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Sunday September 14, 2014 - Times viewed: 7531
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Students are facing a rising loan burden, and Oregon's state treasurer wants the state to be able to take on debt of its own to help them out. Ted Wheeler proposed a little-known measure that will appear on the November ballot. Measure 86 would amend the state constitution, creating an endowment that could be used only for student financial aid. It would also allow the state to take on debt to fill the kitty. He wants to start with $100 million. Oregon's college tuition is high, and state support for financial aid is low compared with other states, Wheeler said. "A lot of low-income and middle-class students are being shut out of education and job-training opportunities at exactly the time when employers are telling us that advanced education and training are more important than ever and will continue to be more important in the future," Wheeler said. Wheeler is quick to point out that issuing bonds to fill the endowment is only an option; the Legislature could also fill fund it with a direct appropriation or seek philanthropic support. Voter approval is no guarantee that the fund will actually materialize because lawmakers are not obligated to commi ...
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Saturday September 13, 2014 - Times viewed: 7584
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Zoo staff say they think a 4-day-old lion cub that had to be euthanized was inadvertently injured shortly after birth by its first-time mother. The zoo said Friday that the injured cub was the first to be born on Monday and its arrival seemed to catch its mother, Kya, by surprise. She was outside her den when it arrived and immediately picked the cub up in her mouth and carried it inside, where three more cubs were born. Zoo vets say she apparently clamped her jaws too tightly on the cub, severing its left rear thigh muscles and damaging a femoral vein and artery. They say the injured tissue became infected and the attentive mom's grooming of the wound caused more damage. Staffers monitoring the cubs by surveillance camera didn't notice a problem until Thursday evening when one cub wasn't moving. Vet staff found the injury, determined the wound was untreatable and euthanized the cub. The other three cubs appear healthy and have been reunited with Kya. The zoo said earlier that the lioness has been an "excellent and attentive" mother so far. ...
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Saturday September 13, 2014 - Times viewed: 7599
On Friday afternoon a motorcycle was involved in a serious injury crash with a van at an intersection on Highway 97 near Wasco in Sherman County. On September 12, 2014 at approximately 4:46 p.m., a Dodge van driven by MERVA HALEY, age 68, from Wasco, was turning off Clark Road to the southbound lane of Highway 97 when the van was struck in the driver side by a northbound motorcycle operated by MARK PETERS, age 55, from Hood River. Upon impact, PETERS was ejected from the motorcycle and critically injured. PETERS was transported by Sherman County Ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. PETERS was transferred by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. He was wearing a protective helmet. There was no reported injury to HALEY. OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Matthew Newby is the lead investigator. Enforcement decision is pending. OSP was assisted at the scene by Sherman County Sheriff's Office, Sherman County EMS personnel, and ODOT. OSP and ODOT urge all drivers and motorcycle operators to remember these safety tips: * Remember, motorcycles are vehicles with all of t ...
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Saturday September 13, 2014 - Times viewed: 7503
At approximately 0300 on September 13, Camas-Washougal Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in the 2000 block of North O Street in Washougal. On arrival, crews found active fire on the south side of a single family home, extending in to the roof and attic. The fire was under control within 30 minutes but not before causing severe damage to the home and contents. The structure is likely a total loss. At the time the fire started, the home was occupied by a family of five and all were sleeping. One of the occupants awoke to the sound of fire at the same time a neighbor pounded on the door to warn them. The family were renters and all evacuated the structure safely. One subject was examined for smoke inhalation but was not transported. They are staying with other family members in the area as the home is no longer inhabitable. Assisting CWFD were personnel from Vancouver Fire Department and East County Fire and Rescue. Approximately 20 firefighters were on scene. The fire investigation was led by the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office and the origin is believed to have been an accidentally discarded cigarette. ...
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Saturday September 13, 2014 - Times viewed: 7533
LEBANON, Ore. – After seeing reports on KATU TV, the family of a 3-year-old girl who got sick from E. coli is convinced that the case is connected to another case of E. coli that killed 4-year-old Serena Profitt on Monday. Both children were in the same general area just before they got sick. Serena swam in a section of the South Santiam River in Linn County. Then Aubrie Utter had her birthday at Waterloo Park about 20 minutes away and a few feet from a section of that river. They used a water fountain to fill up water balloons. Aubrie’s birthday party was Saturday, Aug. 23, and her mother, Katie Hendricks, said her daughter was sick that very night. “During the middle of the night, she woke up crying (that) her stomach hurt. She had diarrhea,” Katie said. She brought her daughter to a clinic in Albany and just like with Serena she said they thought it was a minor virus and sent her home. But she just kept getting worse, and her mother brought her back in and demanded they do a blood test. Two hours later they confirmed Aubrie had E. coli, and she was rushed to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, just two doors down from Serena. Aubrie was hospitalized for ...
