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26 Oregon collecting more marijuana tax money than expected
Friday November 23, 2018, 9:26 AM
Oregon collecting more marijuana tax money than expected
SALEM — Oregonians are buying more legal pot than expected.

That means they are also poised to pay more taxes on it — about $12.5 million more in the current budget than state economists projected several months ago.

The average price of a gram of cannabis on the retail market has dr ... [More]    

27 Portland Police Officers on Leave After Man Dies at Hospital
Friday November 23, 2018, 9:23 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — A man restrained by Portland police died at a hospital. The officers are on paid leave while an investigation takes place.

The incident started Thursday night with reports of a person yelling and running in the streets.

When Portland State University officers found ... [More]    

28 Passenger dies in single vehicle crash on icy roads - Klamath County
Friday November 23, 2018, 9:21 AM
Oregon State Police report that on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at approximately 10:37pm, State Troopers responded to Hwy 140W for a single vehicle rollover crash.

Investigation reveals that a 2006 Ford F250, operated by Andres Mares (19) of Klamath Falls, was traveling east on Hwy 140W when ... [More]    

29 Death Investigation After Subject Transported to Area Hospital
Friday November 23, 2018, 9:20 AM
On Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 8:19 p.m., Central Precinct Officers and Portland State University Police Department Officers responded to perform a welfare check near Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Mill Street on multiple reports of a subject yelling and running in the streets.

Port ... [More]    

30 First-ever Oregon dinosaur bone found by scientists
Monday November 19, 2018, 4:01 AM
First-ever Oregon dinosaur bone found by scientists
University of Oregon scientists have found the first confirmed dinosaur bone in Oregon, Fox 12 Oregon reports.

The toe bone belonged to a plant-eating, bipedal dinosaur known as an ornithopod and is estimated to date back 103 million years to a geological period that also gave rise to Tyrann ... [More]    

31 Woman Arrested In Saturday Night Robbery, Carjacking
Monday November 19, 2018, 3:54 AM
Woman Arrested In Saturday Night Robbery, Carjacking
PORTLAND, Oregon - 39-year-old Shirene Nicole Singh was arrested and taken to the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree. On Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 8:42 p.m., officers assigned to North Precinct and the Tactical Operation Division's Gang Enforcement Team responded ... [More]    
32 Stabbing in Portland's Eliot Neighborhood
Monday November 19, 2018, 3:42 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 2:07 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 2nd Avenue and Northeast Schuyler Street on the report that of a person suffering a stab wound was at a nearby business.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and locate ... [More]    

33 Portland police report weapons at demonstrations
Sunday November 18, 2018, 5:20 AM
Portland police report weapons at demonstrations
A small protest called #HimToo organized by the far-right group Patriot Prayer was met by hundreds of counter-protesters in Portland on Saturday, CBS Portland affiliate KOIN reports. The protests were meant to be peaceful, but clashes began as the groups started to disperse.

Portland police ... [More]    

34 Mayor Ted Wheeler says he can't wait until his term as mayor is over
Sunday November 18, 2018, 4:56 AM
Mayor Ted Wheeler says  he can't wait until his term as mayor is over
On Thursday, after finishing a speech at the Oregon Health Forum in which he was heckled, Wheeler mumbled, “I can’t wait for the next 24 months to be over,” indicating he may not seek re-election.

"If you know me, you know I mutter quite a bit,” Wheeler said in a statement issued later in th ... [More]    

35 Oregon Welfare Workers Allowed Boy In Dangerous Home
Sunday November 18, 2018, 4:49 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — A man pled guilty to repeatedly injuring his 7-year-old son after state child welfare workers placed the boy in his custody despite his lengthy history of domestic violence and an order barring him from seeing his two younger sons.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Robert L ... [More]    

36 Massive Bird Death in Hillsboro
Sunday November 18, 2018, 4:46 AM
HILLSBORO, Oregon — Oregon authorities are looking into a mass bird death in the Hillsboro area.

A red-tailed hawk, bald eagle, and many red-winged blackbirds and European starlings were found dead in a field in Hillsboro a few days ago.

A few birds have been taken to a U.S. Fish an ... [More]    

37 Six People Arrested in Portland Demonstration
Sunday November 18, 2018, 4:43 AM
Six People Arrested in Portland Demonstration
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday, November 17, 2018, during protest events near Terry Schrunk Plaza and Chapman Square Park, six people were arrested.

