Portland News for May 9th 2013

Portland teen gets 8 years for sexual assault
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge who sentenced a Somali refugee to eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a 50-year-old Portland woman had some harsh words for the defendant. District Court Judge Richard Mulhern said Tuesday that 18-year-old More…

Young Portland pair snuck up on Edmonton Oil Kings – Edmonton Sun
These are not your brother's Winterhawks. You know, if your brother is a year older than you. More…

Bill revives debate over Portland's 'sit-lie' law
The Portland Business Alliance, which aims to make downtown a hassle-free place to shop, is pushing the Oregon Legislature to give cities more freedom to pass tougher sidewalk ordinances. The state House overwhelmingly passed such a bill last month More…

Your predictions: Will Portland Timbers take down FC Dallas?
Nobody was really happy about the draw at home versus New England, so I think Portland will be keyed up to make up for the result at home. While FC Dallas is leading the top of the Western Conference and has been playing very well as of late, I feel More…

Water fluoridation: Portland residents to vote on adding fluoride to city water
Water fluoridation is a hot topic, especially for Portland, Ore. residents who are voting on the issue in May. The way that fluoride works to prevent tooth decay is unknown, but a report from Yahoo News on May 8 claims that answers to that question are … More…

From Portland to Hood River, check out Part I of Brandon Tucker's Oregon golf
PART 1: Travel Editor Brandon Tucker discovers scenic, affordable, walker-friendly golf courses between Portland and along the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. HOOD RIVER, Ore. — An Oregon golf trip is done best by putting on a little mileage. This More…

Energy company drops Columbia River coal terminal
An energy company has dropped plans for a coal export terminal downstream of Portland along the Columbia River and will look for another site in the Northwest, a spokesman said Wednesday. Kinder Morgan Inc. decided not to seek permits at the Port of St. More…

Portland takes advantage of another poor start by Edmonton Oil Kings
Michael St. Croix scores the Edmonton Oil Kings' only goal Tuesday on Portland Winterhawks netminder Mac Carruth during the second period of the Western Hockey League final at Rexall Place. The Winterhawks won the game 3-1 and lead the More…

Southeast Portland | KATU.com – Portland News, Sports, Traffic
If there is a major earthquake in the Northwest roads could crumble, bridges could fall, buildings could collapse on city streets – all leading to a scenario where More…

Man killed in NE Portland shooting identified | kgw.com Portland
An argument led to the shooting death early Wednesday morning outside a strip club in Northeast Portland's Cully neighborhood. More…

Indie spirit to spare in Portland's East Bayside enclave
Pulling into Portland's East Bayside neighborhood, you first notice the earthy aroma of roasted arabica beans mingling with hearty hops. Far from the salty air of the bustling Old Port, this former trucker alley is attracting a new kind of tourist More…

Portland musician gets stolen trumpet back
PORTLAND, Ore. ??? A Portland musician whose trumpet was stolen as he was getting ready to play a concert last week has his instrument back. Caleb Denison said a thief stole his trumpet as he was getting ready to play a First Thursday concert at his … More…

Care home residents had torn clothes and poor hygiene
The Care Quality Commission criticised Portland House and Hemsley House, which cares for people with a long-term history of mental illness, alcohol or drugs misuse, in Portland Road, Nottingham, after a visit on March 6. ???. Improvements needed … More…

Man killed, woman hurt in shooting outside Portland strip club
Man killed, woman hurt in shooting outside Portland strip club Play Video One man died and a woman was injured in a shooting outside a Northeast Portland strip club early Tuesday morning. (Photo by Mike Warner, KATU News) … More…

Portland 2, Edmonton 1: Winterhawks take a 3-1 series lead with 2-1 win over
“It was a hard-fought game,” said Portland acting head coach Travis Green. “We talked about it. Edmonton was going to come hard, they were going to play desperate and our team just found a way to win a hockey game today. I thought both teams played … More…

Portland man on mission to raise money for hero, Internet star
Robby Russell, who runs a web design development agency in Portland called Planet Argon, launched a fundraising page for Ramsey on Monday night.Ramsey became an overnight sensation after talking about what happened in Ohio on television. More…

After turmoil, Portland charter school approved
Portland public schools had expected to be hit hardest by an anticipated loss of students from the district to Baxter Academy. Under earlier enrollment projections, 18 students from Portland schools planned to attend Baxter. However, only seven More…

Arts tax questions put Portland districts in precarious position
Voters in November passed the tax — $35 per qualifying Portlander — to fund arts teachers in six Portland school districts and other arts programs. Since then, the city has seen multiple setbacks: two legal challenges have brought those funds into More…

A TANK AWAY: PORTLAND, MAINE'S, EAST BAYSIDE
Pulling into Portland's East Bayside neighborhood, you first notice the earthy aroma of roasted arabica beans mingling with hearty hops. Far from the salty air of More…

Recap: FC Dallas vs. Portland
Kenny Cooper's late second-half penalty kick salvaged a point for FC Dallas in a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Wednesday at FC Dallas Stadium. Both teams came in riding impressive seven-game unbeaten runs in league play and both streaks were More…

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