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Saturday March 20, 2021
Contractor Fined $74K Over Asbestos-Tainted Debris
MEDFORD, ORE. (AP) — A Florida-based company has been fined over $74,000 for improperly sending asbestos-tainted debris to a landfill in Southern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality described the violations as “major magnitude violations,” but said the problems have since been “properly abated and removed," The Mail Tribune reported. The state fined BACH Land Development f ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Portland real estate investment startup CrowdStreet says its headquarters are now in Austin
CrowdStreet, a Portland startup that runs an online marketplace for real estate investments, said Friday that its CEO is moving to Austin, Texas, and that the company now considers that city its headquarters. “Austin has a number of benefits such as pro-growth economic policies that help job-creating businesses thrive,” CEO Tore Steen said in a statement announcing the move. He said that Texas ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
DA Mike Schmidt announces charges in grocery store homicide investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the filing of criminal charges against 38-year-old Blake Daniels who is accused of murdering 60-year-old Jay Underwood.

Daniels is charged with one count of murder in the second degree with a firearm, one count of robbery in the first degree with a firearm, one count of unlawful use of a weapon with a fire ...

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Saturday March 20, 2021
Hit and Run to Pedestrian Near the St Johns Bridge
A pedestrian has serious, life threatening injuries after he was hit by a car in the Cathedral Park Neighborhood near the St Johns Bridge. The suspect driver left the scene. On Friday, March 19, 2021 at 3:33p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to an injury crash at North Crawford Street under the North Philadelphia Avenue bridge ramp viaduct. Officers located a person with serious inju ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Death Investigation - Lincoln County
Oregon State Police investigators have received and investigated more than 180 tips from the public, law enforcement partners and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Using available dental records, field contacts, and other investigative techniques, investigators have been able to exclude 61 individuals from being the child whose remains were recovered. Investigators ar ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
C. Oregon Peacekeepers help search for missing Bend man
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Central Oregon Peacekeepers on Friday organized a search effort to help find a missing Bend man, last seen on March 11. Members and volunteers met at Walmart in Bend before heading out to search for any sign of Patrick Gillespie, 47, last seen leaving work in his silver Honda Accord. Volunteers were searching the Deschutes River Woods area where he lives and in north ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
PF&R Fire Investigators Ask For Public's Help in Locating Arson Suspect in SE Portland Apartment Fires
Yesterday afternoon at 1:47 pm, Portland firefighters responded to a fire in an apartment at 2135 SE 122nd Ave. At 4:51 pm the same day, PF&R crews responded to a second fire in the same unit of the same apartment building. Both of these fires were determined by PF&R investigators to be caused by arson. PF&R is asking for the public's help in locating 19 year-old Dymond Ragland who is the occup ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Fire Involving Hazardous Materials Destroys Cornelius Oregon Business
After investigating the scene at the Thunderbolt Racing Fuel and Summit Foods fire and interviewing employees that were working on site, the fire investigator has come up with cause to the fire. On site, employees were moving super unleaded gasoline from one plastic drum to another plastic drum, the second drum would then mix in ethanol fuel for final use/sale. The process they used to transfer ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Investigators Seek Help Identifying Food Cart Burglars
On Sunday, February 21, 2021, law enforcement officers from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Hubbard Police Department, and Woodburn Police Department began investigating a string of food cart burglaries in northern Marion County. Officers from the Hubbard Police Department reported during the burglary of the Little Axaca food cart the suspect was interrupted by the business owner. The owne ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
One Person Dies in Shooting at Grocery Store
PORTLAND, Oregon - One person has died in a shooting at a grocery store in the Russell Neighborhood. On Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:56p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting at a grocery store in the 1900 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue. When they arrived they located a victim who was deceased. Officers learned that a short time after the shooting, in the gr ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An online charter student from Klamath Falls was chosen as the state's 2021 "Poetry Out Loud" champion this week, earning a spot in the national semifinals in May. Tabarjah Neal is a senior at Oregon Charter Academy. After winning the school's competition for the second year in a row, Neal faced 11 other competitors in the state competition. She recited “Y2K” by Therese Ll ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Six months later: Some Oregon wildfire survivors still in hotels
LINCOLN CITY, Oregon - More than six months after wildfires burned homes in parts of Oregon, some people are still living in hotels. At the Ashley Inn and Suites in Lincoln City, a couple who used to live in Detroit is still displaced, staying at the hotel unsure what the future holds. Their RV and most all of their belongings burned in the fire that swept the Santiam Canyon in September. ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Oregon's lone Asian American legislator saddened but not surprised by Atlanta shootings
Asian Americans across the country and in the Pacific Northwest are reeling after Tuesday’s deadly mass shooting in Atlanta. Investigators in that case are still determining the white shooter’s motive, but we do know that six of the eight victims were Asian American women. And this attack comes amid a rise in hate crimes against Asian-Americans throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Oregon Rep. K ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Multiple agencies responding to barn fire near Oregon
OREGON (WKOW) -- The Oregon Fire Department and several other area departments responded to a report of a barn fire Wednesday evening. According to Dane County dispatchers, the call first came in at 5:21 p.m. for 1828 Sand Hill Road in the town of Dunn. The address belongs to Kopke's Greenhouse. According to the Oregon Fire Department, personnel from Oregon, Monona, Stoughton, McFarland, Fit ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Portland average home price bolts to $542,000: 'Influx is greater than the exodus'
March typically launches the prime-time real estate market, which spans about eight months. What’s ahead? The average price for a Portland area home rose to $542,000, according to the latest housing report, which benefits sellers and keeps pressure on buyers to act fast, make concessions and select from a small amount of homes for sale. “The biggest story continues to be the lack of inventory, ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
West Linn police captain who did shoddy internal investigation into Michael Fesser case will face no discipline