The General Services Administration, the federal agency responsible for Terry Schrunk Plaza, approved a permit for a group to use the plaza to ... [More]    

38 Stabbing Investigation in Portland's Old Town/Chinatown
Sunday November 18, 2018, 4:40 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 5:27 p.m., Central Precinct and Transit Division officers responded to the report of a stabbing near Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Irving Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and located an adult male with an inj ... [More]    

39 25-year-old Dead in Head-on Crash, Five Others Injured
Sunday November 18, 2018, 4:39 AM
CORNELIUS, Oregon - On Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies serving the City of Cornelius responded to a head-on crash at Tualatin Valley Highway and NW 341 Avenue.

Deputies found a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat had been driving west on Tuala ... [More]    

40 Hate Crime On The Rise In Oregon, But Possibly More Than Data Show
Thursday November 15, 2018, 4:58 PM
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation releases national hate crime statistics.

According to that data, hate crimes in Oregon are up by 40 percent from 2016 to 2017.

But there are limits to the data.

Of the 214 Oregon agencies that participate in the FBI’s hate crime ... [More]    

41 Tigard Homeowner Confronts and Shoots Intruder
Thursday November 15, 2018, 11:58 AM
TIGARD, Oregon - Just after 7:15 AM today, a 9-1-1 call alerted Tigard Police that an intruder was attempting entry into a residence located at 11075 SW Sage Terrace in Tigard. The caller advised the police dispatcher that he confronted the suspect and a gun was discharged. Tigard Police were on-sce ... [More]    
42 Man sentenced after raping a 14-year-old Portland girl
Thursday November 15, 2018, 3:45 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — Man convicted of raping a 14-year-old Portland girl has been sentenced to more than two years in Oregon prison after a sexual assault kit linked him to the crime

49-year-old Chanh Van Tran was sentenced Tuesday after he pleaded guilty last week to third-degree rape and th ... [More]    

43 Oregon Affected By Wildfires in California that killed 50
Thursday November 15, 2018, 5:42 AM
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon is starting to see more affects from the massive wildfires burning in California. The DEQ Air Quality Index Map shows the air quality is in the moderate range this morning, up and down the Willamette valley. Earlier this morning Portland reached the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Gr ... [More]    
44 St. Charles Health System removes gender designation from patient ID bracelets
Thursday November 15, 2018, 9:40 AM
BEND, Oregon – A hospital in central Oregon has made a small change that represented a huge difference for its transgender patients: It removed the gender designation from patient identification bracelets.

The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports the St. Charles Health System adopted the chang ... [More]    

45 Jeff Merkley pushes for Oregon law change to run for both Senate and president in 2020
Thursday November 15, 2018, 9:38 AM
Longtime Sen. Jeff Merkley is reportedly seeking a change to Oregon’s laws that would allow him to simultaneously run for president and re-election to the Senate in 2020.

“Sen. Merkley has been approached by Oregonians who have expressed interest in changing the law,” spokesman Ray Zaccaro t ... [More]    

46 OREGON ADDS 4,600 JOBS IN OCTOBER
Thursday November 15, 2018, 12:36 PM
Oregon employers added 4,600 jobs in October.

New data from the State of Oregon Employment Department said the seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll numbers follow a revised gain of 4,700 jobs in September. Economist David Cooke said monthly gains were widespread with nine of the top thirteen ... [More]    

47 More than $1 million in unclaimed prizes expire soon
Monday November 12, 2018, 3:47 PM
November 5, 2018 - Salem, Ore. – With each Powerball drawing many Oregonians win prizes that aren’t the large jackpot prize. Last November, two lucky Powerball players in Portland, were amongst these Oregonians, with each winning significant non-jackpot prizes. However, more often than people would ... [More]    
48 Detained asylum seekers in Oregon file federal lawsuit
Sunday November 4, 2018, 3:20 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — Two federal prisoners who had sought asylum in Sheridan have filed a lawsuit charging the Trump administration had violated various religious protections.

Gurpreet Singh and Pachattar Singh filed a federal lawsuit Thursday saying they weren't allowed to follow customs of t ... [More]    

49 Shooting Investigation Early Saturday in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood
Sunday November 4, 2018, 3:14 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Yesterday at 2:36 AM, Portland police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Southeast 88th Avenue on the report of a disturbance involving gunfire.

Officers arrived at the scene and contacted multiple people with information about a disturbance. During the initial ... [More]    

50 Highway 22 westbound from Edgewater exit to Rosemont exit closed
Sunday November 4, 2018, 3:12 AM
Highway 22 westbound will be closed between the Edgewater exit and the Rosemont exit as police investigate a crash involving a pedestrian at that location.

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