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  • Christian man allegedly killed by 3 Muslim immigrants in Maine...

    08/26/2015 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Leo Homan
    program. A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who...
  • Whoa! What Donald Trump Plans for TONIGHT Could Be an HISTORIC Record Breaker!

    08/21/2015 1:28:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 08/21/2015
    The media can’t stop talking about the crowds Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is attracting. There are reports that his crowds in California and Portland, Oregon were both larger than 27,000. They breathlessly report on this, while forgetting to mention Sanders is a self-described socialist. But what Donald Trump and his campaign has planned for TONIGHT in Mobile, Alabama could blow those numbers out of the water. Initially planning for a rally of 2,000 people at a small venue, tickets were grabbed so quickly that major changes had to be made.Now, the event will be held in the Ladd-Peeles Stadium, a football...
  • Moreland Farmers Pantry is closing a year after gay marriage controversy

    08/18/2015 4:24:09 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 37 replies
    OregonLive ^ | August 18, 2015 | Anna Marum
    Just a little more than a year after it opened, the Moreland Farmers Pantry is closing. Residents of Portland's Westmoreland neighborhood were originally excited for the arrival of a 5,000-square-foot store stocked -- as it advertised -- with non-genetically modified products. But excitement turned to anger for some after comments on the owner's personal Facebook page were made public. In a 2013 post by owner Chauncy Childs, operating under a pseudonym, she said that although she doesn't judge gay people or their desire to be married, and it isn't her place to form opinions about their lifestyle, she thought gay...
  • Christian preachers on Oregon sidewalk attacked by man with 'police protection'

    08/15/2015 7:22:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/16/15 | Jonah Hicap
    Christians preaching the Gospel outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday were doused with scouring powder by a man who apparently had police protection since a police officer on duty just stood by and did not stop, much less arrest him.The Portland Police Department later said it would not press charges against the assailant as the incident was deemed "a private criminal complaint."The preachers were taking part in activities at the Biblical Church Evangelism Conference hosted by Beaverton Grace Bible Church, according to Christian News Network.About 20 Christian preachers were on the public sidewalk preaching and holding...
  • Six Christians Attacked with Cleansing Agent, Called Scum Outside Oregon Planned Parenthood

    08/14/2015 7:21:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | August 13, 2015 | Heather Clark
    PORTLAND, Ore. At least six Christians were attacked with a cleansing agent on Wednesday while preaching the gospel and standing for life outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Portland, Oregon, but the man who committed with the act was not arrested and was let go without charges. The pro-life outreach was part of the Biblical Church Evangelism Conference hosted by Beaverton Grace Bible Church and organized by its pastor, Chuck ONeal. As over 20 Christians stood on the public sidewalk to proclaim the word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ through preaching and the holding of...
  • US authorities allege Oregon imam assisted radicals

    07/20/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 10:03 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups. Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Justice says in a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland. Kariye was one of more than a dozen people who filed a lawsuit challenging the no-fly list, winning last year a court order saying the government must provide information about why people are on the list. The...
  • Hundreds of sex toys dangling from power lines in Portland, Oregon

    07/14/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Twotone · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Courtney Sherwood
    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Hundreds of phallic sex toys have been seen hanging in recent days from power lines across Portland, Oregon, provoking laughter, blushing and lots of photos.
  • How the whitest city in America appears through the eyes of its black residents

    07/08/2015 3:35:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | Emily Badger
    <p>In the above picture of Portland, Ore., from Dustin Cable's breathtaking Racial Dot Map, each blue dot represents a white resident counted during the 2010 census. The city itself is about 76 percent white, making it the whitest big city in the U.S. And diversity has been dwindling in the neighborhoods close to the center of town, as minorities have increasingly moved out to the city's edges.</p>
  • Police: Witnesses to lewd act tip over porta-potty to trap man inside

    06/05/2015 8:09:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    Fox 12 ^ | 06/04/2015 | Paul Craig
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A porta-potty was tipped over. There was a man trapped inside. And police said witnesses did it on purpose because the man was touching himself while holding the door open. It was not your everyday call for assistance at the foot of the Hawthorne Bridge on Thursday morning. An officer was flagged down about a man trapped in a portable toilet near the Eastbank Esplanade at 8 a.m. The Honey Bucket's door was against the ground, so Portland Fire & Rescue personnel responded to lift it back up and free the man who was inside. The...
  • Suspected gang shootings 'coming in so fast' that police playing catch-up (Portland, Oregon)

