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Thursday March 3, 2016 - Times viewed: 8299
The Roberts Family.Molly and Kevin Roberts; along with their twins: daughter Carrington and son Atticus; have been named Ambassadors for the March of Dimes Southern Oregon Market. Carrington and Atticus were born six weeks too soon, via gestational surrogacy due to preeclampsia. Their story of premature birth has a happy ending, and the family is sharing it to raise awareness for what is the number one killer of bab ...

Thursday March 3, 2016 - Times viewed: 8190
MEDFORD, Ore. –Nine teachers in Oregon have lost their licenses for sexual misconduct in just the last year. Here locally, two teachers are under fire for allegations of sexual abuse toward children in their care. But while it may seem like these cases are cropping up more and more, on a national level, Oregon is one of the top states in the nation to report and act on these types of allegations a ...

Thursday March 3, 2016 - Times viewed: 8088
(Newport, Oregon) – A group of researchers – mostly from the Oregon coast area – recently spent a considerable amount of time far from these shores and deeper than most have ever gone. The band of explorers eavesdropped on the famed Mariana Trench, near Micronesia, discovering a cacophony of noises down some 36,000 feet – about seven miles. (Photo: researchers deploy the hydrophone into the trench ...

Thursday March 3, 2016 - Times viewed: 8141
Oregon lawmakers voted Wednesday to eliminate the statute of limitations for first-degree sex crimes, including rape. Under current law, prosecutors have 12 years after the crime to file charges. Democratic Rep. Jennifer Williamson said for survivors of sexual assault, the pain of the crime doesn't go away in just a few years. "The fear doesn't disappear. The violence doesn't subside,” Willi ...

Thursday March 3, 2016 - Times viewed: 8255
Oregon lawmakers have approved a bill to slash coal-fired power in their state, a measure hailed by environmentalists as a major victory in the fight against climate change. The legislation would have ratepayers for the state’s two largest utilities stop paying for power produced at out-of-state coal plants by 2030 and set a renewable energy standard of 50 percent by 2040. Oregon House law ...

Thursday March 3, 2016 - Times viewed: 8114
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions March 4-5, March 8-10, and March 14-17. Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for nighttim ...

Thursday March 3, 2016 - Times viewed: 8255
Booking.photo of Kaylena Jo Millard, 40.On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, investigators from the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) served search warrants at 6306 SE King Road in unincorporated Clackamas County -- the culmination of a long-term investigation into alleged illegal narcotics distribution by Douglas Corbus, 42, who lives at the address. CCITF investigators say they have received numerous complaints surrounding Mr ...

Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Times viewed: 8066
This morning at about at 10:45 AM., Linn County Sheriff deputies were called to investigate a motor vehicle crash on Seven Mile Lane, south of Fry Road, Albany. A blue 1998 Ford Escort driven by Bernadette Crowe, 25, of Albany, was southbound on Seven Mile Lane when for unknown reasons drifted off the roadway into a steep ditch and rolled several times before coming to rest straddling the ditc ...

Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Times viewed: 8141
Dick Pederson, the long-time director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.Dick Pederson, the long-time director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Dick Pedersen is resigning from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality after a tumultuous month. The department has been in the public's crosshairs since it was revealed earlier this month DEQ knew cancer-causing chemicals were floating in Portland's air at levels exceeding what the state conside ...

Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Times viewed: 8097
The suspect is described as an African American male in his 30s, 6' tall, 200 pounds, wearing dark clothing. The suspect's sweatshirt had The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in an armed robbery. On February 9, 2016, at 1:13 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Paddy's Old Irish Cafe, located at 1736 Northeast 122nd Avenue, on the report of an armed robbery. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police t ...

Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Times viewed: 8150
Judy Smith Hill (MHS graduation)The North Clackamas Education Foundation is pleased to announce a new scholarship for graduating seniors at Milwaukie High School beginning next year. The Judith Ann (Smith) Hill Chemistry Scholarship was established to address the underrepresentation of women in chemistry by supporting female students who demonstrate interest, talent and passion for chemistry. In its inaugural year, the award wil ...

Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Times viewed: 8314
A counter-demonstrator stands near armed anti-Islam protestors at the Dallas Central Mosque in Richardson, Texas, on Dec. 12.  (John Moore / Getty Images)BEAVERTON, Oregon -- The Beaverton City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday declaring its support for the Muslim community and condemning all forms of discrimination, hate speech and violent acts targeting specific communities. With this action, the City of Beaverton follows other cities across the country who have taken similar actions in recent months in response to a spike in ant ...

Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Times viewed: 8106
Sheriff's Deputies capture a wanted man after an extensive search. He attempted to run and hide to avoid capture and was tracked down and arrested. On March 1, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy saw Elijah Halverson, 21, (April 2015 booking photo below) near SW Farmington Road and SW 176th Avenue in the community of Aloha. The Sheriff's Deputy recognized Mr. Halverson and ...

Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Times viewed: 8056
ODOT crews started early this morning installing new speed limits signs along Interstate 84 and other routes in Central and Eastern Oregon. Attached is link to another short video showing some of the first signs being installed around 5:30 a.m. in Ontario, next to the Idaho border. This new video also shows sign install work along I-84 between La Grande and Pendleton (daytime sign install work). ...

Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Times viewed: 11049
On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol Deputies were dispatched on a report of a body spotted on the east bank of the Willamette River near the south shoreline of Swan Island. A passerby walking a path in the area spotted the body and called in the report. MCSO River Patrol deputies arrived in the area and recovered the body of a decease ...

