunday October 4, 2015 - Times viewed: 7491
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that yesterday at 5:00 P.M., deputies arrested Jerry Lee Goodwin 38, of Lebanon, in connection with nine burglaries. The burglaries were reported to the sheriff's office from September 1, 2015 to October 3, 2015 in the Lacomb area, northeast of Lebanon. During the investigation, deputies obtained video footage of Goodwin using a credit card at a Lebanon business that had been stolen from one of the residences. Deputies later learned his identity and found that Goodwin was driving a dark colored SUV. Yesterday, two more burglaries were reported northeast of Lebanon. Witnesses reported seeing a dark colored Mitsubishi SUV parked in the area at the time of the burglaries. Later the same day at 4:35 P.M., Goodwin was contacted during a traffic stop on Cascade Drive just south of Lebanon. Goodwin was driving a midnight blue 1997 Mitsubishi Montero SUV with Oregon license plate ZUP-360. Goodwin was questioned and confessed to multiple burglaries in the Lebanon area. Goodwin is cooperating with the investigation and has taken deputies to several locations, including residences and storage units to recover the stolen property. At this ...
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Saturday October 3, 2015 - Times viewed: 7504
CHAMPOEG STATE PARK, Oregon - Apple Harvest Day at Champoeg State Park was a great success. I thought you'd all like to see lots of the photos showing all the fun at the state park, near Newberg. The event was held today, Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Don't miss the slideshow, 55 photos of the event - click on the button above to begin. Volunteers in period dress offered visitors a chance to press and sample fresh apple cider, sample Dutch oven baked apple desserts and hot cider, string apple circles to dry at home, and bob for apples in the big washtub, and play snap apple. Reminiscent of the 1860s. This public event was free with an annual OPRD parking pass, camping permit or with the purchase of a $5 day use parking permit. Friends of Historic Champoeg is a nonprofit organization working with Oregon Parks and Recreation to interpret the natural and cultural history of Champoeg. Of course, APPLES was the theme at Apple Harvest Day. If you missed it, be sure to visit next year. ...
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Saturday October 3, 2015 - Times viewed: 7525
SALEM, Oregon - Friday evening at about 7:20 pm deputies were called to River Rd S & Riverside DR S regarding a fatal crash involving two vehicles. Both occupants of one of the vehicle's involved had fled the scene of the crash on foot. They confirmed the other driver of the other vehicle had died. Members of the Marion County Sheriff's Office CRASH Team and Criminal Investigations Unit are on scene investigating. Anyone who may have been in the area at the time the crash occurred or shortly after is encouraged to call Senior Deputy Casey Burnham at (503) 991-6743 if you have any information. The driver of the suspect vehicle has not been located at this point. If anyone has information about the accident, please call Deputy Casey Burnham at (503) 991-6743. Further details are not available at this time. ...
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Saturday October 3, 2015 - Times viewed: 7506
ROSEBURG, Oregon - What does a man do with 13 guns? In this case, he kills people. Chris Harper Mercer had 13 guns. He killed people, lots of people. He went on a shooting rampage and killed nine, possibly ten people depending on the final outcome of those in hospital. Dressed in a flak jacket, Chris Harper Mercer brought half of his guns to Umpqua Community College in Roseburg and opened fire on Thursday morning. Guess he couldn't carry the rest of the guns or he'd probably had them with him. Mercer was killed by police in a gun battle and another seven weapons were found at his home. All 13 were bought legally. Police have released the names of the victims, who ranged in age from 18 to 67. The oldest was a teacher. Survivors are telling their stories. "I heard her gasping for air, but I couldn't save her," she said. President Obama reiterated his anger at gun violence at a press conference on Friday, calling on the public to press their politicians to support reform. ...
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Saturday October 3, 2015 - Times viewed: 7529
ALOHA, Oregon – A woman reportedly with a knife was shot and killed by a Washington County Sheriff's deputy Friday evening. Three deputies were at the Patrician apartments at 18000 S.W. Shaw Street in response to a suicidal report when the shooting occurred. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reported that the woman had been shot three times and was taken to a local hospital where she died. The sheriff's office would not confirm how many times the woman was shot. At least one deputy fired a stun gun at the woman and another deputy fired the shots that killed the woman. Investigators would not confirm if the third deputy involved fired any shots. “I heard the shots, about five to seven, and I just came out of the store and I just saw the officers," said Iris Galindo to a katu reporter. She was concerned about her 1-year-old son who was being cared for by her baby-sitter right next to the shooting scene. “I called the baby-sitter to ask for him. She said everything’s going to be OK. Just be careful, lock the doors and see to the other kids.” The sheriff's office said they are not releasing the name of woman but did say they believe she was in her 50s. The three deputi ...
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Saturday October 3, 2015 - Times viewed: 7535
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday police responded to a shooting with three victims outside the Hour Glass Pub, at 7401 Northeast Glisan Street. All three adult male gunshot victims were taken to Portland hospitals. Two victims have died, and the third victim has non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect in the shooting is in custody and there is no information about any additional suspects. ...

