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  • 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 doesn’t have to say a word. A video posted on YouTube over the weekend apparently by a Portland, 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] Cop’s 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 Cop’s 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 Barnum’s 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 it’s 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: I’ll 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 administration’s 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...
  • Portland’s 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 administration’s 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 Women’s Commission. “They just don’t know what to do.”Ntahobari discussed the rule change Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Maine Immigrant Women’s 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 man’s 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 Portland’s 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...
  • School officer hailed as hero after deadly shooting

    03/16/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    KGW.com ^ | Mar 13, 2014 | Jeff Thompson
    School officer hailed as hero after deadly shooting by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM PORTLAND -- The school resource officer who shot and killed a violent kidnapping suspect Wednesday was treated and released from a Portland hospital after being hit with gunfire. Officer John Romero, an 8-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau assigned to youth services, was shot in the hand while investigating reports of a suspicious man near Wilson High School. Romero's job was to protect students and on Thursday, many were calling him a hero. "Through his actions, he put a...
  • Portland Declines Nomination to Compete to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention (Oregon)

    02/25/2014 4:56:46 PM PST · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 02/25/2014 | Aaron Mesh
    It turns out Portland could be more blue. Mayor Charlie Hales' office has declined an offer from the Democratic National Committee to compete to host the party's 2016 national convention. The DNC placed Portland among about 30 cities tapped as possible hosts for the Presidential nominating convention, according to CNN. But Hales' office turned the offer down.
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness (Portland)

    02/16/2014 12:22:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    2/15/14
    Link only - Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness
  • DOD Identifies Army Casualties (2 Soldiers)

    02/14/2014 3:19:13 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Department of Defense ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | N/A
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Killed were: Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla. Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Community Organizers Push Out Trader Joe's and Jobs

    02/07/2014 6:42:04 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 36 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    There are just some situations that a person can't just make up and sweet irony rules the roost. Such an event has occurred in Portland, Oregon, recently where the Trader Joe's supermarket chain found itself being opposed by one of the biggest scourges in the last thirty years: community organizers. It seems that Trader Joe's wanted to open a new store in Portland and decided to open one in a struggling neighborhood in Northeast Portland. Two acres of land that had been vacant for years was going to be developed, but then the Portland African-American Leadership Forum (PAALF) decided to...
  • NO BALLS: Gunman Shoved Gun in Waistband, Shot Himself in Testicles

    02/04/2014 6:45:58 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 2/3/14
    A man police said is responsible for a shooting in a downtown parking lot ran from the scene, but shot himself in the testicles as he shoved the gun into his waistband Tuesday night. Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm. Robbery detectives said Johnson and the victim, 32-year-old Jordan Merrell, knew each other well and lived in the same apartment building near Southwest 10th Avenue and Columbia Street. Johnson apparently confronted Merrell in the parking lot...
  • Police: Gunman shoved gun in waistband, shot himself in testicles

    02/02/2014 8:38:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    MS News Now ^ | January 30, 2014 | FOX 12 Staff
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A man police said is responsible for a shooting in a downtown parking lot ran from the scene, but shot himself in the testicles as he shoved the gun into his waistband Tuesday night. Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm. Robbery detectives said Johnson and the victim, 32-year-old Jordan Merrell, knew each other well and lived in the same apartment building near Southwest 10th Avenue and Columbia Street. Johnson apparently confronted Merrell...
  • Pimp sues Nike for $100m b/c they didn't warn him re dangers of using shoes to stomp on man's face

    01/11/2014 8:48:16 PM PST · by Stoat · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 11, 2014 | ZOE SZATHMARY
    A pimp is suing Nike for $100 million -- and says that its Air Jordan shoes failed to include a warning on them that they could be used as dangerous weapons after he used his own pair to beat a man.Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, alleges Nike is partially responsible for Clardy's 100-year prison sentence for beating a man in 2012, The Oregonian reports. Clardy, a Portland-based pimp, was wearing a pair of Jordans when he stomped on the face of a man who was attempting to leave a hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute, the paper adds. Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault by...
  • Police: Santa Clara University Student Intentionally Run Over in Oregon

    01/09/2014 11:18:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 9, 2014
    A Santa Clara University student is recovering at an Oregon hospital after officials say someone ran him over on purpose. Conor McMahon, 20, was visiting his family in Portland for the holidays. After a New Year's Eve party, McMahon and a few friends were walking down a street in North Portland when a man in a mini-van or small SUV pulled up and offered them a ride. McMahon’s parents say their son and his friends declined and the man drove away. But he made a U-turn, sped into the wrong lane, and hit McMahon from behind. McMahon suffered a broken...
  • Portland Principal Says Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches are Racist

    12/07/2013 8:25:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 12/7/2013 | Leslie Eastman
    A quintessentially American lunch item is the peanut butter & jelly sandwich.  Yet, one principal has a unique perspective on this lunch staple. Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist?That’s right.Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in an interview with the Portland Tribune: “Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year,” the Tribune said.“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not...
  • Girl banned from selling mistletoe in park to raise money for her braces - but told she can BEG (OR)

