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Wednesday April 21, 2021
Former Oregon U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Furse dies at 84
PORTLAND, Oregon - Elizabeth Furse, who represented northwestern Oregon in Congress for three terms in the 1990s, has died. Her husband John Platt says she suffered from complications after she fell. Furse was 84 and died on Sunday. Furse championed Native American rights and helped five Oregon tribes regain federal recognition. She also worked to advance the rights of women, children and ...
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Wednesday April 21, 2021
Evacuations lifted after fire at Organic Valley Creamery
PORTLAND, Oregon - Residents were told they could return home on Tuesday evening hours after a fire started burning at Organic Valley Creamery in McMinnville. Earlier in the day, the McMinnville Fire Department asked residents within 1/4 a mile of the creamery to evacuate. The creamery is located at 700 NE Hwy 99W. McMinnville police said the evacuations were due to ammonia inside the facility. ...
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Wednesday April 21, 2021
D'Oh! - Springfield 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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Thursday April 15, 2021
Oregon bill sets out to prohibit 'gay panic defense,' protect LGBTQ+ Oregonians
PORTLAND, Oregon - Senate Bill 704, aimed at providing clarity and justice in crimes committed against LGBTQ+ Oregonians by changing current laws that allow for a “gay panic defense,” has passed in the Oregon Senate. Under current Oregon law, it is possible to commit an act of murder in the second degree or claim self-defense because the act was committed due to an “extreme emotional disturbanc ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
41-year-old Edward T. Grant identified as victim in Old Town homicide
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police identified the victim of a shooting Saturday, April 10, in Old Town, Northwest 2nd Avenue. The victim was identified as Edward T. Grant, 41, of Portland. He was found dead in an apartment on Northwest Second Avenue apartment at 1:15 p.m. The Medical Examiner reported that Grant died from a blunt force object. His family was notified of his death and prov ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Wildland Fire threatens homes and power infrastructure in Kelso
KELSO, Oregon - Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue responded to a reported “Field on Fire” in the area of Harris Street Road/ Corduroy Road just before 6 pm today. Initial 911 calls stated the fire was growing rapidly and was approximately 20x100 ft. A C2FR Battalion Chief arrived within 5 minutes to find a mid-slope brush fire with 5 ft high flames threatening multiple structures and immediately asked fo ...
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Wednesday April 14, 2021
19 year-old girl arrested after she set allegedly set a trashcan on fire
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Tuesday, April 13, 2020, a group gathered in Kenton Park located at 8417 North Brandon Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. earlier in the day, a "direct action" event was announced on social media, discouraging streaming and "peace police." A similarly publicized incident the night before attracted an estimated 200 people and surrendered the peace of beautiful Portland into a familiar ...
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Wednesday April 14, 2021
PPB calls Monday's riot a 'planned, coordinated attack'
PORTLAND, Oregon - The aftermath of a deadly police shooting in Minnesota is being felt here in Portland. Portland police declared a riot on Monday night after groups broke windows and set fires at the Penumbra Kelly Building on East Burnside. Rioters were responding to the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop earlier this week. T ...
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