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Saturday February 20, 2016 - Times viewed: 7880
A Gadsden flag flies at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, on Jan. 10, 2016. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) One of the final four militants arrested in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon was granted a pretrial release from jail on Friday on condition that she avoid contact with any of her co-defendants, including her husband. Sandra Anderson, 47, alon ...

Saturday February 20, 2016 - Times viewed: 7867
On Saturday February 20, 2016, at 1:12 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire outside the Utopia Restaurant and Lounge, located at 1125 Northeast 82nd Avenue. As officers were responding, additional information was received that there were no injuries and that a dark-colored SUV was driven away from the scene and might be related to the shooting. 

Officers arriv ...

Saturday February 20, 2016 - Times viewed: 7844
PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Oregon Air National Guard's 125th Special Tactics Squadron (125th STS) is scheduled to host a ceremony, Feb. 22 at 9:00 a.m., at Portland Air National Guard Base to present the Bronze Star medal to an Oregon Airman. Senior Airman Randy Theisen, a combat controller assigned to the 125th STS, Portland Air National Guard Base, is scheduled to be awarded the nation's fourth ...

Friday February 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7881
Bloomberg contributor Peter Robison reports that Portland is drawing talented Silicon Valley types looking for a less crazed pace. It’s also attracting tech companies seeking alternatives to the Bay Area’s rocketing costs. Why tech types find Portland to be so magnetic, Robison notes, is mainly that Portland is a lot cheaper than other Pacific time zone tech hubs. Not to mention that it's geogr ...

Friday February 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7876
Riding on 18th across Alder looking toward Burnside. (Photo: City of Portland) Now we know how the City of Portland wants to improve safety along a key section of West Burnside near Providence Park and includes some exciting possibilities: our first protected intersection and a redesign of two other streets where lanes would be changed from a mixed vehicle lane to a bicycling-only lane. O ...

Friday February 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7906
An 8-year-old Oregon boy spent five hours in the hospital after eating a marijuana cookie. Jessica Hart said her son, Jackson, didn’t feel well after an outing at a rock quarry near Klamath Falls, Oregon, on Saturday afternoon. “I (saw) a wrapper that said ‘cookie.' I grabbed it, and it was heavy, and I looked inside, and it was a cookie, and I ate it, and it was not a good cookie," Jackson ...

Friday February 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 8046
Delta Upsilon and Delta Tau Delta have rewritten their bylaws to accept all male-identified students.Two fraternities at the University of Oregon announced this month that they are actively recruiting gay, bisexual, and transgender students and will now be considering all male-identified applicants, The Oregonian reported Thursday. Delta Upsilon and Delta Tau Delta join a handful of fraternities and sororities nationwide that accept transgender members. Last year, both Missouri State Universit ...

Friday February 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7930
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On Feb. 18, the Wilsonville City Council conducted first readings and public hearings on a set of related ordinances for an annexation, comprehensive plan amendment and zone change for an 8.7-acre parcel, located on the southwest corner of SW Boones Ferry Road and SW Day Road. Previously approved by the City's Development Review Board Panel B in January, applicant Universal Heal ...

Friday February 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7863
Oregon is home to a number of solar manufacturing facilities including SolarWorld and SunEdison. Source: SolarWorld. Oregon has passed a bill to eliminate coal from the electricity generation of Pacific Power and PGE by 2030. Earlier this month the US Supreme Court blocked President Obama’s Clean Power Plan but that move has not stopped Oregon pressing ahead with its own reforms. In addit ...

Friday February 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7848
Yesterday, Oregon achieved two things: it passed the highest minimum wage in America, and the first minimum wage law that has multiple tiers tied to cost of living in certain areas. Exciting times (in minimum wage law)! Here is what the new Oregon law will do: The proposal would start a series of gradual increases over six years: Oregon’s current $9.25 an hour minimum – already one of the hi ...

