Portland News for May 1st 2013

Amid Portland's Jewish population surge, community leaders try to lure the
PORTLAND, Ore. (JTA) — Jessica Bettelheim, a business ethics lecturer at Portland State University and a young Jewish mother, has little time to spare on weekends. Like other professionals her age, she's busy bonding with her husband and 4-year-old More…

$2.3 million deal in Portland police shooting
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland is ready to pay more than $2 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a man mistakenly shot by a police officer. The Oregonian newspaper (http://is.gd/4lTCCW ) reports that city attorneys and the lawyer for More…

Truck stuck in tree near Portland a mystery to investigators | KING5
Crews found a pickup truck stuck in a tree almost ten feet off the ground Sunday morning near Sherwood. More…

Portland Timbers all smiles after win in Kansas City: "We can go into any game
Harrington said that high praise came as he caught up with a few of his former teammates after Saturday's game that Portland won 3-2 at Sporting Park – quite the confidence booster for a team that has taken the league by storm under new head coach More…

Weather Forecast: Portland, Maine – The Weather Network
Did you know? It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point. More…

Runners, puppies and widgets dominate Startup Weekend
A website that matches running partners was the top winner at Startup Weekend Portland. … More…

Report: Portland a dumping ground for dirty diesels
"PORTLAND, Ore. ?EUR” Portland is becoming a graveyard for diesel trucks on their last leg after being run out of California." These liberal? elitists are either ignorant or intentionally blind to a much worse, more costly to human life, and socially More…

Baby formula theft ring busted after suspects hit stores from Portland
Powdered baby formula provides a lucrative income stream for shoplifters because of its reliable consumer base, investigators say.
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How Far Away Are Portland Trail Blazers from Being Playoff
With a solid offseason, the Portland Trail Blazers will be back to being playoff regulars starting next year. The Blazers have missed the playoffs the last two More…

Portland to pay $2.3 million to man shot by officer
The settlement, which is pending Portland City Council approval, relates to the June 30, 2011, shooting. Monroe was acting erratically and armed with a knife at a Southwest Portland park when Officer Dane Reister fired his “less-lethal” shotgun several … More…

Portland man, 41, falls into meat blender, dies at Clackamas processor
interviewing witnesses and reviewing records in the death of Hugo Avalos-Chanon, 41, of Southeast Portland, who was declared dead shortly before midnight at Interstate Meat Distributors Inc. Avalos-Chanon worked for DCS Sanitation Management Inc., More…

Portland's Mayor Releases Budget: City Faces $21M Deficit
"Hales said he was trying to prioritize some kinds of basic services, including the housing bureau's safety net, but he also said there were definitely going to be layoffs coming, especially in the Portland Police Bureau. That's an area that's escaped More…

Portland Public Schools superintendent postpones finalizing staffing due to
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith on Monday said she would postpone finalizing proposed staffing allocations as multiple school board members again called for more high school teachers next year. Parents have been urging the board More…

Proposed Portland cuts for treatment center 'short-sighted' mistake, says
Portland police haven't taken anyone to the Crisis Assessment Treatment Center despite a much-celebrated city-county agreement signed in 2011 that called for each to pay 20 percent, or $634,000, of the center's $3.5 million operating costs. The state More…

Portland Gasoline Premium Jumps as Tesoro Startup Said Delayed
Conventional gasoline in Portland advanced 5 cents to a premium of 20 cents a gallon against gasoline futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 1:33 p.m. East Coast time, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That's the highest level for More…

Transit thieves target Apple gadgets; apparent suicide from Departure
Apparent suicide: A man died after apparently jumping from the rooftop restaurant of a downtown Portland hotel Monday. The man was found about 6:30 p.m. in front of The Nines hotel at 525 S.W. Morrison St., said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police More…

Former Daily Show Actress Stars In The People's Republic of Portland
Actress and comedian Lauren Weedman is starring in a new one-woman show about Portland. Find out more about the play, her career and working with Jon More…

Home prices pick up in February in US, Portland
Prices have since rebounded at a remarkable rate — in Portland now just 23 percent lower than the top of the bubble — aided by a low inventory of homes for sale. Many homeowners are loaded down with mortgage debt that prevents them from selling, and More…

Portland goalie Johnson gives toughness edge to Syracuse Crunch over last
Syracuse has a 2-0 lead over him and Portland in the teams' best-of-5 Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Game 3 is Thursday in Portland. The Crunch still has to pass the huge test of playoff time, but Johnson said he likes what he sees from the More…

Home prices pick up in February in US, Portland
Home prices picked up in Portland and major cities across the U.S. in February, according to a closely-watched home-price index that saw its biggest annual gain since 2006. At a glance. A Front Porch dashboard showing Portland real estate trends. More…

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