Portland News for June 5th 2013

Portland Bureau of Environmental Services starts construction on second pump
This is the latest in a series of attempts to fix the pump station site, east of Beaverton in unincorporated Washington County, which Debbie Caselton, a spokeswoman for Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, called "cursed." The leak last August More…

Portland Conference: Helping Minorities Navigate the Affordable Care Act
And according to some observers, that's especially true for minorities, who already face disparities in accessing health care. A minority health care conference in Portland today was focused on ensuring this population isn't left behind once the More…

Portland Timbers "Spread the Love" to brand new Timbers fans
The Portland Timbers pack JELD-WEN Field week in and week out, regardless of opponent, current league standing, or inch after inch of pouring rain from More…

Portland man says cancer caused by oral sex
PORTLAND — Mark Satchell has been married for twenty years, lives a quite life and is happy he settled down. But a couple years ago, his self-titled "wild years of youth" came back to haunt him. "I didn't know much about HPV until this happened," said More…

Solving Portland's sidewalk problem
As feared by many Portland businesses, legislative leaders last week refused to approve a sidewalk-management tool used in such reactionary places as San Francisco and Seattle. They accomplished this by burying House Bill 2963 in committee until the More…

Portland Trail Blazers Positions That Must Be Upgraded Before 2013-14 Season
With LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard in charge, the Trail Blazers don’t need any upgrades at the power forward and point guard positions. Aldridge is both a scorer and a rebounder, averaging 21.1 points and 9.1 rebounds in 37.7 minutes last season. More…

Portland, OR Public Used Car And Truck Auction June 13th
JJ Kane today announced its public used car and truck auction in Portland, Oregon on June 13th where over 180 used cars, trucks, SUV's, vans and pickups will be sold. Buyers do not have to be dealers to bid as this auction is open to the public with More…

Portland posts restaurant inspection reports
PORTLAND ? Maine?s largest city is now posting its restaurant inspection reports online, the city announced Tuesday. The move comes after the Portland Press Herald published a series of articles about the shortcomings of the restaurant inspection More…

Portland Trail Blazers Positions That Must Be Upgraded Before 2013-14 Season
The only other two centers that Portland has are Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland, both of whom are not ready to assume a starting position. Leonard averaged 5.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.5 minutes last season, and Freeland made even less of an … More…

Portland Conference: Helping Minorities Navigate the Affordable Care Act
Most people know the Affordable Care Act is coming. But they may still have a lot of questions about how it will improve their health care. And according to some observers, that's especially true for minorities, who already face disparities in More…

Silverton's Zach Gengler signs to Portland State
Zach Gengler on signing to Portland State: Silverton senior Zach Gengler talks about signing a letter of intent to Portland State on Monday, June 3, 2013. Written by. Bill Poehler. Statesman Journal. Filed Under. Sports ? Portland State. SILVERTON More…

Test shows Portland elephant has tuberculosis
"Rama," an Asian elephant that was born at the Portland-based zoo in 1983, tested positive on Friday. He shows no symptoms of the disease, poses no threat to visitors and is expected to make a complete recovery, zoo staff said. "We're confident Rama is More…

Portland posts restaurant inspection reports
"With Portland's growing reputation as a foodie destination, it is important that tourists and residents alike are able to enjoy dining in establishments that are safe and clean, which is why we want people to be able to check inspection reports and More…

Portland businesses warned about fake bills
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Businesses in Portland are being warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100 bills. The Portland Downtown District sent an email to members on Monday alerting them to the threat after one was used at a business on Sunday. More…

Portland General Adds to Portfolio
Portland General has also clinched a non-binding agreement with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to buy 1,500 MW of transmission capacity. The company has thus decided to suspend the proposed Cascade Crossing transmission project. More…

Julius Thomas, former Portland State star, finally healthy for Denver Broncos
Treating every practice like it's game day, Thomas is finally flashing the skills that made him an attractive prospect coming out of Portland State in 2011 even though he had played just one season of college football. Last week, he outraced the More…

Portland's City Council Asks Citizens to Approve Sales Tax
The town of Portland is trying to become the fourth municipality in Ashley County with a municipal sales tax. The Portland City Council on May 20 approved a pair of ordinances to call a special election in the city and to implement the sales tax if it More…

1 dead, Portland officer hurt in head-on crash
PORTLAND — The man killed in a head-on crash with a Portland patrol car was identified Monday afternoon as 38-year-old Kpetike Ketevi of Northeast Portland, police said. Police were called at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday to the report of a head-on crash … More…

Q Center Portland Part of Five-City Queer Music Summer Tour Benefit for LGBTQ
Accidental Bear Queer Music Summer Tour Benefit For LGBTQ Mental Health Services & Suicide Prevention will initially be hitting up San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and New York City. Additional cities will be targeted for later this year More…

Portland hospital proposes $40M expansion
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Medical Center has submitted preliminary plans for a $40 million expansion that would add four operating rooms at its Portland campus. The 40,000-square-foot addition would be built on top of the hospital's Lower Bean More…

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