    05/30/2015 1:07:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | May 29, 2015 | Maxine Bernstein
    Turon Lamont Walker is accused of shooting three people after someone "eyed" him at the Last Thursday street fair on Thursday, May 28, 2015.Sgt. Don Livingston, a supervisor of the city's gang enforcement team, and his investigators were still busy gathering police reports and examining evidence from last week's shootings when bullets scattered the crowd and wounded three people at the jampacked Last Thursday street fair in Northeast Portland. "We're playing catch-up here," Livingston said in the aftermath of the latest violence. "They're coming in so fast." The shooting Thursday night pushed gang violence response calls to 64 this year...
  • Portland Muslim imam graduates from Catholic university: 'I felt at home'

    05/18/2015 12:13:02 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 05/18/2015 | Melissa Binder
    The 41-year-old recently completed a master's degree at Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, where he was the first Muslim to ever enroll. "I was looking for a place to be accepted as myself and to be the true face of Islam, though I am not the best follower," Polovina said. . . . . Studying the Bible with the other students, almost all Christians, was a little uncomfortable at first, he said. But he quickly settled into sharing his own perspective and appreciating the overlaps. There are many similarities between Islam and Christianity, he said, from moral values...
  • Obama: Illegals Are Americans Just Like Our Kids, Except They Dont Have the Right Documents

    05/08/2015 11:47:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 8, 2015 | Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama said at a fundraiser in Portland, Ore., yesterday that young foreign nationals who are in the United States illegally but on whose behalf he has decided not to enforce the immigration law are Americans just like our kids, except they dont have the right documents. We still got to make sure we get comprehensive immigration reform passed in this country, Obama said . I couldnt be prouder of the work that weve done through executive actions to make sure that our young DREAMers--young people who were brought here as children and are Americans...
  • No arrests after police clash with May Day protesters (Portland OR)

    05/02/2015 1:27:38 PM PDT · by mojito · 3 replies
    KGW ^ | 5/2/2015 | Staff
    Portland police used tear gas, flash bangs and what they called "noise distractionary devices" to try and disperse protesters in downtown Portland Friday evening. At least one officer was injured during the clashes. No arrests were made. The group Don't Shoot Portland, protesting excessive force by law enforcement, marched through downtown Portland Friday afternoon and joined an unrelated May Day rally for immigrant rights. Hundreds of marchers began winding their way through downtown Portland at 4:30 p.m., but some protesters disregarded the planned route and walked against traffic. TriMet buses and MAX trains were delayed.Streets in downtown Portland were blocked...
  • College Professor Bans Student From Class For His Views On Rape

    03/20/2015 12:31:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 19, 2015 | Katie J.M. Baker
    A 19-year-old was banned from the discussion portion of a humanities class at Reed College after students complained that his opinions on sexual assault made them feel uncomfortable. He doesnt want to keep quiet. Reed College, a small liberal arts school in Portland, Oregon, attracts students who want to speak their mind. But when Jeremiah True wouldnt stop talking about his controversial opinions on sexual assault in his required freshman humanities course, his professor banned him from the discussion segment of the class for the remainder of the semester. The 19-year-old told BuzzFeed News that his professor, Pancho Savery, warned...
  • Yes, Portland is America's most religiously unaffiliated metro (Oregon)

    03/19/2015 9:54:27 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Oregonion ^ | 3/18/2015 | Melissa Binder
    Surprise, surprise: statistics show Portland is the most religiously-unaffiliated metro area in the United States. About 42 percent of residents in the City of Roses and surrounding suburbs self-identify as religiously unaffiliated, according to a survey released this week by the Public Religion Research Institute. That's nearly 10 percentage points higher than Portland's West Coast peers and runner-ups Seattle and San Francisco, which both came in at 33 percent.
  • Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young?

