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Tuesday October 17, 2017 - Times viewed: 9711
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 reappointed for the category of public interest (equine behavior); Dr. Sue M. McDonnell of West Cheste ...

Sunday October 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 9651
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 decision that will have a devastating impact on many vulnerable Oregonians.” “These ACA subsidies are ...

Sunday October 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 9690
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 lived. The victim spent the night at the house. _________________________________________________ ...

Sunday October 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 9734
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 the regular professional development that takes place weekly at the high school. The session showed instru ...

Sunday October 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 9692
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 arrived at the apartment complex and ensured the location was safe while an officer applied a tourniquet to an in ...

Wednesday October 11, 2017 - Times viewed: 9784
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 admits her first impulse was to demand action. “It’s, like, do something; make her better,” said Cutler. “As a child, you can’t just say let her die.” But Cheatham’s medical records contained a different demand. When the doctor on duty at Oregon Health and Science University clicked once in the chart header, it was immediately clear: Cheatham wanted no efforts to prolong her life. “He said, ‘The good news is, your mom had a POLST form, so you don’t really have any decisions to make,’” recalled Cutler, 63, of Sherwood, Ore. “I was so relieved. I cannot tell you how relieved I was. She had made all the decisions for me ahead of time.” POLST forms, formally known as Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, have become a staple in care for the fragile or seriously ill. They document in detail what kind of medical treatments patients want — or don’t want — at the end of life. Nearly ev ...
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Wednesday October 11, 2017 - Times viewed: 9493
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 fled northbound on NE Chkalov / NE 112th Ave in a reckless manner. The PT cruiser was traveling north ...

Wednesday October 11, 2017 - Times viewed: 9672
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-one engines to assist at the North Bay Fire. The five engines for the strike team will consist of o ...

Wednesday October 11, 2017 - Times viewed: 9485
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 Authority (OHA) begins tracking flu the first week of October each year. The agency publishes data each week of the s ...

Monday October 9, 2017 - Times viewed: 9623
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 compressions. A crew from Metro West Ambulance, who was stationed along the racecourse for medical standby, ...

Monday October 9, 2017 - Times viewed: 9758
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 Landrover, driven by Favian R. Garcia (age 27 from Gervais, Oregon) and a southbound Buick Century, driven by Lisette Medrano-Perez (age 25 from Molalla). While the two vehicles were negotiating a corner, the two vehicles collided headed-on. Lisette Medrano-Perez was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her vehicle was occupied by her four children and they were pronounced deceased at the scene as well. Their ages were: eight (male), six (male), four (female), two (female). Garcia had minor injuries and was transported to a local area hospital. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The Oregon State Police was assisted by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Kaiser Police Department, Marion County Fire District, and the Marion County District Attorney's Office. Anyone with witness information, who has not spoken with police, please call the ...
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Monday October 9, 2017 - Times viewed: 9679
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 truck. It had Washington license plates (C76124K). The victim was not injured. The suspect left the area to ...

Friday October 6, 2017 - Times viewed: 9525
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 reported 39 year-old John Gorman was the pilot receiving additional training for an advanced certification. The flight instructor was 68 year-old Ronald Magnus. Sheriff's Deputies determined Mr. Gorman was landing the aircraft and was unable to maintain enough air speed to land on the paved runway. The aircraft came up short and collided with the ground at the leading edge of the runway. Two of the three landing gears were torn from the aircraft catapulting it upward, causing it to fall onto the runway. The aircraft fuselage was twisted and the wings and tail section were badly damaged. Both men were treated by TVF&R rescue personnel and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The FAA responded to the scene to complete their investigation. ...
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Friday October 6, 2017 - Times viewed: 9575
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 took cover inside a VIP area, where they stayed until the gunfire stopped. Then they turned their a ...

Wednesday October 4, 2017 - Times viewed: 9631
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 warrant (original warrant was for Assault IV-Domestic Coos County). Sergeant Adam Slater, Coos Co ...

Tuesday October 3, 2017 - Times viewed: 9985
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 driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus northbound on Plumtree Lane when for an unknown reason left the roadway, impact ...

Tuesday October 3, 2017 - Times viewed: 9508
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. ### On October 1, 2017 at 10:43 AM, an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper was working with a volunteer between Burton Butte and Old Baldy Mtn. in a remote section of western Klamath County ...

Monday October 2, 2017 - Times viewed: 9741
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 beach. Chapman was initially skeptical that the beached mass would be of any interest to him, scientifically speaking. The Oregon police and parks service were already at the scene, checking the large concrete slab for radiation. A plaque said the object was a fisheries dock from Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, but Chapman only had to glance at the creatures stuck to the plastic to know the source. “I was completely shocked to see all these Asian species on this dock,” he says. That object was a small chunk of many tons of plastic garbage launched into the sea in 2011, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, according to a new study in Science. Invertebrates like the Japanese shipworm and the Asian shore crab — and even a few species of fish—colonized the debris, forming floating islands of garbage and sea creatures. These floating piles of junk traveled more than 4,350 mi ...
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Monday October 2, 2017 - Times viewed: 9467
SALEM, Oregon - On Sunday Marion County Sheriff deputies were called to investigate a robbery at a Plaid Pantry located at 4617 Silverton Road NE in Salem. The clerk reported a man entered the store, went behind the counter and pointed a small black handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the robber took off on foot toward 47th Avenue NE with an undisclosed amount of money. The susp ...

