Portland News for June 21st 2013

State gives $2 million to Portland area 'economic growth' traffic
The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved more than $2 million to help fund four Portland-area road projects, including a new metered Interstate 205 ramp lane in Northeast Portland and traffic improvements around Intel's Ronler
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Portland Police hire a PSU research analyst to serve as their new police
Covelli, 38, who has a masters of science degree in criminology and criminal justice from Portland State, was hired in April to fill a bureau position recommended by federal justice investigators. In her new role, she'll be responsible for "developing More…

Portland cocaine smuggler to serve 25 years
Monitored phone calls nabbed Hasan Worthy, 36, who ran a New York-to-Portland drug ring. PORTLAND – A Portland man who was a key figure in a large-scale drug ring that smuggled cocaine, crack and heroin from New York for distribution in Maine was More…

XTERRA Portland Off Road Triathlon – Aug 10, 2013 – XTERRA PDX
XTERRA Portland Off Road Triathlon – Aug 10, 2013. 2011_header2. Great job XTERRA Portland all that you did to put this weekend slate of events together! “. More…

Portland Timbers extend unbeaten streak to 14 with scoreless draw against Los
As the Portland Timbers continue their magical run within the 2013 season, I struggle with what will eventually bring the streak to an end. While I'm trying to do my best to adopt the "game at a time" philosophy that Timbers Coach Caleb Porter has More…

Portland City Council gives final OK to budget that includes several cuts
After five months of work, Portland City Council finally put to bed the 2013-14 budget Thursday afternoon. The budget, which comes in at $16 million less for the city than the one before it, represents hundreds of lost positions and reduced funding to More…

Portland police seeking public's help in identifying suspected serial bank robber
Portland police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man they suspect was involved in three bank robberies in Southeast Portland since September 2011. In two of the robberies, the man claimed he had a bomb. At 5:50 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2011, a More…

Wyden: Price tag too high on Klamath Basin deals
PORTLAND, Ore. — Drought has again brought the water struggles of the high-desert Klamath Basin to national attention, but an Oregon senator says Congress won't pony up the dollars many in the region sought to help reduce tensions and economic More…

Man of the Match: Adding Up a Shutout
With only one really dangerous chance on goal per team, many of the biggest moments of the Portland Timbers 0-0 draw against the LA Galaxy last night came before anyone got a shot off. The game was a defensive battle featuring crunching slide tackles, More…

Recap: Portland Timbers Draw LA Galaxy Nil-Nil
If Portland's unbeaten streak was going to end it was more than likely going to end against the two time defending MLS Cup Champions. The Portland Timbers' players did not get that memo. They stood toe to toe with the LA Galaxy and remained standing to More…

Portland Press Herald, Maine, Off Beat column
"People have so many theories about that movie, it's like the JFK assassination," said Anthony Kaufman, a Portland-based film critic who has written for the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, and contributes regularly to Variety. "One guy's theory More…

Former Portland mayor to lead public art bike ride – Bike Portland
Former Mayor Bud Clark is no stranger to Portland public art or bicycling. In fact he has reached iconic status for both. Clark, who was our mayor from 1985-1992, is known for his promotion and participation in Bike to Work Day and his
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LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers | MLS Match Preview
A huge clash in the Western Conference is ahead at midweek as the LA Galaxy return home to play host to the Portland Timbers at StubHub Center. The Galaxy are coming off a lost two-game road swing, their last match a 3-1 loss at Real Salt Lake, and are More…

Diner 2013: Best Southeast Portland restaurants (photos
25, 2013–Ava Gene's, under the guidance of Duane Sorenson, takes to Italian in a little different way than Portland's seen. Chef Joshua McFadden prepares a dish of orecchiette with pork sausage and rainbow chard. Photo by Randy L.
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South Portland Police Beat: June 21
6/10 at 9:44 p.m. Joshua Grant, 23, of South Portland, was arrested on Scott Road by Officer Jeff Levesque on charges of aggravated assault, obstructing the report of a crime, domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal threatening. 6/10 More…

Portland area Native Americans reconnect with heritage through traditional games
The group's game instructors agreed to come to Portland to train 25 local indigenous adults and representatives from groups that cater to indigenous youths. Trainers spent three days teaching them to play 16 games specific to Pacific Northwest tribes. More…

GIF Tournament IV: 'Portland Nosepicker' vs. 'Sean Payton' – SB Nation
GIF TOURNAMENT IV rolls right on into the second day. Let's take to the polls, and decide which eight sports GIFs make it into the next round of the tournament.
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Portland ceremony welcomes 20 new citizens
A video projection of a waving American flag towered over a crowd wearing saris, hijabs, kufi caps, high heels, simple shirts and dress pants in the gym of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization in Northeast Portland. Interpreters in Burmese More…

Portland selectmen salute Miss USA Erin Brady with proclamation
“As a past resident and graduate of Portland High School, this certificate is our acknowledgment of your hard work and our support of your achievements! “As First Selectwoman of the town of Portland I hereby proclaim June 19, 2013 as Erin Brady Day. More…

Portland General Electric says competitive bidding process for $1.3 billion
Portland General Electric Co. fired back at critics this week, telling Oregon regulators that contrary to competitors' complaints, its recently completed competitive bidding process for new generation resources was extensive, fair and ensured the best More…

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