Friday February 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7831
MEDFORD, Oregon - Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that today at 12:05 p.m. deputies arrested Jason Allen Burkett, 38, of Medford, in connection with a burglary that involved seven victims. The burglary was reported to the Sheriff's Office on February 17, 2016, at 11:47 a.m. at Orson's Greenhouse INC on North Lake Creek Drive in Tangent. During the investigation, deputies obtained video ...

Friday February 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7829
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday afternoon at 3:19 p.m., police say a driver left the roadway and crashed into the Columbia River in the 15900 block of Northeast Marine Drive. Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and spoke to witnesses who saw the vehicle leave the roadway and enter the water, where it is submerged. Divers located the vehicle late this evening and were able ...

Thursday February 18, 2016 - Times viewed: 7811
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the White House have made federal disaster aid available to help pay for repairs to publicly owned property and certain nonprofit agencies damaged during December's storms. Thursday's announcement applies to the damage caused by floods, landslides and mudslides Dec. 3 to 23 in Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Multnomah, Polk, Tilla ...

Thursday February 18, 2016 - Times viewed: 7906
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown appears at an event in Portland on Nov. 10, 2015. On Wednesday, she signed the state's Americans are required to register if they want to vote; as of this week, Oregonians will have to register not to. In front of a packed and cheering audience Monday, Gov. Kate Brown signed a first-in-the-nation bill to automatically register all eligible Oregonians to vote when they obtain or renew a driver’s license or state identification card. Those who are registered through the new proc ...

Thursday February 18, 2016 - Times viewed: 7867
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morfning, at 1:42 a.m., the Taboo Adult Video store, located at 2330 Southeast 82nd Avenue, was robbed at gunpoint. Employees told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the store and was last seen running southbound on 83rd Avenue. Several officers ch ...

Thursday February 18, 2016 - Times viewed: 7899
SALEM, Oregon -- Medical marijuana dispensaries selling recreational products have just ten days to register with the Department of Revenue and remit the taxes they collected from customers in January. The deadline is February 29, 2016, a week from next monday. Dispensaries must register so the department can create their tax account. Without that account, the department can't process their pa ...

Thursday February 18, 2016 - Times viewed: 7849
On Thursday February 18, 2016, at 2:17 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Money Market pawn shop, located at 13607 Southeast Powell Boulevard, after an alarm company reported a break-in to the business. Officers arrived in the area and saw that the front of the building was heavily damaged and the suspect was gone. Officers learned that an unknown male suspect backed a full-size ...

Wednesday February 17, 2016 - Times viewed: 7865
On February 14, 2016, 24-year-old Eric Alan Van Nice was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. Van Nice's arrest came as the result of an investigation that started on February 13, after North Precinct officers were called to the Interstate Fred Meyer store, located at 7404 North Interstate Avenue, on the ...

Wednesday February 17, 2016 - Times viewed: 7879
Gresham, Ore.--Armando Isabel Fleming, 20, was arrested on the morning of Feb. 16 at his southeast Gresham home and is facing nine charges related to sexual crimes against children. Accused of having inappropriate contact with three teenage girls, Fleming was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of online sexual corruption of a child, rape in the third degree, sexual ab ...

Wednesday February 17, 2016 - Times viewed: 7985
Aimie Zdrantan, 24, in an undated photo with her daughter, Alexis. Zdrantan was killed in her Hillsboro apartment on August 29. Her boyfriend, Eric Petersen, the toddler's father, faces a murder charge in connection with Zdrantan's death. Courtesy of Zdrantan family.HILLSBORO, Oregon – A Washington County man accused of fatally stabbing his former girlfriend while on temporary release from a halfway house now faces a possible death penalty. Eric Christopher Petersen previously pleaded not guilty to murder for the August 28 killing of 24-year-old Aimee Zdrantan, mother of their 2-year-old daughter. Zdrantan and Petersen had a turbulent relationship that ...

