Police are seeking the public's help in finding a missing California man who has a serious medical condition and who might be in the Portland area, according to the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit.
I guess I was in one of those somber moods Saturday afternoon while preparing to write my column. Sitting at my desk I looked out the window at the gloomy gray skies and rain. My mind full of plot lines of my current novel in progress, tasks to do and other trite things.
By YURAS KARMANAU and DALTON BENNETT, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 9:36 p.m.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
TACOMA — Immigrant-rights activists rallied Saturday outside the Northwest Detention Center while at least 750 detainees protested their treatment and called for an end to deportations with a hunger strike.
By Victoria Stilwell, Peter Robison and William Selway, Bloomberg News
March 8, 2014 2:42 p.m.
SEATTLE - When Washington state residents voted in 1998 to raise the state's minimum wage and link it to the cost of living, opponents warned the measure would be a job-killer. The prediction hasn't been borne out.