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Volunteer bringing abandoned Oregon cemetery back to life
Author: Kevin Harden
James Moriarty's retirement project hacks away at overgrown brush to restore Scheel family's German Hill Cemetery.

For decades, the old German Hill Cemetery near Estacada sat unattended, hidden under a tangle of brush and vulnerable to nature's fury and vandals.

Until now.

In early February, James Moriarty, ...

Housing official wins award for anti-gentrification proposal
Author: KOIN 6 News
Rodolfo Rodríguez receives thought leadership award for proposal to research anti-displacement strategies for Lantinx communities nationwide.

A Portland area housing official was given a thought leadership award by an international land-use organization to commence research and writing on proven strategies to fight gentrification for Latinx communities in ...

Police investigating Saturday homicide, carjacking, and fatal crash
Author: Jim Redden
The names of the victims and suspects in the April 10 incidents are not immediately released.

Police are investigating a homicide, a carjacking that left one person seriously injured, and a fatal collision, all on Saturday, April 10.

The victims were not immediately identified. Two people are ...

Housing official wins award for anti-gentrification proposal
Author: KOIN 6 News
Rodolfo Rodríguez receives thought leadership award for proposal to research anti-displacement strategies for Lantinx communities nationwide.

A Portland area housing official was given a thought leadership award by an international land-use organization to commence research and writing on proven strategies to fight gentrification for Latinx communities in ...

Police investigating Saturday homicide, carjacking, and fatal crash
Author: Jim Redden
The names of the victims and suspects in the April 10 incidents are not immediately released.

Police are investigating a homicide, a carjacking that left one person seriously injured, and a fatal collision, all on Saturday, April 10.

The victims were not immediately identified. One person and ...

Police investigate Saturday homicide, carjacking and fatal crash
Author: Jim Redden
The names of the victims and suspects in the April 10 incidents are not immediately released.

Police are investigating a homicide, a carjacking that left one person seriously injured and a fatal collision, all on Saturday, April 10.

The victims were not immediately identified. One person had ...

Police investigate Saturday homicide, carjacking and fatal crash
Author: Jim Redden
The names of the victims and suspects in the April 10 incidents are not immediately released.

Police are investigating a homicide, a carjacking that left one person seriously injured and a fatal collision, all on Saturday, April 10.

The victims were not immediately identified. One person had ...

Volunteer bringing abandoned Oregon cemetery back to life
Author: Kevin Harden
James Moriarty's retirement project hacks away at overgrown brush to restore Scheel family's German Hill Cemetery.

For decades, the old German Hill Cemetery near Estacada sat unattended, hidden under a tangle of brush and vulnerable to nature's fury and vandals.

Until now.

In early February, James Moriarty, ...

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Kanter has franchise record 30 rebounds as Blazers beat Pistons
Author: ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press

PORTLAND — Enes Kanter had 24 points and a franchise-record 30 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers routed the Detroit Pistons 118-103 on Saturday night.

Kanter bested Sidney Wicks’ Portland record of 27 rebounds set in 1975. Kanter also surpassed his own career high of 26 set while with the Knicks in 2018. Each time he added to the record the Blazers’ bench stood and cheered.

Damian Lillard had 27 points and 10 assists and CJ McCollum added 26 points for the Blazers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Josh Jackson had 21 points for the Pistons, who trailed by as many as 24 points. Frank Jackson finished with 17 points

Center Jusuf Nurkic was not available for the Blazers because it was the first of a back-to-back. The starting center had knee swelling that kept him out of a game earlier this week against the Clippers. Blazers coach Terry Stotts said before the game that Nurkic would be available for Sunday night’s game at home against Miami. Kanter started in Nurkic’s place.

The Pistons, also playing the first of a back-to-back, rested Wayne Ellington. Mason Plumlee returned after missing Thursday night’s victory at Sacramento because of concussion protocol.

Carmelo Anthony’s jumper put the Blazers up 43-27 in the second quarter, but the Pistons closed the gap with a 14-2 run to get to 45-41.

Portland led 59-50 at the break. Kanter had 11 points and 16 rebounds, while Lillard led all scorers with 14 points.

CJ McCollum’s floater put the Blazers up 74-59 in the third quarter and they stretched the lead to 97-76 early in the final period on Derick Jones Jr.’s tip shot.

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Pistons: Jerami Grant sat out of the second straight game because of a sore right knee.

Trail Blazers: It was the second and last meeting between the two teams. The Blazers won the first, 124-101, in Detroit on March 31. … It was Kanter’s team-high 29th double-double this season.

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The Trail Blazers host Miami in the second of their back-to-back on Sunday.

4 Washington students injured in bus crash awarded $1.4M
Author: Associated Press

SEATTLE — A jury has awarded four former marching band students at the University of Washington more than $1.4 million after they were injured in a bus crash on their way to a football competition with rival Washington State University.

Students Alexia Brown, Edith Myers-Power, Monica Mursch and Jacob Koreen sued the charter bus company MTRWestern, KOMO-TV reported Thursday.

Herrmann Law Group, which represented the four students, said there was ice on the road and that the bus driver failed to slow down, lost control and crashed. The bus did not have seatbelts.

The marching band students were headed to the 2018 Apple Cup in Pullman when the charter bus rolled onto its side near the town of George, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) from the students’ destination. Authorities said 45 of the 56 people aboard the bus were injured.

The four students who filed the lawsuit will each receive a portion of the $1,482,2000.

Brown, a saxophone player, was awarded the largest amount of $569,000. Attorneys said she was ejected from the bus during the crash and suffered multiple fractures to her spine and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Myers-Power, also a saxophone player, received surgery on her shoulder and was unable to march again. Monica Mursch, also a saxophone player, broke her clavicle and Jacob Koreen, a baritone player, suffered bruises, lacerations and PTSD.

“After this long fight for justice, we are pleased the jury agreed this was a horrible crash,” Anthony Marsh, of Hermann Law Group, told KCPQ-TV. “These four students survived an astounding tragedy. We hope anyone on the bus still fighting for justice will keep fighting until they get what is fair.”

“This was a tragic accident on all accounts, out hearts go to those who were affected by this event,” MTRWestern President Jeremy Butzlaff told The Associated Press in an email on Friday. “Then, as of now, we remain steadfast in our commitment to safety and we wish these students all the very best.”

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