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>>Portland Considering Funding Fight Against Prostitution

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland City Council is considering a proposal to put 250-thousand dollars into services aimed at reducing prostitution.  The "Portland Tribune" reports the funding would pay for counseling and other support services for young victims of sex-trafficking.  The quarter-million dollars would reverse funding cuts to those services that were included in the current city budget.  Commissioner Amanda Fritz is requesting the funding, saying prostitution is a serious problem in Portland.       

>>Multiple 9-1-1 Complaints Lead To Motorist's Arrest

(Roseburg, OR)  --  Oregon State Police say they've arrested a motorist who was the subject of numerous 9-1-1 calls from drivers along I-5 in the Roseburg area.  The calls came from citizens reporting a reckless driver in a green Honda Accord Saturday afternoon.  Troopers spotted the vehicle in the Sutherlin area and pulled the car over.  Troopers say Terra McCormick of Eugene is facing reckless-driving charges as well as charges related to the four syringes and heroin that were found in the car.   

>>Fuel Prices Lower

(Portland, OR)  --  The price at the gas pump is lower today for motorists in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for regular fell by nearly a penny overnight, to just above three-26 a gallon.  That's about a half-cent above the average of a week ago and more than 12 cents cheaper than at this point last month.

>>Ducks Rise To 12th In BCS Standings

(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon Ducks are 12th in the latest BCS standings, up one spot from last week after their Civil War victory over Oregon State.  The Ducks are hoping to earn their fifth straight trip to a BCS bowl.  The standings saw a shakeup after the Thanksgiving weekend's college football action, with Florida State reaching the top spot and Alabama tumbling to fourth after losing to Auburn.  Ohio State is in second place and Auburn is third.

>>Harvin May Not Play Tonight Against Saints

(Renton, WA)  --  Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says there's a good chance wide receiver Percy Harvin won't play in tonight's contest against the New Orleans Saints.  Carroll says Harvin is experiencing soreness in his hip following his play in the Minnesota game, during which he ran back a kickoff 58 yards.  Harvin underwent hip surgery August 1st and made his Seahawks debut against the Vikings.  Kickoff for tonight's game at CenturyLink Field is set for 5:40.

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