Portland News for May 16th 2013

Man dribbling soccer ball to Brazil killed by car
PORTLAND, Ore. — A final video of Richard Swanson shows him smiling and happy to be at the ocean as he prepared to dribble a soccer ball along Oregon's coastal road on a planned 10,000-mile walk to Brazil. It was the same coastal road where he was More…

MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends de Luna for incident with Portland ball kid
timbers prepare for match against chivas usa.JPG View full sizeIn an incident involving a ball kid at JELD-WEN Field in a match between the Portland Timbers and Chivas USA, Chivas USA midfielder Mario de Luna shoved the kid when he wouldn't give him More…

Portland Winterhawks ready for Memorial Cup run after winning first WHL title
For transgressions that included providing flights to player families and a cell phone to the team captain, Portland was fined $200,000 and docked nine draft picks over a five-year period. In addition, head coach and general manger Mike Johnston was More…

Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Portland Recycling Bins: 'It's Not Pretty'
Waste and recycling handlers in Portland, Ore., say they're seeing an unfortunate side effect of the city's reduction in garbage pickups: 120 pounds of dirty diapers a day, tucked into recycling bins. "It started when the city went to every other week More…

Portland employee suing city over co-worker's scent
(AP) – A Portland employee is suing the city, claiming she was sickened by a co-worker's scented fragrance. The lawsuit from Bureau of Maintenance worker Julie Reynolds seeks $50,000 in damages. She has a condition called "multiple chemical sensitivity More…

Portland police commander concerned about suicides in public locations
Portland police Central Precinct Commander Bob Day said he was saddened by three suicides within two weeks in very public locations in downtown Portland. "The last couple of weeks has been disturbing. It just makes me sad,'' Day said, addressing a More…

Portland Press | Uncrate
The Mason jar: an iconic drinking vessel in much of the South, and at the very least a reliable form of food storage everywhere else….
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Portland Timbers part ways with defender Hanyer Mosquera
4-hanyer-mosquera-power-kick.JPG View full sizeThe Portland Timbers finally resolved the status of defender Hanyer Mosquera after granting him an indefinite leave of absence earlier this year to allow him to return to Colombia. The team and the More…

Portland Oregon Weather Forecasts and Conditions – Weather for You
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Portland Generating Station to shut down coal-fired units several months early
NRG Energy, the company which merged late last year with GenOn, has settled a lawsuit with New Jersey and Connecticut and will shut down the coal units early at the Portland Generating Station in Upper Mount Bethel Township, a spokesman said this More…

Portland man who stripped naked at airport goes to court over $1000 fine
The man who stripped down to his birthday suit at Portland International Airport to protest a security check spent a chunk of Tuesday in court fighting his $1,000 fine. The TSA has slapped Brennan, 50, with the fee for interfering with the screening More…

Portland neighbors pave their own potholes | kgw.com Portland
A group of Southwest Portland residents decided they were tired of neighborhood potholes and hired a contractor to fix the problem. But the city might now More…

Portland, St Andrew set to battle for title
Jubilant members of the Portland team celebrate after winning the JTA/Sagicor National Primary, All-Age and Junior High Schools Athletic Championships at the National Stadium last year. – Contributed. KINGSTON: One of track and field's intense More…

Portland Struggles with Trash in Recycling Bins since Decrease in
Portland, Ore., city officials are offering citizens upgrades to larger trash containers in order to help them adjust to the every-other-week garbage pick-up that was implemented a year-and-a-half ago.
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Creating the Perfect Offseason Plan for the Portland Trail Blazers
Although they're all at home watching the NBA Playoffs from the comfort of their living rooms, it isn't all bad for the Portland Trail Blazers. With an aspiring star at point guard and a few other solid pieces on their roster, the Blazers are already More…

The Portland Press | Crowd Supply
The Portland Press is a french press for a Mason jar, made in the state of Oregon, out of materials sourced in the USA. It's a simple, clean, practical design made More…

Ninjas in your code at Drupalcon Portland: SASS with extends and
Dale Sande captures the revolution in efficiency that SASS brings, as seen in a screenshot from his upcoming presentation at Drupalcon Portland. Dale, who's spoken plenty on SASS and organizes the Seattle SASS meetup, is taking us way
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Ore. man accused of lewd behavior on buses
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man who spent time in prison after being accused of snipping or gluing female bus passengers' hair has been arrested again – this time accused of lewd behavior on buses. Investigators allege that Jared Weston Walter, 26, More…

Can Portland toilet solve Seattle's potty problems?
It's nice that Seattle inspires other cities to do their best. Take our public toilet fiasco, for instance. After Seattle paid $5 million for fancy public toilets that turned into dirty crime havens, other cities took note. In particular, Portland. “We More…

Portland plant will stop using coal six months early
New Jersey officials had long sought action at the Portland plant, which they claimed was the major air polluter in the northern part of the state. The decision is part of a settlement of a law suit that both New Jersey and Connecticut initiated in More…

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