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1 Amazon Web Services fixes connectivity problems in Oregon
Thursday October 19, 2017 - 12:49 PM
Amazon.com Inc’s web services unit said on Wednesday that it resolved connectivity issues that affected its Direct Connect customers in the Oregon region in the United States.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said some Direct Connect locations using the US-WEST-2 Region experienced connectivity iss ... [More]    

2 Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease
Thursday October 19, 2017 - 12:48 PM
Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease
Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.

Usually the parking lot at Brookings’ harbor is filled with boat trailers, rusty pickup trucks and tourists.

But this day in ... [More]    

3 Oregon VS California - Both sides with pot
Thursday October 19, 2017 - 12:44 PM
Oregon VS California - Both sides with pot
California begins adult use cannabis sales on Jan.1, and is expected to become the largest market for cannabis. I'm in San Francisco as I write this, headed to L.A. for the next column.

When both states have full legalization, which one's better? So here's how this goes: I decide to get my ... [More]    

4 Shooting in Sellwood Neighborhood - One Person Injured
Thursday October 19, 2017 - 12:38 PM
On Thursday October 19, 2017, at 4:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a 9-1-1 hang-up call at the 7-11 located at 1715 Southeast Tacoma Street.

As officers responded to the location, an employee at the 7-11 called 9-1-1 again and informed the call taker an adult m ... [More]    

5 Great Oregon ShakeOut and Portland Public Schools' Youth Disaster Academy
Thursday October 19, 2017 - 12:37 PM
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Great Oregon ShakeOut and Portland Public Schools' Youth Disaster Academy are taking place this Thursday to raise awareness about what to do during an earthquake, and steps residents can take to prepare.

All Oregonians are encouraged to join the ShakeOut earthquake dr ... [More]    

6 Marine Board Appoints Director
Thursday October 19, 2017 - 12:33 PM
Marine Board Appoints Director
The Oregon State Marine Board appointed Rachel Graham as Marine Director effective October 16, 2017 at its quarterly meeting in La Pine. This interim appointment will remain in effect through the recruitment and hiring process to replace outgoing Marine Director, Scott Brewen.

ORS 830.135 s ... [More]    

7 PCC prioritizes health inter professional discipline space
Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 11:23 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - The future of healthcare is changing, and Portland Community College is aiming to change with it.

The creation of President Obama's American Health Care Act was due in great part to skyrocketing healthcare costs, an uptick in the number of patients suffering chronic illne ... [More]    

8 BLM announces three selections for National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 11:22 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Land Management announced today that the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture have made selections for the three open positions on its nine-member National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Mr. Fred T. Woehl, Jr. of Harrison, Arkansas, has been re ... [More]    
9 Oregon Joins Other States In Trump Health Care Lawsuit
Sunday October 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Oregon is joining California’s lawsuit, along with more than a dozen other states, against President Donald Trump’s halting of payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law, Oregon’s attorney general said Friday.

Ellen Rosenblum said the White House “has made a rash, ill-conceived ... [More]    

10 13-year-old boy reportedly shot to death by friend
Sunday October 15, 2017 - 9:23 AM
Kelso, Wash- The Cowlitz Coroner has released the name of the shooting victim as Edgar Vazquez. He was 13. He lived in Kelso. We are not releasing the name of the shooter at this time. The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of Carroll Road, Kelso. It is the home where the boy who did the shooting l ... [More]    
11 Man shot in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood
Sunday October 15, 2017 - 2:25 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday October 12, 2017 at 4:36 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Jamboree Apartments, located at 9219 Southeast Stark Street, on the report of a shooting.

As officers responded to the location, they learned one person had been shot.

Officers arr ... [More]    

12 U.S. Secretary of Education visits McMinnville High School
Sunday October 15, 2017 - 1:27 AM
MCMINNVILLE, OR - U.S. Secretary of Education visited McMinnville High School today, Wednesday, October 11, to tour classrooms, observe staff development and hear from staff and current and former students.

The visit began with a visit to a staff development session to observe the some of t ... [More]    

13 In Oregon, End-of-Life Wishes Are Just A Click Away
Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 11:28 AM
In Oregon, End-of-Life Wishes Are Just A Click Away
Just four hours earlier, Sallie Cutler had been sharing Mother’s Day lunch with her mom, Alyce Cheatham.

Then, that same evening, Cheatham, 96, landed in a Portland, Ore., emergency room, lethargic, unable to speak and paralyzed on her right side by a massive stroke.

