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Monday March 15, 2021
Psychologist: Why suicide and medical aid in dying are truly different
As a board-certified clinical psychologist for the last four decades who has counseled both patients who were dying and those who wanted to end their life prematurely via suicide, I can tell you unequivocally that there is no comparison between the two. But don’t just take my word for it. The American Association of Suicidology, a suicide prevention, medical research association whose membershi ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Governor Kate Brown Issues Executive Order Reopening Schools for In-Person Instruction
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 21-06 , requiring all Oregon public schools to offer universal access to hybrid or full in-person instruction by the weeks of March 29 for grades K-5, and April 19 for grades 6-12. The Governor announced she would be issuing the order in a letter to the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority last week. “On March 12, 20 ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Oregon man accused of kidnapping to settle debt
The suspect is also accused of speeding away while an officer clung to the vehicle he was driving and tried to stop him. PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A Grants Pass man is facing a federal kidnapping charge after allegedly kidnapping a man in Oregon and driving him to California to exchange for ransom. David Brian Scott was charged with kidnapping in the U.S. District Court in Medford, according t ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
AROUND OREGON: Tribal governments in Oregon having success getting vaccines into arms
Once leery of federal health initiatives, Native Americans embrace COVID-19 vaccines as a way to protect communities and families. While the U.S. as a whole is just finding its stride administering the COVID-19 vaccine to its citizens, many Native American tribes – including the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians – are on a mean streak. According to Cherity Bloom-Miller, the tribe’s infec ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Arrest warrant issued after Oregon woman rejects mask at Texas bank
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued for an Oregon woman who refused to wear a mask at a Texas bank, saying to a police officer: “What are you going to do, arrest me?” Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of the 65-year-old woman from Grants Pass. The incident on Thursday at a Bank of America in Galveston was captured by the officer’s body camera. Police say they’ve ob ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Oregon State beats No. 23 Colorado 70-68 for first title
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Tinkle shuffled across toward the sideline, the streamers wrapped around his ankles creating a confetti wake. Remnants from a cut-down net dangled around his neck as the Oregon State coach heaved the game ball into the stands. On the receiving end was his son and former player, Tres, sitting among other family members. All those years of building, the ups and downs of ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Oregon Leaders See Shift, Hope with Success of Stimulus Relief Bill
When Pres. Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Friday, he enacted what Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley called “one of the most progressive and transformative pieces of legislation since the New Deal.” The sweeping bill, also referred to as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, is centered on the idea that supporting survival expenses like housing, groceries and immediate bill ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Oregon Spring Cleanup: Oregonians, visitors invited to join annual effort
Registration for SOLVE’s statewide volunteer event, the Oregon Spring Cleanup, presented by Portland General Electric, is now live. Thousands of Oregonians are expected to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day by signing up to volunteer on April 17. The Oregon Spring Cleanup event has over 70 participating volunteer projects, ranging from beach cleanups and inland cleanups, to restorat ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Are There Options to Expel Oregon Senators Who Don't Do Their Jobs?
GOP lawmakers have yet again walked out of the Oregon Senate. If I kept not showing up to my job, I'd get fired. Are there options to stop this obstructionist move and expel senators who don't do their jobs? —Tim There are always options, Tim. In theory, you could send the state police to drag them into the chamber by force. During the 2019 GOP walkout (not to be confused with the 2020 or 2021 ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Oregon's Gov. Brown, Speaker Kotek discuss Summer Learning and Child Care package
PORTLAND, Ore. — March marks one year since students in Oregon left the classroom for distance learning as the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic. Last week, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order to bring the state's students back to public school campuses in a matter of weeks. On Sunday's segment of Your Voice Your Vote, Brown is joined by House Speaker Tina Kotek to talk ab ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Tiny Scoops Of Water Are Unlocking Worlds Of Information About Oregon Watersheds
Environmental DNA, or eDNA, can help identify who’s in a river, stream or creek. Now, it’s helping scientists learn how threatened salmon and trout adapt to a changing environment. Next to the babbling banks of the Santiam River’s south fork, Brooke Penaluna sought a flat spot to set up shop. She plopped down a black, pipe-like reservoir with four clear cups on top and clicked the power button on ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Oregon schools are reopening, but some students feel safer at home
Years of maintenance issues within Portland schools have brewed mistrust of safety measures for COVID-19 PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — A year after schools across Oregon closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Portland schools now are rushing to prepare classrooms for a return to in-person learning. But not everyone is ready to go back to school. Danny Cage, a sophomore at Grant H ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
No new deaths reported on anniversary of Oregon's first COVID-19 death
On the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 death in the state, OHA took the time to recognize the 2,322 people who have died over the last year. PORTLAND, Ore. — March 14, 2021, marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 death in Oregon. Since March 14, 2020, a total of 2,322 Oregonians have died from the virus. In Sunday’s daily report from Oregon Health Authority (OHA), an ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Missing Woman's Body Found in Hagg Lake
On Friday, March 12, 2021, just after 2:30 p.m., a boater found a woman’s body in Henry Hagg Lake near Boat Ramp C. Deputies identified the body as 38-year-old Tara Callahan, who had been missing since February 5 in the same area. Ms. Callahan’s body was taken to the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office. On Saturday, March 13, an autopsy was performed and the Medical Examiner’s Office ruled M ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Two injured in shooting, deputies investigating
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday, March 13, 2021, at approximately 9:23 p.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting in the 2600 block of NE 205th Avenue in Fairview. When deputies arrived, they located two adult male victims with gunshot injuries. Both victims were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. Deputies found numerous shell casings on scene, a ...