Friday October 2, 2015 - Times viewed: 7500
The following is a statement from Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin: "My name is John Hanlin, and I am the sheriff in Douglas County. This afternoon I am able to share with you information about the deceased victims. The information I am about to provide will be posted at www.flashalerteugene.net so that you may have the proper spellings and details.
 
The Oregon State Police Medical Examiner's Office provided the names of the victims which are:


* Lucero Alcaraz of Roseburg (boxed photo left) - 19 years old
* Rebecka Ann Carnes (boxed photo right) of Myrtle Creek - 18 years old
* Quinn Glen Cooper of Roseburg - 18 years old
* Kim Saltmarsh Dietz of Roseburg - 59 years old
* Lucas Eibel of Roseburg - 18 years old
* Jason Dale Johnson of Winston - 33 years old
* Lawrence Levine of Glide - 67 years old. Mr. Levine is the teacher.
* Sarena Dawn Moore of Myrtle Creek - 44 years old
* Treven Taylor Anspach of Sutherlin - 20 years old
We know that media are interested in speaking with families. We are working very closely them to ...
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Friday October 2, 2015 - Times viewed: 7564
William Craig Torassa, 57, Susan Marie Torassa, 50, and Joshua Ben Johnson, 32, were each charged by a District Attorney's Information with Manslaughter in the Second Degree. Those charges stemmed from the death of Todd Federico, 26, on May 20, 2015. The Grand Jury for Marion County met on three separate occasions to consider what charges might be filed from that incident. The Grand Jury was p ...

Friday October 2, 2015 - Times viewed: 7595
A victim of the Umpqua Community College shooting, 18-year-old Deanna Boylan underwent surgery after doctors discovered a bullet lodged near her spine, her mother said. "We are waiting to see," mother Deanna Boylan said via text message, adding that daughter Ana Boylan was able to talk with them before her operation. "I will be better when she is out and we know more information." Ana Boylan was in a classroom at Umpqua Community College when 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer shot her professor. "They just laid on the ground and pretended they were dead," her grandmother Janet Willis told the newspaper, citing her granddaughter's account. "If they said they were Christians, they were shot again." Nine people were killed and nine others were wounded after Mercer opened fire at the college at around 10:38 a.m. on Thursday. Mercer died after an exchange of gunfire with police. Doctors at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, said the three patients it received were all stable. Dr. Scott Russi, a surgeon, said "the young woman who suffered a gunshot wound to the back was alert, awake, talking" this morning. While she is making good progress physical ...
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Friday October 2, 2015 - Times viewed: 7565
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Taylor Johns could hardly find the words to describe the horrific and deadly experience she had just been through. The 19-year-old Umpqua Community College student teared up as she explained how she hid in her classroom, listening to the final shots ring out on campus -- likely the ones officers exchanged with suspected killer Chris Harper Mercer, ending his life. “I didn’t hear anything until I heard them shoot him,” Johns said, as she held two candles at a vigil with hundreds of others mourners in this close-knit community Thursday night. Her father, Kristoffer Johns, standing with his daughter at the vigil, said he raced to the school when he heard the news of the shooting at the school. Thirty agonizing minutes passed before he was able to contact his daughter by phone, he said. Ten people were killed in the violence, and another seven were wounded, though authorities have not yet confirmed whether the death toll includes the shooter. Despite their fear, Taylor and her father were humble and proud, surrounded by their peers. The community college is much-loved in the area, evidenced by the number of people wearing their UCC sweatshirts to the vigi ...
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Friday October 2, 2015 - Times viewed: 7521
On Friday October 2, 2015, at 8:24 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a child struck by a driver in a vehicle in the 3200 block of North Lombard Street. Officers and medical personnel arrived and began treating the child, estimated to be an 11-year-old girl. The child has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries. The involved driver remained at ...

