Electric-Car Incentives: Oregon Charges Up, As Georgia Pulls The Plug

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Electric cars have operating costs far lower than those of gasoline vehicles. And even considering the point-of-source emissions of power plants that make the grid power EVs are plugged into, they’re cleaner, more

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Electric-Car Incentives: Oregon Charges Up, As Georgia Pulls The Plug

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Electric cars have operating costs far lower than those of gasoline vehicles. And even considering the point-of-source emissions of power plants that make the grid power EVs are plugged into, they’re cleaner, more

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1097922_electric-car-incentives-oregon-charges-up-as-georgia-pulls-the-plug

‘More to it’ – Grand Forks Community grapples with realities of fentanyl

Noye’s relatives took him to Chili’s, where he ate ribs, one of his favorites, as his “last meal.” That night, his aunt, Jill Cormier, stayed up late talking with Noye.

But there was a “lingering cloud” hovering over them, Cormier said.

The next day, Jan. 29, the family woke up and drove to the federal prison in Milan, Mich., where the three said their goodbyes and Noye, 19, surrendered himself into federal custody.

“I told him I would do anything to take his spot because I am just as guilty,” she said of their meeting nearly two months ago.

Jill Cormier

Cormier didn’t hold the drugs herself, distribute or ingest them. But “just like the police officer, the counselor, the teacher, the church member, we all knew it was happening.”

Noye, along with several others, pleaded guilty to a role in an international drug ring that bought and sold

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/local/3990871-more-it-grand-forks-community-grapples-realities-fentanyl

US reassesses Columbus Day, Native American plight in focus

The ceremony will begin the final day of a weekend “powwow” on Randall’s Island in New York’s East River, an event that features traditional dancing, story-telling and art.

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council’s powwow is both a celebration of Native American culture and an unmistakable counterpoint to the parade, which many detractors say honors a man who symbolizes centuries of oppression of aboriginal people by Europeans.

Organizers hope to call attention to issues of social and economic injustice that have dogged Native Americans since Christopher Columbus led his path-finding expedition to the “New World” in 1492.

The powwow has been held for the past 20 years but never on Columbus Day. It is part of a drive by Native Americans and their supporters throughout the country, who are trying to rebrand Columbus Day as a holiday that honors indigenous people, rather than their European conquerors. Their efforts have been successful in several U.S. cities this year.

“The fact that America would honor this

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/politics/3858322-us-reassesses-columbus-day-native-american-plight-focus

Man killed when Amtrak train hits SUV in Vancouver

A man died Sunday morning when an Amtrak passenger train struck his SUV at a private-driveway crossing in Vancouver’s Old Evergreen Highway neighborhood.

Emergency crews were dispatched at 11 a.m. to the crash, which occurred on a private driveway just across from the Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center in the 12200 block of Southeast Evergreen Highway. The man was dead when officials arrived on the scene, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.

The man’s name was not released Sunday. He was driving a Cadillac Escalade and was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash, said Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway.

No Amtrak passengers or crew members were injured in the collision, Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz said. Train 27, the Empire Builder, was on its way from Spokane to Portland at the time of the crash. It continued on to Portland after remaining at the scene for

... read more at: http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/sep/07/car-driver-killed-crash-train-vancouver/

UND FOOTBALL: Portland State matchup will be played in Hillsboro, Ore.

The undefeated Vikings are ranked No. 16 in the latest FCS poll and UND (3-1 overall) has an opportunity to crack into that Top 25 with a win on the road.

But this marquee matchup won’t exactly be played under the bright lights.

UND and Portland State will play at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore., a suburb west of Portland.

Hillsboro Stadium, with a capacity of 7,000, hosts PSU soccer matches, as well as high school events throughout the year. The football field is surrounded by baseball and softball fields, too.

The facility, with artificial turf, has stadium seating on one side, with mobile bleachers elsewhere.

The Vikings typically play at Providence Park, but the school shares the stadium with the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. A scheduling conflict resulted in the game being moved to Hillsboro.

“We’ve looked into it and talked to

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/und-football/3850204-und-football-portland-state-matchup-will-be-played-hillsboro-ore