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  • Many cities leaving Wall Street protesters alone

    10/28/2011 3:45:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Google ^ | 10/28/11 | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — While more U.S. cities are resorting to force to break up the Wall Street protests, many others — Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis and Portland, Ore., among them — are content to let the demonstrations go on for now.New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for example, said Friday that the several hundred protesters sleeping in Zuccotti Park, the unofficial headquarters of the movement that began in mid-September, can stay as long as they obey the law."I can't talk about other cities," he said. "Our responsibilities are protect your rights and your safety. And I think we're trying to...
  • Gun And Knives Pulled At Occupy Portland

    10/21/2011 3:03:07 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 38 replies
    The Register Guard ^ | 10/21/2011 | NIGEL DUARA
    PORTLAND — A man who displayed a handgun at Occupy Portland’s downtown encampment after a dispute with protesters has been arrested, police said in a statement Thursday. The argument took place Wednesday afternoon when 32-year-old Jason C. Parker was challenged verbally by protesters after filming tents, police said. One of the protesters used a racial epithet against Parker, who is black, police said. A witness said Parker was filming inside tents without permission and displayed the gun more than once after protesters at the camp displayed knives.
  • Occupy Portland Protesters Sing F--- the USA

    Once again the Occupy insert city here protesters are engaging in seditious, unpatriotic behavior. This time we take you to Portland, Oregon where a band of protesters sing a punkish sounding song which must be entitled, Fuck the USA. See for yourself (warning strong language):
  • OBAMA-ENDORSED GROUP SINGS “F*** THE USA”

    10/16/2011 11:31:59 AM PDT · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2011 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Earlier today in Portland, the Barack Obama- and Nancy Pelosi-endorsed “Occupy the World” movement featured this edifying musical contribution: VIDEO The Democrats are crazy to identify themselves with these people, but the fact that they are willing to do so tells us a lot about what they really think. More here. UPDATE: The unionized public employees of Oregon are among the major supporters of Occupy Portland. It’s nice to see how much they appreciate the taxpayers who pay their salaries. Via Verum Serum .
  • Not feeling groovy: TriMet pulls plug on 'sonic bike path' idea for Portland bridge

    10/06/2011 5:00:16 PM PDT · by MeNeFrego · 20 replies
    OregonLive.com ^ | 10/06/2011 | Joseph Rose
    For Portland bicycle commuters hoping that TriMet would build a “sonic bike path” connecting to the nation’s largest car-free bridge, Thursday was the day the music died. The idea was for an intricate sequence of concrete grooves on the path that would play Simon and Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)” when bicycle tires rolled over them. But Oregon’s largest transit agency announced a song that goes something like this: Not going to happen. Citing concerns about cost, safety and design, the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project’s art advisory committee told TriMet and Portland’s Bicycle Advisory Committee today that it...
  • Six quarantined at Portland VA Medical Center

    10/05/2011 6:58:02 PM PDT · by sleddogs · 1 replies
    OregonLive.com ^ | October 05, 2011, 4:34 PM | Kate Mather, The Oregonian
    Portland emergency workers are at Portland VA Medical Center after four employees reported opening an envelope containing a "white, powdery substance" that made their hands and faces burn. The incident was reported about 4:30 p.m. at the hospital, located at 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., after one of the employees open the envelope and all four reporting burning on their skin, said Paul Corah, spokesman for Portland Fire & Rescue. (more at link)
  • Portland, Oregon braces for Occupy march (don't need no stinkin' permit)

    10/05/2011 12:39:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/05/11
    Portland, Ore., braces for Occupy marchPublished: Oct. 5, 2011 at 2:41 PM NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Portland, Ore., Wednesday warned downtown businesses to expect traffic jams during a march by a local contingent of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Police said the organizers of the march had refused to cooperate with them by obtaining a parade permit and informing the department about the intended route of Thursday's march. **SNIP** Organizers have said they are inspired by the Arab Spring revolutions in Africa and the Middle East, The Boston Globe reported.
  • Fajita Grill customers help restaurant reopen...staff jailed after an immigration raid.

