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Monday April 5, 2021
Governor Brown greets students on first day back in class
PORTLAND, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown visited Woodburn's Lincoln Elementary School on April 1, the first day of hybrid in-person instruction for Woodburn School District and around the state. Governor's Office spokespeople said Brown toured Lincoln Elementary with Woodburn School District Acting Superintendent Juan Larios, School Board Chair Anthony Medina, Principal Sarah Flynn and district a ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
Cat rescue group saves cat stuck in rat trap
PORTLAND, Oregon - A once unfortunate cat was recently rescued by animal loving volunteers after she got her paw caught in a rat trap. Members of Meow Village, a cat rescue based in Aurora, found the starving, underweight stray in the Portland area. A veterinarian later discovered that part of her paw had been cut off from a large rat trap affixed to her left front paw. Part of her bone was als ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
Man struck and killed by train on tracks in Eugene
EUGENE, Oregon - A person walking on the tracks in Eugene was struck and killed by a train. At 2:44 p.m. Friday, a man was reported to have been walking on the train tracks and was hit by an oncoming train near Chambers Street and Railroad Boulevard. The train had activated its horn and whistle, and had applied emergency breaks. The man appeared not to hear and he was struck. Eugene Police r ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
Portland neighbors react as unrest continues outside police union headquarters
PORTLAND, Oregon - Serving as a constant reminder of the struggle for racial and social justice issues, another fiery demonstration descended on a North Portland neighborhood Saturday night, adjacent to the Portland Police Association building. Portland Police said a group of about 40 people gathered the night of April 3, outside the Portland Police Association headquarters at the intersection ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
Police: Stranger pulls down mask, kisses baby girl on the lips in store before arrest
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - A Lane County man was arrested Thursday evening after police investigated a harassment incident at a local store, the Springfield Police Department reported. Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, an officer was flagged down by a father who reported a stranger had just pulled his face mask off and kissed his daughter on the lips inside WinCo. Just prior to seeing the officer, the ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
Oregon House Reps. speak on bipartisan efforts in legislature
PORTLAND, Oregon - On this week's segment of Your Voice Your Vote, KATU News is joined by two leaders of the Oregon House of Representatives to talk about the bipartisan agreement to focus on budget-balancing bills. On Thursday, it was announced that the House GOP will waive the requirement to read bills word by word on the floor, specifically for budget bills, which will save time. Republican ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
Portland Oregon Couple Arrested For Stolen Vehicles
T. GEORGE — Two Washington County women were arrested in Mesquite, Nevada, after officers found the pair with a vehicle reportedly stolen from a dealership in St. George, while an Oregon couple was also arrested in a reportedly stolen vehicle in Mesquite two days before. A Hurricane woman, 34-year-old Ashley Dawn Sorensen, and 29-year-old Hayley Durbin, of St. George, were both arrested for fel ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
Oregon Insight: Brewers were soaked by pandemic
The pandemic upended many of the things we think of as distinctively Oregon – festivals, restaurants, hotels, theater. And beer. Employment at Oregon breweries tumbled 43% in the first months of the pandemic. While many of those jobs bounced back over the summer as the state gradually reopened, brewery jobs remained down nearly 29% -- a greater fall than at restaurants and bars, overall. Tha ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
19-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in Remote Area bordering Oregon
BUTTE COUNTY, California - Deputies announced on Friday that missing teenager Tatiana Dugger was found dead. Her body was discovered north in Siskiyou County, which borders Oregon. Authorities made the tragic revelation almost three months after she disappeared. Her family reported the 19-year-old missing to the Oakland Police Department on January 9, according to investigators. Butte County de ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Oregon Public health alert issued for raw ground chorizo sausage products due to possible foreign matter contamination
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for raw ground chorizo sausage products due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard pieces of crystalline material. FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost caution to ensure consumers are aware that the ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
PORTLAND TENNESSE: (Smokey Barn News) – Smokey Barn News has confirmed that a man was struck by a train and injured in Portland TN Friday evening. According to the Portland Fire Department, the accident occurred just before 6 pm. CSX notified dispatch about the accident involving an impact with a pedestrian at 5:44 pm Friday evening. The male was located in the area behind TCAT / Portland Ea ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Venerable Woodstock barber shop stays in the family
Mae's Family Barber Shop at 4617 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard has been a fixture in the neighborhood for 25 years. This year, in January, Muong Lor – popularly known as Mae – and her husband Ton retired, and turned the family business over to Mae's daughter-in-law, Theavy Tep. *Theavy, who is now 38 years old, graduated from high school in Cambodia in 2003 and moved to the capitol, Pnom Penh, to le ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Portland-Area Regal Cinemas Will Begin Reopening This Month
If you've been bemoaning your inability to see stupid movies on the big screen, we've got good news. Regal Cinemas will begin reopening in the Portland area later this month. The multiplex chain recently announced its state-by-state reopening schedule. The first Portland-area theater, Regal's Bridgeport Village location in Tigard, will open on April 23. The Salem and Hillsboro locations will re ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Salem Police Fatally Shoot Suicidal Man Who Made Threats
SALEM, ORE. (AP) — Salem police shot and killed a man Friday night who reportedly was threatening to kill himself, according to Oregon State Police. The shooting happened at about 5:15 p.m. on Ewald Avenue SE. Police said they were called on a report the man was suicidal and had injured himself, KVAL reported. Firefighters had arrived before police and said the man threatened them with a gun ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Hidden mural in Milwaukie Westmoreland tells Indian legends
John Keane, owner of the C.A. Butt Building at 6805 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, just north of Bybee Boulevard, last year commissioned an 11 foot by 60 foot mural, facing south on the building's second story, to commemorate an Indian legend about how Willamette Falls was created.The mural is colorful, but is easily overlooked, since it is set well back from the roofline of Kay's Bar and ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