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Saturday September 13, 2014 - Times viewed: 7497
PORTLAND, Oregon -- A teenage girl is in critical condition after she fell more than 40 feet off the cliffs at Rocky Butte, a popular hiking and climbing spot. Responding to reports of a young woman over the edge of Rocky Butte, the PF&R technical rescue team arrived on scene just minutes later. Because Rocky Butte is a large area, fire crews decided to send companies to the top of the cliff "topside" and bottom "bottom side" in anticipation of the rescue. Topside firefighters searching with large lights located the patient at the base of the cliffs more than 40' below and could see that she was moving. Two firefighter/paramedics were lowered to the patient from above using a high-angle rope rescue system. Upon reaching the patient, firefighters performed a rapid evaluation and determined the need for urgent evacuation. The firefighters then immediately began treating the woman's many injuries. Rescuers placed the woman into a rescue litter and carried her approximately 1/3 of a mile to the awaiting ambulance. At the time of of this release Investigators do not know what caused woman to fall. Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone that while our ...
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Friday September 12, 2014 - Times viewed: 7624
PORTLAND, Oregon-- Rachel Profitt says the first symptoms appeared two days before the Labor Day weekend, when her daughter, 4-year-old Serena Profitt, died after being diagnosed with an E. coli infection. Serena and her younger sister visited a public swimming pool and then threw up. Rachel Profitt, of Otis, told The Oregonian ( ) that 2-year-old Hannah bounced back but Serena was sick again the next day. Both girls had fevers. Oregonian story Over that weekend, Serena played outdoors and ate venison and pizza. The family was joined by friends, whose 5-year-old son, Bradley Sutton, later fell ill with an E. coli infection. Profitt says he and Serena swam in a pond in Lebanon and shared a sandwich. The boy has been transferred from a Tacoma, Washington, hospital to Seattle Children's Hospital, where he was listed Friday in satisfactory condition. Health investigators have said they do not expect ever to know just what made Serena sick. It can take as much as 10 days for someone to show symptoms. Sources of infection can come ...
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Friday September 12, 2014 - Times viewed: 7549
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say eastbound Interstate 84 near Boardman was indeed a rocky road after a dump truck spilled its load of large rocks. Police say a truck pulling a large belly dump trailer was traveling on the highway Friday afternoon when the trailer's gate opened and rocks spilled onto the freeway. One vehicle was reported damaged. The Oregon Transportation Department quickly got equipment to the site and removed the rocks. Boardman is located in northeast Oregon. © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ...
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Friday September 12, 2014 - Times viewed: 7513
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A judge in Portland set bail Thursday at $10 million each for the meth-addicted parents accused of murder by abuse in the death of their newborn baby girl. The Oregonian reports ( ) Sarah and Jamie Mangus are scheduled for trial in April in Multnomah County Circuit Court. They also are charged with manslaughter in the death last April of the girl who lived about 12 hours. The autopsy showed she died of methamphetamine intoxication and pneumonia. The couple had been living in a tent. They have pleaded not guilty. --- Information from: The Oregonian, © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ...
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Friday September 12, 2014 - Times viewed: 7509
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- A former fire department employee is suing the city of Springfield, accusing it of age discrimination. In the lawsuit filed last week in Lane County Circuit Court, Linda Morris, says city officials forced her to retire last November because of her age and denied her a hearing to address a forgery allegation. The Register-Guard reports ( ) she was 64 and had been accused of signing another person's name on a document. A city spokesman, Niel Laudati, declined to comment about the allegations in the lawsuit. Morris is seeking $1.2 million. --- Information from: The Register-Guard, © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ...
