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

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Blogs, Homepage

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

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Homepage, Uncategorized

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

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Homepage

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.

‘You got nothin’: Portland weatherman attempts trash-talk against San Antonians

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Uncategorized

Matt Zaffino the famous Portland TV weatherman has decided to spend few minutes on trash-talk against the Alamo City. On the other hand, it was being asked from the viewers that tell us 15 reasons San Antonio is better than Portland.
The weather forecaster was not showing the data accurately. His style of calling our beautiful river as Creek was really heart-aching. He called Antonia is better because “we are Texans”. Zaffino cried out “That’s it, that’s all you got”.
Apart from this, he forgot to cover that “We are known as a military city of USA and we have won 4 NBA trophies”. He also forgot to touch history and culture of San Antonio.  He was literally bashing out our city. We hope that he would come up with some accurate figure to support his vague arguments otherwise it is not good to attempt trash-talk for nothing.

Your Portland Beavers are now the El Paso Chihuahuas

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Homepage

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

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Homepage

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

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Homepage

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.

Why is SEO Important for Your Business?

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Dc seo firm, Search engine optimization packages, Search engine optimization tool

Regardless of the industry or the products and services they are selling, every successful business knows that internet marketing is crucial for their success. Over the past 10 years or so, the number of global internet users has nearly quadrupled. As it stands, there are now approximately 2.5 billion global web users.

When it comes the most popular internet activities, internet shopping is one of the fastest-growing. In fact, Forbes reported in early 2013 that the U.S. retail industry generated more than $200 billion dollars via online sales alone. This was the first time the feat had been accomplished, and marketing experts believe that this mark will become eclipsed almost immediately. In fact, economic forecasters have predicted that total online retail sales will approach $325 million dollars by 2016.

Clearly, there is enough opportunity for those companies that are willing to work hard enough to take advantage of them. In order to do that, the idea is rather simple -


Three Benefits of Living in a Condo

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Luxury penthouse floor plans, The waterfront apartments, Vacation condos

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When choosing a real estate agent, it is important to select an individual whose credentials are relevant to the type of housing you are looking for. A condominium, for example, is a type of residential housing that is beneficial in a variety of ways. Although you must find a real estate agent with whom you are comfortable speaking and problem solving, there are several advantages of buying or renting a condo.

1. Security. Compared to a typical single home, condos offer more security. When you buy or rent


Rochester’s Most Helpful Blogs

Written by Channel 6 Portland. Posted in Blog rochester, Blogs rochester, Rochester blog

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Several years before Jorn Barger coined the term “blog,” the first cyber diarists began posting their personal thoughts and opinions on the World Wide Web via online journals. During this period, a few of these online journals became popular among certain underground circles who grew fond of their sardonic humor, irreverence toward “the establishment”, and wit.

By 1999, the terms “blog” and “blogging” had caught on, as had the trend itself. During the first decade of the twenty-first century, people from all walks of life had begun to write their own blogs. At this point, blogging was beginning to be viewed as a legitimate form of journalism by some, while others considered blog articles to be the online equivalent of op-ed pieces. Either way, the influence of blogging could no longer be ignored.

Today, blo