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1 Could Oregon Become the First State to Ban Single-Family Zoning?
Saturday December 15, 2018 - 2:58 AM
Could Oregon Become the First State to Ban Single-Family Zoning?
Legislation being drafted in Oregon could become the nation's most dramatic effort to address the housing shortages and economic and racial segregation caused by zoning restrictions.

Rep. Tina Kotek (D-Portland), speaker of the Oregon House, is drafting legislation that would end single-fami ... [More]    

2 Forecast For Heavy rain and potential floods
Saturday December 15, 2018 - 2:39 AM
Forecast For Heavy rain and potential floods
PORTLAND, Oregon - As heavy rains move into the Northwest beginning Sunday, Pacific Power reminds its customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable.

“We work hard to prevent outages, but heavy rain and wind make it difficult to predict when and where an outage wil ... [More]    

3 Multnomah County jury convicts former substitute teacher of sexual abuse
Saturday December 15, 2018 - 2:03 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that upon the conclusion of a nine-day trial, a jury convicted 54-year-old Dale Arnold Buckendahl of sexual abuse in the first degree.

At trial, the state presented evidence to show that in 2008 the defendan ... [More]    

4 New Beaverton Medical and Dental Office Opens
Wednesday December 12, 2018 - 3:10 PM
PORTLAND, Oregon – Kaiser Permanente opens its new Beaverton Medical and Dental Office. The new facility is our vision for the future of health care: person-centered care for body, mind and spirit, powered by innovation.

The three-floor, 90,000-square-foot facility replaces the current Beave ... [More]    

5 Clackamas Community College lands Metallica grant
Wednesday December 12, 2018 - 3:07 PM

OREGON CITY – Thanks to the band Metallica, Clackamas Community College (CCC) is moving more heavy metal into its career technical education programs. The college is one of 10 recipients of a $100,000 grant from the Metallica Scholars Initiative, funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundati ... [More]    

6 Jefferson County Deputy Charged With Raping Woman
Wednesday December 12, 2018 - 2:10 AM
Jefferson County Deputy Charged With Raping Woman
On October 15, 2018, detectives assigned to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit received information regarding an intimate video that had been posted on the internet without the consent of a person in it.

During the investigation, detectives learned that from July of 2 ... [More]    

7 12 apartments Evacuated in Hillsboro Attic Fire
Monday December 10, 2018 - 2:03 AM
12 apartments Evacuated in Hillsboro Attic Fire
HILLSBORO, Oregon - At 4:30 Friday afternoon Hillsboro Fire Department Station 6 was dispatched to a commercial fire at the Commons at Verandas Apartments on NE Overlook Drive.

Firefighters on Engine 6 arrived to find smoke coming from the attic of a group of twelve apartments, the smoke ala ... [More]    

8 Officer-Involved Shooting in Northeast Portland's Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood
Saturday December 8, 2018 - 2:01 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - The investigation into this evening's officer-involved shooting is continuing and expected to keep the Hollywood Fred Meyer and Starbucks closed the rest of the evening. The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail and East County Major Crimes Team are conducting the investigation ... [More]    
9 Vehicle Crash Closes Lancaster
Saturday December 8, 2018 - 2:00 AM
A single vehicle crash has closed Lancaster Drive SE between State Street and Mahrt Street SE. A vehicle has struck a power pole causing it to fall across Lancaster. No one was injured in the crash and the driver is cooperating with deputies. Power is out to the area affecting some 2600 PGE customer ... [More]    
10 Salem Log train derailment closes many streets
Wednesday December 5, 2018 - 4:04 AM
Salem Log train derailment closes many streets
SALEM, Oregon - A train hauling logs derailed near Front Street NE and Hood Street Tuesday night. Railroad crews were able to decouple the derailed cars from the rest of the train. This allowed the locomotive and numerous cars to continue on out of Salem, opening Commercial St Ne, Liberty St NE and ... [More]    
11 Animal rights activists plan rally outside Oregon Zoo over Lily the elephant's death
Monday December 3, 2018 - 5:47 AM
Animal rights activists plan rally outside Oregon Zoo over Lily the elephant's death
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland residents and the animal rights activists are planning to rally at the Oregon Zoo entrance Saturday evening to protest zoo animal captivity after Lily the elephant died Thursday.

The rally and vigil is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. outside the Oregon Zoo.

