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Woman charged in Portland prostitution-linked killing - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Mon, 08/18/2008 - 21:29

Woman charged in Portland prostitution-linked killing
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A young woman who was picked up on prostitution-related charges last Wednesday is now behind bars, accused of fatally stabbing a man she said was trying to get her to work for him as a streetwalker on Southeast 82nd Avenue. Police say Donyel Helen ...

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Fred Meyer prefers locally grown, but it's a challenge - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Sat, 08/09/2008 - 21:22

Fred Meyer prefers locally grown, but it's a challenge
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In recent years, Fred Meyer Stores, a Kroger Co. subsidiary with a Portland headquarters, has expanded its offering of local produce and currently stocks 70 types of fruits, vegetables and herbs grown by farmers in Oregon and Washington. "People just ...

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Time for Oregon to cash in Columbia water? - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Sat, 08/09/2008 - 21:21

Time for Oregon to cash in Columbia water?
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When parched Southwest states recently considered ways they might bring more water to the overtaxed Colorado River, they imagined snaking a fiberglass straw up the Pacific coast and sipping from the Columbia River. That's probably a pipe dream, but it ...

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Troublesome convenience store in downtown Portland staying open - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Fri, 08/08/2008 - 21:25

Troublesome convenience store in downtown Portland staying open
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Despite objections from Mayor Tom Potter, police and the Portland Business Alliance, Peterson's Convenience Store in downtown Portland is getting a reprieve. Commissioners Dan Saltzman, Nick Fish and Sam Adams all support a last-chance deal that will ...

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Tremayne Durham gets life sentence - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Wed, 08/06/2008 - 21:25

Tremayne Durham gets life sentence
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Tremayne Durham became known as the fried chicken killer because his agreement to plead guilty to aggravated murder last month hinged on him getting a KFC and Popeyes smorgasbord. At Durham's sentencing Wednesday, the family of the man Durham ...

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Steve Duin talks of family patriarch's trials in shadow of plane crash - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Wed, 08/06/2008 - 21:25

Steve Duin talks of family patriarch's trials in shadow of plane crash
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H ave I sinned? What have I done to you, O watcher of men? Why have you set me as your target, so that I am a burden to myself? (Job 7:20). On the most basic levels -- our faith in the sanctuary of a summer's day at the beach, or our fear of the ...

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Ex-Oregon official loses 3 grandkids in Gearhart plane crash - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Tue, 08/05/2008 - 21:26

Ex-Oregon official loses 3 grandkids in Gearhart plane crash
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GEARHART -- All three of the children who died when a small airplane crashed into a beach house Monday in Gearhart are the grandchildren of a former Oregon attorney general. Lee Johnson, who also was a circuit and appellate judge and served as chief ...

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Nike's focus on keeping costs low causes poor working conditions, critics say - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Mon, 08/04/2008 - 22:14

Nike's focus on keeping costs low causes poor working conditions, critics say
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Nike contract factories will abuse workers, critics say, as long as the company forces the plants to make shoes and apparel for ever-lower prices. "As long as they continue to pay sweatshop prices," says Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker ...

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Nike's focus on keeping costs low causes poor working conditions, critics say - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Mon, 08/04/2008 - 22:14

Nike's focus on keeping costs low causes poor working conditions, critics say
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Nike contract factories will abuse workers, critics say, as long as the company forces the plants to make shoes and apparel for ever-lower prices. "As long as they continue to pay sweatshop prices," says Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker ...

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Plane crashes into Oregon coast house; 5 dead - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Mon, 08/04/2008 - 21:36

Plane crashes into Oregon coast house; 5 dead
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GEARHART -- Flip-flops on damp sand and the murmur of early duffers at the golf course make up the ordinary August morning soundtrack in this cozy resort town. But dawn broke Monday to an entirely different cacophony: the sputter of a failing ...

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Oregon blueberry acreage rises with demand - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Mon, 08/04/2008 - 00:00

Oregon blueberry acreage rises with demand
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Increased worldwide demand for blueberries has led Oregon farmers to increase their acreage planted with the popular fruit, which is said to provide some health benefits because of its antioxidant properties. Despite a cool spring and poor ...

Food origin labels will cost $$$ - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Fri, 08/01/2008 - 21:27

Food origin labels will cost $$$
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Two months from now, shoppers shouldn't have to wonder about the country of origin of beef, chicken, fresh produce, and frozen fruits and vegetables, among other products, in grocery aisles. After tortured legislative negotiations dating back to 2002 ...

Portland adults can learn to swim, too - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Wed, 07/30/2008 - 21:29

Portland adults can learn to swim, too
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When you're a kid, learning the front crawl is a summer rite of passage. When you're 30, like I am, it has the potential to be very embarrassing. Consider my second day of beginner swim class this summer at Northeast Portland's Grant Pool. While I ...

Another woman drowns in same Rogue River rapids - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Mon, 07/28/2008 - 21:31

Another woman drowns in same Rogue River rapids
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A Portland woman drowned Saturday in the same Rogue River rapids that claimed the life of a California woman just one month ago. Curry County sheriff's deputies searched Monday for Kathleen Mills, 57, in a section of the river known as Blossom Bar, ...

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Living Harvest has a hit with Hempmilk - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Sat, 07/26/2008 - 21:37

Living Harvest has a hit with Hempmilk
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Yes, the hemp milk is made from the hulled seeds of cannabis sativa, the very plant featured in the 1936 cult classic "Reefer Madness." But these seeds are from industrial hemp, bred virtually free of the THC that powers its disreputable cousin. Rather ...

Pastor, who stole from funds for the needy, must pay up - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Fri, 07/25/2008 - 23:19

Pastor, who stole from funds for the needy, must pay up
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More than a dozen members of the First Christian Church in downtown Portland showed up to see their former pastor admit he stole $132,000 meant for such programs as helping the poor pay for food, rent and medical bills. Judge Richard Baldwin then ...

Paramount Equity Mortgage under heavy scrutiny - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Wed, 07/23/2008 - 21:28

Paramount Equity Mortgage under heavy scrutiny
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Washington mortgage regulators announced Wednesday they intend to revoke the license of Paramount Equity Mortgage, a Roseville, Calif., firm that has blanketed Northwest radio stations with commercials promising cheap and easy mortgages.

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Eugene chip plant Hynix will close, erasing 1400 jobs - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Wed, 07/23/2008 - 21:27

Eugene chip plant Hynix will close, erasing 1400 jobs
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Oregon's jittery economy took its biggest hit Wednesday with word that Hynix Semiconductor plans to shutter its 10-year-old memory chip plant in Eugene in the next two months, putting more than 1,100 employees and 300 contractors out of work.

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Surfer, 14, recalls day he lost arm in dory accident - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Wed, 07/16/2008 - 21:45

Surfer, 14, recalls day he lost arm in dory accident
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Cole Ortega remembers throwing on a pair of jeans and a sweatshirt on that chilly Sunday morning, two days after the Fourth of July. It was around 8:30 a.m. and barely 60 degrees when the 14-year-old Bend boy and his friend Jackson rode their bikes to ...

Oregon violinist linked with 'Mr. Holland' dies - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 21:33

Oregon violinist linked with 'Mr. Holland' dies
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Eugene John Kaza, a former Oregon Symphony violinist and music educator who many people believe was the inspiration for the film "Mr. Holland's Opus," died July 1 after several years of ill health at the age of 84. "Eugene was a violinist's violinist ...

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