    09/29/2011 1:29:06 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Portland ME Press-Herald ^ | 9/29/11 | Leslie Bridgers
    WESTBROOK - The Fajita Grill Mexican restaurant has reopened, about a week after being raided by federal agents who arrested its owner. According to Fajita Grill's Facebook page, the restaurant reopened at 4 p.m. Tuesday and was open again Wednesday for lunch and dinner. The page also says stickers that say "I (heart) Fajita Grill" will be available by the end of this week. The restaurant has received an outpouring of support from patrons since the raid on Sept. 21 by agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Alex Smith, a waitress at the restaurant, said Wednesday that four or...
  • Retired Portland police and firefighters sue city to keep ($3 million in) pension overpayments

    09/11/2011 6:24:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 9/07/11 | Maxine Bernstein
    Retired Portland police and firefighters sue city to keep pension overpaymentsBy Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 11:15 PM More than 500 retired Portland police and firefighters and their spouses have brought a class action lawsuit against the city, arguing that Portland's public safety retirement fund breached their contract by trying to recoup nearly $3 million the fund mistakenly overpaid them in pension benefits. The lawsuit, filed initially by five plaintiffs in Multnomah County Circuit Court, seeks to stop the Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Fund from withholding pension payments that the fund's board says...
  • Portland bike-sharing plan wins city transportation bureau OK

    08/16/2011 7:09:01 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 27 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 8/16/2111 | Joseph Rose
    Portland, OR: In a city where just about everything that can be done on a bicycle has been done, Portland still doesn't do bike sharing. Not yet anyway. After years of study, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has recommended using $4 million in startup funds -- half from a limited, flexible federal funding pot, half from private investors -- for an automated community bicycling program. The City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on the concept, which has proved wildly popular in other American cities and across Europe. "We essentially expect this to be used by everybody -- tourists, businesspeople,...
  • Beaverton, Portland, Tigard schools sanctioned for disciplining minority special ed students

    07/14/2011 10:13:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 7, 2011 | Wendy Owen
    Beaverton School District has a $543,000 hole to fill in its special education fund next school year because staff disciplined a higher ratio of Latino students in special education than in the general school population. The district is one of three in the Portland area to get dinged for suspending and expelling a disproportionate ratio of minorities in special education, based on a federal law the state began enforcing in 2008. The law, part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, was created to help deal with a decades-old national problem -- minorities are over-represented in special education. Under the...
  • Kyron Horman task force to disband July 1, but will re-form if 'something breaks,' sheriff says

    06/11/2011 2:35:04 PM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 03, 2011 | Maxine Bernstein
    A lead detective from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will continue to work full-time investigating the now yearlong disappearance of Kyron Horman with help from the FBI, state Department of Justice and county prosecutors... During the investigation of the other potential persons of interest, the team realized that some evidence -- namely phone records and computer log-on information from Skyline School the day Kyron went missing -- were not kept by the school district as the sheriff's office didn't request the preservation of those records. Staton and Gates said they did obtain other information from the school via a search...
  • Counter Tea-Partiers Reveal Hideous Face of Liberalism in Portland

    04/17/2011 6:45:39 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 04/17/2011 | n/a
    The commie counter-Tea Partiers Andrew Breitbart appropriately invited to go to hell in Madison were also out in force in Portland. Here an enlightened progressive shares with us what he does with Old Glory. Warning — the obscene screechings of moonbats are not for innocent ears:
  • 3 'Strange' Men Cause Flight Diversion (of “Middle Eastern descent”)

    03/30/2011 10:17:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | March 30, 2011 | Phil Rogers and Andrew Greiner
    A Portland, Ore.-bound flight made a "level two emergency" stop in Chicago Tuesday night after passengers said three men, reportedly of Middle Eastern descent, were acting strangely, even fighting with flight crews. At least one of the men walked back to the area of the plane where flight attendants work, laid down and began complaining of illness. That man engaged in "some sort of altercation" with the flight attendant, a passenger said. At one point another man, who was pacing back and forth in the aisles, also got into a "verbal altercation" with a flight attendant, according to a passenger....
  • Oregon Democrats Attack Art Robinson’s Children

