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Hearing for lawmaker who made threats during GOP walkout

A special committee of the Oregon state Senate is holding a hearing over a lawmaker’s comments made during a Republican revolt over climate legislation.


Republican senators threaten lawsuit in climate standoff

Republican state senators in Oregon continued to engage in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers, saying they are prepared to sue if the Senate president goes through …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Oregon gov. sends police after GOP senators who fled Capitol

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol to block a vote on a landmark economy-wide climate plan …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Oregon man rescues kitten glued to road

A Silverton, Oregon, man said he made a disturbing discovery while driving to work Friday morning: A kitten that was apparently glued to the road, stuck in a busy lane …


Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

Marijuana dispute pits county against state of Oregon

Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal …


Man charged with attempted murder in attack on Afghan

Mohammed Fawad Mohammadi survived the war in his native Afghanistan, where he served as an interpreter for U.S. military forces. Now he is in a hospital, with part of his …


Soldier returns home to surprise wife on anniversary

A soldier gave his wife, an emergency room nurse at Salem Hospital, quite the anniversary gift.


Police shoot, wound 40-year-old suspect in Salem

Authorities said a suspect shot by Salem police had backed his pickup into the patrol car of the officer who fired.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018

Trump administration’s oil drilling plan prompts protests

The Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas off the coast of the United States drew protests Tuesday in Congress and on the streets.


Oregon sweeps Salem homeless camp days before annual count

Authorities have broken up a homeless camp that was under a bridge in east Salem.


Salem taxi company offers cabs to help homeless stay warm

A Salem taxi company is offering homeless residents a seat inside its cabs on chilly nights when the city’s warming centers are not open.


Woman dead following house fire in Salem

A woman has died following a house fire in Salem.


Salem pedestrian’s death ruled a suicide

The death of a Salem woman who stepped onto Interstate 5 after causing a disturbance at a restaurant has been ruled a suicide.


Salem woman, 19, struck and killed on freeway

Authorities say a 19-year-old woman sought by police was struck and killed when she tried to cross Interstate 5 in Salem.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017

Workers with disabilities showcase Salem nonprofit’s success

The Salem-based nonprofit integrates people with disabilities into the community, including finding and helping them keep jobs.


Ex-Oregon nurse gets 8-plus years in prison for rape, abuse

An Oregon man was acquitted of rape and sexual abuse charges earlier this year, but now finds himself behind bars after being sentenced to eight years and four months for …


Ice skating rink coming to Oregon’s capital city

An 8,400 square-foot ice skating rink is coming to Oregon’s capital city in the fall.


Oregon puppy strangler sentenced to 3 years in prison

An Oregon woman accused of strangling her neighbor’s puppy has pleaded no contest to aggravated animal abuse and been sentenced to more than three years behind bars.


Amazon plans to add another massive Oregon warehouse

Amazon plans to hire more than 1,000 full-time employees to work in a new packing and shipping warehouse in Salem, Oregon.


Motorcyclist strikes black bear in Oregon

A motorcyclist struck and killed a black bear that wandered into his lane of travel in Oregon.


Oregon State Hospital patients find passion making furniture

Those keeping an eye out around Salem might notice matching Adirondack chairs outside restaurants like Word of Mouth or in the lobby at the Department of Human Services building. They’re …


Murderer serving life sentence dies in hospital

Authorities say a 77-year-old man convicted of murder died at a Salem hospital.


Salem Police: man fatally shot by private security guard

Salem Police say detectives are investigating after a 25-year-old man was fatally shot by a private security guard.


Teacher charged with sexually abusing second student

A Salem-Keizer teacher arrested in June on sexual abuse charges involving a student is facing additional charges for allegedly abusing a second student under the age of 14.


13-year-old swimmer drowns in Oregon river

Divers recovered the body a 13-year-old swimmer who drowned in the Little North Santiam River.


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

Salem museum showcases history of psychiatry

A 2,500-square-foot museum in the former entrance to the old Oregon State Hospital walks visitors through not only the state-run hospital’s checkered history, though there’s plenty of that, but also …


State Supreme Court hears case to remove controversial judge

An Oregon judge known for refusing to marry same-sex couples is continuing his battle to stay on the bench.


Oregon bill sets deadline for release of public records

The Oregon House has given final legislative approval to a bill that requires state government agencies to comply with requests for public information in a timely fashion.


Salem man found guilty of murder in marijuana robbery

A Salem man has been found guilty of murder in the death of a 28-year-old man in a robbery incident outside a Keizer Starbucks.