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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Oregon removes 100-person weekly contact limit for students
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has removed a 100-person cap on the number of individual contacts students can have per week in a return to in-person classes. The weekly contact limit made it challenging for school districts to bring older students back to in-person classrooms because those students rotate between teachers and classrooms for different subjects, increasing the number of contacts th ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Central Oregon courts to offer text message reminders for hearings
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Oregon Judicial Department is launching a new service in all three Central Oregon counties to provide case parties with the opportunity to receive text message reminders for court hearings and changes. The goal is to improve communication with parties directly involved in the case – including defendants, petitioners, respondents, and others – and reduce instances of “fa ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Oregon Governor Appoints Panel To Implement Historic Legal Psilocybin Therapy Measure
The governor of Oregon on Tuesday announced the appointment of 17 members of a first-of-its-kind advisory board that will help facilitate the implementation of a historic initiative to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic purposes. This comes three months after Gov. Kate Brown’s (D) office started accepting applications for the panel, which was required under November’s voter-approved ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Excuses run out for Oregon fugitive; police don't buy Amish story
A fugitive from the law ran out of excuses to avoid jail and on Tuesday was sitting behind bars awaiting extradition back to Oregon. Jeffery Kenton, 59, tried to pull a fast one on Anderson police — such as saying he didn't have an ID because his family was Amish — but officers had their doubts. Shoplifting security agents at the Anderson Walmart contacted police Saturday because they said a ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Trooper locates wrong-way driver in Eastern Oregon moments before colliding with car
BAKER CITY, Ore. - A state trooper located a wrong-way driver on Interstate 84 - moments before the oncoming car crashed into his police cruiser. The trooper was evaluated and released from the hospital after the crash. The suspect was taken to the hospital with minor injuries - and later arrested on charges of Attempted Assault II, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangerment. The situatio ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Funeral for 7-year-old Oregon boy paid off by community donations
OREGON (WREX) — The funeral for Nathaniel Burton, the 7-year-old Oregon boy who died last month, has been paid off thanks to donations from the community. The funeral home tells 13 WREX the funeral was largely paid for by community fundraisers and donations. Organizers are still trying to figure out how to use the extra funds. The Oregon Police Department says they were called to a reside ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Smash burgers are everywhere now; 2 new Portland carts make 2 of our favorites: Takeout Diaries
Rico Loverde thought he had a grasp on the smash burger competition when he opened his new food cart, Monster Smash, at 4500 S.E. Stark St. last month. He knew of just one other place taking a trained chef’s approach to the classic burger style: Nob Hill’s year-old Farmer & The Beast, miles away in Northwest Portland. “And then literally two weeks before we opened, Mid City opened just down the ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
BOTTLEDROP CUSTOMERS DONATE TO MCKENZIE AREA FIRE RECOVERY
BLUE RIVER, Ore. -- BottleDrop customers have donated $2,500 to the McKenzie Community Development Corporation in support of the rebuilding efforts after the Holiday Farm Fire. “Families and communities continue their work to recover and rebuild from the Holiday Farm Fire, long after the flames were extinguished,” said Eric Chambers, the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative external relations ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Linn County Detectives Arrest Sweet Home Man on Child Pornography
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on March 16, 2021, his detectives served a child exploitation search warrant at a residence on Fern Ridge Road in Sweet Home. The search warrant was the culmination of an investigation into the distribution of child pornography over the internet from an IP address in Sweet Home. Detectives interviewed William Tyler Paul Maze, 30, (renter of the residence) w ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Vancouver Police seeks help to find missing endangered woman
The Vancouver Police Department is hoping the public can help locate a missing endangered woman, Patricia Marie McVay. Patricia is 75 years old, 5 ft 1 inch tall, about 135 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. Patricia was last seen on February 26th, but was not reported as missing until a social worker noted her absence from medical appointments on March 11th. Patricia's vehicle was locate ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Fire Involving Hazardous Materials Destroys Business
This afternoon at 1:30, Cornelius Firefighters were dispatched to a reported fire in the 500 block of N 4th Avenue, the business is Thunderbolt Racing Fuel and Summit Foods. Initial reports were that a fuel tank was on fire at a facility that makes ethanol racing fuel. Crews arrived minutes later to find heavy amounts of smoke and fire coming from the fuel processing and storage area of the proper ...