West Linn’s city manager has concluded no discipline is warranted for the police supervisor who by all accounts did a lackluster internal investigation into the 2017 wrongful arrest of Michael Fesser, a Black man from Portland who then sued the city for discrimination and settled for $600,000. Oddis Rollins, then a sergeant assigned to fill in as an acting lieutenant, was set up to fail, City M ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Stimulus money hits bank accounts today for those who receive via direct deposit
Today’s the day when the money from those latest stimulus payments will actually flow into many savings and checking accounts. Eligible consumers should have access to their money by 9 a.m. today, according to the trade group that handles the processing of direct deposits. “The IRS chose the date of March 17, which is the date on which the IRS intends for settlement to occur,” according to N ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Oregon business owners ask lawmakers for more time to repay late rent
The TeaScape Massage and Teahouse in Southeast Portland had been open just two months last year when Oregon ordered it and other massage therapists to close in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. Those restrictions eased a couple months later, but only about a third of TeaScape Massage’s clientele has returned. That left the business with far more in expenses than revenue. Owner Miho Ha ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
All Oregonians over 16 will be eligible for vaccines May 1
Everyone over the age of 16 in Oregon will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by May 1, according to the Oregon Health Authority and a spokesperson for Gov. Kate Brown. Wednesday's announcement moving up the timeline by two months follows the directive President Joe Biden put forward last week. Brown on Friday said she wasn't prepared to move up the timeline until federal vaccine ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Salem man gets 7.5 years for stabbing security guard while stealing from Goodwill store
A Salem man was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for stabbing a loss prevention officer who tried to stop him from stealing clothes from the West Salem Goodwill store last August. Sean Earle Graham, 50, pleaded guilty to a first-degree robbery charge, a Measure 11 crime, last week before Polk County Circuit Court Judge Monte Campbell. Graham was ordered to serve three years of probation foll ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Salem woman gets 1.5 years of bench probation for macing man during Labor Day protest
A Salem woman was sentenced to a year and a half of bench probation for macing a man during a Labor Day protest on the Oregon State Capitol grounds last year. Magen Marie Stevens, 36, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree use of mace/tear gas. Stevens was ordered to pay $200 in fees. A fourth-degree assault charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement. Since last year, Stevens has be ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Asian American leaders in Oregon react to Atlanta shootings: 'I am scared for our community'
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Oregon have been on high alert for the past several months, as hate crimes and violence against those communities have increased nationally. Their fears were further realized Tuesday when eight people — including six Asian American women — were killed in a series of shootings at three spas in the Atlanta area. “I am feeling sad and angry,” Rep. Khanh ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
All Oregonians 16 and older will be eligible for COVID vaccine May 1, state health leader confirms
Oregon’s top health official said Wednesday the state would comply with a federal order and make all residents 16 and older eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine May 1. Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, made that commitment Wednesday during an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud. Allen’s remarks came six days following President Joe Biden’s annou ...
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Thursday March 18, 2021
Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle on Silverton Road
SALEM, Oregon - On Monday, March 15th, 2021, at 2:13 p.m., a Pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. As first responders arrived on scene, a 50 year-old pedestrian was found in the roadway with serious injuries. Medics from the Marion County Fire District transported the pedestrian to a local hospital. The pedestrian was identified as Christian Kennedy, a 50-year-old man from Salem. He was cross ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Schools weigh whether to seat students closer together
BOSTON — New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students 3 feet apart — half of the previous recommended distance — could offer a way to return more of the nation’s children to classrooms with limited space. Even as more teachers receive vaccinations against COVID-19, social distancing guidelines have remained a major hurdle for districts across the U.S. Debate around the issue fl ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Permanent Boise food truck park planned with indoor bar, seating — in 'perfect' spot
While traveling, Brian and Heidi Ramos have been tempted by bustling food cart pods like The Lot and The Podski in Bend, Oregon — tempted to launch a similar concept back home. “We’re just like, ‘God, this would do so well in Boise,’ ” Brian Ramos says. So when an equipment rental business recently vacated its longtime spot at 4191 W. State St., the couple saw their chance. “I thought, ‘What ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Oregon Poll: Replace Police With Trained First Responders
A growing trend could change law enforcement and social services as we know them, and it started in Eugene, Oregon. An emergency first responder program, Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets, known as CAHOOTS, began more than 30 years ago. The idea is that many emergency calls can be handled by non-law enforcement first responders, as in cases of mental health issues, substance use disorde ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Officials: A dam in Oregon could fail in a large earthquake
SALEM, Ore. — (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that a large earthquake — which is expected to occur again in the Pacific Northwest sooner or later — could cause the spillway gates of a dam in Oregon to buckle, resulting “in a potentially catastrophic flood.” The Corps announced late Monday it will try to minimize the danger by reducing the maximum height of the lake by fiv ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Economist: Oregon real estate more affordable amid pandemic
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Home prices in Oregon have risen steadily over the last five years, but an economist says the state’s residential real estate market actually became more affordable amid the pandemic. In early March, Damon Runberg, an economist with the Oregon Employment Department, released a housing affordability index he developed looking at the monthly mortgage of the average house ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Multiple Oregon bills would address access to menstrual products
Several bills under consideration in the Oregon Legislature would help people who menstruate feel less of the financial strain of paying for period products. Senate Bills 717 and 521 and House Bill 3294 all address menstrual products in various forms. SB 717 would provide $10 per month to people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to “purchase personal hygiene item ...
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