Stories tagged: oregon
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 1:44 P.M.
Monitors say early Oregon snowpack levels are strong
Monitors say Oregon snowpack levels are promising for the early part of the season.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 12:33 P.M.
Gold coins found in Salvation Army kettles around region
A Salvation Army worker has found a gold coin amid contributions collected in Montana.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
11 arrests made in Portland sex trafficking sting
Portland police have arrested 11 men from several different states as part of an undercover sex trafficking operation.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
Students could face expulsion for racially charged video
Two high school students could face expulsion after they allegedly made a video in which they use a racial epithet to refer to the school’s principal and black students at …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 8:23 A.M.
Man sleeping in parked car dies from exhaust fumes
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office says a 39-year-old man who was a living in his car was found dead in the vehicle after he fell asleep with the engine running.
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 5:44 P.M.
Undercover sex trafficking sting in Oregon’s Malheur County nets 15 arrests
Authorities in southeast Oregon said 15 people have been arrested in connection with an undercover sex trafficking operation.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 8:36 A.M.
Portland researcher studies urban coyotes
Coyotes are a fairly common sight in rural areas of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, and landowners might instinctively reach for the rifle if they see one in the …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 12:13 P.M.
Oregon woman digs boyfriend’s shoveled out marriage proposal
It wasn’t the marriage proposal Matt Behrens planned, but it worked just as well. He was going to pop the question Wednesday evening at a Portland restaurant, but the snowstorm …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 11:44 A.M.
Oregon study finds racial disparities in drug convictions
A study conducted by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission has found that African-Americans in the state were convicted of felony drug possession at more than double the rate of whites …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 11:17 P.M.
Slick and stranded: Oregon drivers fetch cars stuck in snow
Erick Daza braved a snow-covered suburban street Thursday to pick up his girlfriend’s car, one of many that got stuck in a winter storm that brought Oregon’s largest city to …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 1:11 P.M.
Tiny Oregon town pushes back against 4-day music festival
A four-day country music festival that organizers say could bring thousands to the small ranching community of Paulina next summer sparked pushback from residents when the Crook County Court approved …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 11:30 P.M.
Winter storm brings Portland to a halt
A rare snowstorm brought Oregon’s largest city to a halt on Wednesday, with thousands of vehicles barely able to move on Portland streets and on one of its main highways.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 12:27 P.M.
Oregon group unveils new corporate tax plan after Measure 97 loss
Oregon public employees unions and advocacy groups have unveiled a tax proposal that’s similar to one rejected by voters last month.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 10:18 A.M.
National Guard halts events in lead-contaminated armories
The National Guard has stopped all public events at toxic armories across the country in a step to prevent lead exposure.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
Bend businessman pleads guilty to claiming fake donations
A Bend businessman accused of declaring fake charitable donations in an IRS return has pleaded guilty.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 4:06 A.M.
Fate of Oregon’s oldest state forest is examined
Oregon’s top elected state leaders heard at times heated testimony on Tuesday about the proposed sale of the Elliott State Forest, whose lumber proceeds help fund the state’s schools, to …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:55 P.M.
Corvallis joins dozens of cities in with sanctuary measure
A small Oregon city has joined the dozens of municipalities that have passed sanctuary measures in the wake of the presidential election.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:44 P.M.
Oregon lawmakers reject request for funding for women’s prison
A plan to open a second women’s prison in Oregon is facing a major setback as lawmakers have rejected a request for funding for the project.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 11:45 A.M.
Prosecutors push ahead with trial for last Oregon occupiers
The U.S. government will push forward with conspiracy charges against the remaining seven people who helped take over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, just weeks after the stunning acquittal …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 7:43 A.M.
Seaside mayor dies shortly after leaving office
Former Seaside Mayor Don Larson has died less than a month after leaving office because of declining health.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 1:40 P.M.
Oregon health officials release map of schools’ lead tests
Oregon health officials have released an interactive map to allow people to look up results for drinking water lead tests in their local schools.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 11:32 A.M.
Ochoco National Forest hopes to remove juniper trees
A national forest in central Oregon is planning to remove young juniper trees that are crowding out other vegetation without natural fires to suppress them.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 8:55 A.M.
Oregon refuge defendant seeks to withdraw guilty plea
An Arizona man is the latest Oregon standoff figure to ask for his guilty plea to be withdrawn.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 6:39 P.M.
Idaho utility seeks to negate Oregon fish passage law
Federal authorities should negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River where it forms the border between Idaho and …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:13 P.M.
Turkeys cause power outages in Oregon town
A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Oregon law requires screening students for dyslexia
Legislation passed in Oregon is shining a new light on dyslexia, an often misunderstood learning disability.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 7:56 A.M.
Snow, freezing rain hits usually misty Portland
A wintry mix of snow, ice and rain showered fear and excitement Thursday in Portland – a city that typically lives under a cloud of mist and drizzle – and …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 2:23 P.M.
Fukushima radiation detected on Oregon shores
Researchers say seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach indicate radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, but at extremely low levels not harmful to humans or the environment.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 2:10 P.M.
Oregon VA hospitals, call center get low ratings
An assessment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs concluded that more than 12 percent of callers to its Portland call center get tired of waiting for someone to answer …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
Oregon officials launch database for results of lead tests
State health and education officials in Oregon have launched an online database that allows parents to find out how much lead is in the water in their children’s school.