Portland Public Water District: Floy Jones says city may ‘vilify’ her but she won’t stop fighting for reform

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Floy Jones claims that she has spent countless hours to study the Portland’s water and sewer spending. She used to meet with people to get some details. She used to discuss contracts with her friends. She has been working since the last 12 years. She says that “nobody knows what you know after deeply studying something”.
Besides, local officials and friends described her as passionate, reformers and crazy for her work. It is said that she loves what she does. But, Kent Craford, the other co-chief petitioner says otherwise. He claims that “though Portland is polite town yet Jones is not a polite person”.
It goes without saying that Jones does not like to talk about her motivation to protect Portland’s water supply. She has worked as a probation officer and has certain affection for Portland’s water and the reservoirs.
She said in an interview that “I have never used Portland water and always relied over the mineral water bottles”. Federal authorities have always turned ear to her grave concern. Last May, she and Craford had been invited by Commissioner Steve Novick to resolve the matter. The reason of this meeting was to hold an olive branch but the meeting failed to resolve the matter.  Novick said that “They are thinking that the city is at fault and they are thinking too negatively”.
On the contrary, Jones opined that “no one would work for 12 years for free”.  She further said that “I have been ignored and my serious concerns have been neglected”. Lastly, she said that though elections are imminent yet I have no plans to go away.

Ombudsman investigates city contracting, plans whistleblower reform: Portland City Hall Roundup

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The city ombudsman of Portland has released annual report  this week showing the details of last year investigations.  Margie Sollinger the city ombudsman said that “we had received 191 complaints in 2013 compared to 162 of 2012 and most of the complaints came from the city employees”.
Here goes the detail and outcome of investigated complains:
1.       A woman made a call to 911 while driving. She said to the operator that someone was chasing her. The operator instructed her to pull over but she drove the car towards police station. The city ombudsman determined that “the operator did not comply with the operating procedures of Bureau of Emergency Communication”.
2.       A citizen complained that one of the city attorney’s expert consultants was billing too much from the city. Ombudsman Sollinger took a serious note of this and ordered authorities to collect thousands of dollars with immediate effect. Now, city attorney’s office will demand itemized billing for expert consultants.
3.       A business runner complained that a company was illegally receiving work from a program that was only designed for minority, small businesses and women.  The ombudsman contacted with the state officials to look into this matter. The officials dismissed her complain but Salinger is trying her best to use other options for reformation.
Last but not the least Sollinger is planning to start a new system protecting whistleblowers from retaliation.

Murdered 16-year-old ID’d, reward offered

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A 16-year old boy has been found dead in a parked vehicle in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood. Authorities have offered $1000 reward for giving tips to arrest the culprits. Police official said that Fuentes-Burgos was found dead at around 3 a.m in the 5800 block of Northeast 59th Avenue. They said that the deceased person was sitting in the driving seat of a red color Nissan Sentra 1994 model.
Besides, Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said that neighbors had heard the gunshots but did not inform 911 at 1:40 am. On the other hand, Alexander Greenlee a neighbor said that “we are really shocked to see the murder of a teen, it is depressing”.
Police investigators said that Fuentes-Burgos was not involved in any criminal activity and he had no links with the drug abusers. Apart from this, Crime Stoppers offered $1,000 for information that leads to arrest the killers
The public was asked to go online to CrimeStoppers or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be anonymous and left in English or Spanish.

Your Portland Beavers are now the El Paso Chihuahuas

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Will you happy to know that your Portland Beavers are now The El Paso Chihuahuas? Yes that’s true. The team has changed its logo and name. The new logo of the team is showing red Chihuahua with angry eyes and spiked collar. Actually, Portland Beavers baseball team has been representing the Portland since 1903. It is said that this team has repeatedly changed its leagues, names, owners, and stadiums throughout the 100 years.
The team has survived through 2 world wars. Its 56-year-old Satchel Paige pitched 23 innings for this team. It goes without saying that beavers had changed its name as Portland Rockies in the early 1990s. But, this name did not work for the team however it had to be retrieved as “Beavers” in 2000.
On the other hand, in 2010 Beavers owner Merritt Paulson sold the team to Tucson. It is said that Beavers had played their final home game in Portland on September 6, 2010. In this game, Beavers had won the final by winning 6-5 over Las Vegas. Since then, they have not returned to Portland.