    09/16/2014 9:08:05 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 16, 2014 | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
    Like many residents of Northwest Portland, Matthew Hale doesnt own a car. Instead, he prefers to walk or ride the bus to the citys innumerable coffee shops and breweries and live-music spots. On weekends, he and his wife have no problem hitching rides to the Pacific Coast or the Cascade mountain range. Everywhere he looks, Hale told me, there are people just like him bearded, on skateboards, brewing kombucha. Its really chill, he says. Portland has taken hold of the cultural imagination as, to borrow the tag line from Portlandia, the place where young people go to retire. And...
  • 64,000 People With Concealed Handgun Permits in Metro Portland Counties (Oregon)

    01/20/2015 9:36:29 AM PST · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    GoLocalPDX ^ | 01/19/2015 | Annie Ellison
    Between 2011 and 2014, 46,655 permits to carry concealed firearms in the counties surrounding Portland were issued, according to data obtained by GoLocalPDX. In Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah Counties, there are a combined 64,308 active Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL), according to the most recent available data. n Multnomah County alone, the number of active permits grew from 16,090 in 2011 to 22,875 in 2014. The number of permits grew more slowly in Washington County, from 14,339 in 2011 to 19,965 in 2014. Between 2011 and 2014, 23,347 CHLs were issued in Clackamas County.
  • 'Give Me a Chance': WWII Vet's Medal Ceremony Crashed by Protesters

    01/05/2015 12:19:23 PM PST · by South40 · 39 replies
    Protesters in Portland, Oregon, interrupted a town hall meeting where a decorated World War II veteran was receiving a special honor. 100-year-old U.S. Navy vet Dario Raschio was supposed to be presented with medals by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), but soon after the meeting began, more than 100 protesters emerged, shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" and "I can't breathe!" The protesters did not stop until Rashcio spoke up and said, "Give me a chance. At least let us show a little respect for this occasion."
  • Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony

    01/05/2015 7:33:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 5, 2014
    Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony Published January 05, 2015 FoxNews.com A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran drew cheers from a crowd in Oregon Saturday after telling protesters shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" to stop interrupting his medal ceremony and to show a little respect. Dario Raschio was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to be honored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, at a public town hall meeting. But shortly after Wyden began speaking, more than 100 demonstrators in the back of the room started shouting, The Oregonian reports. After 15 minutes of chanting against the...
  • #Ferguson supporters wont let elderly lady get on bus who cries I need that bus, move out the way

    12/29/2014 8:22:28 AM PST · by redreno · 37 replies
    http://newsninja2012.com ^ | December 29, 2014 at 5:33 AM | Wayne Dupree
    Portland protesters for #Ferguson movement blocked the busy intersection of 39th & Belmont, got into several shouting matches with drivers, sung Christmas carol parodies that included Deck the halls with rows of dead cops and Cop free Christmas, chanted What do we want? NO COPS, got into more shouting and shoving matches, and were plowed into by one driver on Peacock Lane, which is home to one of the biggest Christmas light displays in Portland.
  • Punk protester tries to provoke cop into doing something stupid, watch what he gets instead

    12/17/2014 4:48:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | december 8, 2014 | joe saunders
    The cop doesnt have to say a word. A video posted on YouTube over the weekend apparently by aPortland, Ore.,protester out to stir up trouble ended up making the guy who made it look like an idiot.
  • Man suspected of throwing pipe bombs during chase

    12/17/2014 10:06:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    kgw.com ^ | december 17, 2014
    A wanted man may have thrown four pipe bombs from a car in Southeast Portland Tuesday during a police pursuit. The person of interest is still at large. Investigators said the same man likely led police on three other chases in the past few days. Neal Allen Panschow, 43, was suspected of speeding away in a silver Honda Civic two-door car on Southeast Flavel Drive just after 4:40 p.m. when officers tried to pull the car over, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson of Portland police. The driver threw what appeared to be an explosive device from the car onto the...
  • School shooting, Portland Oregon. 3 shot.

    12/12/2014 1:09:28 PM PST · by aimhigh · 68 replies
    vanity | 122/12/2014 | aimhigh
    3 shot outside of high school in Portland. 3 victims, no fatalities yet. Shooter is being hunted by police. May be gang shooting.
  • Uber launches in Portland (Oregon) without city's approval.