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Friday September 12, 2014 - Times viewed: 7617
TIGARD, Ore. (AP) -- A Sherwood man who wears a head scarf says a TriMet driver asked him, "How's the jihad going for you?" The man, Yassin Ibn Mika'il, has filed a complaint with the transit agency accusing the driver of discriminating against him because he is a Muslim. TriMet told KPTV ( ) it takes the matter very seriously and is conducting an internal investigation. Ibn Mika'il says he's been riding TriMet for 25 years and the Aug. 29 incident in Tigard is the first problem he's encountered. --- Information from: KPTV-TV, © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7547
Union Gospel Mission will begin collecting needed items such as sleeping bags, new socks and underwear, hoodies and coats in L and XL sizes for its 14th Annual Operation Overcoat. Collection takes place on Sept. 20 from noon-2p.m. at Progress Ridge Cinetopia 12345 SW Horizon Blvd., in Beaverton. Savannah, from 99.5 FM The Wolf, will be there to hand out prizes and movie passes. The event creates a fun environment helping Portland's homeless receive needed clothing items such as shoes, boots, sleeping bags and more. Operation Overcoat takes place Sept. 27. Homeless men, women and children will receive tickets to "shop" for the essentials. In addition, guests have access to lunch, haircut, and dental exam. A live band will also perform keeping the day festive. About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission's purpose is "Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor." Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless and operates LifeChange, a transformative recovery program for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or and @ugmpdx. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7511
TVF&R firefighters were dispatched to an original report of a grass fire on 14500 block of SW 148th Place in Tigard. On arrival, however, crews found a different situation with the entire deck and upper story of the residence fully involved with fire and extending into the attic. Firefighters quickly deployed hose lines to attack the fire and had it under control in approximately 25 minutes. The original 911 call came from a neighbor who indicated it was grass fire, but by the time he returned the site of the fire it had grown significantly and involved the home. As firefighters pulled hose lines to the back of the structure, they noticed the majority of the back lawn had been scorched. A TVF&R fire investigator found the fire had started on the exterior of the building and then moved to the interior. The exact fire cause is yet to be determined. No injuries were reported. A red flag warning is currently in effect for the Portland area through Sunday. The combination of low humidity, strong winds and warm temperatures create an environment for fire to easily ignite and quickly spread. TVF&R urges extreme caution with disposal of all burning and smoking materials. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7513
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) - On Tuesday, September 9th the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce hosted their Annual Officer Installation and 2014 "Business and Leadership Award" event at the Hilton in front of 320 of the community's movers and shakers. This event, themed "A Whole New Ballgame" was sponsored by the Port of Vancouver USA. This was the 3rd annual presentation of the "Business and Leadership Awards," where five awards were presented: Community Builder (Large & Small Business), Statesman of the Year, Start-up to Watch, and the Community Champion Award. The finalists in each award category were brought to the stage and presented a certificate and the 2014 winners were revealed: Community Builder (Large Business): New Seasons Market New Seasons, entered the Vancouver market two years ago and is actively engaged with schools, social services, the food bank and other non profits helping families by providing good nutritional education and food. New Seasons donates 10% of their after-tax profits to local organizations. Congratulations Leanne O'Neal. Community Builder (Small Business): Mill Creek Pub Mill Creek Pub and owner Russell Brent - a family owned restaurant in B ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7491
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A Medford grand jury says Medford police were justified in last month's fatal shooting of an armed 52-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Jackson County District Attorney Beth Heckert said Thursday that despite previous reports that Stephen McMilon fired at least one round from his shotgun before police shot him on Aug. 24, physical evidence from the scene shows he never fired. The Medford Mail Tribune reports ( ) that Medford Police Chief Tim George says two police officers shot at McMilon a total of six times. The man was hit once. The officers say they believed he was about to open fire on another nearby officer. The district attorney says McMilon had a shotgun, two handguns and was carrying more than 200 rounds of ammunition when he was killed in a church parking lot. Friends say he served in the Gulf War. One friend, Linda Amble, said earlier that McMilon suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7554
Sheriff's deputies and Fire/EMS responded to a two vehicle crash at approximately 1830 hrs. today at the intersection of NE 182 Ave. and 219th Street, east of Battle Ground. This intersection is a four-way stop with fixed stop signs. A full size Chevrolet pick-up driven by an adult male was west bound on 219th street as a mini van driven by an adult female with three small children passengers was south bound on 182nd Avenue when they collided. The pick-up driver was uninjured; all four of the minivan occupants were injured and transported to local hospitals. The most severely injured, a seven year old female was taken by life-flight in critical condition. The sheriff's office traffic unit is on scene and investigating to determine the cause of the crash. Nothing further will be released at this time. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7477
PORTLAND, Oregon -- Several city blocks of a major northeast Portland street will be closed for "multiple days" to repair road damage caused by a water main break. The 16-inch-diameter pipe break occurred Wednesday on Northeast Sandy Boulevard near Northeast 138th. The street between Northeast 122nd and Northeast 138th will be closed. The Oregon Transportation Department says says alternate routes are available. Portland Water Bureau spokesman Tim Hall says crews turned off the water valves but restored water to nearby residents. Fire officials say water flowed into parking lots of nearby apartment complexes, but no units were damaged. The cause of the break was not known late Wednesday. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7502