    The Northwest Report March 8, 2011 By Art Robinson © 2011 In an effort to do my part in rescuing our country from the out-of-control Obama administration, last year I ran for Congress in Oregon’s 4th District against 12-term incumbent, far-left Democrat Peter DeFazio, co-founder of the House Progressive Caucus. Although I won the nominations of the Republican, Independent and Constitution Parties and the endorsement of the Libertarian Party, a massive media smear campaign by DeFazio, paid for with money raised by MoveOn.org and from special interests favored by DeFazio in Washington, resulted in a 54.5 percent to 43.6 percent...
  • Tigard to Portland: Rejoin terrorism task force (after Mohamud's Christmas day bomb plot)

    01/28/2011 10:26:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Portland Tribune ^ | 1/27/11 | Geoff Pursinger
    Tigard to Portland: Rejoin terrorism task forceBy Geoff Pursinger The Times, Updated Jan 27, 2011 TIGARD — When Portland city officials asked for public comment about joining a task force to fight terrorism, it probably didn’t expect to hear from the city of Tigard. The Tigard City Council approved a resolution, Tuesday, urging the city of Portland to rejoin the Joint Terrorism Task Force, a group that partners the FBI with police and law enforcement agencies across the country. For Tigard City Councilor Nick Wilson the choice is clear: Portland should rejoin. Now. “What’s wrong with Portland?” Wilson said in...
  • 12 Indicted On Iraq Money Laundering Charges

    12/19/2002 10:48:26 AM PST · by grimalkin · 5 replies · 135+ views
    KOMO 4 News ^ | December 19, 2002 | KOMO Staff & News Services
    SEATTLE - A federal grand jury in Seattle indicted 12 people in an alleged international money-laundering scheme that funneled more than $12 million to Iraq. The indictment, handed up Wednesday and unsealed Thursday, alleges that between April 2000 and January 2002, a ring of agents throughout the United States collected money domestically and sent it to a company called Alshafei Family Connect in suburban Edmonds. The company, owned and principally operated by Hussein Alshafei, an Iraqi native and naturalized U.S. citizen, then shipped the money to London and other overseas cities and eventually to Iraq, the indictment alleges. The actions...
  • Residents Who Knew Christmas Tree Bomber Said He Would Make Anti-American Comments

    12/02/2010 4:06:46 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 9 replies · 3+ views
    HAP ^ | 12/2/10 | hap
    Residents who knew Mohamud say there might have been warning signs leading up to a Somali teenager’s arrest in connection with a plot to bomb the annual tree-lighting ceremony. "He would always talk about the movie ‘Black Hawk Down,’ saying, 'We beat your country, F white people' when he got mad"
  • Jailers hold Mohamud, accused in plot to bomb Portland tree lighting, in 'protective custody'

    12/20/2010 9:27:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | 12/18/10 | Bryan Denson
    Jailers hold Mohamed Mohamud, accused in plot to bomb Portland tree lighting, in 'protective custody'By Bryan Denson, The Oregonian Updated: Saturday, December 18, 2010, 8:55 AM The teenager accused of plotting to bomb thousands of Christmas revelers at Portland's holiday tree lighting ceremony three weeks ago is jailed in protective custody to prevent someone from harming him. Mohamed Mohamud has a cell to himself at the downtown Justice Center jail, where he eats all of his meals alone and doesn't mix with the general inmate population, said Chief Deputy Michael Shults, who heads corrections for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office....
  • Entrapment and the Portland Christmas Tree Bomber (Will Portland jury buy the entrapment defense?)

    12/06/2010 7:21:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/06/2010 | Elise Cooper
    The recent arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud on November 26 demonstrates what a tough job the FBI has in keeping America's homeland safe. Mohamud was arrested in Oregon for attempting to detonate a bomb at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square among a crowd of thousands. His attorney is claiming an entrapment defense, which means that the FBI's job is not just about finding radicalized American terrorists, but also being able to cross all the Ts and dot all the Is to ensure a conviction. The entrapment argument is being used possibly to influence the jury...
  • Deputies investigate assault on Muslim inmate in Portland jail (not Mohamed Osman Mohamud)

    12/01/2010 9:37:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 12/01/10
    Deputies investigate assault on Muslim inmate in Portland jailUpdated: Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 8:57 PM Authorities are investigating whether an assault on a Muslim inmate Sunday in a Portland jail was a hate crime incited by the arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19-year-old accused of trying to ignite a van full of fake explosives last week near Pioneer Courthouse Square. Guards at Multnomah County's Inverness Jail noticed Mohamed Anwar Ahmend's injuries about 3 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Mary Lindstrand, a county sheriff's spokeswoman. Ahmend said he had slipped and fallen while cleaning a bathroom at the Northeast Portland facility....
  • Portland Bomber Will Use Entrapment As Defense (Mohamed Osman Mohamud)