So. Portland Wild Willy’s closes without warning

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The South Portland Wild Willy’s Burgers closed on Monday without issuing any intimation to its employees. Kitchen Supervisor Paul Jordan said that “last night I shook hand with my boss and said will meet you tomorrow sir”. But on Monday morning he received a call from his colleagues asking him to come and take his check. He said an interview to a private news agency that “my colleague told me that Wild Willy’s has been closed now”. He further said that it was really shocking for me that our owner did not inform us about the closure.
On the other hand, Jim Williams the president of Wild Willy said that “I had informed local owners that Sunday would be our last day but they did not inform to their employees”. He further said that we had been consistently receiving negative reviews however we mutually decided to close the restaurant.
Apart from this, Jordon said that there was paucity of workers in the restaurant. There were only 9 employees and they were carrying the responsibilities of 18 officials. Besides, Williams said that “I would reopen the restaurant if local owners change the size of restaurant apart from appointing efficient staff”. We are thinking for remodeling and we are going to pay full salary to our employees.

By thinking small, Portland snares high national business ranking

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A group that studies commerce issues has revealed that Portland has not achieved impressive status in small scale business climate.  It is said that Portland is standing on 17thposition among all U.S cities in its small scale business advantages. Actually, this ranking has been done on the basis of average revenue, age of businesses, average credit scores and other financial data.
Besides, experts opine that “though the position of Portland is not impressive yet it is good to largest extent”. Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit, said in the report that “there is organic food revolution in Portland and its growing clean technology is largely improving its overall position”. He further said that Portland is supposed to be ideal place for standard living.
San Jose stood first in the overall list while Detroit fell on second. Among Western cities, Denver got third position, Los Angeles was fourth and San Francisco was fifth.
Sacramento, California, ranked 13th while Seattle was 22nd.
Portland ranked second in terms of the “annual revenue” category and ninth in the “age of business” division.

Stay in Touch With Your Community by Watching the Local News

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A Gallup poll in June found that a resounding 55% of Americans still use the television as their primary news source. In the past, sitting down and reading the paper or other publications might have been the best way to get updates, but that trend seems to be dying out. In fact, the poll found that just nine percent of people get their news from the paper. This means that news stations like Channel 6 Portland Maine are a prime resource for anyone looking to keep up with the latest stories. Though eight percent of TV watchers turn to Fox News and seven percent head to CNN, local news stations are the premiere choice for 4% of people, and nearly everyone will check in from time to time to get updates about their community.

By watching Channel 6 News Portland residents will be able to get all the


The Role of TV News Today

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Walter Cronkite, famous for his words “and that’s the way it was,” was tasked by the American people to tell them news stories, and how they should feel about them. He was possibly the single most trusted person in America. However, according to The Verge, a leading tech publication, there will never be such a definitive voice on current affairs like Cronkite’s ever again. They write, “When endless information, infinite viewpoints, and myriad options are available, the authoritative voice setting the agenda appears to have no place.” This suggests that the era of TV news might be petering out, but that is not so.

TV news, much like the Channel 6 Portland Maine’s team, still matters. It’s still a vital and important asset, even in an age of information overload brought on by the Internet. According to the M


The Local News Portland Counts On

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What is the preferred news medium of American citizens? It may seem like online news sites have taken over the world, but statistics show otherwise. According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, over half of all Americans still prefer television news over online news. While internet news continues to grow in popularity, television still has a comfortable lead at nearly two to one.

Although more than 70 percent of American households are wired for the internet, and over 50 percent of the American population is walking around with smartphones, what is it about television news that makes it so resilient? After all, there is nothing convenient about a 50 pound television that needs at least two grounded outlets in order to watch it. Americans continue to prefer television news for the same reasons that Portland citizens continue to choose Portland News Channel 6. Local stations, like Channel 6 News Portland, always deliver the latest local news that is most relevant t


Stay on Top of All the Latest News Stories

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No one wants to miss coverage on those news stories that get everyone talking. Thankfully with Channel 6 Portland residents can make sure that they are never in the dark again when it comes to a hot local or national story. Without Channel 6 news Portland Oregon residents may go several days without knowing what is happening right in their own hometown. Channel 6 Portland could offer several incentives that local and national competitors could never compete with.

With a local station like Channel 6 Portland residents could get weather coverage that will actually matter in their lives. When people watch national news, they may get a bit of coverage if there is something interesting happening, but it may be nowhere near their hometown. Someone living in Portland, Oregon will probably not need to know about heavy rains in the south. With the local Portland Channel 6 coverage, residents can see what they are in for each day before they head to work.

While watching Channel 6 Portland, peo