Stories tagged: oregon
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 10:37 A.M.
Coast Guard detains 2 Panama-flagged ships in Northwest rivers for safety issues
Officials say two Panama-flagged cargo ships have been detained on the Willamette and Columbia rivers because of safety issues.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:57 A.M.
Recovering trumpeter swan dies in surgery, hunter charged
A young trumpeter swan died while undergoing a second surgery after being shot by a hunter in Lake County. The Bend Bulletin reports that the bird named Hope had been …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 5:04 A.M.
Oregon bill would make all cans, bottles worth dime in April
Oregonians, hold off redeeming your sticky piles of empty bottles and cans for just a few more weeks! On April 1, their refundable deposit will be worth double what you …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 1:24 P.M.
Housing shortage on Oregon coast has officials concerned
Astoria officials are considering placing limits on temporary lodging like Airbnb rentals to free up units for permanent residents of the coastal Oregon city.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 1:21 P.M.
Portland council overturns exoneration of police officer
The Portland City Council has overturned the Police Bureau’s decision to clear an officer who used force on a bicyclist in September 2014.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 10:25 A.M.
Oregon lawmaker wants osprey to be new state bird
An Oregon lawmaker says the current state bird is unoriginal, and instead wants to replace it. The Statesman Journal reports that state Sen. Fred Girod sponsored a resolution to replace …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:44 A.M.
Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman’s head
Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:38 A.M.
Authorities dismiss felony sex charge against Eugene priest
Lane County prosecutors have dismissed a felony charge against a Eugene priest charged with paying for sex with an underage girl.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 12:51 P.M.
Two bald eagles released in Pacific Northwest after rehab
A cold and steady rain fell Tuesday afternoon at McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, where Lynn Tompkins and Samantha Castoldi arrived with two bald eagles in plastic carriers.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 10:54 A.M.
Slides close Highway 101 south of Cannon Beach
A landslide has closed U.S. Highway 101 in both directions 5 miles south of Cannon Beach.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:32 A.M.
Police seek new leads in toppling of Oregon rock formation
Nearly six months after video captured a group of people toppling a popular sandstone rock formation at an Oregon beach, state police say they’ve been unable to track down the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 10:55 A.M.
Two Beaverton police officers shoot, kill man on roof
A Beaverton police spokesman says two officers have shot and killed a man standing on a roof.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:22 A.M.
Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to OSU’s Bend campus
An anonymous donor has pledged $5 million toward expending Oregon State University-Cascades campus in Bend.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:21 A.M.
Three young people killed in rural Oregon crash
Authorities say three young people died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in a rural community southeast of Portland.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:17 A.M.
Army Corps looks to replace homes lost to dam construction
The Army Corps of Engineers is looking for ways to replace homes that were destroyed when the Dalles Dam was built in 1957.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 11:15 P.M.
Badgers threaten Oregon dam’s safety
An Oregon dam is at risk from badger tunnels and other passages created by burrowing animals.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 11:11 P.M.
Timber companies sue over expansion of Oregon monument
Two Oregon lumber companies are challenging the legality of former President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 7:43 A.M.
Just how mainstream is marijuana? There’s now a ‘Congressional Cannabis Caucus’
Time to dispel any doubts you may still have that marijuana reform is truly a mainstream political issue. This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives formed the first-ever “Congressional …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 10:54 A.M.
Jury of 7 women, 5 men seated for new Oregon refuge trial
A jury of seven women and five men, as well as four alternates, has been selected to hear the trial of four men who joined Ammon Bundy at last winter’s …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 10:27 A.M.
Snow delays Oregon wolf count, management plan update
Heavy snow in Oregon in recent months has caused problems for wildlife officials in charge of tracking the state’s wolf population.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 8:09 A.M.
Downtown Eugene in ‘crisis,’ consultant says
A consultant hired to help improve downtown Eugene has told city leaders that the area is in “crisis” and is widely considered unsafe.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 8:57 A.M.
Public employees slam retirement system proposal
Public employees and union leaders are criticizing proposals to reduce benefits in order to help fund Oregon’s public pension system.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 5:03 P.M.
State Land Board votes to sell Oregon’s oldest state forest
Oregon’s state Land Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to sell the state’s oldest public forest.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 12:21 P.M.
Medical Examiner: Portland officer did not shoot teen in the back
Police say a Portland officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old fired three shots. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that state medical examiner Dr. Karen Gunson said Monday that despite social media …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 12:19 P.M.
UO considers raising undergraduate tuition 10.6 percent
The University of Oregon is considering raising in-state undergraduate tuition by 10.6 percent in the fall to pay for increased salaries, health care and retirement costs for school employees.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 5:48 P.M.
Charges refiled against pipeline protester after hung jury
Charges have been refiled against an Oregon man who tried to shut off an oil pipeline north of Seattle last fall to make a statement about climate change.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 5:40 P.M.
Oregon proposal could allow public to hunt ‘problem’ wolves
Oregon wildlife officials have long maintained that no hunting season is planned for the state’s wolf population, even as the number of wolves in state continues to grow.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 4:30 P.M.
Wounded Oregon state trooper leaves hospital after Christmas shooting
An Oregon State Police trooper who was shot several times during a Christmas night shooting is out of the hospital.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 12:58 P.M.
Bees struggle to survive Oregon’s brutal winter
Seven hives’ worth of honey bees at Oak Hill School in Eugene died this winter. When the group of 16 second-grade students who tend to the normally buzzing insects found …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:58 A.M.
Portland police arrest 2 accused of Trump-protest vandalism
Portland police detectives have arrested two young men accused of damaging businesses during November’s post-election riot in the Pearl District.