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1    Medical technicians' strike in Oregon could be the first of many


Medical technicians' strike in Oregon could be the first of many
Today’s strike by medical technicians in Bend, Oregon in the United States could be the beginning of a labour organising trend among non-nursing healthcare professionals who have put their lives on the line during the coronavirus pandemic. As a registered respiratory therapist, Rachel Maida spent the past year caring for COVID-19 patients at St ... [More]

2    Troopers called out after beach erosion threatens 4 homes on the Oregon coast


Troopers called out after beach erosion threatens 4 homes on the Oregon coast
DEPOE BAY, Ore. – Erosion is threatening some beachfront properties in Lincoln County, prompting a response from Oregon State Police troopers on Thursday. According to officials, Depoe Bay Fire is talking with the owners of four properties that could be impacted by the erosion. “Never underestimate the power of nature,” state police officials ... [More]

3    Man receives 150 letters from Oregon Employment Department for other people's claims


Man receives 150 letters from Oregon Employment Department for other people's claims
PORTLAND, Ore. — Evan Cater moved into a new home about a month ago. He said he's been receiving dozens of letters every day from the Oregon Employment Department for jobless benefits. The problem: they're not for him. "We didn’t think much about it; we just put them back in the mailbox and sent them back," said Cater. But the mail kept comin ... [More]

4    Here's where Oregon's 34,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will go


Here's where Oregon's 34,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will go
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon received more than 34,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week. Now, Director Pat Allen is explaining the plans the state has for this first shipment. On Wednesday, Director Allen said in a weekly update with the House Committee on Health Care that almost 9% of Oregon's population is ... [More]

5    Proposal would increase Oregon minimum wage to $17 statewide July 1, 2022


Proposal would increase Oregon minimum wage to $17 statewide July 1, 2022
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers introduced a bill to increase the minimum wage statewide to $17 on July 1, 2022. Oregon currently has 3 separate wage zones for the Portland Metro area, standard counties and nonurban counties. The minimum wage is currently $13.25 in the Metro area; $12 in Lane, Linn and Benton and other "standard" counties; and ... [More]

6    Police Seek information on death of 57-year-old James Setty


Police Seek information on death of 57-year-old James Setty
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police are asking the public to help with information of 57-year-old James Setty or knew where he was living in Portland. Mr. Setty was killed in a stabbing which occurred on Saturday, February 20, 2021 on the east end of the Broadway Bridge. Detectives have released photos to help refresh people's memories, although just p ... [More]

7    Vancouver Free COVID-19 vaccination appointments available at Tower Mall


Vancouver Free COVID-19 vaccination appointments available at Tower Mall
Vancouver, Wash. – Public Health is opening appointments for COVID-19 vaccination at the Tower Mall site to anyone who is eligible in Phase 1a or Phase 1b Tier 1. Over the last several days, Public Health has sent emails and called people who are on the county’s referral list to offer appointments at the Tower Mall vaccination site. However, man ... [More]

8    For 2019, Oregon sees increased suicide rates across all ages, but youth deaths decline


For 2019, Oregon sees increased suicide rates across all ages, but youth deaths decline
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon had the nation’s ninth highest suicide rate across all ages in 2019—a significant difference from the year before when the state was 17th in suicide deaths, according to suicide mortality data published by the Centers for Disease Control ... [More]

9    VA Portland begins Janssen COVID-19 Vaccinations


VA Portland begins Janssen COVID-19 Vaccinations
PORTLAND, Oregon -  VA Portland Health Care System will begin COVID-19 vaccinations with the Janssen vaccine next week. This follows the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for this vaccine.

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10    Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Not Involved In Hit and Run Incident


Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Not Involved In Hit and Run Incident
PORTLAND, Oregon - An investigation into an alleged hit-and-run crash involving property damage has revealed that a Portland City Commissioner is not a suspect. On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at about 11:24p.m., Portland Police responded to 13300 block of Southeast Stark Street on a report of a hit-and-run crash. The officer learned from the caller ... [More]

11    Lincoln City Felon Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Offenses


Lincoln City Felon Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Offenses
EUGENE, Ore.—A Lincoln City, Oregon man with multiple felony convictions was sentenced to federal prison today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in and around Lincoln City and illegally possessing a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug. Felix Daniel Garcia-Mendoza, 28, was senten ... [More]

12    Suspect Unknown: Teenager reports unwanted sexual contact


Suspect Unknown: Teenager reports unwanted sexual contact
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Monday afternoon, a teen girl reported to police that at about 3 PM, an unknown male attempted to touch her sexually. The incident reported to have occurred near the 7800 block of Southeast Luther Road along the Springwater Trail She told police that she was fooled into making sexual contact with the suspect in a secluded loc ... [More]

13    Donald becomes Oregon's newest Tree City USA


Donald becomes Oregon's newest Tree City USA
DONALD, Oregon - The northern Willamette Valley town of Donald (population a little over 1,100) has been designated by the national Arbor Day Foundation as Oregon’s newest Tree City USA. Donald joins 68 other Oregon cities and towns that have earned the designation.