A ... [More]    

12 Oregon Attorney General Approves Psilocybin Ballot Measure Language
Saturday December 1, 2018 - 6:25 AM
Oregon Attorney General Approves Psilocybin Ballot Measure Language
Oregon officials have certified the ballot title for a proposal to let licensed medical professionals administer psilocybin, the main active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, for therapeutic purposes. If approved by voters, the state would be the first in the U.S. to allow legal use of the substa ... [More]    
13 Ashland police wrongfully arrest African-American man
Thursday November 29, 2018 - 6:16 AM
Ashland police say they’re in the midst of determining why officers arrested an innocent African-American man following a disturbance at an Ashland store Monday evening.

The 20-year-old was held in the Jackson County Jail Monday overnight on a harassment charge that falsely accused him of ma ... [More]    

14 Medford Man Dies in Eastern Oregon Prison
Thursday November 29, 2018 - 6:06 AM
MEDFORD, Oregon - A Medford man with a history of at least 15 DUII charges died Friday at an Eastern Oregon prison.

Darrick William Roberts, 53, died in a hospital near the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, where he had been incarcerated, Oregon Department of Corrections offic ... [More]    

15 Napa Valley Winery and Oregon Winemakers Feud Over Pinot Labeling Rights
Thursday November 29, 2018 - 5:52 AM
Napa Valley Winery and Oregon Winemakers Feud Over Pinot Labeling Rights
Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery’s claims that it makes an Oregon pinot.

Copper Cane, a Napa Valley, California ... [More]    

16 Ridgefield School District Bond Measure Set for February 12 Ballot
Thursday November 29, 2018 - 5:46 AM

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Ridgefield, WA – On Tuesday, November 27, Ridgefield School District’s board members voted in favor of putting a $77 million bond issue up for a vote on February 12, 2019.  If approved by the voters, the bond proceeds, along with approximately $15 m ... [More]    

17 Bloody Trail Leads To One Person Injured in Northwest Portland
Thursday November 29, 2018 - 5:44 AM
On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 8:42 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of shots fired in the area of the 300 block of Northwest 20th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who reported hearing several gunshots in the area. Officers conducted an ... [More]    

18 Oregon State Trooper Shot 12 Times Files $30M Lawsuit
Wednesday November 28, 2018 - 5:45 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — An Oregon State Police trooper is suing Washington County's 911 Center over what they say was mishandling of a call that ended with him shot 12 times.

Nic Cederberg and Hayley Shelton filed the federal lawsuit in Portland Monday.

Cederberg's lawsuit claims Washingt ... [More]    

19 Man Arrested for Financing Homes Used to Grow marijuana
Wednesday November 28, 2018 - 5:43 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — A man was sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison for hiding pot growth in specially constructed homes.

65-year-old Yim Sun Chan pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to manufacture pot. He was sentenced Tuesday.

Chan paid cash for the homes and had accompli ... [More]    

20 Fossil fuel consumption has damaged Oregon's marine waters
Wednesday November 28, 2018 - 5:39 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — An environmental group is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that fossil fuel consumption has damaged Oregon's marine waters by causing ocean acidification that's killing off shellfish.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland by t ... [More]    

21 Pharmacist accused of placing hidden cameras to record naked females
Wednesday November 28, 2018 - 5:38 AM
Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced a 71-count indictment was unsealed after 34-year-old Johnny Tuck Chee Chan appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Chan was arrested on November 26, 2018 by members of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the ... [More]    

22 Fatal vehicle crash on Hwy 101 In Coos County
Wednesday November 28, 2018 - 5:35 AM
On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at approximately 1:00 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 229.

Preliminary investigation shows that a Honda Accord, operated by Ashley Ridenour (31) of Reedsport, was traveling southbound on ... [More]    

23 Head on crash Hwy 199 In Josephine County
Monday November 26, 2018 - 6:30 AM
Head on crash Hwy 199 In Josephine County
On Friday, November 23, 2018 at approximately 7:20 pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy199 near milepost 22 near Selma, OR.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2005 Toyota Corolla, operated by Briana Varela ... [More]    

24 Man Flees from Police in a Stolen car
Monday November 26, 2018 - 6:26 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 10:58 p.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Southeast Division Street near Southeast 139th Avenue.

Officers obser ... [More]    

25 Arrest After Suspect Fires Gun During Domestic Violence Investigation
Monday November 26, 2018 - 6:25 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 5:03 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Southeast 118th Avenue on the report of a domestic violence assault.

When officers arrived on scene, they contacted the victim of the domestic violence assault ... [More]