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2 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Steve Duin: Two acres, two neighboring couples and a $200,000 misunderstanding

Last November, a two-acre parcel in Southwest Portland sold for $22,000, one-tenth of what Multnomah County considers its real-market value.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Oregonian

Drunken driver who killed daughter is released from Portland jail briefly to say goodbye to dying son

Defense attorney Kasia Rutledge went over the final details of Mattie Spino's plea deal at her sentencing earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Oregon Health & Science University

OregonLive.com

Pet of the week: Malibu is shy, sweet and snuggly

Malibu may be a little quiet and shy, but she's very lovey-dovey and likes to snuggle.

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Related Topix: Troutdale, OR

The Oregonian

Multnomah County courthouse project: 5 more takeaways from the National Center for State Courts report

The National Center for State Courts' recommendations for the size and scope of the new Multnomah County courthouse were released Wednesday, offering a first glimpse into how the building could look.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Thu Aug 28, 2014

OregonLive.com

Gang Enforcement Team arrests one man in connection with investigation

One man was arrested Thursday on an accusation of attempted murder as police served warrants at three locations in the Portland metro area.

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The Oregonian

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office outlines enforcement guidelines for Columbia River islands after recent violence

On a recent warm Friday afternoon, Sgt. Stephen Dangler of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office cruised along the Columbia River, waving at families scattered across Government Island and its two smaller neighbors, Lemon and McGuire islands.

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Portland Tribune

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office - Alexander Kean Barber

A suspect who rammed an Washington State Police patrol car with a stolen Mustang was taken into custody early Thursday in Northwest Portland after a chase that began in on the other side of the Columbia River.

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KATU-TV Portland

Police: Man believed to be overdosing on heroin rams WSP car in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore A man overdosing on heroin rammed the stolen Ford Mustang he was driving into a police car early Thursday morning in NE Portland, police said.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Skanner

Road Users Should Pay for Portland's Street Repairs

PHOTO: Portland's 82nd Avenue is part of the State of Oregon's transportation system.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, East Portland (Portland, OR), Opinion

The Oregonian

Federal appeals court dismisses anti-gay marriage group's bid to halt Oregon same-sex marriages

Deana Geiger and Janine Nelson kiss after exchanging vows in Multnomah County's first gay marriage of 2014.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Oregon, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, The National, Entertainment, Television, US Supreme Court

Portland Tribune

Cha-ching! City sees green in EMS role

When an ambulance responding to a local 911 call drives someone to a hospital emergency room, the company sends a bill for up to $900.

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The Newberg Graphic

Overcrowded animal shelter seeking public's help

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter is overflowing with animals and urgently seeking the public’s help adopting or fostering animals for a short period of time in their home.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

OregonLive.com

Study criticizes Portland as easy on adults who buy sex with minors; prosecutors question study

A man and 14-year-old girl were questioned by Portland police after they saw him pick up the girl along Southeast 82nd Avenue.

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Portland Tribune

Metro asks court to dismiss hotel challenges

Metro filed a motion in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to consolidate and dismiss the legal challenges to its proposed headquarters Hotel project.

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The Oregonian

Multnomah County shelter overflowing with cats; officials appeal for help

Cats are overflowing at Multnomah County's shelter in Troutdale , with kennels stacked in hallways and tucked into offices as administrators scramble to find them homes.

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Related Topix: Troutdale, OR, Portland, OR, Sellwood (Portland, OR)

The Oregonian

New Multnomah County courthouse would grow by up to 52 percent under national consultants' plan

The national agency tasked with recommending size and programming needs for the new Multnomah County central courthouse estimates the county's total caseload will grow somewhere between about 5 percent and 27 percent within the next 36 years.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

OregonLive.com

Fairview, Troutdale field full ballot for City Council as east Multnomah County filing deadlines arrive

Voters in Fairview and Troutdale will have plenty of decisions to make with at least two candidates for every open position on their city councils.

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Related Topix: Troutdale, OR, Fairview, OR, Wood Village, OR

Tue Aug 26, 2014

OregonLive.com

Presidential tokens stolen from Oregon State University museum returned 50 years later

A decorative mounting of presidential tokens was returned to the Benton County Historical Society & Museum last week; the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office seized the coins conducting a search warrant in Portland in May. When exactly a book of 35 mounted presidential commemorative coins was stolen from the Oregon State University's Horner Museum is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oregon State University, Benton County, OR, Philomath, OR

OregonLive.com

Downtown Portland robber who shot himself in the testicles gets 20 years

Joseph Johnson III says he's deeply ashamed of his actions. A judge gives him 20 years in prison, calling his criminal history "troubling."

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Related Topix: Drugs

Portland Tribune

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office - Sarah Ruth Rascoe

Sarah Ruth Rascoe, 33, is charged with Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, DUII, Driving While Suspended, two counts of Reckless Endangerment, and Reckless Driving.

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