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Interstate Debate

by Tracy Barry

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Posted on November 6, 2007 at 3:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:33 PM

You don't have to venture far from Interstate Avenue in North Portland to find a couple of big stories unfolding today. First of all a bicyclist was hit by a car this morning in the same spot where a cyclist was killed about two weeks ago. This cyclist, Siobhan Doyle, broke several bones, but survived. Turns out she is a friend of several folks here and talks to us tonight about the accident. Also this afternoon a decision was made to close the intersection at N. Interstate and Greeley for an extended investigation. We'll let you know what comes out of that.

And word from City hall that Eric Sten is now leaning toward changing the name of Interstate Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue. A vote could come in the next couple of weeks. That whole thing has been a mess from the get go. Many people on Interstate angry over the change being imposed on them. At least one Latino organization angry that some commissioners wanted to look at other options. We'll try to get to the bottom of the politics involved.

And what about these drug resistant staph infections popping up in schools? Four more cases in Vancouver this week. We have a special report tonight on what you can do to reduce your child's chance of getting sick.

Another amazing fall day. Hope you get a chance to enjoy it. But of course be back inside and in front of that t-v by 5! Ha!

Thanks for Watching,
Tracy Barry