Portland News for June 4th 2013

Portland General Electric to Buy Washington Wind Energy Project
PGE, based in Portland, Oregon, will operate the facility after construction is completed, expected in 2015, it said. To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Herndon in San Francisco at aherndon2@bloomberg.net. To contact the editor responsible More…

Water main break in Portland closes federal courthouse — Portland
PORTLAND, Maine — A water main leak on Pearl Street in Portland Monday morning bottlenecked traffic between Middle and Newbury streets, a Portland Water District spokeswoman said. An automated message on the U S. District Court's
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Portland General Electric plans $1 billion investment in gas plant and wind farm
Portland General Electric Co. on Monday announced the front end of a massive capital investment program, unveiling its plan to invest nearly $1 billion in a new gas fired power plant in Central Oregon and a new wind farm in Southeastern Washington. More…

Test shows Portland elephant has tuberculosis
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Zoo has quarantined an elephant that tested positive for tuberculosis. "Rama," an Asian elephant that was born at the Portland-based zoo in 1983, tested positive on Friday. He shows no symptoms of the disease, poses More…

Portland man hit by van dies
PORTLAND, Jamaica — A man was killed when he was hit by a vehicle after disembarking a bus on the Tower Isle main road in St Mary Sunday. Andrew Francis, 36, of Mannings Avenue, Port Antonio, Portland, was struck by a Toyota Hiace van at about More…

Police officer injured, man killed in NE Portland crash
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland police officer was injured Sunday night and another driver was killed following a head-on crash in Northeast Portland. Portland Police Officer Bradley Kula suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. The other More…

Worst storms over in east, south but more coming
PORTLAND, Maine — The remnants of violent storms that killed more than a dozen people in Oklahoma moved out to sea with a whimper Monday, but not before sending punishing winds and torrential downpours to New England and spawning a tornado in More…

Portland General Electric to Buy Washington Wind Energy Project
Portland General Electric Co. (POR), a utility that serves about 800,000 customers in northwest Oregon, agreed to buy a wind farm under development in Washington State that's expected to cost as much as $535 million. The utility will buy the second More…

Great Portland Estates Price Target Increased to GBX 610 by Analysts at Morgan
Great Portland Estates logo Morgan Stanley hoisted their target price on shares of Great Portland Estates (LON: GPOR) from GBX 570 ($8.65) to GBX 610 ($9.26) in a research note issued on Monday, StockRatingsNetwork reports. The firm currently has an More…

Portland delays ceremony for train rescuers after mix-up
PORTLAND — Mayor Michael Brennan and the City Council were scheduled Monday night to honor first responders, including two residents, who are credited with saving the life of a Portland teenager who was run over by a train, but the event was More…

Portland Police Investigate Gang Shooting In NE Concordia Neighborhood
The police gang enforcement team is investigating a shooting early Monday that wounded a man in Portland's Concordia neighborhood. Officers responding to a report of shots fired about 1 a.m. found a wounded 23-year-old man. His wounds are described More…

Parkour, free running make leap from big screen to Beaverton
"There's a lot of semantic debate over what parkour is," says Ramman Turner, who teaches parkour workshops in the Portland area. "We all have something in us that wants to move freely. It's about having a sense of purpose and direction."
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New plan reported to have all Portland drinking water reservoirs covered, meet
PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland is ending its fight over whether to cover reservoirs that hold much of the city's drinking water. Since 2006, the federal government has been pushing a requirement that cities with unfiltered, open reservoirs cover their More…

Portland OKs plan to cover open-air reservoirs
PORTLAND — The Portland City Council for years has been fighting an Environmental Protection Agency plan that would cover the city's open-air reservoirs. But Mayor Charlie Hales announced Monday the city has no more options and will move forward with More…

Death toll from storms in Oklahoma now 13
PORTLAND, Maine ??? The remnants of a violent storm that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma sent punishing winds and torrential downpours to northern New England and a tornado to South Carolina. And there could be more coming, though meteorologists say … More…

Clackamas County and Southwest Portland events roundup
Good morning Clackamas County. Here is my roundup of events in Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, West Linn, Wilsonville, on Mount Hood, and in other locales in Clackamas County, as well as Southwest Portland.
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The Blueberry Files: Dining on Portland's Commercial St.
I had an unusual experience Saturday evening. Someone asked me where they should eat. That's not the unusual part – as a food blogger, I can talk about eating out in Portland at length. You might actually get more than you bargained for in
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Portland Turkish community gathers to support demonstrations in Turkey
Members of Portland's Turkish community gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square on Sunday afternoon to show their support for demonstrations in Turkey, where conflict continues between protesters and police under the direction of Turkish Prime Minister More…

Portland artist installs work at Mich. justice center
His work also can be seen at the Portland Justice Center, Michigan State University, Rockefeller Center in New York, Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix and Orlando City Hall. Lighting in the piece’s center illuminates glass and anodized aluminum. More…

Driver dead, Portland police officer hurt in crash | The Columbian
A head-on crash has left a motorist dead and a Portland police officer injured.
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