Thursday October 1, 2015 - Times viewed: 7599
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The sheriff overseeing the investigation of an Oregon college shooting has been vocal in opposing state and federal gun-control legislation. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin registered his opposition this year as state lawmakers considered requiring background checks on private, person-to-person gun sales. Hanlin told a legislative committee in March that a background-check mandate wouldn't prevent criminals from getting firearms. He said the state should combat gun violence by cracking down on convicted criminals found with guns, and by addressing people with unmanaged mental health issues. Hanlin also sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden in 2013, after the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. Hanlin said he and his deputies would refuse to enforce new gun-control restrictions "offending the constitutional rights of my citizens." ...
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Thursday October 1, 2015 - Times viewed: 7867
ROSEBURG, Oregon - UPDATE: 7:20 PM:
The original deal toll has been revised from 13 to at least 9 who were killed, including the gunman, after a man opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College today. At least 9 people were shot to death and more than 20 others were injured this morning on the campus of the College in southwest Oregon. 2 remain in critical condition. The gunman, identified as Chris Harper Mercer, was killed in a firefight with Douglas County sheriff's deputies, Sheriff John Hanlin said. No officers were injured, said Hanlin: "It's been a terrible day." A horrible day for Oregon with a scene and news far too familiar these days. State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum told NBC News that 13 people were dead after the events near Roseburg, where the shootings were called in at 10:38 a.m. (1:38 p.m. ET), but investigators said they couldn't confirm that number. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown described Mercer as a 20-year-old man and said she was immediately traveling to Roseburg, in the southwest corner of the state about 60 miles south of Eugene. "Our top priority now is the m ...
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Thursday October 1, 2015 - Times viewed: 7614
PORTLAND, Oregon - At noon today, October 1, 2015, pot will become legal for medical dispensaries across Oregon to sell marijuana, seeds and immature plants to anyone over the age of 21. You can now buy pot to be used to simply get high (recreation) as well as medically. Customers lined up outside dispensaries in Portland, waiting for the clock to strike midnight. One of those buying marijuana was 29-year-old Davia Fleming. She was the first in line outside Shango dispensary, making her one of the state's first legal marijuana customers. "What a great night! It's legal!" she said. "I have ADHD so it makes thinking processes a little chaotic, and I discovered that marijuana kind of helps organize me and my creative functions." It should be noted that there's been very little research into marijuana's effects on those with mental or behavioral health problems, but as a study released in the February 2015 issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics notes, there is growing interest in exploring the topic. Not everyone showed up hoping for medical benefits, though. For others, many of whom admitted that they already had weed at home, waiting in line meant ...
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Thursday October 1, 2015 - Times viewed: 7550
The Mongold Day-use Area low-water boat ramp at Detroit Lake is closed because of low water in the reservoir. The lake level has dropped below the normal winter low-water level and continues to drop at the rate of nearly one-foot per day. The ramp will remain closed until significant rains raise the water level. The lake level dropped below the bottom of the ramp, which was built in 2010 to reach the lake's 1,450-foot level and to provide access to the water at normal winter levels. The reservoir drops daily about one foot. State parks says the ramp will remain closed until significant rains raise the water level. Detroit Lake entered the boating season with unusually low water back in mid-May. The official Oregon Department of Transportation highway map uses Detroit Lake as the place name. However, the U.S. Army Corps prefers to use "reservoir" as the name on all its impoundments to better identify the fluctuation in water levels that lakes created behind dams normally experience. ...
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Thursday October 1, 2015 - Times viewed: 7516
A 63-year-old festival that shares the traditions of Greek immigrants is the newest Oregon Heritage Tradition designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission. The Portland Greek Festival is the 12th event designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition. The others include the Oregon State Fair, the Pendleton Round-Up, the Klamath Basin Potato Festival and the Linn County Pioneer Picnic. The festival takes place this Friday -Sunday (Oct. 2-4) at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral at NE 32nd Avenue and Glisan Street in Portland. "The Heritage Commission wants to recognize those traditions that have helped define the state," said Eric Martin, the commission's chair. "They are distinguished events that are part of our heritage as Oregonians." "Several generations of volunteers work side by side preparing thousands of pieces of pastries and other traditional foods," said Maria Corvallis, the festival's public relations director. "Combined with the traditional folk music, dance, cooking demonstrations and more, the festival shares Greek culture with descendants of the immigrants and others. Its proceeds are shared with numerous groups in the Portland area." The first Gree ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2015 - Times viewed: 7610
GRAND RONDE, Oregon - At about 10 AM this morning, State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 18 and Red Prairie Road. A 1994 Ford Escort was traveling northbound on Red Prairie Road when it pulled out in front of a 2004 Peterbilt garbage truck traveling eastbound on Highway 18. The Peterbilt collided with the Ford and both came to rest on Highway 18. The operator of the Ford, Mary E RICKARD, age 55, of Grande Ronde, was transported by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. The driver of the Peterbilt, Antonio CHAVEZ, age 23, of McMinnville, was not injured and has cooperated with the investigation. Initial investigation indicated RICKARD failed to yield the right of way to the truck. The highway was closed for over 3 hours for the investigation to be conducted (there was an established detour in place). OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, and the Sheridan Fire District. ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2015 - Times viewed: 7540
PORTLAND, Oregon - An American fugitive wanted for kidnapping and rape for the last 25 years is back in the U.S. on Tuesday, in a Los Angeles County jail waiting extradition to Oregon after being arrested in Mexico. Paul Erven Jackson was arrested Monday morning in Guadalajara by Mexican immigration authorities. "He is now back in the U.S.," said U.S. Marshals spokesman Eric Wahlstrom. "We got him out last night." Jackson and his half-brother, Vance Roberts, were indicted in Oregon in 1990 on charges stemming from the rape, kidnapping and torture of two women near Portland. They jumped bail in 1991 and disappeared. Now, Oregon and California officials are working to bring Jackson, 45, to Oregon to face charges, Wahlstrom said. It was not immediately clear how long extradition would take, officials said. He is being held in the Los Angeles County jail without bail, according to local sheriff's department records. In one case, a young woman escaped a home in Hillsboro, a suburb of Portland, after being chained up, sexually abused and raped, the U.S. Marshals said in a statement. Authorities named Jackson and Roberts as suspects, but the brothers fled until 2006 ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2015 - Times viewed: 7533
Oregon Working Families executive director Karly Edwards – a former union organizer with UNITE?HERE – moderates an Aug. 25 panel discussion. Also pictured are, from left: party co-founder Barbara Dudley; national party chair Dan Cantor, and Portland State University economist Mary King.

