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Vigil Set for Kendra James, Killed by Portland Police 10 Years Ago

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The Albina Ministerial Alliance will hold a vigil May 5 to remember Kendra James, who was shot and killed 10 years ago by Portland police during a traffic stop.James, 25, was shot by Portland Officer Scott McCollister on May 5, 2003, when she tried to drive away while McCollister climbed most of the way into the car in order to remove her.
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Monday, April 29, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Hospital Employee Says SUV was Hit by Bullets During Police Shooting

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An engineer at Adventist Medical Center filed a claim for damages against the city of Portland, saying his SUV was hit with bullets as the police fired upon and killed federal fugitive Merle M. Hatch in February.Kevin House says his wife, Karen, who also works at Adventist, parked their 2007 Dodge Durango in the employee lot for her shift the night of Feb. 17. The SUV wound up in the line of fire ...   More
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Hales Floats Evening Parking Meters, Street Seating for Old Town

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Mayor Charlie Hales met Tuesday evening for an invite-only meeting with neighbors and businesses in Old Town to talk about the city's Entertainment District, a trial closure of six blocks on weekend nights around the area's high-density collection of clubs and bars. The unshocking consensus? The folks who live and work in the area aren't fans.But Portland's police seem    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Take With Homework

A DEA investigation of a local teacher highlights abuse of the attention-deficit drug adderall.


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Before dawn on Jan. 29, federal drug enforcement agents swept into a wooded West Linn neighborhood and raided the gray, two-story house of a substitute teacher named John J. Loomis. Agents carri   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Man Says He Missed Father-Daughter Dance After Beating at Devil's Point Strip Club

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A Snoqualmie, Wash., man says a beating he took at the hands of Devils Point strip club bouncers made him miss a father-daughter dance.Scott Garcia filed a lawsuit April 18 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, claiming battery and seeking $22,924 for a broken rib, missed work and emotional distress.The suit says Garcia had left Devils Point, at 5...   More
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Widow of Eugene Cop Files Suit Against His Killer in Portland

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The widow of Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen—shot and killed during a traffic stop two years ago today—is suing his killer and his insurance company in Multnomah County.Filed April 17, the case asks for $5.75 million for his wrongful death.
Kilcullen, 43, was shot once in the chest and died on April 22, 2011, after he stopped Cheryl Kidd, 56, following a pursuit on Interstate 105 in ...   More
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

U Can Touch This: Portland Police Arrest "Hammer Pants Bandit"

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Weston Miner Rodgers, arrested in connection with three bank robberies, continues the great Portland tradition of awesomely named robbers.
Who can forget the "Hipster Bandit" and the "   More
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland Officer Who Tased James Chasse Now Working on Mental Health Unit

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The Portland Police Bureau is pushing forward with mental health reforms mandated by the U.S. Deportment of Justice—but one officer picked to work with the mentally ill is drawing criticism from advocates, The Skanner reports t...   More
 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Pork and Ride

The CRC includes a $17 million museum.


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The $3.4 billion Columbia River Crossing keeps getting more expensive for taxpayers, even before it gets built—in part because the price of a pet project of the National Park Service is going up   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Transportation Secretary: Columbia River Crossing Not Designed For Speed

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Back in Washington D.C. after stumping for the Columbia River Crossing in Washington state last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood continues to take a beating over the megaproject.Today, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), tore into him over...   More
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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