I consider myself a Black optimist. But perhaps I am not the unicorn I think I am. Perhaps all Black people are. You almost have to be to wake up each day and live your life as a Black person in the United States. Because every fiber of my conscious tells me the Constitution does not protect Black people. And as a former history teacher, I certainl ... [More]
Over three decades after the Oregon Legislature set its first target to address global warming, the state has failed to put a dent in its greenhouse gas emissions.
Creeping deadlines for atmospheric tipping points may be fresh on the minds of state lawmakers who have seen their districts decimated by wildfires, flooding and a historic winter sto ... [More]
OREGON COAST - Whale watching on the Oregon coast is a fun activity people enjoy year round, but especially during the winter and spring whale migrations, where up to 25,000 gray whales pass the Oregon coast. Here are some tips to get you started on your whale watching journey.
When And Where To Go Whale Watching On The Oregon Coast.
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SALEM, Oregon - Oregon's gray wolf population continued to climb in 2020, with at least 173 individuals documented by year's end, according to state wildlife officials.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released its annual Wolf Conservation and Management report Wednesday, which includes a minimum known count based on verified evidence ... [More]
OGLE COUNTY, Oregon - The mother of an Oregon boy who died in February has been booked into the Ogle County Jail.
Sarah Safranek, 34, is charged with three counts of First Degree Murder of 7-year-old Nathaniel Burton. According to charging documents, Safranek suffocated Nathaniel.
One count alleges brutal and heinous behaviour. One count alle ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - The woman who represented northwestern Oregon in Congress for three terms in the 1990 has died. Her husband John Platt said she suffered from complications after she fell, all too common for the elderly. She was 84 when she died on Sunday.
Furse helped five Oregon tribes regain federal recognition, represented Native American ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - KGW’s Sky8 helicopter was able to capture smoke rising from the Organic Valley creamery. The view showed emergency responders attempting to put out the fire Tuesday afternoon.
“I’m told they were putting down roughly 9,000 gallons of water a minute,” said Mark Pfeiffer, vice president of internal operations for Organic Valley. ... [More]
OREGON - Simpsons creator Matt Groening has revealed the location of the real Springfield: It's in Oregon.
In an interview with Smithsonian magazine, posted online Tuesday, Groening credits the name to the hit TV show Father Knows Best.
The show "took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - Beginning Oct. 1, anyone hoping to board an aeroplane must have identification that is compliant with the Department of Homeland Security’s tighter airport screening process.
A simple Oregon driver's license that does not have the Real ID option does not meet that criterion. And so far, the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon announced on Tuesday a man from North Bend has been charged with sexually exploiting a female minor.
On April 15, 2021, a federal grand jury in Eugene returned a three-count indictment charging Shannon Stacey Weatherbee, 47, with the sexual exploitation of children.
Weat ... [More]
SALEM, Oregon - A vote by the Oregon legislature might be the toughest gun law in the United States.
A proposed gun storage law that would be among the toughest in the U.S. could be voted on as early as Monday in the Oregon Legislature; those for the law say it will save lives and those against say it could lead to deaths.
Hundreds of peo ... [More]
Oregon’s official state song, "Oregon, My Oregon," was adopted through Legislative action in 1927. The song was written in 1920 by John A. Buchanan, a former Oregon State Representative and municipal judge from Astoria, and the music was composed by Henry B. Murtagh for a competition to identify a state song, sponsored by the Society of Oregon Comp ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - City crews responded to a sewage overflow on NE 160th Avenue just north of Burnside Street to find a sewer line clogged by grease. They reported to the area around 2 p.m. and cleared the blockage around 6:30 p.m.
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Southeast Portland on Friday as 46-year-old Robert Douglas Delgado.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office concluded that Delgado died of "a single gunshot wound." His family has been notified of his death.
By Saturday evening, a ... [More]
On Friday, April 16, 2021 at approximately 10:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle collision on Hwy 95.
Apparently, a Subaru Tribeca driven by 51-year-old Heidi Dunn of Spokane Valley, Washington, was northbound passing in a no passing zone and collided crashed into the boys southbound Toyota Tacom ... [More]
On Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11:49 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a car crash in the 6600 block of SW River Road south of Hillsboro. When deputies arrived with emergency medical crews, they found a man who had been driving a 1990 Nissan 240SX and gone off the road about 20 feet and crashed into a tree.
The driv ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregonians have a history of doing things their way. And often it's a good way, inventive, challenging, and progressive. Only time will tell if defying health standards and refusing to wear masks will earn Oregon as a rebel state, leader, or leading in new covid deaths.
Many US states have removed or reduced COVID-19 restric ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - The officer involved in a shooting on April 16, 2021, is Officer Zachary Delong, an 8-year veteran of the Police Bureau assigned to East Precinct. He is now paid on administrative leave per Bureau policy.
Portland Police said they have completed the on-scene investigation at Lents Park at 4727 SE 92nd Avenue. The confrontation ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police in Portland, Oregon, said Saturday they arrested four people after declaring a riot Friday night when protesters smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set multiple fires during demonstrations that started after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun.
WOODBURN, Oregon - Oregon Governer Kate Brown toured the Salud Medical Center in Woodburn on Wednesday, highlighting it as an example of community-based organizations that can get vaccines to people who may be reluctant to get the shot.
“We are making sure they can get the vaccine so they can vaccinate their patients, and it’s been an incredible ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon – Environmental scientists are concerned about the state's wild rabbit population after repeated cases of a virus that kills the animals were reported in various parts of the state.
The new outbreak of rabbit hemorrhagic disease, reported by the US Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, was in La Pine.
Last month, the dise ... [More]
SALEM, Oregon - A voter-approved law to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs and increase access to addiction treatment would see substantive changes under a bill moving through the Oregon Legislature.
While the underpinnings of 2020's Ballot Measure 110 would remain intact, tweaks that have been hashed out in private workgroup meetings ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Miss Oregon Scholarship Program will be back in Seaside with the 68th annual program at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center June 16 through June 19.
Director Beth McShane said the program will be a hybrid event, with both a live audience and live stream virtual event. In-person events will be conducted under the Ore ... [More]
PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman was arrested in Florida this week for the murder of a man in Clackamas County, deputies said.
On Monday, April 12, 2021, at a Florida Greyhound station, a U.S. Marshals Service task force arrested the prime suspect in the early March murder of Jimmy Alan Pearson.
23-year-old Nistasha Rose Tate is being held in the H ... [More]