Columbia River Crossing's span; drive-by paintball shooting: North Portland Roundup
Feb 27, 2013 (The Oregonian - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
You're halfway there, North Portland. I'm rounding out the middle of the week with some time in Kenton this afternoon. Here's the news from your neighborhood.
A guy biking down North Vancouver Avenue yesterday was the victim of a drive-by paintball shooting, police say. Ricardo Medina, 36, told police he was riding about 4 p.m. near Skidmore Street when a light-colored Honda Civic pulled alongside him and a passenger fired a paintball gun at him.
Sen. Chip Shields has released a video detailing his legislative priorities for North and Northeast Portland.
If you missed yesterday's live chat about the Jefferson Cluster, don't fret. You can read the back-and-forth here.
Word up to Roosevelt's Semise Kofe who won the state wrestling championship in the 5A 285-lbs bracket. Look for a story about his victory soon.
Yesterday, the Feral Cat Coalition honored World Spay Day with a special spay and neuter event.
Joe Rose has a back-and-forth on the design of the Columbia River Crossing. It's too complicated to sum-up, so click on through to the other side.
Richard Read reports three companies that make giant structures upriver from the proposed Columbia River Crossing could lose anywhere from $30 million to $116 million in profits because of the span's reduced clearance. That's what CRC managers told the U.S. Coast Guard in a bridge permit application filed Jan. 30 and made public late Tuesday.
The Jefferson Dancers are trying to raise money to perform in China. They have a video on Indie Go Go about the troupe and the performance. You can donate money there if you want.
The Q Center has launched a kickstarter to raise $5,000 for its role in the Queer Music Benefit for LGBTQ Mental Health Services. Logan Lynn, the nonprofit's communications guy, is one of the performers.
-- Casey Parks
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