Portland News for June 2nd 2013

Portland woman arrested after 100 mph police chase in S. Ore.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. ??? A 28-year-old Portland woman was arrested Saturday after police said she led troopers on a chase in stolen car at more than 100 mph on Highway 97 in Southern Oregon. Jennifer B. Jones was taken to the Klamath County Jail on … More…

Portland golf courses face crossroads as declining numbers bring other
Colwood1.JPG View full sizeColwood National Golf Club pro Toby Tommaso works with Sarah Nussbaumer on her backswing during a recent lesson. The course, one of the first in the country to pioneer lessons for women, could be converted to industrial More…

Portland State Soccer: Cris Lewis and Amanda Dutra Interview
Former Portland State women's soccer players, Cris Lewis and Amanda Dutra, who have been practicing with the Portland Thorns since the start of the season, were called up to amateur status roster players this week, in anticipation of the squad's match More…

David Blair / Portland Timbers
PORTLAND, Ore. — Playing their third straight game on the road, the North Sound SeaWolves got a strong performance in goal from Keegan Rogers but struggled to generate offense, losing to the Portland Timbers' U-23 team 2-0 Friday in front of 5,897 More…

Portland Schools Music Festival at Weymouth Pavilion
Hundreds of students sang a selection of songs as part of the 12th Portland Schools Music Festival at the Weymouth Pavilion. Youngsters came from St George’s Primary School and the four schools that make up the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community … More…

Portland to 'move on' with reservoir projects, stop seeking alternatives
With the writing on the wall, Portland leaders will officially give up efforts to avoid federal requirements and will cover the city's open-air reservoirs by 2020. Portland since 2006 has been told it must shut down or cover its open-air reservoirs but More…

Portland Muslim Sues FBI Over 'Months Of Torture On Unspecified Charges'
The plaintiff alleges that the FBI took an interest in him when he moved from Portland in the US to Sudan to open an electronics retail business in 2009. Fikre claims he was summoned to the US embassy by a man claiming to be an official requiring More…

Portland To Drop Reservoir Appeals
Portland City Council members are poised to announce a decision Monday to cease the city's appeals to federal drinking water policies. That means changes are likely in store for the city's open reservoirs. Advocates and some city leaders had been More…

Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars: Preview
Portland (6-1-1) and Chicago (0-4-2) will meet on Saturday for the third time this season. Portland has recorded two clean sheets against Chicago and will like their chances to record a third. This Saturday, Chicago may be at a greater disadvantage in More…

Portland's green programs create healthy watersheds: Guest opinion
The Portland Water Users Coalition and Friends of the Reservoirs complain that Mayor Charlie Hales' budget doesn't cut sewer rates enough, and these groups threaten to create a separate utility to take watershed protection out of the city's hands ("It More…

Portland mom serves as lifeline to pregnant daughter amid tornadoes
PORTLAND — One family in the path of Friday's deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma spent hours in their newly installed storm shelter. The only information they could get, however, came from 2,000 miles away from Portland. The family lives in Norman, Okla More…

Cost questions follow discovery of modified wheat
PORTLAND, Ore. — The discovery of genetically-modified wheat in an Eastern Oregon field has touched off a debate on the economics and safety of altering crop genetics. Critics of genetic modification point to a study that estimates the wheat industry More…

Portland's drinking water is good, according to latest report
If you’d like a paper copy, you can request one online or call the Portland Water Bureau’s Water Line at (503) 823-7525 to ask that one be mailed to you. Translations of the report in Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Spanish are also available by … More…

Modern art exhibit at Maine's Portland Museum of Art
PORTLAND — Fans of modern art will have a rare opportunity this spring and summer to see a significant collection of modernist works at the Portland Museum of Art. “The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism,” which runs May 2-Sept. More…

Portland General Electric Opens Salem Smart Power Center along with Project
PORTLAND, Ore., May 31, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The future arrived in Oregon today with the opening of Portland General Electric's (NYSE:POR) new Salem Smart Power Center, an 8,000-square-foot facility in Salem, Ore., that offers a unique insider's More…

Portland Doctor Stops Accepting Insurance, Slashes Prices – Breitbart
In South Portland, Maine, Dr. Michael Ciampi has done more to cut the cost of health care than anything any Democrat has done in the last 200 years. He has More…

Portland Starlight Run and Parade, June 1, 2013 (photos)
9 of 14 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay Gianni Giles, 2, watches from the shoulders of Shawn Edwards at 4th and Oak as the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade winds its way through downtown Portland on June 1, 2013. More…

Portland to 'move on' with reservoir projects, stop seeking alternatives
Portland since 2006 has been told it must shut down or cover its open-air reservoirs but has repeatedly chased alternatives, most recently in February. But state officials, with power to grant an extension, denied the request in April and now the More…

Portland, Oregon, Votes Down Plan to Fluoridate its Water, Again
In a triumph of information over half-truths and a victory of voters over politicians' backroom deals, Portland, Oregon once again voted down the city's plan to More…

Portland crash victim in plea for motorists to not take risks
A PORTLAND crash victim who lost his leg after being hit by a drink-driver is urging motorists to think twice before taking risks. Pete Bower, of Church Lane, is once again throwing his weight behind Dorset Police's month-long summer drink and drug More…

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