Monday October 2, 2017 - Times viewed: 9659
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing family. The family consists of Veronica Weathers, a 51 year old white female, her daughter Kasey Kent a 26 year old white female, along with Kasey's three children a 7 year old female, 6 year old male and 3 year old male. In mid-September they went camping in the Mount Hood National Forest, possibly south of the Ripplebrook Store. The family is currently overdue from their expected return date. The family was driving two vehicles, a red 2000 Dodge Durango bearing Oregon plate 162FYS and a purple 1986 Dodge pickup with a canopy, bearing Oregon plate 449ADM. ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 17-26047 ...
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Monday October 2, 2017 - Times viewed: 9477
The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the 17200 block of Southeast Alder Street regarding a disturbance in a residence. Southeast Alder Street is closed between Southeast 168th Avenue and Southeast 174th Avenue. The PIO is responding to the scene. All responding media should stage at the northwest corner of Sou ...

Thursday September 28, 2017 - Times viewed: 9815
PORTLAND, Oregon - A unwanted man was found in a car near Lamb's Garden Home Marketplace, located at 7410 Southwest Oleson Road. Police discovered a white 2000 Toyota Celica with man inside. Police soon learned that the Toyota had been stolen. The occupant was arrested and taken to jail. One of the officers that responded to the scene recognized that he had taken a report regarding the theft of this Toyota Celica earlier in the day. At 8:51 a.m. on Tuesday morning the officer had responded to the 8300 block of Southwest 24th Avenue on the report of a burglary in which the vehicle was stolen. ...
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Thursday September 28, 2017 - Times viewed: 9809
SALEM, Oregon - Salem police are investigating a robbery at 4871 Lancaster Drive NE, the Key Bank. The suspect entered the bank demanding money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Immediately following the robbery bank employees provided a vehicle description and plate. The vehicle, a reported stolen car out of Salem, was spotted by a Salem Police Officer at an apartment complex near ...

Wednesday September 27, 2017 - Times viewed: 10004
Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. The future of US retirement provision may not be found in Wall Street, but 3,800km away in Oregon, a state better known for timber, Nike trainers and microbreweries. OregonSaves, a pilot programme that began enrolling participants this summer, is the first of many initiatives being developed by US states that are designed to provide workers in the private sector with access to retirement plans. The state-sponsored retirement plan market could grow from scratch to $600bn over 15 years, according to Ascensus College Savings, one company that has taken an interest in it. “The need is real,” says Scott Morrison, chief product officer at Ascensus, which has been hired to manage Oregon’s programme as well as a similar scheme for Illinois. He says more than 40 per cent of US workers do not have access to a workplace retirement plan. OregonSaves is an individual retirement ...
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Wednesday September 27, 2017 - Times viewed: 9594
September 26, 2017 -- Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, was found guilty of Murder and other charges related to a shooting in Aloha on June 20, 2016. On September 26, 2017, after a five-day trial in front of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia, a jury found Roger Gastelum-Medina, 22, guilty of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The charges stem from the shooting death of Yusuf Sharif ...

Wednesday September 27, 2017 - Times viewed: 9748
September 26, 2017 -- Detectives have identified the suspect from the homicide outside of North Plains as 38-year-old Chad Brandon Pitcher (previous booking photo attached), and investigators are asking for the public's assistance locating him. Mr. Pitcher should be considered armed and dangerous and the public should not attempt to approach him. Anyone with information about his whereabouts i ...

Tuesday September 26, 2017 - Times viewed: 9637
COLUMBIA GORGE - Nearly 2000 fires and over 1,000 square miles were burned this year. In addition, $340 million was spent so far on firefighting costs. The flames consumed iconic places all over Oregon, destroying mountain passes and forests Oregonians visit every year for pleasure and relaxation, including the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Jefferson and the Three Sisters. The damage is now just being categorized and accessed, making a plan what comes next. In the coming weeks, state officials will survey the burned areas and determine when it's safe enough for them to be reopened. The first major wildfire of the season ignited in the heart of one of Oregon’s most beloved hiking and backpacking areas. The Whitewater Fire started when a lightning-stuck tree ignited a fire above Whitewater Creek on Sentinel Hills. The fire grew to 11,500 acres, but what will the long-term damage be? The good news is that Jefferson Park, a beloved alpine meadow of lakes and meadow, appears mostly unscathed. There have been small spot fires, but no widespread burning in the trees and meadows. "The fire came right to the edge of Jefferson Park and then kind of got stuck on the ri ...
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Tuesday September 26, 2017 - Times viewed: 9620
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is challenging the state of Oregon over what he considers insufficient state action to reduce air pollution in Portland. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement has not gone down well with Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler. Wheeler joined 364 mayors across the country in signing an open letter to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change after Trump’s June 1 announcement the United States was opting out of the Paris agreement. The mayors signing the letter promised to intensify efforts to meet their cities’ current climate goals and push for new action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions further by an amount necessary to keep the planet’s temperature from rising beyond the 1.5 degrees Celsius target set in the Paris agreement. With Wheeler leading the charge, Portland also joined the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, which includes chief executives from 7,477 cities around world, all committed to fighting climate change and promoting use of renewable energy. Fighting Oregon Not content to dispute national decisions on climate cha ...
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Tuesday September 26, 2017 - Times viewed: 9469
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown plans to seek reelection in 2018, her campaign said on Monday morning. The announcement was not a surprise, given the governor has been on the campaign trail since the day after she won her first gubernatorial election in November 2016. In a statement released by her campaign, Brown cited the need to protect Oregon's economic growth and the state's expansi ...

Tuesday September 26, 2017 - Times viewed: 9589
In a press release today, Daimler Trucks North America announced that it will drive digitally connected trucks on public highways in Nevada and Oregon. Daimler Trucks North America says it now has permission from the Oregon Department of Transportation to test its platooning technology on public roads after successful trials in Madras, Oregon. Joint tests with fleet customers will begin in 201 ...


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