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A federal judge says Occupy Eugene demonstrators were improperly evicted two years ago from a downtown Eugene plaza. Judge Michael McShane ruled Wednesday that General Services Administration officials wrongly restricted protesters' First Amendment rights when they limited what had been an around-the-clock protest outside the Federal Building. The Register-Guard reports ( ) the judge disagreed with Occupy Eugene's assertion that it was targeted because of its message. --- Information from: The Register-Guard, © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7514
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A jury awarded no money to a bicyclist who said a Portland police sergeant grabbed his arm causing a crash that broke his collarbone. Multnomah County Circuit Court jurors decided Wednesday that Sgt. Charles Harris had not committed battery and was not negligent for the crash that injured Stephen Stiffler. The 33-year-old says he was on his way to get pizza at 2 a.m. April 27 when he encountered the officer in a pedestrian zone in Old Town. He said he thought the "street closed" signs were only meant to keep out cars. Stiffler had sought $155,000 from the city. --- Information from: The Oregonian, © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7697
NEW YORK (AP) -- 13 years ago today is one Americans will never forget, when terrorists took aim at America. Hijacked planes hit the twin towers in New York City and the Pentagon. Another plane headed for Washington, D.C. was brought down here in southwestern Pennsylvania. A special memorial is planned for the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11 at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville. Doug Pahl of Portland arrived with his son Jackson and at ground zero, worshippers gathered at a church to honor the dead. Pahl says it made the anniversary "more real" and "poignant." He says the sea of uniforms in the area made it feel like a military funeral. The attorney was in New York City for meetings. But they went straight from the airport to Lower Manhattan to commemorate the moment of the attack. The pastor, James Cooper, spoke about the slaughter of innocent people. He said worshippers' hearts go out to the families. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7577
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon state medical examiner's office is working to identify remains found in a barn fire near Silverton. The Marion County sheriff's office says the remains were found last Thursday after the fire was out and investigators started evaluating the scene. The Statesman Journal reports ( ) the cause of the fire remains under investigation. --- Information from: Statesman Journal, © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ...
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Thursday September 11, 2014 - Times viewed: 7504
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Just like any vessel over 100 feet long, yachts are required by Oregon law to use a maritime pilot to cross the Columbia River Basin. The captain of a 164-foot yacht found that out after crossing the bar Sunday. The Daily Astorian reports ( ) the captain of the Cayman Island flagged D'Natalin 4, was served with a notice Monday at a dock in Vancouver. The captain could face a fine of more than $5,000. --- Information from: The Daily Astorian, © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ...
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Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Times viewed: 7593
PORTLAND, Ore. – A 5-year-old boy is in a Tacoma hospital fighting the same battle against E. coli that a 4-year-old, Otis, Oregon girl just lost. Serena Proffit died Monday at Oregon Health & Science University from hemolytic uremic syndrome, an infection related to E. coli. Health officials are looking into identifying the source of the E. coli. Meanwhile, Brad Sutton is in critical condition but is improving at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, his family said through a statement issued through Multicare Health System media relations. The Proffit and Sutton families grew up together. In fact, it was Brad and Serena who shared the turkey sandwich the families believe made both children sick over the Labor Day weekend. But health officials are also looking at swimming areas and private property in Otis, Oregon, where the kids got sick. Brad’s mother, Elizabeth, said he is doing better. His kidney levels are up, but he’s not out of the woods yet. She said they’re absolutely devastated by Serena’s death, and she’s thinking about what’s next for her son. “My hope is that he walks out of here just fine with no permanent damage or stroke or seizures or anything,” Eliza ...
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Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Times viewed: 7481
Vancouver, Wash. -On September 10, 2014 at approximately 1:45 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 9100 block of NE Vancouver Mall Drive for the report of a missing, endangered person. A family member reported that they were concerned about the immediate welfare of their relative, Victor Elford, 84. Mr. Elford's vehicle was in the parking lot and it appears he is on foot. Victor Elford is a white male, 5'7", 150 lbs., grey hair, blue eyes, unknown clothing. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Victor Elford is asked to call 911. ### The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit ...
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Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Times viewed: 7481
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Court of Appeals has suppressed the search of a man who aroused police suspicion at a bus stop. As they did drug stops in 2010, Portland police questioned Jose G. Rivera. Rivera's roommate, Manuel Managa, allowed police inside their home, where they found heroin in a freezer and $20,000 in cash Last year, the Oregon Supreme Court said that the search was illegal because Managa was coerced into opening his door. As for Rivera, the Supreme Court said he provided an address, so he could still be tried. But the case then went back to the Court of Appeals, which ruled Wednesday that the entire search was unconstitutional. © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ...