Wednesday February 17, 2016 - Times viewed: 7845
A stream meanders through a portion of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge outside of Burns, Ore., that is closed to the public Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The headquarters buildings at the refuge, near the trees in the distance, were taken over by armed protesters for 41 days. The FBI allowed a group of reporters to move nearer to the refuge Friday morning as part of a guided tour. The group was not allowed to enter the refuge, which is now considered a crime scene.(AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)BURNS, Oregon - The militia occupying the Malheur National Wildlife refuge left firearms, explosives, and "significant amounts of human feces" around an outdoor camping area, according to court documents. They also built roads and trenches on or near sensitive grounds. The FBI said it has found a trench of human feces and a road excavated on or next to a sensitive cultural site with artifacts ...

Saturday February 20, 2016 - Times viewed: 7889
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was involved in a vehicle pursuit this morning that began on Territorial Highway and ended in the Creswell area. At about 8:15 a.m., a deputy was checking on a reported suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Territorial Highway in the Curtin area when he came across two vehicles and several subjects. The subjects dispersed and the deputy attempted to stop one o ...

Tuesday February 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7970
(Oregon Coast) – Volunteers for CoastWatch and other experts along the Oregon coast have been puzzled as of late by an abundance of filament-like objects strewn along the beaches, often in sizable piles. They are tiny – about one to two centimeters long – which makes those blobs of them a little more remarkable. (Photo above by Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium: a close-up of the cellophane worm ...

Tuesday February 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7927
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Monday, at 7:07 p.m., an armed robbery was reported from Mai Floral, located at 6800 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Police say employees chased the suspect after the robbery and that the suspect entered the business and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect ran out of the business and was last seen running eastbound on Sandy Boulevard. ...

Tuesday February 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7913
SALEM, Oregon - Oregonians said a resounding YES to culture in 2015, donating a record $4.56 million to the Oregon Cultural Trust. The total is a 5.4 percent increase over 2014 and the largest annual increase since the 2008 recession. 

"This is a powerful vote of support for culture," said Executive Director Brian Rogers. "Every donation we receive is an Oregonian saying 'Culture is imp ...

Tuesday February 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7917
Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis.GRESHAM, Ore. -- Gresham Mayor Shane T. Bemis will deliver his annual State of the City Address tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17. The speech, considered one of Gresham's signature civic events, begins at 11:30 a.m. in the banquet room at Persimmon, 500 SE Butler Road. The luncheon will be held in conjunction with the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce. The speech is delivered to an audience of C ...

Monday February 15, 2016 - Times viewed: 7878
Bonnie Henderson will give a presentation on the history of the Oregon Coast Trail at the next Nature Matters talk on Feb. 18.Learn the history of the Oregon Coast Trail at the next Nature Matters free lecture on Feb. 18 Astoria — The North Coast Watershed Association and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park invite the public to attend this month’s Nature Matters talk, “6,000 Years on the Oregon Coast Trail” with Bonnie Henderson, at 7 p.m. Thursday Feb. 18 at the Fort George Lovell Showroom. Nature Matters is a f ...

Monday February 15, 2016 - Times viewed: 7932
The woman who died after jumping off of a Downtown Portland building on February 6, 2016, has been identified as 58-year-old Sonja Frederica Biorn-Hansen of Southwest Portland. The Medical Examiner determined that her death was a suicide. ###PPB### ###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW### On Saturday February 6, 2016, at 12:46 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest Yamhill Street, ...

Monday February 15, 2016 - Times viewed: 7881
In 2016 Oregon ranked worst in the nation on a report released by the non-profit Mental Health America. This problem has deep roots, and not just in Oregon. In its 2015 report, the National Alliance on Mental Illness found that private insurers undercut federal mental health parity laws by denying coverage, limiting treatment, and imposing administrative hurdles to getting treatment. Confirmati ...

Monday February 15, 2016 - Times viewed: 7958
On Sunday at 5:30 AM, Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) at 10280 SW Park Way Road in the community of Cedar Hills, concerning a burglary. Sheriff's Deputies were called to the DMV by an employee who was called by the alarm company. Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found the front door glass was smashed out and the door pried open. The stand-alone cas ...


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