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Friday April 23, 2021
Lakayana Drury | 'The problem is police agencies, not Black people'
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 certainly know it was not written by or for people like me ...
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Friday April 23, 2021
With cap-and-trade off the table, here's how Oregon lawmakers are tackling climate change
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 storm over the past 12 months. But during a legisl ...
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Thursday April 22, 2021
How To Go Whale Watching On The Oregon Coast
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. From mid December through January almost 25,000 gray whal ...
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Thursday April 22, 2021
Oregon's wolf population increasing compared to 2020
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 such as tracks, sightings and remote camera photog ...
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Thursday April 22, 2021
Oregon woman arrested, charged with murder of 7-year-old son
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 alleges a cold, calculated, and premeditated manner, a ...
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Wednesday April 21, 2021
Former Oregon U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Furse Dead at 84
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 rights, and worked to advance the rights of women ...
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Wednesday April 21, 2021
9,000 gallons per minute  helped Organic Valley Creamery owners relax
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. Residents were told they could return home on ...
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Wednesday April 21, 2021
The Springfield City In ' The Simpsons' Was Based On Town In Oregon All Along
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 next to Portland, my hometown," he says. "When I ...
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Wednesday April 21, 2021
Oregon Real ID deadline is looming
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 (DMV) says they've only issued about 177,000 Real ...
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Wednesday April 21, 2021
47-year-old Oregon Man Arrested and Charged with Sexually Exploiting a Child
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. Weatherbee is accused of knowingly attempting to force ...
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Tuesday April 20, 2021
A proposed Oregon gun law could be the toughest in the United States
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 people have testified about the controversial law. Pa ...
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Monday April 19, 2021
Oregon In Process Of Getting a new state song
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 Composers.

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Monday April 19, 2021
Overflow sewage grease clogs sewer line at NE 160th near Burnside Street
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.

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Sunday April 18, 2021
Man killed by Portland Police officer in Lents Park identified
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 memorial had already formed at Lents Park, where ...
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Sunday April 18, 2021
19-year-old Hugh Moyes dies in auto crash
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 Tacoma. The young man, Hugh Moyes is from Battle Mounta ...
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Sunday April 18, 2021
21-year-old Josue Sanabria of Aloha Killed After Car Crashes Into Tree
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 driver, 21-year-old Josue Sanabria of Aloha, was the o ...
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Sunday April 18, 2021
Oregonians continue to defy national standars by refusing to wear health  masks
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 restrictions. But it appears Oregon could defy the trend ...
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Saturday April 17, 2021
Portland cop Zachary Delong on administrative leave after shooting
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 was intense enough that police officers around th ...
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Saturday April 17, 2021
Police declared Riot condition after windows smashed in Portland protests
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. A series of cleanup events are planned across the state starting April 17. Anyone can sign up and register. T ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Oregon gas stations don't have to display their prices on reader boards
PORTLAND, Oregon - Jill McMahon needed gas. Her car was running low on fuel, so the Tigard woman pulled off at the Woodburn exit. The Chevron station nearest Interstate 5 had a tanker blocking customers, so McMahon drove down the street to the ARCO AM/PM station. The ARCO gas station had a large, blue banner reading “OPEN 24 HOURS” covering its outdoor price display. “I specifically drove ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Bill aims to bring Oregon's 'orphan highways' under local control
PORTLAND, Oregon - One of the most dangerous streets in the city of Portland is 82nd Avenue, a state-owned road. From 2007 to 2018, 16 people died on that road, according to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Just last weekend, a pedestrian was killed crossing Northeast 82nd Avenue near Wygant Street. There’s a bill going through the Oregon Legislature right now, House Bill 2744, ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Oregon, Washington to stop administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 reports of rare blood clots
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Washington State Department of Health on Tuesday asked vaccine providers across the state to immediately stop administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agencies are investigating rare and potentially ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Oregon crews respond to multiple brush fires
PORTLAND, Oregon - Warmer weather plus dry, windy conditions have led to a troubling number of brush fires across Oregon, according to state officials. On Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) reported that 70 fires had burned 402 acres on ODF land already this year. The agency said that's three times the average numbers of fires to date. Forty of those fires started from escaped bac ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Portland Public Schools planning for full-time in-person learning in the fall
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland’s nearly 50,000 students can expect to be back to in-person learning in more than 70 school buildings come September. Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero made an announcement at Tuesday night’s virtual board meeting. "It’s our expectation that we will fully reopen for five days a week of in-person instruction this coming fall," said Guerrero ...
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