 Driver Identified in March 8 Fatal Crash on Glenn L. Jackson Bridge
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver of the Toyota was identified by the Medical Examiner as Cecilia R. Hao, 70, of Vancouver, Washington. Her family has been notified of her death. No other information is available. The crash remains under investigation. *** On March 8, 2021, at about 1:11 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a crash on northbound I-205, about mid-span on t ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
SW Washington health official urges caution around Easter gatherings
VANCOUVER, Washington - Easter will be one of the first holidays with loosened coronavirus restrictions since the pandemic began. It's a promising step forward, but a concerning one for doctors. "We’re all getting excited, things are getting better, we’re opening up, but we don’t have close to enough of the population vaccinated," explained Dr. Alan Melnick, health officer for Clark and Cowlitz ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Bias crime case ends with restorative justice agreement
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Daniel Hutchens pleaded guilty to committing a bias crime against an Asian American and that as part of the sentencing, Hutchens agreed to participate in restorative justice with the Oregon Chinese Coalition. Hutchens pleaded guilty to one count of bias crime in the second degree. The court put Hutchens on ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Father accused of shooting son in Silverton – Portland, Oregon
MARION COUNTY, Oregon - On Friday, April 2nd, 2021, at about 7:23 p.m., a local hospital notified deputies a 27-year-old patient with multiple gunshot wounds had been brought to the hospital by family members. As deputies began investigating they learned the shooting occurred at a rural property on Bridge Creek Road SE near Silverton. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office were called in to lead t ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Park Rangers Threatened by Suspect with Machete, Arrest Made
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Parks and Recreation Rangers, as well as a community member, were threatened by a suspect with an axe and a paintball gun in Downtown Portland. On Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:09a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the precinct front desk on a report that victim had walked in to report being shot by a suspect with a paintball gun. The victim told the officer ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
Woodburn Police Arrest Theft Suspects
WOODBURN, Oregon - On Saturday, April 3, at about 5:30pm, Woodburn Police Officers responded to the report of a theft that had just occurred at Woodburn Skate Park, 200 Oak Street, Woodburn, OR 97071. The caller reported two males had just stolen an iPhone, AirPods, money and other small items that were inside a backpack. Officers were able to identify the suspects, 19-year-old Dakota Ovalle and a ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Corvallis Police Department Officer Involved Shooting
BENTON COUNTY, Oregon - On 4-03-21 at approximately 0339 hours, Corvallis Police Department officers responded to a report of a male trespassing in the Days Inn Hotel at 1113 NW 9th Street. A hotel employee told Dispatchers the male was acting in an aggressive manner and trying to get into guests’ rooms. One officer contacted the male, later identified as Jeffery W. Appelt, just outside th ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon's Kate Brown is one of the most unpopular governors in country: Morning Consult survey
SALEM, Oregon - Kate Brown has received some very positive national press in the four years since she reached the governor’s office in Oregon. In February 2017, for example, The New Yorker heralded her as “approachably fierce,” quoting an admirer who called her “a combination of Snoopy and Katniss Everdeen” -- the latter, in case you didn’t know, being the heroine in “The Hunger Games.” Such en ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Gov. Kate Brown orders flags lowered in honor of police officer killed in US Capitol attack
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown on Friday called for flags at all public institutions throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff after a man drove a car into two police officers at the U.S. Capitol, killing one of the officers. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Tuesday. The order mirrors a proclamation from President Joe Biden. “I am deeply saddened by the events that ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Salem
PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) - A man is dead following an officer involved shooting in Salem, according to Oregon State Police. Police responded to the 400 block of Ewald Avenue SE around 6:30 p.m. to a report that a “suicidal” man had injured himself, OSP officials said. Firefighters arrived prior to officers and the man allegedly threatened them with a firearm, according to OSP. When Salem ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon Lawmakers Approve Bill To Turn Hotels And Motels Into Housing, Shelters
SALEM, Oregon - The bill would pave the way for converting motels or hotels into emergency shelters or long-term affordable housing even if current zoning laws would prohibit doing so. The building must, however, be within the city’s urban growth boundary. Oregon state lawmakers approved a measure on Wednesday that embodies the times we are living in: The bill would ease the ability to convert ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon Officials Warn Of Delays As Vaccine Push Expands
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon continues to advance its vaccine rollout and on Friday said it is making family members of front-line workers eligible for vaccines starting Monday. But the state still faces challenges and is tamping down its earlier projections that everyone who wants a shot will have received one by the end of May. The culprit: Oregon, like other states, is suffering from a delay in J ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Has Eugene, Oregon, found a 'superpower' for climate action?
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Tyee Williams has been on the frontlines of climate change as a wildland firefighter. He helped battle the Pine Gulch Fire, one of three record-setting fires in Colorado last summer and fall — all scorching examples of how the climate crisis is intensifying wildfires in the ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Former Oregon city official embroiled in dispute over therapy chickens
Former Roseburg City Councilor Ashley Hicks has taken a novel approach in her dispute with city officials as they seek to take away her pet chickens. Hicks got a note from her doctor stating that she suffers from emotional/mental health issues and by law is entitled to an emotional service animal — in this case, her chickens. On March 18, Hicks filed a formal appeal with City Manager Nikki Mess ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon's Skye Fitzgerald on Oscar-nominated documentary about child hunger in Yemen: 'It's an actively forgotten war'
Skye Fitzgerald’s film, “Hunger Ward,” is nominated for an Academy Award in the best documentary short subject category. It’s the second time in three years that one of the Oregon-based director’s films has earned an Oscar nomination. But in a phone conversation, Fitzgerald sounds more concerned about the tragedy the film depicts than about honors. “I’m angry,” says Fitzgerald. “I’m angry as a ...
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