    12/06/2014 10:15:53 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 29 replies
    KGW.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Sara Roth
    PORTLAND, Ore. The ride-sharing app Uber launched in Portland Friday night without the city's approval. Uber's regional manager Brooke Stever said the app began working at 5 p.m. and drivers were able to immediately begin offering rides.
  • [Black] Kid Holding Free Hugs Sign at Protest Attracts [white] Cops Attention

    11/29/2014 10:51:34 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Full title: Kid Holding Free Hugs Sign at Protest Attracts Cops Attention. What Happens at the End of Their Encounter Goes Viral. Police Sergeant Bret Barnum was wearing protective head gear and patrolling a protest earlier this week in Portland, Oregon one of several flashpoint U.S. cities that have seen demonstrations after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot a 18-year-old black man in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. But amid the and anger and loud voices on Nov. 25, something altogether different got Barnums attention: A kid with tears in his eyes...
  • Photo of Cop Hugging Boy at Ferguson Protest Tells Poignant Story

    11/28/2014 8:21:15 PM PST · by South40 · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/28/2014 | Johnny Nguyen
    Police Sgt. Bret Barnum hugs 12-year-old Devonte Hart during a demonstration in Portland, Ore. calling for police reform after the Ferguson grand jury decision on Nov. 25, 2014. Sometimes, all you really need is a good hug. Amid the nationwide protests over the failure of a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., freelance photographer Johnny Nguyen snapped the picture above during a demonsration in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 25. "I came upon this boy who had tears in his eyes and I knew this was the place to be,...
  • Activist Disgusted Over Portland Officers Solidarity With Ferguson Cop

    11/24/2014 2:23:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    GoLocalPDX ^ | November 24, 2014 | Staff
    A Portland activist said she was disgusted over recent Facebook postings by Portland police that displayed solidarity with a Missouri police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen. On Monday afternoon, a Missouri grand jury had yet to announce if it had indicted officer Darren Wilson after Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed on Aug 9. Sunday evening, a social media flurry kicked up on Facebook after three Portland police officers posted images of a police badge covered by a black band reading I am Darren Wilson. I think its sickening and it promotes fear amongst our...
  • Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama

    11/16/2014 6:38:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/16/2014 | JONATHAN J. COOPER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver's licenses to people who are in the United States illegally. Obama is considering acting on his own, as early as this week, to possibly shield from deportation up to 5 million immigrants now living...
  • Terminal cancer patient, Brittany Maynard, 29, exercises her right-to-die

    11/02/2014 6:01:40 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 172 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    A 29-year-old terminal cancer sufferer who had previously spoken of her right to die has ended her own life surrounded by her family. According to friends and family of Brittany Maynard, she passed away in her Portland, Oregon, home after her condition worsened and the tumor took over. However she was able to choose to die before she lost her ability to function. People.com said she wrote on Facebook : 'Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. 'Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness,...
  • 'Goodbye World. Spread Good Energy': Terminal Cancer Patient, Brittany Maynard, 29...

    11/02/2014 5:40:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 177 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | November 02, 2014 | WILLS ROBINSON
    'Goodbye World. Spread Good Energy': Terminal Cancer Patient, Brittany Maynard, 29, Exercises Her Right-to-Die And Takes Her Own Life Surrounded By Her Family Brittany Maynard, 29, had previously planned to legally end her life on November 1 - before she loses her battle with terminal brain cancer She died on Sunday in her Portland, Oregon home on Sunday Maynard wrote on Facebook: 'Goodbye to all my dear friends and family' Added that she had 'a ring of support' around her as she typed Was diagnosed in April and doctors gave her just six months to live She then made headlines...
  • Liberian woman hospitalized over Ebola does not have disease, test showed

    11/02/2014 5:07:42 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    OregonLive ^ | November 02, 2014 | Lynne Terry
    A Liberian woman who was hospitalized Friday in Milwaukie over fears she has Ebola does not have the disease, health care officials said on Sunday.
  • OR:Gun Stolen from Open Carrier was not Loaded; as Required by Law

    10/17/2014 4:33:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A week ago I wrote an article about the unicorn event of an open carrier having his firearm stolen by an armed robber. It is only the second event that has been documented. Numerous pundits sided with those who want their political opponents disarmed. An important detail was left out of the story. Multnomah County, where the robbery took place, requires that openly carried guns must be unloaded. The ordinance makes it an offense to possess a loaded magazine or speed loader if you do not have a concealed carry permit. As the open carrier was barely old enough...
  • Mohamed Mohamud sentenced to 30 years in prison for tree-lighting bomb plot (OR)

