Portland News for June 22nd 2013

Portland takes steps to help children over the summer
PORTLAND (WGME) — The city of Portland is taking steps to make sure kids have the opportunity to learn this summer and to have access to good nutrition. All too often kids fall behind in their learning during the summer and school meals are not available. More…

Portland General Electric says competitive bidding process for 1.3 billion
Jun 20, 2013 (Menafn – The Oregonian – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –Portland General Electric Co. fired back at critics this week, telling Oregon regulators that contrary to competitors' complaints, its recently completed More…

Former Portland foot doctor sentenced on drug, fraud convictions
Jun 22, 2013 (Menafn – Bangor Daily News – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –PORTLAND, Maine — A former Portland podiatrist was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for conspiracy, drug and fraud crimes during a hearing More…

Portland General Electric says competitive bidding process for $1.3
Oregon's largest utility just completed a three-year process to choose vendors for its biggest acquisition of new generation resources in decades. The plan comprises a $1.3 billion investment in three power plants: a 440-megawatts gas fired
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Portland hoping to extend unbeaten run vs. Colorado
Defense has been the foundation of Portland's recent success as the club has conceded just five goals over its last eight games, a stretch that includes back-to-back shutouts in its most recent outings. The Timbers will hope to keep another clean sheet More…

Portland Girl Finds Dream Job in Maine
Portland, Maine: Dream Local Digital continues its growth plans, welcoming Aimee Bermudez to the team as an Online Marketing Strategist. Aimee is based in our Portland office and will be working with clients on online marketing strategy, research, More…

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Former Portland foot doctor sentenced on drug, fraud convictions
PORTLAND, Maine — A former Portland podiatrist was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for conspiracy, drug and fraud crimes during a hearing before More…

Portland State University drops more than 50 classes to save money, angering
As little as a week before the start of summer term, Portland State University abruptly canceled more than 50 courses, including at least a dozen with enough students enrolled that the class would have turned a profit for PSU. Portland State's provost More…

The Remarkable Gay Writer and Activist behind Portland's New
Portland has a new slogan–"Portland, Maine. Yes. Life's good here."–with an awesome backstory. The new slogan was announced by city leaders this Tuesday, to mostly positive reviews, the Portland Press Herald reports: City and business
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Portland forms gay-straight alliance youth chorus to foster community, acceptance
A performance by Diverse Harmony, Seattle's gay-straight alliance chorus, sparked more than just good music in Portland on Pride Weekend. The performance boosted momentum for starting a gay-straight alliance youth choir in Portland. GSA Choir.JPG More…

Ore. judge skeptical of US argument on no-fly list
PORTLAND, Ore. — To federal officials, being on the no-fly list isn't such a big deal. Sure, you can't board a plane, but options abound, government lawyers said at a hearing Friday. Sick relative? Take a boat. New baby in the family? Perhaps a train More…

Portland hires new transportation director – Portland Tribune
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MLS Power Rankings Week 16: Portland Timbers finally rise to the top
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Intimate Portland Wedding Ruffled
Any time a wedding from Gene Pease lands in our inbox, we know we're in for quite the treat. Emma and Mike's wedding is one of the sweetest we've seen so far — it was so touching to see all the surprises Emma had in store for Mike
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Portland Rose Circle gets facelift
PORTLAND (WGME) — It's been a city landmark since the 1920s and now the Portland Rose Circle is getting a facelift and going green. The city arborists have planted new low maintenance, earth friendly roses. The flowers don't need any pesticides and More…

Portland's mayor praises changes in leadership at police bureau
Two retirements in the Portland Police Bureau have led to significant changes in Chief Mike Reese's command staff. The changes were made with the input of Mayor Charlie Hales, who serves as police commissioner. Hales said he is particularly pleased by More…

LePage issues new policy: No more talking to 3 newspapers | The
Paul LePage's administration will no longer comment in stories published by the Portland Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel, his More…

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (first match)
ricketts stares down after making big save.jpg View full sizeDonovan Ricketts has been exceptional for the Timbers all season, and his work in Los Angeles has been amongst the most impressive. He made several huge saves, but at the same time, he was More…

Portland Piano Company features Fazioli in new store downtown
The only Fazioli piano for sale in Oregon sits in the center of a sunlight-filled room in the new Portland Piano Company's store in downtown Portland. The Fazioli is a $200,000 handcrafted instrument from Italy, and the Portland Piano Co. staff is More…

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