    11/30/2010 8:14:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Gather ^ | 11/30/10
    Portland Bomber Will Use Entrapment As DefenseNovember 30, 2010 07:56 PM EST But good luck to him. No terror case has ever won acquittal by using entrapment. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a Somali-born naturalized U.S. citizen, has plead innocent to terror charges leveled against him. According to the FBI, he had several documented chances to back out of the attempted Christmas tree lighting bombing, but Mohamud’s defense claims that the very first meeting was not recorded, and that this meeting is the most important. This claim almost sounds like a conspiracy theory. The details of this case are not clear...
  • The Portland Bomber

    11/29/2010 8:10:39 AM PST · by bray · 17 replies · 1+ views
    examiner ^ | 11/29/10 | bray
    I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the LOVE of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Rom 15:30 There was one person at the Portland Christmas Tree lighting who understood the spiritual importance that Christmas Tree lighting represented. When Mohamed Osman Mohamud shouted Allah Akbar and pushed the button on his fake bomb expecting to blow up thousands of Infidels he was attacking the one real enemy of Islam, Jesus Christ. Never mind Pioneer Square in Portland has outlawed any mention of Christ or even the name Holiday,...
  • After Thwarted Attack, Question Is ‘Why Portland?’

    11/29/2010 5:18:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 28, 2010 | BETH SLOVIC
    <p>But on Sunday, two days after federal law enforcement officials arrested Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, and accused him of plotting to bomb the square during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, it was more subdued.</p> <p>Workers were preparing the brick-covered plaza for the 15th annual Holiday Ale Festival that starts on Wednesday. Private security officers patrolled the area. And visitors were still puzzled by the news of the plot.</p>
  • Oregon Caroler Attempts 'O Tannenbomb,' or, Paradise or Bust!

    11/28/2010 8:08:20 PM PST · by TR Clancy · 1 replies
    Dearborn Underground ^ | 11/28/10 | TR Clancy
    Mohamed, (the MSA president), told the media that “It doesn't take much thought from a reasonable person to see that his actions and behavior in this instance are not very reflective of Islam.” The MSA president also says Mohamud wasn’t known for being pious. “From what I understand, he wasn't the most religious person. He didn't regularly go to mosque.” That’s as may be. But then it’s not really mosque attendance that the really popular firebrand preachers are pushing as the express route to a hot tub in Paradise splashing with 72 virgins, is it? That’s what jihad is for.
  • Politically correct Portland rejected feds who saved city from terrorist attack

    11/28/2010 12:15:19 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 28, 2010 | Byron York
    In 2005, leaders in Portland, Oregon, angry at the Bush administration's conduct of the war on terror, voted not to allow city law enforcement officers to participate in a key anti-terror initiative, the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. On Friday, that task force helped prevent what could have been a horrific terrorist attack in Portland. Now city officials say they might re-think their participation in the task force -- because Barack Obama is in the White House.
  • Somali-Born Teenager Held in Oregon Bomb Sting

    11/27/2010 8:11:54 AM PST · by Baynative · 131 replies · 3+ views
    A/P- NYT ^ | 11/27/10 | A/P file
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said. The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Friday just after he dialed a cell phone that he thought would set off the blast but instead brought federal agents and police swooping down on him. Yelling "Allahu Akbar!" — Arabic for...
  • Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen After Car-Bomb Sting at Oregon Christmas Tree Ceremony

    11/26/2010 10:39:29 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 149 replies
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  • Plane diverted to Salt Lake because of 'unruly' passenger

    11/04/2010 4:04:27 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 54 replies · 1+ views
    KSL ^ | 11/4/2010 | KSL
    SALT LAKE CITY -- American Airlines flight 1476, from Portland to Dallas, was diverted to the Salt Lake International Airport because of an "unruly" passenger. The flight landed at Salt Lake International around 1:15 Thursday afternoon. John Heller, a passenger on the flight, tells KSL the "unruly" passenger wanted to use the restroom before the flight left Portland, but a flight attendant told him he had to wait until after take-off. Once the flight was in the air, the passenger apparently used the restroom three to four times and that raised suspicions. Passengers nearest to him alerted the flight attendant...
  • BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport [radiological component?]