Founded in 2006, the Oregon Working Families Party has had major impact — for a minor party that had 11,421 registrants as of August. Labor-friendly candidates seek the party’s cross-endorsement, while electeds who stymie pro-worker legislation know they may face re-election challenges — like Mike Schaufler, a longtime incumbent state House Democrat who lost re-election in 2012.

WHO’S ON BOARD?

Nine labor organizations contribute to the Oregon Working Families Party and have representation on its leadership board:
¦ UFCW Local 555
¦ Teamsters Local 206
¦ CWA Local 7901
¦ Operating Engineers Local 701
¦ ILWU Oregon Area District Council
¦ Laborers Local 483
¦ Laborers District Council
¦ IBEW Local 48
¦ UNITE HERE Local 8

With support from local unions and from the better ...

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Wednesday September 30, 2015 - Times viewed: 7531
New purchase in Prineville is likely to be for building expansion but other options possible. Back in April 2015, Apple filed an application with the County Court responsible for the area including their Prineville Oregon data center, to expand their existing data center operation by adding two additional data halls -- or, as Apple calls them in its own non-standard terminology, pods. While the application has not yet been approved, the company has moved forward by purchasing 200 acres of land directly adjacent to their existing 159 acre Prineville data center campus. The purchase is in line with Apple's original 2012 plans which included the possibility of a total of 14 data halls on the campus, but Apple has yet to apply for the tax breaks that they currently enjoy on their existing data center operations. This has led to speculation that the additional land could potentially be used for another function, such as a solar farm similar to what the company has built in Maiden, NC to accompany their initial data center rollout there. At the Maiden location, Apple has built out 100 acre, 20 MW solar installations in multiple stages with most of the work on three installations ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2015 - Times viewed: 7587
What's happening with The Oregonian's darling marijuana plants, you ask? Well, they're alive and kicking, quite hard. And it's long over due for a progress report. In the last diary entry, we talked about why gender matters when growing marijuana and learned the gender of our two seedlings: one boy and one girl. Since then, they've continued to grow (like weeds) all thanks to some basic maintenance tips from my marijuana growing mentor, weed-geek, commercial grower, Farma dispensary co-owner and (insert many other hats here), Jeremy Plumb. Today, I want to share a few tips on basic marijuana plant maintenance: watering, bending and pruning.

Like most plants, Jeremy said you want to water when the top few inches of soil start to look dry. If you're growing in pots, they may feel lighter weight than usual. That means the plants are thirsty.

Theoretically, growers can achieve good results with tap water. But if we're talking 'art' here Jeremy suggests prepping your tap water first. How?

  • Oxygenate your water
    • Fill a bucket or large container with tap water.
    • Stir vigorously for about five minutes ...
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Wednesday September 30, 2015 - Times viewed: 7528
The photo seen here is apparently the alleged perpetrator exposing himself to young women. Fortunately, most of his body is covered here. The Corvallis Police Department is investigating two separate incidents of public indecency which occurred over the past two days. Both incidents appear to have been committed by the same suspect (not yet been identified). 

Note: Two other similar incidents also occurred in the past week. Those incidents involved a male who has been identified and interviewed. The investigation revealed the two cases were distinctly different than the most recent cases and did not involve a sexual component; those cases have been cleared. 

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