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  1. Bob Hunter RumblingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... his intent to transfer, will visit Ohio State next weekend, a source at OSU said. The 6-foot-3 point guard from Happy Valley, Ore., is visiting Gonzaga this weekend and has already visited Providence and Nevada-Las Vegas. Williams-Ross averaged 15.6 ...

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  2. Oregon pastor gets 20 years on child molestation convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Greenwich Citizen

    ... their daughter. According to court records, Sperou became pastor of the church in 1980. Its followers live in Happy Valley, a Portland suburb. Those who left the church said Sperou reprimanded, belittled and shamed those who questioned him. Current ...

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  3. Happy Valley Pastor Mike Sperou convicted of child sex abuse, sentenced to 20 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Oregonian

    Pastor Mike Sperou was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl who grew up in his Happy Valley church. A Multnomah County jury of six women and six men had convicted Sperou moments earlier on three counts of first-degree sexual penetration of a person under the age of 12. The jury deliberated just 2A1 2 hours after hearing 12 days of conflicting testimony.

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  4. Ohio State basketball: Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss visiting Buckeyes next...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Cleveland.com

    ... UNLV and Providence. He'll visit Gonzaga this weekend, and Ohio State will be his last stop. Williams-Goss -- a Happy Valley, Ore., native -- was a four-star prospect in the Class of 2013, rated the No. 32 overall player and No. 7 point guard in the ...

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  5. Wife of Happy Valley pastor says she doesn't believe her daugher's claims of sexual abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Oregonian

    The wife of embattled Pastor Mike Sperou testified Wednesday that she still doesn't believe her daughter's claim that her husband sexually abused her when she was growing up in his Happy Valley church. Judy Sperou, mother of alleged victim Amy Robinson, told a Multnomah County jury that she has remained loyal to the man she married after her daughter told police in 1997 that she had been molested.

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  6. Happy Valley Pastor Mike Sperou maintains innocence, denies sexually abusing childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | OregonLive.com

    Pastor Mike Sperou testified in his own defense Tuesday, adamantly denying he sexually abused young girls growing up in his Happy Valley church during the 1980s and 1990s. However, Sperou had a harder time during cross-examination, appearing to change his story from the one he told Portland police detectives in 1997.

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  7. Steve Duin: Memory and moral suicide in Happy ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | OregonLive.com

    On an otherwise beautiful afternoon in downtown Portland, the niece took the stand Monday in the felony sex-abuse trial of Mike Sperou, the Happy Valley pastor. Michal Mitchell remembers growing up so "very happy" in Sperou's church.

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  8. Pastor Mike Sperou denies sexually abusing children in his Happy Valley churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | The Oregonian

    Pastor Mike Sperou testified in his own defense Tuesday, denying that he sexually abused young girls growing up in his Happy Valley church during the 1980s and 1990s. Sperou said the core families in the North Clackamas Bible Community are very affectionate with children and that he was sorry if he ever made any of them uncomfortable while they spent the night with him in his bed.

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  9. From One Happy Valley To Another: The Story Of Alison WillieRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Onward State

    Alison Willie was only 11 when her father and maternal grandfather were diagnosed with kidney cancer. The Willie family, from Happy Valley, Ore., had no ties to Penn State when it received the devastating news.

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  10. Defense witnesses say church didn't discuss sex-abuse allegations against Happy Valley pastorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Oregonian

    The defense in the trial for Happy Valley Pastor Mike Sperou called several witnesses Thursday who said they didn't recall any detailed discussions by church members of the child sex-abuse allegations against him in 1997. Sperou's sister, Jackie Mitchell, a teacher in the North Clackamas Bible Community , told a Multnomah County jury she never saw any children in his room.

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  11. Parents discount daughters' sexual abuse claims against Happy Valley pastorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | The Oregonian

    The parents of two alleged sex abuse victims told a Multnomah County jury Wednesday that her daughters never told them that Happy Valley Pastor Mike Sperou had touched them inappropriately. Sperou, 64, leader of North Clackamas Bible Community, has been charged with three counts of first-degree sexual penetration of a child under the age of 12. If convicted on all counts, he would face a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years, four months in prison.