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Wednesday March 17, 2021
April is proclaimed as Arbor Month in Oregon
SALEM, Ore. — The first week in April was just not enough time to show how much Oregonians appreciate trees. So Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed all of April as Oregon Arbor Month, allowing plenty of time for all the tree-related activities and commemorative plantings people want. “I appreciate Governor Brown declaring April 2021 as Oregon Arbor Month in recognition of the essential role trees p ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Oregon Gun Storage Bill Endangers and Blames Victims
U.S.A. (Ammoland.com) “A proposed bill that would require a lock and safe to be purchased when buying a firearm, could minimize the use of stolen firearms, an issue the Medford Police Department (MPD) says they see routinely,” CBS affiliate News 10 reported Friday. “[T]he Oregon House Health Care Committee held a hearing for Bill HB2510… The bill would require current and future firearm owners to ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Cocktail To-Go Club: 'Texas Meats Oregon' at Bullard
PORTLAND, Oregon - Bullard Restaurant and Bar at 813 SW Alder St in Portland, may be located in a hotel, but it’s not yo mama’s hotel restaurant. The Tex-Mex-inspired shrine to meat is a chef-forward destination even for locals. Top Chef alum Doug Adams’ first restaurant opened in 2019 following a celebrated run at highly-lauded Imperial, a pioneer in the nouveau hotel restaurant scene which was h ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Arrest warrant issued for Oregon woman who refused to wear mask in Texas bank video
GALVESTON, Texas — An arrest warrant was issued for a 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 Terry Wright, 65, of Grants Pass, Oregon. The incident on Thursday at a Bank of America in Galveston was captured by the officer’s body camera, The Galveston County Daily News rep ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Case of missing Oregon teen from 1975 highlighted on Brian Page's 63rd birthday
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is highlighting the case of missing Oregon teen Brian Page from 1975 on what is now his 63rd birthday. Page was last seen Jan. 12, 1975 leaving a party with a friend in Salem, according to police. He was 16 years old at the time. Page was traveling in a 1962 turquoise Volkswagen Bug with Oregon plates 7P3626. That veh ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Cannabis SPAC Greenrose in deal to acquire Oregon-founded Shango
The SPAC wave has sent a ripple into Oregon cannabis. Greenrose Acquisition Corp. on Monday announced deals to buy four cannabis businesses, including Shango Holdings Inc., which was founded in Oregon in 2014 and operates two grows and a retail outlet in the state. Greenrose put the total value of the deals at $210 million, but didn’t provide a breakdown for the Shango portion. Shango repres ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Essential workers and unions in Oregon ask to be compensated more as part of rescue plan
LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Essential workers are asking to be compensated with that additional money coming in. On Monday, union workers across Oregon say they kept Oregon moving throughout the pandemic after putting their health and safety at risk, and they're now seeking further compensation for their work. Over the past year, essential workers across Oregon masked up to keep the state alive thro ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Construction starts next week on US 14 from Oregon to Madison
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Construction will resume next week on US Highway 14 from Oregon to Madison, with one ramp expected to close for three months. Road crews will start construction on Monday, March 22 in order to replace the US 14 westbound bridge over Byrne Road, according to a news release. Crews will also replace bridge decks at the McCoy Road bridges, as well as install a cable guardrail ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Oregon sees decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - COVID-19 hospitalizations are declining across Oregon, that's according to data from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Over the weekend, there were 100 COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state. According to OHA data, the last time Oregon saw numbers that low was in mid-September. "One conclusion you can draw is that we are vaccinating more people, we are gettin ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Oregon to receive $1.5 billion from the stimulus bill. How much will your town get?