    10/29/2010 7:40:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 266 replies
    BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport October 29, 2010 9:56 AM From Jessica McWilliams PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities have isolated two cargo planes are Philadelphia International Airport following a report of a suspicious package. Local and federal authorities are investigating a suspicious package aboard a cargo plane that landed at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9 a.m. Friday. A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal before take off. Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a...
  • CNBC Documentary Inspires Portland PD to Drop Remington 700 Rifles

    10/28/2010 5:14:35 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 71 replies · 2+ views
    TV Newser ^ | October 28, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    The Portland, Oregon Police Department decided to stop using its Remington 700 rifles after the airing of CNBC’s documentary, “Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation,” according to “The Portland Press Herald.” The doc premiered on October 20th “I don’t want to run the risk of having an accidental discharge like this where it puts an officer’s or community member’s life in danger,” Police Chief James Craig (picture, right) said to “The Portland Press Herald” Wednesday. The documentary explores claims that the Remington Model 700- series hunting rifle is known to fire without pulling the trigger. The rifle’s manufacturer, Remington, has...
  • Obama to GOP:'They can come for the ride,but they gotta sit in back.'(From the Great Unifier?)

    10/26/2010 11:13:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/26/10 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Democrats are about to be trounced in the midterm elections, and if the pundits are correct the emergency brakes are about to be slammed on Obama’s out of control liberal agenda. In response to the predictions of a Republican tidal wave coupled together with lack of enthusiasm for the Democrat party and Barack’s policies, the President is stumping for Democrat candidates as if his life depended on it. The Democrat Party is certainly giving it their all. Stumper/early voter Michelle Obama is showing up all over America. Nuclear-code-loser Bill Clinton has found his way to “95 campaign stops for 65...
  • Motorcyclist dies after crash during Obama motorcade traffic

    10/21/2010 3:01:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    kgw.com ^ | October 21, 2010 | Associated Presss & KGW Staff
    PORTLAND -- A motorcyclist who crashed and slid under a car after traffic slowed on Interstate 84 to watch President Obama's motorcade has died, authorities said Thursday. The motorcycle and the operator - later identified as Peter Gunderson, 59, of Portland - were both on fire after the crash.
  • 'Get sane!' Councilwoman suffers meltdown on camera

    10/05/2010 6:15:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 4, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    An investigation has been launched into the behavior of a member of the city council in Vancouver City, Wash., after she lost her cool at a meeting when people wanted to argue over a light rail plan, ordered one member of the public out of the room, ordered the council chairman to "gavel down" a constituent, and ordered a colleague on the council to "Shut up!" The situation developed as members of the public were in attendance to express concerns about a light rail program. Harris told one speaker not to address individual members of the committee, and when he...
  • Update: Maine Muslim Teen still not charged for Chemical Bombs

    09/24/2010 7:19:33 AM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    Update to earlier thread: Maine: Muslim Teen Sets off Chemical Bomb near Mosque13-Year-Old Boy Questioned in Homemade Explosive Incident By News 13 Portland police say they have interviewed a 13-year-old boy believed to be responsible for making a pair of small homemade bombs found Tuesday night. Officers responded to Portland Street around 8 p.m. on Tuesday after a small explosion was reported near the Islamic Society of Portland. Police then found a second device sitting underneath a vehicle that was parked nearby, but they were able to disable that one before it exploded. No one was injured. The teen has...
  • Newspaper apologizes to those offended

    (Pic of cover below) We made a news decision on Friday that offended many readers and we sincerely apologize for it. Many saw Saturday's front-page story and photo regarding the local observance of the end of Ramadan as offensive, particularly on the day, Sept. 11, when our nation and the world were paying tribute to those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks nine years ago. We have acknowledged that we erred by at least not offering balance to the story and its prominent position on the front page. What you are reading today was the planned coverage of the...
  • Friday Interview: Fighting Traffic Gridlock in North Carolina