Cutler now admit ... [More]    

14 Suspected DUII driver leads Clark County Sheriff's Office on pursuit
Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 11:22 AM
On 10.11.17 at 2330 hours a Clark County Deputy attempted to make contact with vehicle in the 200 block of NE Chkalov to determine if the vehicle had been involved in a collision or was in need of assistance. The silver PT cruiser was missing its passenger side front tire. Upon contact the vehicle f ... [More]    
15 Oregon Firefighters to Assist California with Battling North Bay Fire
Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 11:21 AM
The state of California has issued a multi-state request for firefighting resources to assist with firefighting efforts throughout the northern part of California. Oregon will be answering their request by sending resources from throughout the state. Multnomah County is sending a strike team of type ... [More]    
16 Flu season has begun, and it's a good time to get vaccinated
Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 11:21 AM
Flu activity is as expected for this time of year, and vaccine is effective

The start of fall means the start of influenza season, and public health officials say now is the best time--when the number of flu cases in Oregon is still low--to get vaccinated.

The Oregon Health Authori ... [More]    

17 Participant Suffers Heart Attack During Portland Marathon, Revived by Bystander
Monday October 9, 2017 - 9:54 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday morning during the Portland Marathon a man participating in the marathon collapsed on the racecourse at approximately mile 15 near N. Wayland Ave. and N. Willamette Blvd. A bystander quickly evaluated the patient and determined CPR was appropriate and began chest compres ... [More]    
18 Two vehicle Fatal Crash in Marion County
Monday October 9, 2017 - 9:47 AM
Two vehicle Fatal Crash in Marion County
On October 8, 2017 at 4:41 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency responders were dispatched to a two vehicle head-on crash on 99E and Nevada Street. The crash resulted in five fatalities from one vehicle.

The preliminary investigation indicates the two vehicles involved were a northbound La ... [More]    

19 Man Brandishes Gun, Steals Truck in Woodburn Parking Lot
Monday October 9, 2017 - 9:46 AM
WOODBURN, Oregon - Police in Woodburn received a call about a stolen vehicle/armed robbery at 11:14 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the Walmart parking lot, located at 3002 Stacey Allison Way.

The victim reported that a man brandished a handgun and stole his red 2001 Chevrolet S-10, four-door king cab tr ... [More]    

20 Airplane Crashes at Private Airstrip
Friday October 6, 2017 - 10:24 AM
Airplane Crashes at Private Airstrip
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 2:29 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Twin Oaks Airpark concerning a reported plane crash.

When Sheriff's deputies arrived, they found a 1963 Piper 250 Comanche single engine aircraft severely damaged on the runway. It was r ... [More]    

21 Couple Helped Victims As Bullets Rained Down
Friday October 6, 2017 - 1:28 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon – A husband and wife from Marion County were at the Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas when the shots rang out Sunday night. Dawn-Marie Gray was taking video of the concert just minutes before bullets rained down from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. Dawn-Marie and her husband Kevin ... [More]    
22 Police Arrest Man After He Put Up Fight
Wednesday October 4, 2017 - 9:25 AM
COOS BAY, Oregon - On October 3, 2017 the Coos County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip regarding a wanted subject identified as Eric R. Wadkins (age 40 from Coos Bay). The tipster reported Wadkins was hiding in a residence on SW 10th in Coos Bay. Wadkins was wanted on a failure to appear w ... [More]    
23 Grants Pass Man dies in crash- Driver arrested and Charged in Josephine County
Tuesday October 3, 2017 - 7:23 AM
On Sunday at approximately 5:45pm, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a single vehicle fatal rollover crash on Plumtree Lane in Merlin, Oregon; which is in Josephine County.

The initial investigation revealed that the driver, 23 year old Ryan Justin PAVLICH, from Grants Pass, was dri ... [More]    

24 Couple Die In Plane Crash
Tuesday October 3, 2017 - 7:22 AM
Update The plane has been identified as a Cirrus SR-22 and the investigation is still continuing to determine the cause and who was the pilot. An aerial photo has been added to the release.

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On October 1, 2017 at 10:43 AM, an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper was w ... [More]    

25 Tons of animals have floated from Japan to Oregon on plastic junk
Monday October 2, 2017 - 7:40 AM
Tons of animals have floated from Japan to Oregon on plastic junk
A researcher looks at a piece of Japanese debris in Washington.

The morning of June 5, 2012, invasive species researcher John Chapman’s wife, who works for the health department in Newport, Oregon, told him he had to go with her to see a mysterious object that had washed onto the town’s beac ... [More]