The federal relief funds are intended to help local governments cover coronavirus expenses, fill budget gaps and rebuild operations diminished during the pandemic. PORTLAND, Ore. — The massive federal relief package approved by Congress last week is expected to send $1.5 billion to cities and counties across Oregon. The legislation is expected to provide $217 million directly to Portland, $35 m ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Oregon bill aims to stall rise of catalytic converter thefts
PORTLAND, Ore. — Catalytic converter theft continues to rise in Portland and all over the country. On Tuesday, Oregon lawmakers will hear testimony on Senate Bill 803, which aims to stop thieves from stealing the car part and selling them for scrap. “We are getting catalytic converters stolen every month -- it takes literally 30 seconds to steal one,” said Michael Alldritt, owner of Alpine Moto ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Oregon tribes say they have enough vaccine, but many members are skeptical
The issue for Oregon tribes isn't with the vaccine supply they're receiving; it's trying to change historical attitudes of distrust for the medical system PORTLAND, Ore. — We emailed or called Oregon's nine major tribes to check in on how they are doing with COVID-19 vaccinations. We wanted to know if the state or federal government were giving them enough supplies. We heard back from four o ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Gov. Kate Brown, top lawmakers push funding for summer school programs
"If we do it, it’ll be one of the most remarkable moments in Oregon’s history dealing with the education of its children," Senate President Peter Courtney said. SALEM, Ore. — With Oregon students getting back into classrooms this spring, lawmakers are looking to the summer to help them learn and have fun again. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Central Oregon leaders: 'Greater Idaho' questions unanswered
(PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — As voters demanded, Jefferson County Commissioners explored the possibility of the county leaving Oregon and joining Idaho, along with much of Oregon counties east of the Cascades. The county voted in November to require commissioners to discuss the issue twice a year. “There’s a million questions, for sure,” says Kelly Simmelink, County Commission chair. Chris Taylor ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Pres. Biden's push for vaccinations affecting Oregon and Washington timelines
PORTLAND, Oregon — Both Oregon and Washington leaders are responding to calls from President Biden to make coronavirus vaccines available for all Americans over the age of 16 by May. However, one state's response is more significant than the other. Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced on March 11th that the next vaccination group will now be eligible 5 days sooner than previously anticip ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
IS PORTLAND A SAFE CITY?
For anyone coming to Portland in the near future, you’ve probably wondered about this. Whether you’re coming to Portland as a tourist, by business, or looking to move here, it’s essential to learn about safety. To answer the question straightforwardly – yes, Portland is a safe place. In fact, Portland has below average violent crime rates per population. However, there are always risks when coming ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
You need an income of $60,195 to 'live comfortably' in Portland, study says
A Portland resident needs to make about $60,000 to "live comfortably" in the city, according to a report by a personal finance and banking site. The idea of what it means to "live comfortably" is subjective and can of course vary depending on the person. In this case, GOBankingRates.com's report looked the income a single person needs to cover expenses and put some money aside too. The repor ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Large earthquake concerns could prompt lower water levels at Detroit Lake
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will lower summertime water levels in Detroit Reservoir in order to mitigate risk in the unlikely event of a large earthquake, a decision residents and businesses worry will shorten the recreational season. Detroit Dam is located about 150 miles east of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a megathrust fault that stretches from Cape Mend ...
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Tuesday March 16, 2021
Vulnerable man missing from southeast Portland care facility
The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit is asking for help locating a vulnerable person. 68-year-old George Pickett walked away from a care facility in the 7400 block of Southeast Division Street during the morning of March 12, 2021. Mr. Pickett is an African American male, 6'1", weighs 180 pounds, with gray hair. He no longer has the beard seen in his ID photo. He was last seen wear ...
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