    08/06/2010 11:20:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | August 6, 2010 | CJ Staff
    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s traffic congestion could double in the next couple of decades, with Charlotte drivers facing the same types of delays Chicago drivers face now. That was the conclusion of a 2007 John Locke Foundation report. It recommended $12 billion of spending to clear North Carolina’s congested urban roads and prepare for future traffic growth. Many traffic problems outlined three years ago continue to cause concerns today. Randal O’Toole, senior fellow with the Cato Institute, recently tackled the issue from a national perspective in the book Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It....
  • Lemonade stands get reprieve

    08/06/2010 4:35:36 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 25 replies
    OregonLive ^ | Updated: Thursday, August 05, 2010 | Helen Jung
    No need to jack up the price of a glass of lemonade. Turns out kids won't have to shell out $120 for a health permit to run their lemonade stands after all. Multnomah County's top elected official apologized Thursday for health inspectors who forced a 7-year-old girl to shut down her stand last week because she didn't have a food-safety permit. Chairman Jeff Cogen also said he has directed county health department workers to use "professional discretion" in doing their jobs. Inspectors told Julie Murphy and her mother, Maria Fife, to stop selling lemonade at the monthly Last Thursday...
  • Oregon’s Scariest Cops

    07/29/2010 1:04:24 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 9 replies · 3+ views
    Willamette Week ^ | 7/28/2010 | Nigel Jaquiss
    Think the Portland Police have problems? Take a look next door. Keaton Otis. Jack Collins. Aaron Campbell. Kendra James. James Chasse. All died at the hands of Portland police in recent years. Each death raised fresh questions about the bureau’s training and its ability to discipline its officers. As a result, a casual consumer of local news might think the Portland Police Bureau is the most troubled law enforcement outfit in the metro area. Such an assumption would probably be wrong. An analysis of public records and interviews with law enforcement sources suggests that designation belongs to another agency. While...
  • Kyron Horman Update: Family in turmoil; two 911 calls Saturday at Horman residence, dad moves out

    07/01/2010 9:30:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 7/1/2010 | Isabelle Zehnder
    ABC’s “Good Morning America” reports that two 911 calls were made from Kaine and Terri Moulton Horman’s Portland home last weekend, one with alleged threats of some kind lasting 13 minutes. FBI agent and ABC news consultant, Brad Garrett, said to file the type of emergency restraining order that he did, Kaine Horman would have had to make the case that his wife posed an immediate threat to him or their 18-month old daughter, according to Garrett. The restraining order prohibits Terri Horman from having contact with her other children, an older son and the toddler daughter. Kaine Horman is...
  • Kyron Horman's Stepmother Allegedly Tried to Hire Hit Man, Report Says

    07/05/2010 4:26:23 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 1,037 replies · 30+ views
    ABC news, GMA ^ | July 4, 2010 | CLAYTON SANDELL, KRISTIN FRASER and DEAN SCHABNER
    One month after the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman, police reportedly said a landscaper told them the Oregon boy's stepmother tried to hire him to kill her husband, Kaine Horman. After a month with no trace of Kyron the family still hopes for his safe return.The allegation, first reported in The Oregonian but confirmed by ABC News affiliate KATU-TV in Portland through a source close to the investigation, thickens the cloud of suspicion surrounding Terri Horman, the last person to see Kyron before he went missing on June 4 The landscaper allegedly told police that Terri Horman approached him about...
  • Police Record Alleged Murder-for-Hire Talk with Terri Horman (stepmother of missing OR boy)

    07/07/2010 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Justaham · 1 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 7-7-10 | Eunice Oh
    The landscaper who claims Kyron Horman's stepmother offered him "a large sum of money" to kill her husband recently went back to Terri Moulton Horman at the request of police, according to a local report. Wearing a body wire and accompanied by an undercover officer during a June 26 meeting, the landscaper told Horman he wanted $10,000 or he'd go to authorities with the alleged murder-for-hire plot, The Oregonian reports. Horman, the stepmother of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman who has come under police scrutiny, cut off the conversation fairly quickly, sources tell the paper.
  • Cops Search For Missing Portland Second Grader

