Portland man facing arson charge after allegedly causing butane hash oil explosion

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Darrell Desrosiers, jail booking photo. PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A 47-year-old man is facing an arson charge after authorities say he caused a butane hash oil explosion at a southeast Portland apartment complex last week. Portland police and firefighters responded to the St. Francis Park Apartments in 1100 block of Southeast Stark on March 28…

Portland man facing arson charge after allegedly causing butane hash oil explosion

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Darrell Desrosiers, jail booking photo. PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A 47-year-old man is facing an arson charge after authorities say he caused a butane hash oil explosion at a southeast Portland apartment complex last week. Portland police and firefighters responded to the St. Francis Park Apartments in 1100 block of Southeast Stark on March 28…

Southern Maine’s commercial real estate market — holding strong – by Matthew Cardente

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Matthew Cardente, Cardente Real Estate Southern Maine’s commercial real estate market was healthy through 2018. Investment sales remained strong with continued low interest rates and area competition. However, there was a slight slowdown in the 2018 leasing market with vacancy rates increasing modestly for two of the major commercial sectors in Greater Portland. While still…

The State of the Oregon Real Estate Market and Sundance Realty: February 2019

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Agent of the Month February 2019 (MENAFN – PRLog) A release covering the state of the firm, the Oregon Market, top producing agents, published articles of the month, and important information or actions for Sundance Realty agents. Agent of the Month February 2019 Spread the Word Listed Under Tag: • Real Estate Brokerage Industry: •…

Oregon wants to make it easier to build affordable housing

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Democrats want to design their way out of Oregon’s housing crisis and are considering a proposal clearing the path for developers to build more apartments and townhouses. The move comes on the heels of a landmark rent control measure and is meant to be part of a multi-pronged approach to combat the state’s housing shortage.…

Activists protest Portland oil train terminal expansion

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A variety of activists from students to Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility gathered Wednesday morning at Portland City Hall to speak out against the expansion of the Zenith Energy oil terminal in city’s Northwest industrial district. City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly was asked to speak. Other groups represented at the rally included Friends of the Columbia…

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham calls for RICO prosecution of liberal campus agitators, cites Portland State cowbell ‘disruptor’

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Laura Ingraham (YouTube) Laura Ingraham wants you to know: College Republicans are under relentless attack, and the Justice Department should look into it. The Fox News host devoted an extended segment this week to conservatives being mocked, shouted down and cursed at on college campuses around the country. Under the banner “The Anti-Free Speech Thugs,”…

Is Your Rent Through the Roof? Oregon Wants to Fix That

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Amanda Lucier for The New York Times PORTLAND, Ore. — Andy Mangels had been living in his modest apartment near downtown Portland, Ore., for three decades when the news arrived a few days before Christmas: His rent was being raised by 113 percent. Now Mr. Mangels, 52, has a little more than a month to…

New podcast explores Greater Portland real estate market

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A new podcast features Greater Portland business owners, real estate experts, mortgage loan professionals, home inspectors, contractors and other members of the community sharing their knowledge of Greater Portland and its real estate market. Panel discussions in the podcast, called "Make Maine Your Home," will be led by host Doug Schauf, owner of Make Maine…