    10/01/2014 12:13:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 1, 2014 | Helen Jung
    Courtroom sketches at link. A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Mohamed Osman Mohamud to 30 years in prison for his attempt to set off a bomb at the November 2010 holiday-tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland. Just before the sentence was announced by Senior U.S. District Judge Garr M. King at 11:25 a.m., Mohamud stood and apologized to the court. "The things I said and did were terrible," he said. "I want to apologize to everyone, to the community." He also apologized to the Muslim community, saying he wants people to know that Islam does not preach hate. Mohamud, now...
  • Newt Gingrich provides Monica Wehby with another out-of-state endorsement in Senate race

    04/29/2014 9:01:01 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 04/29/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday joined a growing list of out-of-state political figures who have endorsed Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby in her race for the Republican Senate nomination. . . Wehby's chief rival in the Republican primary, state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, has been promoting himself as the real conservative in the race and has been emphasizing his opposition to abortion rights. Wehby has said that she supports a woman's right to choose.
  • Portland homebuyer finds locks changed, home occupied

    08/22/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT · by Altariel · 73 replies
    KPTV ^ | August 21, 2014 | Simon Gutierrez
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A Washington man who recently closed on a home in Northeast Portland was shocked to find a family had recently moved in and changed the locks. Rod Nylund said he learned about the occupants, who he assumes are squatters, last week when a contractor he sent to do work at the home called to tell him it was occupied. Nylund called police and confronted the occupants, but said the officer was unable to do anything about it.
  • The Feline Uprising Is Upon Us

    08/15/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jessica Roy
    The feline uprising is upon us, and to be fair, it's about damn time. Our cat companions have suffered for too long at the hands of the internet, as we rush to monetize their every move. Have you ever stopped and considered the fact that maybe they don't want to be internet famous? While we continue to ignore their right to privacy, cats across the nation are rising up against their owners to say: We're mad as hell, and we're not gonna take it anymore, and also, meow, please give us more dry food. Earlier this year, a 20-pound cat...
  • More speed limit increases slated for Maine Turnpike starting Monday

    08/09/2014 9:12:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | August 9, 2014 | Nick Sambides, Jr.
    PORTLAND, Maine — Motorists driving stretches of the Maine Turnpike will be allowed to go 5 miles per hour faster starting Monday, the Maine Turnpike Authority has announced.The speed limit will increase on the turnpike from 65 mph to 70 mph with the exception of three areas, Executive Director Peter Mills said.They are: south of mile marker 2.1 on I-95 in Kittery, where the maximum speed will remain 65 mph; through Greater Portland from mile marker 41 in Scarborough to mile marker 53 in Falmouth, where the speed limit will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph; and on the...
  • LePage: Ill cut off funding to cities that give state aid to illegal immigrants

    06/24/2014 10:22:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 24,2014 | KEVIN MILLER
    Gov. Paul LePage is threatening to withhold all General Assistance funding for communities that ignore his administrations new policy prohibiting undocumented immigrants from receiving state aid. LePage made the statement at the bottom of a two-page letter to municipalities throughout the state, effectively raising the stakes for Portland and other communities that have vowed to continue providing General Assistance to asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants. Although the letter was dated Friday, several municipal officials said Tuesday morning they had not received a copy yet.For Portland, a total loss of state reimbursement would be a huge financial hit. In fiscal...
  • Portlands immigrants fear losing food, place to live

    06/13/2014 6:44:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 13,2014 | TOM BELL STAFF WRITE
    The LePage administrations plan to stop funding General Assistance benefits for undocumented immigrants has many immigrant families worried that they will lose their apartments and that their children will go hungry, say leaders in the immigrant community in Greater Portland. People will have nothing to feed their kids, said Mia Ntahobari, 43, of Portland, who leads the Burundian Womens Commission. They just dont know what to do.Ntahobari discussed the rule change Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Maine Immigrant Womens Network, which drew 20 women from almost every immigrant group in the city. Many were surprised to hear about...
  • BREAKING: Reports of active shooter at high school near Portland (Oregon)

    06/10/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 136 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | 06/10/2014 | Q13 Fox News Staff
    There were multiple reports of an active shooter around 8:30 a.m. at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon.
  • 25-yr-old naked man playing violin at courthouse jailed

