100 Davidson Ave, Woodland, WA 98674A box left Nov. 6 for Mayor Chuck Blum at City Hall in Woodland, Wash., scared employees who feared it was a bomb. A bomb squad X-rayed and destroyed the box. Turns out it contained shit, probably in protest of a recent sewer rate increase.
2060 N Marine Drive, Portland ORA contractor struck a 30-inch sewer main near the Expo Center Nov. 5, spilling 27,000 gallons of sewage and closing North Expo Road. Officials are investigating whether the spill, which they said reached no waterways, hurt wildlife.
7000 NE Airport Way, Portland ORFederal officials closed down part of Portland International Airport Nov. 6 when they discovered what looked like explosive material in a gun case at a screening station for checked baggage. Officials questioned and released the traveler after removing the material from the lobby.
910 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland ORThe Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank opened Nov. 8 to those needing help to feed their animals. The nonprofit is open every second and fourth Sunday of the month from noon to 3 pm at 910 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
2030 SE 28th Pl., Portland ORMelinda Cobb says her 11-year-old son was exposed to inappropriate photos while at Hosford Middle School. She says her son saw another student looking up sexual pictures on Google and YouTube. The school says no online filtering system is 100 percent effective.
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