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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Oregon Democrats Eye Evictions, Foreclosures, Homelessness In 2021
Before the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives and before the wildfires devastated our state, Oregon was already in the midst of a housing crisis. Now, it's worse. For years, housing issues in the state legislature were considered more of an afterthought; issues to be tackled primarily at the local level. But in more recent history, the topic has taken center stage inside the state Capitol. In ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Oregon man arrested for shooting at hallucinations
SALEM — The police bulletin, all in uppercase, carried this headline on Wednesday: MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT HALLUCINATIONS. Officers in Salem on Tuesday afternoon responded to reports of a man shooting a gun in the backyard of a residence. The man then drove away. Officers located the vehicle and detained the man, Martin Abrego, 27, of Salem. Police said they noticed the smell of natural ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Oregon reports 306 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths
PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,305, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 306 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 158,291. Weekly COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations decline The Oregon Health Authority’s ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Researchers looking at spread of Oregon COVID-19 variant
PORTLAND, Ore. — The new variant of COVID-19 that evolved in Oregon was found in a health care setting in Marion County. Researchers are still trying to figure out how it will affect people. The Oregon variant is similar to versions of the virus in the United Kingdom, and it’s been listed as a variant of concern. Brian O’Roak, associate professor of molecular and medical genetics at Orego ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Many Oregon counties see improvements in latest COVID-19 risk assessments
The Oregon Health Authority released its latest assessment of COVID-19 risks in the state’s counties Tuesday and reported improvements in 13 counties since the last review. That means those counties can operate businesses with fewer restrictions beginning Friday. Three counties moved to higher risk categories, and two others — Jackson and Malheur counties — qualified for higher risk assess ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Gov. Kate Brown Updates Oregon's County Risk Levels
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Beginning Friday only two of Oregon's 36 counties — Coos and Douglas — will remain in the “extreme risk” level category, due to COVID-19 spread in the area. In addition, Multnomah County — the state's most populous county and home of Portland — will improve to the “moderate risk” tier, which allows for increased capacity in restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and stores. ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Oregon bill aims at 'black market' of catalytic converters
Tuition is going up at the University of Oregon — at least for some students. UO’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to raise tuition for incoming undergraduate students by rates of 3% for out-of-state students and 4.5% for students with Oregon residency. Those increases only affect the incoming cohort of undergraduate students, not returning students. That’s due to UO’s Oregon Guarantee, a progr ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Oregon to spend $325M to help kids catch up on learning
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon leaders plan to spend up to $325 million in state and federal money to help fill the gaps in students’ pandemic-year learning with summer programs. Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders announced in a press release on Monday that they will devote $250 million in state money to the effort of making up educational ground lost amid COVID-19 shutdowns and remote lea ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
THE OREGON SYMPHONY CELEBRATES 125 YEARS
With new acoustics in its Portland and Salem locations, the symphony has programming planned to incorporate classics and Disney favorites and the theme is recognizing the heritage of it's composers and soloists from all around the world. SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon Symphony previewed it's 2021-2022 season and it's 125th anniversary celebration March 9,. With new acoustics in its Portland and Sale ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Hoping to improve vaccine equity, Oregon allows some Salem-area health centers to vaccinate all patients
Oregon Latinos make up one-quarter of the state’s Covid cases, but just 4% of that population has been vaccinated to date. Marion County has fared better, launching a significant outreach campaign in Spanish and directing vaccine doses to the north county. Community groups say access still remains challenging. Now, Salud Medical Center and Lancaster Family Health Center have a green light to vacci ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Man charged with child sex crimes in Altus extradited from Oregon
ALTUS, Okla. (TNN) - A man charged with child sex crimes in Altus has been booked into the Jackson County jail following his arrest last month in Oregon. Jacob Stone is charged with rape, sodomy and lewd molestation. Court records show he waived extradition in Lane County, Oregon and was returned to Oklahoma Monday to face the allegations. In a request for a protective order, Stone is accused o ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
OSU study: Tree-cutting diameter limits hamper E. Oregon forest restoration
Findings come as Forest Service recently revised '21-inch rule' CORVALLIS, Ore. – A quarter-century-old harvesting restriction intended to last one year has served as an obstacle to returning Eastern Oregon national forests to the healthier, more fire-resilient conditions they embodied in the late 1800s, research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry shows. The findings, publish ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Oregon Lets Low-Income Health Centers Vaccinate Anyone
Oregon has put seven federally qualified health centers in a pilot project that lets them administer vaccines to their patients sooner than the state’s eligibility schedule dictates. This means the health centers can give vaccines to patients of all categories before the date they become eligible on the state’s rollout schedule. It’s a move that the state is allowing to get doses into arms soo ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
1 killed in 'brazen, broad daylight shooting' near Dawson Park in N. Portland
A 42-year-old man was gunned down Tuesday on the edge of a busy North Portland park in a frightening afternoon attack that sent people scattering for cover, marking the city’s 15th shooting death so far this year, police said. The man was found on the south sidewalk of Dawson Park, along North Stanton Street between Vancouver and Williams avenues. The park was bustling at the time and people ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
HOTBOX FARMS: A STORY OF OREGON'S BIGGEST CANNABIS DISPENSARY THAT'S GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Hotbox Farms, one of Oregon’s largest marijuana dispensaries, is a name to remember as many states near recreational legalization for marijuana. Started by high school friends, Steven Meland and Jeremy Breton, Hotbox Farms is a vertically integrated cannabis company located in Ontario, Oregon. Their story is not just a great example of how far great entrepreneurship can go, but also the positive i ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Portland police have responded to nearly 200 shootings in 2021 so far