    05/27/2014 3:59:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 27 replies
    Mid-Day ^ | May 27, 2014 | staff
    Portland: A naked man, playing violin in front of a downtown Portland courthouse on Saturday, refused to walk to a squad car and had to be carried by police. Police say they are not sure of the mans identity. He told them his name is Matthew T Mglej and that he is 25 years old. Even the brand of the violin remains unknown. Mglej was jailed under the Portland city code forbidding indecent exposure. Police say they warned the man numerous times about his lack of attire, but he refused to dress himself or leave public view. City police refrain...
  • Portland Residents Under Boil Notice After Feces Contaminates Water Supply (Oregon)

    05/24/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | Friday, May 23, 2014 | Jennifer Pfalz
    Memorial Day weekend is starting off on a bad note for residents of Portland, Oregon, after the Water Bureau issued a boil notice covering the entire city on Friday. The warning was issued after employees at the Water Bureau detected the presence of E. coli bacteria in three separate water tests performed on each of the past three days, indicating that the water supply had been contaminated by feces. The Oregon Health Authority advised that the notice be given city-wide. Also affected are Portlands wholesale customers, who receive their water from the Bull Run Watershed. The Bureau advises that affected...
  • City of Portland issues E. coli boil water alert for entire city

    05/23/2014 11:46:48 AM PDT · by oldfart · 38 replies
    KGW-TV News ^ | May 23, 2014
    The link gives all I know at this time. http://www.kgw.com/home/City-issues-Boil-Water-Alert-for-all-of-Portland-260435871.html
  • Teen caught urinating in reservoir (Portland Ore)

    04/16/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 86 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | April 16. 2014
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir. Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday
  • Portland Officer Shot, K-9 Killed in Gunfight

    04/16/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    KOIN ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Brent Weisberg
    The K-9 German Shepherd Portland police searched for much of Wednesday morning was found dead with at least one gunshot wound a little before 10 a.m. The dog was hurt during an officer-involved shooting just before 3 a.m. near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street. A suspect, armed with a weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle, also wounded an officer, though those injuries are considered to be not life threatening. Earlier, officers were investigating a burglary at a uniform supply store that sold police equipment, where a vehicle was located with three suspects inside. Reese said officers saw three people...
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • Oregon woman kills hitman hired by her husband

    09/10/2007 11:38:34 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 120 replies · 5,041+ views
    NBC Channel 3 ^ | 9/10/07
    Oregon woman kills hitman hired by her husband Sep 10, 2007 01:50 PM EDT PORTLAND, Ore. (NEWSCHANNEL) -- An Oregon man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after hiring another man to kill his wife. Susan Kuhnhausen fought off the hit man and actually strangled the attacker with her bare hands killing him. In September 2006, Susan found an intruder in her southeast Portland home. "I saw a man step out of the shadows and he began to hit me in the head and the face with a hammer," said Kuhnhausen. For the first time publicly, she described...
  • Woman Killed Hit Man With Her Bare Hands (Video)

    04/15/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/15/2014 | By Dominic Kelly
    Eight years ago, one woman was confronted by a hit man who had been hired by her husband to murder her. She killed the hit man with her bare hands. Now, on the heels of her husband's release from prison, she is encouraging others who find themselves in similar situations to fight for their lives. Susan Walters of Portland, Oregon, was known as Susan Kuhnhausen back in 2006 when her then-husband Michael Kuhnhausen sent a hit man to murder her. Susan bravely fought back and wound up killing the hit man with her bare hands. "His last words on this...
  • Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?

    04/06/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | April 6, 2014 | by Andrew Walden
    Homeless Tent Cities have proven a disaster in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and other mainland cities where they have been tried. Homelessness Industry organizers set up their tents in an area--and the meth-addled denizens generate a crime wave targeting local businesses and residents as they seek out anything they can steal to buy drugs. Exasperated local officials pay the organizers off in order to get them to move into a different jurisdiction where the cycle of crime and shakedown begins again. In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown...
  • Now it's Jason Conger's turn to get some national attention in Oregon GOP Senate race

    03/26/2014 5:47:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Jeff Mapes
    As I've written before, Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby has benefited from a fair amount of national buzz about her GOP senate candidacy in Oregon. But now her main primary challenger, Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, is finally getting some of his own national attention. Townhall.com, a popular conservative site, posted an article Wednesday whose headline neatly encapsulated its theme: Beltway GOP Supporting Pro-Choice Over Pro-Life Candidate in Oregon The story was inspired by a post from Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, on RedState, another national conservative site. "It is simple," Atteberry wrote, "the Beltway GOP...