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Monday March 15, 2021
Man Arrested For Shooting Stolen Gun At Apartment Complex
On Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 10:42 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of someone shooting a gun at the Farmington Townhome apartments at 18745 SW Farmington Rd. in the community of Aloha. A neighbor called 911 to report hearing a gunshot and when deputies arrived, they spoke with two intoxicated men who lived at the apartment in question. Deputies saw a g ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
Governor Brown not changing vaccine eligibility timeline yet
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Oregon officials announced Friday that, while President Joe Biden’s pledge to make all adults eligible for vaccines by May 1 is welcome news, the eligibility timeline in the state will not change until weekly shipment allocations increase. “Our plan in Oregon has always been to align our vaccination timelines to available federal supplies,” Brown said during a press conf ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
Contagious Covid variants and looser restrictions could challenge Vaccine progress
Oregon health officials said a push from the Biden administration to open Covid vaccination to all adults by May 1 is welcome. But they cautioned Oregon can’t commit to that timeline without an increase in federal supply. Oregon health officials and Gov. Kate Brown on Friday said the state is on the verge of conquering the Covid pandemic, but could be waylaid if more contagious variants of the ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
Oregon upset by Oregon State in Pac-12 Tournament semifinals, 75-64
The Ducks got a taste of their own medicine on Friday night in Las Vegas. Despite a 15-3 second half run, Oregon failed to overcome Oregon State’s scorching three-point shooting, falling 75-64 in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals. After Oregon shot a blistering 15-for-23 from three in their last matchup with Oregon State on March 7, winning 80-67, it was the Beavers who used the long ball to sp ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
Oregon sees cyber ID theft rise along with unemployment claims
The Oregon Employment Department experienced a tenfold increase in identity theft issues in 2020 as new jobless claims poured in during the pandemic, mirroring a spike in claims that took place across the country. Cyberthieves capitalized on the huge volume of unemployment claims filed during the early months of the pandemic to submit fraudulent benefits applications. Washington lost upwards of ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
Calls increase for Oregon State president to resign over handling of sexual harassment claims
F. King Alexander was hired at Oregon State University last summer, but he previously led Louisiana State University for seven years. CORVALLIS, Ore. — Calls are growing for Oregon State University to fire its president for the way he handled sex assault investigations while he was president of Louisiana State University (LSU). F. King Alexander was hired at Oregon State last summer, but he ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
53-year-old Shane Darrell Kimball  Accused of Child Sex Abuse
BEND, Oregon - A Redmond man is suspected of sexually abusing two children over an 11-year period. 53-year-old Shane Darrell Kimball was arraigned Friday on 35 criminal counts for alleged sexual abuse from April 2006 to July 2017, The Bulletin reported. He’s being held without bail at the Deschutes County jail. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer. Kimball is charged with nin ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
Oregon Active Transportation Summit is back after virus hiatus
Stymied by Covid in 2020, the Oregon Active Transportation Summit is back and looks to be stronger than ever. OATS, as it’s known among the local advocacy crowd, has been held annually since 2011. It’s a must-do gathering of bicycling, walking, transit, and every other kind of non-driving mobility expert, activist, or influencer. You should be there if you want to get your foot in any doors or ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
Oregon State University begins sixth round of coronavirus testing
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University is getting ready for another round of door-to-door coronavirus testing this weekend. They have been testing since April 2020, collecting samples from people in their homes as well as wastewater. “Quite frankly, if you don't do testing, you don't have a sense of the presence of asymptomatic virus in your community,” said Steve Clark, Vice President - ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
Sheldon High School junior one of two Oregon youth chosen for US Senate Youth Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announced in February that a Sheldon High School junior, Nabikshya Rayamajhi, is one of just two Oregon youth chosen to represent the state in the 2021 program. Rayamajhi and fellow Oregon student McKenna JLynn Raade will join Senator Ron Wyden and Senator Jeff Merkley in representing Oregon during the 59th annual USSYP Washingto ...
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Saturday March 13, 2021
Oregon regulators again consider proposal for psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville
More than three years after the state rejected a plan to build a psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville, a Pennsylvania health care company has revived the proposal. Universal Health Services reached a significant milestone early this month when it completed its new certificate-of-need application. It generally takes the Oregon Health Authority 90 days to issue a recommendation after the certifica ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Trailer Filled with Telescopes Stolen from Rural Property
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a theft call on a rural property near SW Bald Peak Road and SW Laurelwood Road in unincorporated Washington County. The property owner reported a trailer he was storing had been stolen sometime during the night or possibly the night before. The trailer contained two valuable telesc ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Oregon's First Annual JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington is hosting a self-guided virtual program open to middle and high school students looking to explore career opportunities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Friday March 12, 2021
Charges Files for attempted murder and assault in the Hazelwood neighborhood
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 32-year-old Cole Miller is charged with the attempted murder and assault of a person that happened last month in the Hazelwood neighborhood. As part of this investigation, law enforcement recovered multiple firearms, including five AR-15 rifles and a ghost gun. Miller is charged with one count of attempted ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Wait to act on tax relief for 2020 unemployment benefits
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), signed into law Thursday, exempts up to $10,200 of unemployment benefits received in 2020 per individual from taxes for households with less than $150,000 in adjusted gross income. The change will affect thousands of Oregon taxpayers by reducing their 2020 taxable income and lowering their tax bill. The Oregon Department of Revenue recommends that af ...
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