PORTLAND, Oregon. — Memorials full of flowers, balloons and candles left on sidewalks surround the photos of victims lost to gun violence throughout Portland. In North Portland near the 10000 block of North Burr Avenue, a memorial for a 20 year-old man shot and killed in December still stands, and it's the same spot a 17-year-old was shot and seriously wounded on March 4. Near Northeast Albe ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Oregon's new FBI boss offering local police help to investigate spike in Portland shootings
Calling the significant spike in shootings in Portland a “public safety crisis,” the new agent in charge of Oregon’s FBI said the FBI is offering to provide help. “Do we need ‘x’ number of additional investigators addressing this? Yes, we need more investigators addressing these,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Kieran Ramsey told members of the media on a video conference call Monday. “We’ve got t ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Oregon reports 517 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths
Oregon reports 517 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,303, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 517 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 158,007. ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Man Arrested With Loaded Handgun At Gateway Transit Center
On March 8, 2021, at about 7:09 p.m., Portland Police responded to the Gateway Transit Center, in the 1100 block of Northeast 99th Avenue. Light rail control relayed information regarding a man at the transit center who had stepped in front of a bus as if he was intentionally trying to be run over. Transit employees also asked for an ambulance for the man. A sergeant and officer attempted to sp ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
For Nearly a Year, Teenagers Have Been Robbing Portland Dispensaries. Then Somebody Shot a Budtender.
Michael Arthur worried he might die on the job. For almost two years, the 44-year-old father worked as a clerk at Cured Green, a cannabis dispensary tucked in an alleyway behind a small grocery store and teriyaki shop along North Lombard Street. Arthur's girlfriend, Chiara Ryder, says he grew increasingly fearful of a robbery. Around November, Ryder says, Arthur told her he had seen four you ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
A Portland Parent Found Her Daughter's Textbook Racist. Her Teacher Has a Contract That Says He Could Use It Anyway.
When Danielle Blake reviewed her fifth grade daughter's history textbook last year, she found it filled with degrading and racist language—and she found Portland Public Schools' response to her concerns just as upsetting. "I didn't understand why a parent's concerns couldn't even be discussed," says Blake, whose daughter attends Capitol Hill Elementary in Southwest Portland. Christopher Naze ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Lawsuit: Springfield police violated civil rights, denied equal protection during Thurston protest
Springfield police officers stifled protesters' free-speech rights during protests against the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, particularly during a July 29 march in the Thurston neighborhood, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. Black Unity, individual members of Black Unity and others allege in a federal lawsuit that officers with the Springfield Police Department "engaged in sev ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Philomath
Philomath police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that happened Sunday morning at the Forest Meadows manufactured home park. According to a news release issued Monday by the Philomath Police Department, Officer Brandon Thurman went to 1284 NW 19th St., No. 4, to investigate a 911 hangup call that came in at 10:41 a.m. Sunday and got no response when he knocked on the door. After a B ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Girl killed by car in Gresham remembered as 'bright light'; sister still recovering from injuries
A 9-year-old girl fatally struck by a car Saturday in Gresham was remembered Monday as a devoted big sister who loved ballet and was looking forward to Easter. The girl, identified by her aunt as Baylei Martin-Read of Gresham, attended third grade, said Tasha Gray of Vancouver. Gresham police responded to Northwest Eastman Parkway and Northwest Third Street after a 5:48 p.m. call Saturday re ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
As Patrons Return to Indoor Dining, Oregon's Restaurants Are in Tatters
The pandemic wiped out 25 years of job gains in the industry. As Oregon gradually reopens restaurants for indoor dining, Guy Tauer, an economist with the Oregon Employment Department, took a look this week at the toll the pandemic has taken on the leisure and hospitality industry. It's a pretty devastating picture. "Leisure and hospitality had 211,000 jobs in December of 2019 and by Decem ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
9-year-old girl found after disappearance from Lake Oswego home
Update 10:30 p.m.: The child was found safe and deputies said there was no foul play suspected in her disappearance. ---- The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 9-year-old girl who has been missing from a Lake Oswego home since Monday evening. Deputies said the girl was last seen around 6:45 p.m. in the area of Southwest Queens Park Road and Southwest Roosevelt Avenue in ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
State pledges 15,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses per week to clinic operators serving Portland-area seniors
STORY UPDATED 6 P.M.: This story has been updated to reflect that the actual increase in doses for seniors at the Oregon Convention Center is unclear. The Oregon Health Authority announced it will provide large clinic providers at least 15,000 COVID-19 doses a week for three weeks to vaccinate seniors 65 and older in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Columbia counties. It’s unclear how la ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Hiker survives 100-foot fall the day before 25th birthday: 'It kind of felt like I was having a dream'
Twenty-five will always be a memorable birthday for Gil Tighe. The Portland resident set out Friday for the Oregon coast with their partner, hoping to celebrate the milestone a day early. By the end of the celebration, Tighe was in the hospital after falling 100 feet off a cliff. After a challenging rescue and a helicopter ride to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Tighe is happy to be alive and ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine is available to those in Phase 1A and Phase 1B Groups 1-5, outlined by the Oregon Health Authority

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The COVID-19 vaccine is available to those in Phase 1A and Phase 1B Groups 1-5, outlined by the Oregon Health Authority.  The vaccine is not being offered to critical workers in high-risk settings or the general population at this time.

 

 

 

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Tuesday March 9, 2021
Oregon May Have Enough Vaccines for All Willing Adults by April 21
For those still waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine, the last two weeks have brought good news. First, on Feb. 26, Gov. Kate Brown announced that every Oregonian would be eligible for a vaccine by July 1. Then, on March 2, President Joe Biden announced he expected to have enough doses for every adult in the country by the end of May. But there's another date that the Oregon Health Authority has b ...
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