Tuesday March 1, 2016 - Times viewed: 8091
WOODLAND, Washingon - Woodland Public Schools provides free books to K-4 students through the Reading is Fundamental Program to encourage and motivate younger students to discover their love of reading. Shae Lindsay serves as the librarian for Woodland Primary School and Woodland Intermediate School where she uses the Reading is Fundamental Program to motivate students to read. "The idea of th ...

Tuesday March 1, 2016 - Times viewed: 8116
ASTORIA, Oregon - On Monday at about at about 5:20 PM, two cars were involved in a head-on crash on 30 about 20 miles east of Astoria. A 2003 Ford Focus was traveling eastbound on Highway 30 when it drifted onto the shoulder. The driver lost control, crossed over into the westbound lane of travel, and struck a 2013 Ford Fusion head-on. The driver of the Focus, Randall T HAINES, age 29, of ...

Tuesday March 1, 2016 - Times viewed: 8024
Hundreds of yards of fence along the Springwater Corridor Trail was in ruins Monday after vandals knocked it down. The fence was meant to protect the 60-acre Gresham Woods area from camping, vandalism and other crime. OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA. GRESHAM, Oregon - The City of Gresham has fenced a 60-acre open space commonly known as Gresham Woods, and closed the area to public use due to environmental degradation caused by foot traffic, camping and other activity. Much of the area has been destroyed by vandals including the temporary fencing that had been installed. Gresham Police are investigating the vandalism and offering a $500 rewa ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8062
Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum near Burns, Oregon  (AP photo/Rick Bowmer)Simply put, protests serve to create change. The success of a protest depends on the subject and the manner in which it is conducted. A major role which plays into the success of a protest is the attention it draws, and what better way to draw attention to something than death? Martyrdom. Dying with a purpose. When successful, the attention of a movement intensifies substantially. Martyrdom mak ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8046
A screen shot from Tin House's website. A national magazine now has a firm Portland connection. Win McCormack, who heads the Tin House publishing family, purchased The New Republic late last week. The Wall Street Journal first reported the transaction. McCormack bought the left-leaning publication from Chris Hughes, who'd co-founded Facebook and, as Willamette Week notes, flailed as he attempted to move the pub "from its fusty print ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8068
House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson introduced an amendment that extends the time limit to complete a background check from three days to 10 days. (Photo: JenniferForOregon.com)SALEM, Oregon - A bill to increase the length of time authorities are given to process background checks for firearm purchases from 3 to 10 days could be dead on arrival in the Oregon Senate. The Oregonian reported Thursday that it was “unlikely” for HB 4147 — which squeaked through the House on a 31-28 vote Monday, after being delayed from last week due to Democratic support being so weak — to ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8091
On Saturday February 27, 2016, at 7:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Jonny's, located at 8230 Southeast Harrison Street. Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the store and wa ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8083
On Sunday February 28, 2016, at 5:06 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6900 block of Southeast 110th Avenue on the report of an adult male that was unconscious, suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers and medical personnel arrived and were directed to the victim inside a home. Medical personnel confirmed that he was deceased. Based on some preliminary observatio ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8148
PORTLAND, Oregon - A commercial fire broke out at 10:30 last night at 570 NE Tomahawk Island Dr. The fire quickly turned into a 2nd and 3rd alarm and eventually into a 4th alarm. There were somewhere around 350 boats inside. Due to the size of the structure and the heavy fire involvement a "defensive" fire attack was employed. This involved the use of aerial Trucks to place water into the struc ...

Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8107
Cliven Bundy.

Cliven Bundy was denied bail on Tuesday at United States of America district court in Portland, Oregon, where he is being held in connection with a 2014 standoff between armed militia and federal officers at his ranch in Nevada.

The indictment released on Wednesday saidCliven Bundy was the leader of the movement to extort the federal government into returning his cattle ...


Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8095

(Astoria, Oregon) – Two unique events on the north Oregon coast celebrate the legacy of Lewis and Clark in this area, over 200 years ago. One is a kind of fun run in the name of the Corps of Discovery to help usher in spring, and another looks closely at one of the spots talked about their journals: Dismal Nitch. (Photo: Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park )

On March ...


Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8216
Sen. Doug Whitsett

Oregon’s urban-rural divide has been a constant theme of my weekly updates during my three terms serving in the Senate. Both the 2015 and the current 2016 Legislative Assemblies have served to highlight that ever-increasing split. It will only continue to get worse over time.

Two contentious issues being debated in recent weeks illustrate the extent of the gulf.

Wolf Con ...


Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8102
On Saturday February 27, 2016, at 7:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Jonny's, located at 8230 Southeast Harrison Street. Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the store and wa ...

Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8155
Suspects Clifford Lee Moffett Terry Lee Spencer Jr.PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday February 26, 2016, 34-year-old Clifford Lee Moffett was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Friday on one count of Murder, in connection with the homicide of 28-year-old Isaiah Demetrius Kent on Thursday evening. Moffett's name and booking photo were being withheld due to investigative reasons. The second suspect, 24-year-old Terry Lee Spencer Jr., was located ...

Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8091
33 year old Sky Marsh of Gresham.GRESHAM, Oregon - On February 26, a hit and run occurred in the 800 block of S.E. 181st Ave. A 33 year old male with serious injuries, a 23 year old female with serious injuries, and a 33 year old female with critical injuries were taken to the hospital and are still hospitalized at this time. All are expected to survive. On February 27, a man identified as 33 year old Sky Marsh of Gresham, tu ...


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