    06/07/2010 1:14:13 PM PDT · by MarMema · 53 replies · 147+ views
    Americas Most Wanted ^ | 6-6-2010 | Americas Most Wanted
    Authorities in Multnomah County, Ore. say the last reported sighting of Kyron Horman was walking down the hall of Skyline Elementary School on June 4, 2010. Kyron and his stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, had come to school that morning to attend a science fair. At around 8:45 a.m., Kyron left his stepmom and headed to class. However, cops say, the second grader never made it. When Kyron didn't show up at his school bus stop later that afternoon, his parents called the school. Kyron was nowhere to be found. Over the course of the next few days, air units, canine...
  • "Zombies" crash on I-84 near Lloyd exit [witnesses alarmed by partiers costumed as undead]

    07/11/2010 2:53:45 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 72 replies · 1+ views
    KGW NewsChannel 8 ^ | 07/09/10 | Justin Burton
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A car full of people dressed as zombies crashed on Interstate 84 near downtown Portland on Friday, causing initial confusion by people who witnessed the crash. Portland Police said the car was swerving in the eastbound lanes of the freeway just east of the Lloyd District just after 9:30 p.m. when it rolled over and crashed onto its top. Emergency crews took five victims from the crash to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said that in their investigation they learned that the people inside the car were dressed as zombie costumes and they were headed to...
  • (Vanity) It's Getting Gaia Herre (A Duet by Al Gore and Nelly)

    07/01/2010 7:44:01 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 7-01-2010 | grey_whiskers
    One thin October night A bloated ex Vice President appears For midnight fun I need you to get down on the hotel floorGive that man what he askin for (oh)Cuz I feel like bustin loose and I feel like touchin you (ah, ah)And cant nobody stop the juice so baby tell me whats the use Tensions rise as Fever settles in hotel suite Al Gore's Clothes dissolve (I said)Its gettin hot in here (so hot)So take off all your clothes Oil glides from the bottle Skin feathers abdominals for a season (A hard rain comes quickly!) Then Gore is parched...
  • Al Gore's Accuser is Molly Hagerty: Portland Police Re-Open Case

    07/01/2010 9:37:07 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 28 replies · 1+ views
    We know the Portland Police are not reopening Al Gore's sexual abuse case because business is slow. Molly Hagerty is the massage therapist's name. Some are claiming the hotel's video surveillance may support her claims, and the Enquirer states there is DNA evidence, video footage and a "key witness." See a video re-enactment. Police say further investigation will only benefit Al Gore.
  • Portland police will investigate accusations that Al Gore groped woman (Investigation Re-Opened)

    06/30/2010 5:11:23 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 161 replies · 1+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 30, 2010 | Maxine Bernstein
    Portland police will investigate accusations that Al Gore groped woman Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 4:55 PM Updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 5:03 PM The Oregonian A Portland massage therapist accused former Vice President Al Gore of "unwanted sexual contact" at a hotel during an October 2006 visit, but no charges were filed due to lack of evidence, law officials said last week. Today, Portland police officials say they will reopen the investigation. Portland police announced today that it will re-open and investigate a Portland massage therapist’s allegations that former Vice President Al Gore sexually assaulted her at a downtown...
  • Portland audit: Hard to say how many jobs created, saved under stimulus spending

    06/29/2010 5:02:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 2+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 28, 2010 | BY: JANIE HAR
    Stimulus-related construction spending is up in the city of Portland -- but it's not clear how many jobs have been created from that uptick, according to a city audit released Monday. City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade said a key reason is the city did not require contractors to track the number of people hired for projects. In 2009, state lawmakers borrowed $172 million for "Go Oregon" public works projects, and required contractors to submit forms detailing the number of people hired and for how long. As a result, state officials boasted that more than 7,500 jobs were "created or retained" with...
  • Police Release Audio of Massage Therapist Accusing Al Gore of “Unwanted Sexual Contact” – Raw Audio

    06/26/2010 7:19:35 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies
    NY Post via Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio released by Portland, Oregon Police of an interview with the woman who has accused former Vice-President Al Gore of “unwanted sexual contact” against her. The incident allegedly took place in 2006 at a Portland hotel, where Gore was getting a massage from the woman (a massage therapist). In the audio, the woman reads her account of what happened, and goes into great detail. It was very clear to me I was not the first woman he had sexually assaulted, and that clearly, “No” was not a word he cared about or respected.” – Massage Therapist accusing Al...
  • Portland Police Report on Gore, Albert Arnold "Al" (all 73 pages)

    06/25/2010 10:07:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/24/10
    Portland Police Report on Gore, Albert Arnold "Al" Just click the link above.