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  12. Beer distributors, man in 80s first to leave Damascus with city council voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | OregonLive.com

    ... in upcoming weeks. Former Damascans in unincorporated Clackamas County can apply to join a nearby city -- Happy Valley or Gresham. Last month, 10 property owners who left the city of Damascus under HB 4029 before it was ruled unconstitutional ...

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  13. Parents of alleged sex-abuse victim doubt their daughter's claims against Happy Valley pastorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | OregonLive.com

    The mother of an alleged sex abuse victim told a Multnomah County jury Wednesday that her daughter never told her that Happy Valley Pastor Mike Sperou touched her inappropriately. Her daughter, Jessica Watson, never complained - even when asked as a child - if she was uncomfortable around Sperou, said Karen Hartman, a teacher in Sperou's North Clackamas Bible Community.

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  14. Starbucks seeks liquor licenses for more 'Evenings' shopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Portland Tribune

    Coffee House Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Seattle's Starbucks Corp., applied this month for Oregon liquor licenses at coffee shops in Hillsboro, Cornelius, Lake Oswego and St. Helens. They join two Starbucks stores in Portland and one in Happy Valley that could be part of the company's Starbucks Evenings shops, where beer and wine are added to the menu after 4 p.m. In late March, Coffee House Holdings applied for OLCC licenses at Starbucks stores on East Burnside Street and Northwest Lovejoy Street in Portland, and on Southeast Sunnyside Road in Happy Valley, east of Interstate 205 near Clackamas Town Center.

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  15. An Oregon Lawmaker Says Shea s Not Done Making East Portland SaferRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | KXL-AM Portland

    ... and this visible to happen so quickly." Fagan who's district covers much of Southeast Portland, Gresham and Happy Valley, says she's not done working on safety improvements for her district. "Just last month we put together, working hard with an ...

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  16. Defense in child sex abuse case against Happy Valley pastor brings out the heavy artilleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | The Oregonian

    The defense in the child sex abuse case against Happy Valley Pastor Mike Sperou opened Tuesday by calling on a former prosecutor who rejected the allegations in 1997. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Cheryl A. Albrecht limited what the jury could hear, ruling that former Deputy District Attorney Rodney Hopkinson's testimony could be prejudicial if he went into detail about why he declined to prosecute Sperou back then.

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  17. Fred Meyer to anchor $80M mixed-use developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | The Columbian

    Gramor Development has announced its newest project, an $80-million, 34-acre shopping center and apartment complex in Happy Valley, Ore., at the northwest corner of Southeast 172nd and Sunnyside Road. The project, Happy Valley Crossroads, will be anchored by a $30-million, 144,000-square-foot Fred Meyer store and include an additional 40,000 square feet in retail shops and restaurants, as well as a 168-unit, 14.5-acre apartment complex.

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  18. This couple just rapped to the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Camden Chronicle Independent

    The Meeks from Happy Valley, Oregon, just made a video of themselves rapping their own lyrics to the tune of "Fresh Prince of Bel Air." They also announced their pregnancy.

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  19. State's child sex-abuse case against Happy Valley pastor almost done; defense ready to startRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Oregonian

    The state nearly wrapped up its case Friday against Pastor Mike Sperou, presenting seven women who testified that he sexually abused them when they were young girls growing up in his Happy Valley church. After a Multnomah County jury hears from two more prosecution witnesses, Sperou and his attorney, Steven J. Sherlag, are expected to start putting on their defense Monday afternoon.

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  20. Driver high on meth during fatal Happy Valley crash gets nearly 4 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | OregonLive.com

    Adam Schuler was coming down from a meth high while driving in Happy Valley last May when he crashed into two motorcycle riders, killing one of them , prosecutors say. On Friday, Schuler pleaded guilty in Clackamas County Circuit Court to criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

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