Portland News for April 25th 2013

Christine Sinclair is Canada's hero, but Portland's girl – The Province
PORTLAND, Ore. — Soccer City USA. This isn't a home away from home for Christine Sinclair.

Ex-Portland Press Herald publisher accused of misusing $500000
The former chief executive of a media group that publishes the Portland Press Herald in Maine has been accused by his former employer of misusing more than $500,000 of company money. Richard L. Connor, who led MaineToday Media from 2009 to 2011,

Portland's Brandon McMillan has an insider's perspective on Syracuse Crunch
Portland Pirates forward Brandon McMillan will have an unofficial second job this week as a scout. The Pirates are preparing for a first-round AHL playoff series against the Syracuse Crunch, and McMillan is one of the few players in that region with

Keep Portland Weird, But Not Toothless | RealClearScience
Keep Portland Weird, But Not Toothless. Ethan Siegel, Starts with a Bang! AP Photo. One of the most contentious issues going on in my city — Portland, OR — right now, is our upcoming vote this May on whether or not we should fluoridate our
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Portland Public Schools offer Virtual School options
The first day of school next year will look a lot different to some Portland Public School students. There will be no bus ride, no classroom and no first day of school jitters as the new Portland Virtual School (PVS) will be in full swing for the 2013

Portland's Jones Remains Top Pick
Portland Winter Hawks defenceman Seth Jones and Finnish centre Aleksander Barkov are the top-ranked players in this year's NHL entry draft according to Central Scouting's final rankings that were released today. The NHL draft is June 30 in New Jersey's

DHL Express Partners with 'Portland to Portland' International Infrastructure
Starting April 27th, the 'Portland to Portland' ride takes a team of British cyclists from Portland, Oregon to Portland Place, London to experience first-hand the local infrastructure and conditions for cycling in major cities. Talking to local

After Newtown tragedy, Portland mayor said he couldn't imagine not having
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, in a sit-down with The Oregonian's editorial board Tuesday, didn't divulge many details of his proposed budget due out next week, but he did hint where he might be leaning on the police budget, at least regarding school

South Portland police log – 4/25
Saturday, April 6. Christopher Young, 28, of South Portland, at 11:05 p.m. on Westbrook Street, on a warrant. Monday, April 8. Voni Luka, 25, of Portland, at 9:15 p.m. on East Wainwright Circle, on a charge of violating conditions of release. Tuesday

The Top 12 American Boomtowns
Portland, known as the ???City of Roses??? for its many rose gardens, has had the fastest economic growth in the country. It is, however, dealing with a few thorns. The city has invested $1 billion in its transit service to accommodate its growth, with a …

Portland Bike Share program now in fundraising mode for spring 2014 start
With this week's announcement that Portland's Alta Bicycle Share will run Seattle's new street bike service, it seems like a good time for an update on what's happening with Portland's go-by-bike plans: The organizers are in pedal peddling mode

Fluoride supporters rally in North Portland | kgw.com Portland
The debate on whether to fluoridate Portland's water is heating up as two groups present completely different information to the public on fluoridation.

First Ever Portland Thorns Home Opener in Photos – Stumptown Footy
I must say, we do home openers exceptionally well here in Portland. Wherever you are and whatever team you follow, I think there's always something special about a home opener and the heightened sense of anticipation that surrounds them
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TriMet begins building Portland-Milwaukie light rail bridge deck — and search
Wednesday marked the first pour of concrete segments of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail transit bridge that will be suspended over the Willamette River. Kiewit Infrastructure West, the bridge contractor, cast the first of 78 concrete segments for the

MaineToday Media accuses former CEO of stealing $500,000
PORTLAND, Maine — MaineToday Media has accused former CEO Richard Connor of misappropriating more than $500000 during his 27 months leading the company. MaineToday Media owns the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday
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Portland Mayor Hales on Nike's decision to pick Washington County
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales on Thursday said a South Waterfront property eyed by…

Portland Press Herald owner says former CEO misused $500K
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Portland doubles size of its underground tour
If it's true that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Seattle's venerable Underground Tour – a hit with tourists seemingly since the day after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 (which it commemorates) — has fans in Portland. Seattle's

Oregon 11, Portland 7: Three Ducks homer in victory over Pilots
Tyler Baumgartner hit a three-run homer, one of three home runs by No. 13 Oregon, as the Ducks rallied to defeat host Portland 11-7 on Tuesday at Joe Etzel Field. Baumgartner hit the first three-run homer of his career to right field to break a 3-3 tie

Family recalls Portland man killed in Texas blast
PORTLAND, Oregon — The body of a West, Texas explosion victim will be coming back to his family in Portland this week after a desperate search by relatives. The blast killed 57-year-old Mariano Saldivar while he sat in his apartment building in West …