    12/03/2013 10:40:06 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2013 | Alex Greig
    A young entrepreneur was baffled when a Portland security guard thwarted her attempt to help her father pay for her braces by selling mistletoe - but told her she could beg, instead. Madison Root, 11, arrived bright and early at Portland Saturday Market, setting up a sign and basket next to the Skidmore Fountain in the downtown area to sell her wares to the crowds. ... Madison Root knew her upcoming orthodontic work would be expensive, and wanted to contribute. She spent Friday cutting mistletoe at her uncle's farm in Newberg, then wrapped it in clear cellophane and tied it...
  • Portland police are collecting thousands of license plate numbers every day (Oregon)

    12/03/2013 11:34:41 AM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | 12/3/2013 | Kristian Foden-Vencil
    Cameras on Portland police cars are starting to collect information on local vehicle license plates, and can track up to 128,000 vehicle license plates per day. That means that if authorities are investigating a murder and want to check on the whereabouts of a suspect's car three years ago, they can tap into a computer and perhaps find out where it was on a particular day. The system is already solving dozens of crimes. But some civil liberties advocates have reservations.
  • Portland’s Congressman Kind Of Thought Portlandia Was a Documentary

    11/15/2013 5:35:27 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | November 15, 2013 4:05 PM | By Betsy Woodruff
    "Representative Earl Blumenauer, whose congressional district includes most of Portland, Ore., told National Review Online today that a TV show skewering his city seemed pretty realistic to him. The third season of Portlandia, a sketch comedy that pokes fun at hipsters, progressives, and other West Coast denizens, is now on Netflix if you need something to binge-watch. And if you’re like Blumenauer, who often sports a bow tie and a bright-green bicycle lapel pin, you might forget it’s satire. I asked him today before the Upton vote if he watches the show. He simply said, “Those are my people.” “It was the first three episodes...
  • 1 dead in wildcat attack at Oregon animal sanctuary

    11/10/2013 5:24:15 PM PST · by BBell · 35 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2013
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Authorities say an employee at an Oregon animal sanctuary has been attacked and killed by a wildcat. Sgt. Robert Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's office says the attack was reported Saturday night at WildCat Haven in the suburban Portland community of Sherwood.
  • Oregon radio station nixes 'We love you long time' Chinatown billboard

    10/30/2013 8:36:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 29, 2013
    PORTLAND, Ore., - An Oregon radio station said it will change a billboard in Portland's Chinatown criticized as insensitive for its message: "We love you long time." A statement issued by KXL-FM, Portland, said the billboard was not meant to be disrespectful and will be changed following complaints, KPTV, Portland, reported Tuesday. "It's a famous quote from an old rap song, we thought it would get attention but in no way meant disrespect to anyone," the station said. "This was a decision from the marketing and programming department. However, after our news department came to us and said they believed...
  • Asian-American Band Fights To Trademark Name 'The Slants'

    10/20/2013 1:22:10 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Kat Chow
    The Slants, a six-member band from Portland, Ore., calls their sound "Chinatown Dance Rock" — a little bit New Order, a little bit Depeche Mode. They describe themselves as one of the first Asian-American rock bands. Their music caters to an Asian-American crowd, they've spoken at various Asian-American events, and they're proud of all of it. But the Slants have been duking it out with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) over the past four years because of their name. The PTO refused the band's two trademark applications, saying that "slants" is a disparaging term for people of...
  • $2000 for a Bottle of Beer? You Bet. (12 bottles of Dave - sold out)

    09/27/2013 4:04:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 9/26/13 | Anita Hamilton
    **SNIP** But who in their right mind would pay $2000 for a single, 12.7 oz. bottle of beer? Quite a lot of people, it turns out, judging by the frenzy unleashed Wednesday over the release of “Dave,” an English Barley wine from Hair of the Dog Brewing in Portland, Oregon that sold out less than five hours after it went on sale. Admittedly, it was just a tiny batch of 12 bottles, but still. **SNIP** What’s so special about Dave? First brewed in 1994 — that’s right, it’s 19 years old! — it achieves the absurdly-high alcohol level through a...
  • Climate scientists are wrong and here's why

    09/09/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | 9/5/2013 | Larry Logan
    In a recent citizen’s view, Steve Holgate proposes that even if climate scientists are wrong, good will come from their point of view. Indeed, “climate” scientists are wrong. The last 17 years shows no statistically significant trend in the global temperature. Here in the Pacific Northwest, NOAA records show our winter temperatures have cooled at a rate of 1.2 degrees F per decade during the last 20 winters. Of 75 climate models predicting a hotter future climate, not a single one has been correct to date. Steve’s anecdotes of alarm can be factually dismissed. However, let’s look at the bigger...
  • Black-on-White Mob Violence in the Ultra-Liberal City of Portland

    09/04/2013 9:22:40 AM PDT · by Twotone · 37 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 2, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Portland is in the middle of a nasty bout of black mob violence. This time directed at bicyclists. But Tim Oberlander does not want us to know. Oberlander says he wants to be able to live in a city that does good things for good people. So what’s wrong with that? Everything.