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Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Times viewed: 7624
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- The former manager of a Beaverton strip club hired a 13-year-old girl in 2012 to dance nude for customers and have sex with some of them in a back room, prosecutors said after the man took a plea deal. After the girl's first day at work at Stars Cabaret, the manager had her perform oral sex, the prosecution said. Steven Toth then drove her back to her pimp, with whom he split profits, according to the prosecution. Toth pleaded guilty Tuesday to prostitution, sex abuse and sodomy charges, The Oregonian ( ) reported. His sentencing is set for next week. He and Victor Moreno-Hernandez were to stand trial this week, but Toth decided over the weekend to accept a plea bargain, said Washington County prosecutor Kevin Barton said. ...
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Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Times viewed: 7548
PORTLAND, Oregon - Healthy Living Internal Medicine, LLC opened June 2014. Husband and wife team, Internal Medicine Physician and Registered Nurse have branched out of corporate medicine following a new model called "Ideal Medical Practice" to provide high quality medical care. Tired of bureaucracy, pressure from administrators and 15 minute appointments, they now offer longer appointments, same day appointments, no wait time, human and warm quality care and a meaningful physician-patient relationship. They take most commercial insurances and provide 40% discount to the uninsured. By wearing different hats in the clinic and keeping their overhead low, they can see less patients a day and spend more time with them. This allows them to cover all their needs, get to the roots of their medical problems and decrease the number of follow up visits and hospital admissions. The physician and the patient work as a team, using traditional and integrative medicine, leaving both satisfied and in control. Is this the future of medicine? In today's complex, fast paced and ever changing healthcare, this new model is growing and gaining momentum with now over 500 clinics around the coun ...
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Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Times viewed: 7737
Last week Inc. Magazine named Vacasa the 9th fastest-growing private company in the US, and the fastest-growing in the entire Travel and Hospitality industry.

Vacasa was founded in Portland in 2009, and their North Portland headquarters is home to 42 employees. The company has a strong presence in destinations like Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, Central Oregon, and the Columbia Gorge, and has been working to bring legal vacation rentals to the city of Portland itself. In total, Vacasa has 419 employees, with plans to triple that workforce over the coming year. The company is currently hiring for 83 roles. Specific opportunities can be found at

"We hire talented local people, and we support them with world-class technology,” said CEO Eric Breon. "Our system both streamlines the management of homes and optimizes financial results for homeowners. This has attracted over 1,200 homes to Vacasa, which gives us a fantastic selection of properties for guests to choose from."

In interviews, Breon's most common question is "If you could design your own job here, what would it be?" With such rapid growth, Vacasa offers ...
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Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Times viewed: 7555
PORTLAND, Oregon - Legacy Health announced today it will continue its expansion on the westside of Portland with the opening of Legacy Medical Group - Raleigh Hills on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Legacy Medical Group - Raleigh Hills will offer primary care for all ages; traditional family and internal medicine and integrative medicine; acupuncture; online scheduling; and evening hours for added convenience. "The health of a community is largely dependent on convenient access to high quality and comprehensive health care and services," said Mike Newcomb, D.O., chief operating officer of Legacy Health. "Legacy Health is dedicated to providing this kind of access to westside families with the opening of Legacy Medical Group - Raleigh Hills. We look forward to continuing to invest in primary care and specialty clinics that are located close to where our patients live, work and play on the westside." In addition to primary care for all ages, Legacy Health's newest clinic will also offer integrative medicine, which takes into account the wellness of the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Specific services include acupuncture, mind-body medicine, nutrition and lifestyle changes, and evi ...
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Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Times viewed: 7767
Join six local wineries for a closing celebration on Sunday, September 14, from 1 - 4 p.m.! Portland, OR - There are less than two weeks left to visit the Oregon Historical Society's popular summer exhibition, "Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine," closing Saturday, September 20. To celebrate the end of this beautiful Portland summer and the final full weekend of the exhibit, the Oregon Historical Society will host Arborbrook, Brooks, Cooper Mountain, Elk Cove, Maysara, and Ponzi wineries for an afternoon wine tasting event on Sunday, September 14 from 1 - 4 p.m. Also, at 2 p.m., industry pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser will sit down for a Q&A with OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk, discussing the early days of Oregon wine. Tickets to the End of Summer Celebration are $15, and include six tastes, appetizers, museum admission, and entrance to Susan Sokol Blosser's talk. Tickets can be purchased online. Designed in partnership with the Linfield College's Oregon Wine History Archive and other industry partners, this original exhibition traces the history of Oregon wines from the earliest vineyards to legislative efforts to control alcohol during Prohibition to the resurgence of t ...
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