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14    Serene and Surreal at Yachats, Where Oregon Coast Drama A Constant


Serene and Surreal at Yachats, Where Oregon Coast Drama A Constant
YACHATS, Oregon - About halfway between Florence and Newport, this tiny town features boasts views in endless abundance. This decidedly rugged, even jagged part of the central Oregon coast features beaches that are primarily rocky slabs and shelves, surreal and pointy in many spots, with crevices and blowholes, all interspersed with tiny spots of s ... [More]

15    Small Quake Shakes Off Oregon Coast This Weekend As Another Rattles Alaska


Small Quake Shakes Off Oregon Coast This Weekend As Another Rattles Alaska
(Bandon, Oregon) – A small earthquake shook off the southern Oregon coast early Saturday morning, clocking in at a minor 4.0 in magnitude. Meanwhile, a larger quake rattled parts of southern Alaska a bit later in the day, reminding some Oregonians of the quake there that caused a tsunami here in the '60s. (Graphic courtesy Pacific Northwest Seismic ... [More]

16    After Oregon's Legal cannabis Sales Topped $1 Billion in 2020, State Economists Expect Slowing Growth


After Oregon's Legal cannabis Sales Topped $1 Billion in 2020, State Economists Expect Slowing Growth
Deep inside an otherwise rosy state revenue forecast this week, state economists issued a cautionary signal on the soaring demand for legal cannabis, which generated a record $1.1 billion in Oregon sales last year. "Part of the large increase in sales since the pandemic began was likely due to increased stressors in everyday life and the fact ot ... [More]

17    Oregon movie theaters WILL SOON weigh virus, viability in reopening


Oregon movie theaters WILL SOON weigh virus, viability in reopening
When Drew Kaza heard recently that Oregon had reversed its ban on eating and drinking inside movie theaters, he rejoiced. “In a word, hallelujah,” he laughed. The change brought him one step closer to reopening his four-screen theater in Central Oregon, the Sisters Movie House. “It’s the concessions that really allow us to be an operating, ... [More]

18    Oregon reports 292 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths


Oregon reports 292 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths
Oregon reports 292 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 0 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, and the state’s death toll remains at 2,208 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

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19    Drive-By Shooting in Millersburg In Linn County


Drive-By Shooting in Millersburg In Linn County
inn County deputies are investigating a drive-by shooting in Milllersburg with a report of multiple shots at 7 PM. Apparently shots were fired into a duplex in the 4300 block of Waverly Drive. Bullets penetrated the home, nearly missing two people. No one was injured and it is unclear if the two people were the suspect’s intended target. ... [More]

20    Suspect Arrested for St. Johns Shooting, Charged with Attempted Murder


Suspect Arrested for St. Johns Shooting, Charged with Attempted Murder
A suspect has been arrested in Vancouver, Washington for charges related to the shooting Saturday morning in the St. Johns Neighborhood. On Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 5:14p.m., North Precinct officers located a suspect vehicle related to the shooting and followed it as it drove northbound Interstate-5 into Washington State. Vancouver Police ... [More]

21    Man Shot To Death at a Bar in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood


Man Shot To Death at a Bar in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood
Two men were shot, one fatally, at a bar in the Sellwood Moreland Neighborhood. On Friday, February 27, 2021 at 11:28p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of two people shot at a bar in the 8300 block of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard. When they arrived they found two injured victims. Medical responded and found one deceased. The ... [More]

22    Man arrested following shots fired call at MAX Train station


Man arrested following shots fired call at MAX Train station
PORTLAND, Oregon - On February 25, 2021, at about 4:25 p.m., Transit Police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the Washington Park MAX Station. MAX trains were held at platforms as police responded. When officers arrived, they located evidence of gunfire, but no apparent victim. As they searched the area, they located the suspect, ... [More]

23    Vehicle Thief Arrested After Short Pursuit


Vehicle Thief Arrested After Short Pursuit
LINCOLN CITY, Oregon - Lincoln City Police arrest 40-year-old Andrew L. Barnett of Portland, Oregon after he stole a vehicle from an acquaintance and then led police on a short pursuit. On Thursday, February 25, 2021 at about 3:30 AM, Lincoln City Police responded to a report that a vehicle parked at the North Shell Station, located at 4031 NW H ... [More]

24    Hundreds of Volunteers Arrive to Clean Up Downtown Portland


Hundreds of Volunteers Arrive to Clean Up Downtown Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - February 24, 2021 - SOLVE, a Portland Business Alliance, and Portland Lodging Alliance, with the support of The Standard, held a Downtown Portland Volunteer Litter Cleanup Day today with amazing results. 278 volunteers attended the cleanup event and collected nearly 3,000 pounds of litter and debris from city sidewalks, parks, ... [More]