Portland News for June 26th 2013

Southeast Portland man, dog rescued after falls in Mount Hood
Search teams found Richard E. Shaw, who had significant leg injuries, and hoisted him up, using technical rope systems. Another crew rescued his dog.
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Portland Public Schools vs. charters: Agenda 2013
Education policy matters, too, and one piece of policy worth following is House Bill 2153, sought by Portland Public Schools. As approved by the House last week, it would allow a handful of school districts to serve as judge, jury and executioner for More…

Portland nixes new benches after price hike
Portland's Public Art Committee says it will start over after a project to build "sit-able sculptures" in the city ended up with a choice that proved too costly. The contract by Skye Design Studio called for the company to deliver three specially More…

Portland stuck in its own permitting quagmire
PORTLAND – Nearly two dozen applicants waited more than 100 days to receive routine building permits from the city this year, according to data released to the Portland Press Herald. click image to enlarge. "I would say the city of Portland is More…

Portland Development Commission disbands urban renewal advisory
Portland's urban renewal agency is disbanding advisory committees with direct ties to seven urban renewal districts, instead favoring a broader group with specialized backgrounds in economic development. Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian. Portland's More…

Portland budget, property tax increase approved
As part of the budget plan, taxpayers in Portland can expect 3.1 percent increase in their property taxes. That's an additional $118 dollars for a $200,000 home. The city did make $1 million in spending cuts for the coming year.Portland budget More…

Portland Trail Blazers 2013 NBA Draft Preview
Blazer's Edge lists Portland's options for the 2013 NBA Draft, detailing the advantages and disadvantages of each, and looking at the players which could be on their way to Portland tomorrow evening. ? Share on Facebook ? ? Tweet post ? 136 Comments. More…

Portland Timbers all smiles as they emerge victorious from "season
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Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids Player Ratings: The Verdict
Yesterday we asked for your rankings for the Portland Timbers' performance against the Colorado Rapids. While we expected a decent turn out, what we got completely blew us away. In total, 331 people ranked the Portland Timbers' victory giving us a More…

Portland police charge two with engaging a prostitute
Police charged Michael Kusnirak, 55, of Scarborough and Orlando Perez, 44, of Portland with engaging a prostitute. Perez also was charged with cocaine possession, trafficking in prison contraband, and failure to comply with the state’s sex-offender … More…

'Last Thursday' group calling it quits
PORTLAND — Last Thursday on Alberta Street will be without its volunteer leaders this week, after the nonprofit group Friends of Last Thursday resigned as a protest over city requirements for managing the big and sometimes controversial arts festival. More…

Southeast Portland man, dog rescued after falls in Mount Hood forest
A Southeast Portland man is in fair condition Monday after falling over a 50-foot cliff in the Mount Hood National Forest Saturday afternoon. Richard E. Shaw, 56, was rushed to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center after rescuers found him in the Fish Creek More…

Former US Sen. Bill Hathaway of Maine dies at 89
PORTLAND, Maine — Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Hathaway, a World War II prisoner of war who upset Maine legend Margaret Chase Smith but then lost his seat after one term to William Cohen, has died. He was 89. Hathaway died Monday at his home More…

Portland council approves city budget
PORTLAND ??? The City Council unanimously approved a $215.2 million municipal budget Monday for the year starting July 1. The spending plan, combined with the nearly $96.4 million school budget approved by voters in May, will result in a 3.1 percent? … More…

Portland Archdiocese sued by man alleging abuse
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Utah man has filed a $12.25 million lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Portland, alleging he was sexually abused three decades ago by the Rev. Maurice Grammond, Oregon's most notorious pedophile priest. Grammond, who died More…

Portland Investment Counsel Inc.'s Announcement of Special Meeting of
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, Jun 25, 2013 (Menafn – Marketwired via COMTEX) –Portland Investment Counsel Inc. (the "Manager") announced today that a special meeting of the unitholders of Copernican British Banks Fund , Copernican International Premium More…

Portland City Council OKs budget, 3.1% tax hike
at 10:40 am. PORTLAND — After months of number-crunching and Statehouse-watching, and two postponements of earlier votes, the City Council's approval Monday of the 2014 fiscal-year municipal and capital improvement budgets was anti-climactic. More…

Southeast Portland Bollywood Theater: More details
The larger kitchen gives MacLarty room to make more seasonal changes to the menu, something he hasn’t been able to do yet in Northeast Portland, where his kitchen churns out about 200 kati rolls — the Calcutta-style beef, chicken or paneer and egg? … More…

Portland Development Commission disbands urban renewal advisory
PDC Will Keep Headquarters in Old Town. Portland's urban renewal agency is disbanding advisory committees with direct ties to seven urban renewal districts, instead favoring a broader group with specialized backgrounds in economic development. More…

Great Portland Venture to Sell London Property for $162 Million
Great Portland Estates Plc (GPOR)'s venture with Capital & Counties Properties Plc (CAPC) agreed to sell its last asset, an office and residential property near Regent's Park in London's West End, to PCW Property Holding Ltd. for 105 million pounds More…

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