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2 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

Deputies seize stolen 1970 Cuda from gated estate

Multnomah County sheriff's deputies have seized the classic Cuda that turned up 13 years after it was reported stolen.

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3 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Columbia, Under Armour sales; Lloyd Center to begin renovation: business news briefing

A bicyclist travels along the east bank of the Willamette River as Portland's downtown skyline is bathed in the early morning sunlight of July.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Hillsboro, OR

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Oregonian

Months after Safety Net closure, struggle to connect elderly, disabled Multnomah County residents with benefits continues

This Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, shows the Social Security Administration's main campus in seen in Woodlawn, Md.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

The Oregonian

PGE recalls 70,000 residential meters because of flaws, rare fire risk

Portland General Electric is recalling 70,000 residential meters because some are not performing up to standards and, in rare cases, catching fire.

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Related Topix: Energy, Portland General Electric

OregonLive.com

Happening this weekend: Pet-related events you can attend

The Oregon Cat benefit yard sale: Housewares, furniture, books, clothing and more will be available at this two-day yard sale, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 343 B Ave., Lake Oswego.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Lake Oswego, OR, Portland, OR, Sherwood, OR, Troutdale, OR

Portland Tribune

Old Town citation plan bears little fruit

One of Portland's most vexing downtown problems - repeated low-level violations by homeless men and women - remains mostly unchanged despite new policies intended to encourage violators to get help or suffer consequences, according to new data from the Multnomah County district attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Old Town (Portland, OR)

KBND-AM Bend

Missing Hiker Found, Rescuer Injured

A hiker who had gotten lost near Multnomah Falls is reported to be safe, but a member of the rescue team involved in the search is being hospitalized.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Willamette Week

"Malingering" Defendant Gets Another Competency Review

IN HIS OWN DEFENSE: Andrew F. Kowalczyk has been serving time in the Multnomah County Jail while his federal trial on sexual exploitation charges has been delayed more than a dozen times.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Oregonian

Portland man does jail time for a crime he says his brother committed

He was not the man police cited for the crime nor was he the one who pleaded in Clackamas County Circuit Court in August.

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The Pordland Mercury

Caught Off Guard

WITHIN MOMENTS of encountering Nicholas Glendon Davis early June 12, it was clear to two Portland cops the man probably had a mental illness.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR

Willamette Week

Gang Mentality

Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland's gang violence is out of control.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Rockwood (Portland, OR), Powellhurst (Portland, OR), Gilbert (Portland, OR)

KGW-TV Portland

Search volunteer airlifted from Gorge as Fla. hiker located

A Multnomah County Search and Rescue Volunteer was in critical condition after suffering a medical emergency while looking for a lost hiker early Wednesday morning along the Multnomah Falls trail.

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KATU-TV Portland

Searchers find missing hiker near Multnomah Falls

Rescue teams were able to locate the man by yelling his name along the trails overnight, and found him about 15 minutes after they arrived around 2:30 a.m. Around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Multnomah County dispatchers received a 911 call from a hiker who said he was lost and his cellphone battery was almost dead.

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OregonLive.com

Homeless shelter for cats needs help; Roosevelt High has new principal: North and NE Portland news

House of Dreams, a Northeast Portland homeless shelter for cats, is asking for the community's help to enable it to continue to provide safe sanctuary for the "kitty misfits" in its care.The shelter is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help pay for necessary repairs to keep its resident cats warm and dry this winter.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Serbia, World News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Pordland Mercury

The New Courthouse the County's Planning Will Be Bigger. Much Bigger.

The new courthouse Multnomah County officials have been pining for won't just be safer than the seismically shoddy court building on SW 4th.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR

The Oregonian

Crew removes sunken sailboat from Willamette River near Hawthorne Bridge

Stan Friesen of Fred Devine Diving & Salvage explains how crews retrieved a 29-foot sailboat from the water just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, where it sunk on Thursday.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

Faces of Metha is a project by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. It started when Deputy Bret King, in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KGW-TV Portland

Security guard denies OMSI groping incident

A security guard charged with sexual abuse in the third degree made an initial appearance in a Multnomah County courtroom today.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Business Journal

Column: Pursuing performance and innovation through healthy purchases

This group of public sector organizations - including Multnomah County and the Port of Portland - is collaborating to use its collective purchasing power to drive demand for safer, more sustainable products.

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The Oregonian

'Aquatic squatters' remain prevalent in Portland waters, despite state rule aimed at thinning ranks

Shanks, a deputy with the Multnomah County river patrol, details his agency's recent efforts to address the live-in boaters who have dropped anchor in the area's public waterways.

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