Tag archive for ‘PORTLAND’
By admin On Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Portland shocked by stabbings, suspect’s extreme views eyed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The mayor of Portland, Oregon, hailed as "heroes" two men who were stabbed to death trying to protect two women police say were the target of an anti-Muslim rant by a man on a light-rail train More...

By admin On Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - Helpful co-workers. Reliable friends. Well-liked by many who encountered them. Those were the descriptions family, friends and colleagues gave of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Rick More...

By admin On Saturday, May 27th, 2017

FairPoint to award $50K to nonprofits to expand broadband

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - FairPoint Communications is awarding $50,000 to three nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to connecting and serving communities in Maine. The telecommunications company says that under More...

By admin On Friday, May 26th, 2017

Senate leader says votes short on key Oregon tax reforms

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Senate President Peter Courtney said Friday there isn't enough support to successfully approve multi-billion dollar tax reforms on business, transportation and health care. Those are the top More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs. Tribal leaders in Oregon, Washington state and More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Senators want hearing aids available over the counter

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is among a group of senators that is trying to make some types of hearing aids more easily accessible and more affordable. Collins, a Republican, is sponsoring More...

By admin On Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Maine’s senators among group calling for conservation funds

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Both of Maine's U.S. senators are among a bipartisan group that is urging Senate leaders to support a key land and water conservation program in the coming fiscal year. Sen. Susan Collins, More...

By admin On Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Judges cracking down on people who snub jury duty

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Elsie Mathews entered the cavernous 16th-floor courtroom of Oregon's chief federal judge, sat down at a table in front of the bench and waited. She arrived in her white Metro West ambulance More...

By admin On Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Oregon garden project aims to attract monarch butterflies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Vigor's 60-acre shipyard at the tip of Swan Island is a sea of steel and pavement, where cruise ships, naval vessels and ferries all turn to for crucial repairs that can take months and cost More...

By admin On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

LePage: special prosecutor for Trump probe a good idea

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's in favor of the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. LePage is a Republican More...