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Portland legalizes Airbnb-style short-term rentals

oregonlive.com — Portland will start issuing permits for short term rentals in private homes later this year. The Portland City Council on Wednesday gave its OK for Portlanders to rent out one or two bedrooms in their home over-the-counter, $180 permit after an inspection and notifying neighbors.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @miriamgottfried: Airbnb gets a boost from Portlandia. RT @Oregonian: #Portland legalizes Airbnb-style short-term rentals. ORne.ws/1nJB1y0

Jul 30, 2014

Airbnb gets a boost from Portlandia. RT @Oregonian: #Portland legalizes Airbnb-style short-term rentals. ORne.ws/1nJB1y0

Jul 30, 2014

RT @ORFrontPorch: Portland legalizes Airbnb-style short-term rentals, will start issuing permits Sept. 2 bit.ly/1AzpPt9

Jul 30, 2014

Portland legalizes Airbnb-style short-term rentals, will start issuing permits Sept. 2 oregonlive.com/front-porch/in…

Portland woman accused of stabbing roommate who had no money for her to buy beer, police said

oregonlive.com — A 58-year-old Portland woman accused of stabbing her roommate because she didn't have any money to buy beer pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to assault and weapons charges. Ruby Lee Allen pleaded not guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the July 9 attack, according to court records.
Jul 30, 2014

Worthy. RT @Oregonian: PDX woman accused of stabbing roommate who had no money for her to buy beer ORne.ws/1oMuBON (h/t @mrbducks)

Jul 30, 2014

THANK YOU @maxoregonian: Portland woman accused of stabbing roommate who had no money for her to buy beer, cops say oregonlive.com/portland/index…

Jul 30, 2014

Portland woman stabbed roommate over lack of beer money, police say bit.ly/1qo1WgZ (by @maxoregonian)

Purple jellyfish wash ashore by the thousands on Oregon beaches

oregonlive.com — Their scientific name is Velella velella, but they're popularly known as by-the-wind-sailors or purple sailor jellyfish, and they're washing ashore by the thousands along the Oregon, California and Washington coasts. "They are super abundant offshore, but they only wash up on beaches when the wind blows just right,'' said G.

Food carts face off at the Grilled Cheese Throwdown: MLS All-Star Game events

oregonlive.com — Nothing says summer like a grilled cheese throwdown. On Sunday, Aug. 3, five food carts will be stopping the world and melting for you at the Grilled Cheese Throwdown, part of the MLS Experience at Waterfront Park.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @Oregonian: Food carts face off at the Grilled Cheese Throwdown: MLS All-Star Game events ORne.ws/1kmSSvf pic.twitter.com/bEBM7Lh4Kr

Jul 30, 2014

Oh snap!! MT @sambakall: There will be a grilled cheese #throwdown at the @MLS Experience at Waterfront Park Sunday bit.ly/1nJLt8K

Canzano: Caleb Porter challenged by Portland Timbers fans

oregonlive.com — Caleb Porter's team posted two straight victories, and the Timbers are closing in on the red line in Major League Soccer play. He also disagrees with a Timbers fan who wondered on my radio show today why Porter doesn't have Diego Valeri make all the free kicks vs. Will Johnson.

As feds probe Cover Oregon, state has approved criminal defense costs for five former employees

oregonlive.com — Five former state officials have taken steps toward hiring criminal defense lawyers at state expense as federal investigators probe the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange fiasco. Triz delaRosa, Bruce Goldberg, Aaron Karjala, Rocky King and Carolyn Lawson have applied for legal coverage under a new state policy adopted as a result of the ongoing FBI investigation, according to documents obtained by The Oregonian.
Jul 30, 2014

As feds probe Cover Oregon, state has approved criminal defense costs for five former employees bit.ly/1u1FmgE

Steve Duin blog: The search for Jennifer Huston

oregonlive.com — We always fear the worst. When a 38-year-old woman suddenly disappears from a small town on a summer afternoon, we hold our breath, pull out the prayer tree, polygraph the spouse.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @Oregonian: Steve Duin on the search for Jennifer Huston: What if she just needed to get away? ORne.ws/1proheQ

Jul 30, 2014

Butane hash oil blast burns man, damages 5 vehicles in Tigard #TriMet park-and-ride lot s.oregonlive.com/ssTiqOG via @oregonian

David 'Joey' Pedersen accomplice sentenced for helping get rid of victim's car

oregonlive.com — A woman who assisted white supremacists David "Joey" Pedersen and Holly Ann Grigsby before and during their 2011 murder spree was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation. Senior U.S. District Judge Garr King accepted the probation term negotiated between federal prosecutors and the attorney for defendant Kimberly Scott Wyatt, 32, who pleaded guilty in April to being an accessory after the fact to interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle.
Jul 30, 2014

Kimberly Wyatt gets probation for helping killer Joey Pedersen in 2011 murder spree. Pedersen to be sentenced Monday. oregonlive.com/portland/index…

Brianne Theisen Eaton claims the heptathlon gold medal in the Commonwealth Games

By Ken Goe
oregonlive.com — Brianne Theisen Eaton, who resides in Eugene and is a member of Oregon Track Club Elite, won the heptathlon gold medal Wednesday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Theisen Eaton, a University of Oregon graduate, is a Canadian citizen. Theisen Eaton won five of the seven heptathlon events en route to 6,597 points in the two-day competition.
Jul 30, 2014

Brianne Theisen Eaton claims the heptathlon gold medal in the Commonwealth Games: oregonlive.com/trackandfield/…

Asian night market coming to SE Portland, meant to unify Jade District

oregonlive.com — Asian folk music, lantern light and the licorice-scent of Thai basil will fill a Southeast Portland parking lot four consecutive Saturdays in August and September. The Jade Night Market promises to be part festival, part Portland Saturday Market, part food cart pod. Dancers will perform and games will be available for children.

Jul 30, 2014

Miss Portland's Adam Sappington on #KnifeFight Tuesday? Watch these clips s.oregonlive.com/a94Kf5T via @oregonian

Marijuana marketing to be discussed at Portland Advertising Federation panel talk

oregonlive.com — The Portland Advertising Federation is sponsoring "Burning Issues" Wednesday night, a discussion of the marketing potential in the legal marijuana industry. For marketing purposes, the official start of the event is 4:20 p.m., a creative acknowledgment of the slang term for marijuana use. The actual program is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Jul 30, 2014

"...some retailer going to emerge as the Starbucks of marijuana?" @portlandadfed sponsors pot marketing talk tonight. oregonlive.com/playbooks-prof…

Among political casualties of Cover Oregon health exchange fiasco, some fared better than others

oregonlive.com — Six state officials involved with the failed Cover Oregon health insurance exchange have resigned since December. But over the last seven months it's become clear that some of the departed employees received a softer landing than others. Oregon was one of the first states to begin setting up its own exchange to help consumers shop for plans and access tax credits.
Jul 30, 2014

Among political casualties of Cover Oregon health exchange fiasco, some fared better than others bit.ly/1qor1by

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