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Wednesday October 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8896
EUGENE, Oregon— The US government has once again asked a judge to stop legal proceedings in a climate change lawsuit filed by a group of young people scheduled for trial in Oregon later this month. US attorneys filed a motion last week in federal court in Eugene, requesting a stay pending a review of the case by the U.S. Supreme Court. "A brief stay to allow the Supreme Court to consider whe ...

Wednesday October 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8520
PORTLAND Oregon - Both schools and police agencies throughout Oregon and across the country are trying to manage the increasing number of threats that get shared, called in, or posted online each day. Once school officials and officers learn of these threats, it can take quite a bit of money and time to identify the sender, investigate the situation, and mitigate any concerns. Communities can’t i ...

Wednesday October 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8485
WASHINGTON DC — The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a Marion County judge who was suspended after allegations that he had refused to marry gay couples and had broken gun laws. The justices on Tuesday left in place the three-year suspension against Judge Vance Day, who had argued that he was singled out for his opposition to same-sex marriage. The Oregon Supreme Court impose ...

Wednesday October 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8242
OREGON CITY, Oregon - Oregon sheriff’s deputies were credited with saving the life of a 1-week-old after she stopped breathing during a trip to the mall with her parents last month, the girl’s mother told FOX 12. Jessie Siefer said she was feeding her daughter, Audrey Harmon, inside an Oregon City JC Penny store when she noticed the girl turn “a different color” and stop breathing. We really ...

Tuesday October 9, 2018 - Times viewed: 8987
PLEASANT HILL, Oregon — A man from Pleasant Hill, Oregon raised a giant pumpkin weighing 2,170 pounds that won a pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California. Steve Daletas, of Pleasant Hill, Oregon, on Monday said it was a good seed and so much sunny weather since he planted it April 15 hoping to win the 45th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California. It was the fourth time Daleta takes top honors at the annual pumpkin-weighing contest. He won $15,190 for the lumpy pumpkin that will be showcased at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival this weekend. He says he used a backhoe to place it on a pickup truck and drove it for 12 hours to California. The world record for largest pumpkin was set in a 2014 weigh-off in Germany by Swiss farmer Beni Meier who grew a 2,323-pound (1,053 kilograms) pumpkin. ...
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Tuesday October 9, 2018 - Times viewed: 8534
A “perfect storm” of high demand and increased production carried the Oregon wine industry to significant economic growth in 2017, according to an annual study by the University of Oregon Institute for Policy Research and Engagement. The latest Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report shows the state added 92 new vineyards and 44 new wineries in 2017, while expanding planted acres from 30,435 to 33, 631 — a 10.5 percent jump. Overall production also rose from 79,282 tons of wine grapes valued at $167.8 million in 2016, to 91,343 tons at $191.9 million in 2017. Willamette Valley Pinot noir remains the leading variety, accounting for 58 percent of acreage and 59 percent of production. Most new wineries, however, came out of Eastern Oregon and “at-large” wine growing regions. Eastern Oregon — home of the state’s newest American Viticultural Area, The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater, established in 2015 — saw 18 new wineries open in 2017, while the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon saw 13. Total sales grew to more than $550 million in 2017, up nearly 4 percent over 2016. Though in-state sales saw a slight decrease from 593,192 cases to 579,155 cases, domestic sales outside of Ore ...
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Tuesday October 9, 2018 - Times viewed: 8508

WOODBURN, Oregon – The Woodburn Police Department (WPD) recently received notice from a resident claiming they received a phone call from an individual representing the Woodburn Police Department. The individual told the citizen to call a secondary number, to which another individual claiming to be a WPD attorney told them they had an outstanding warrant and also owed fines. Th ...


Tuesday October 9, 2018 - Times viewed: 8718
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 5:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a crash near Northwest 3rd Avenue and West Burnside Street on the report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a TriMet bus. Officers and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and located an adult female under the bus. The woman was suffering from what were believed to be serious injuries. Portland Fi ...

Sunday October 7, 2018 - Times viewed: 8752
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, October 5, 2018, at 10:37 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of gunfire at the Speakeasy Lounge, located at 545 Southeast 162nd Avenue. When officers arrived, they searched the area for suspects, injured people, and evidence of gunfire. Officers performed a neighborhood search for suspects, but did not locate anyone believed to be a suspect in this ...

Sunday October 7, 2018 - Times viewed: 8251
The Senate just voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. By doing so, senators ignored the outpouring of opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination, evidence that he would gut Roe v. Wade if confirmed, allegations of sexual assault, questions about the honesty of his answers to questions under oath and serious concerns about his ability to be impartial and unbiased on the highest court of the land. (near bottom of page, also see Opinion by Jennifer Finney Boylan - nytimes.com) Today’s vote followed misleading and deeply partisan remarks by Kavanaugh at last week’s hearing on sexual assault allegations. The vote was scheduled despite an inadequate and incomplete FBI investigation that failed to interview numerous potential witnesses to the alleged instances of sexual violence. “Our fight is far from over. No one will forget the hearings, the bravery of Dr. Ford or the blatant disregard for credible and believable testimony that without a doubt called into question whether or not Brett Kavanagh was fit to serve on the Supreme Court. Oregonians can join us in fighting back by voting NO on Ballot Measure 106 and NO on Knute Buehler, who r ...
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Tuesday October 2, 2018 - Times viewed: 8546
As swank candidate fundraisers go, the gathering of possible Knute Buehler supporters on Sept. 12 could hardly have been more cliché. There was the setting: a hillside mansion with a dramatic view of Portland’s twinkling cityscape. There were the attendees: 30 or so well-heeled voters sipping wine and waiting to hear Buehler’s pitch for why he should be Oregon’s first Republican governor in three ...

Tuesday October 2, 2018 - Times viewed: 8583
An Oregon man has been charged with assault on a federal officer after a booby trap armed at a property he previously owned activated, shooting and injuring an officer in the leg. Gregory Lee Rodvelt, 66, lost possession of the home and property in the southern Oregon community of Williams by a court order Aug. 22. When Joseph Charter, the lawyer who had been tasked by the court to clean and ...

Monday September 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8749
BEAVERTON, Oregon - On September 9, 2018 at 11:37 p.m. Beaverton Police officers responded to an injury traffic crash near the intersection of SW Canyon Rd/SW 103rd Beaverton, Oregon. Officers arrived and found a single vehicle had struck a pedestrian in the eastbound lanes of SW Canyon Rd. The pedestrian passed away on scene. The driver of the vehicle stayed on scene and cooperated wit ...

Monday September 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8722
On Monday, September 10, 2018, at 2:22 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a robbery at the U.S. Bank, 19091 SW Tualatin Valley Highway, in the community of Aloha. Employees called to report that a man had passed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect reportedly fled on foot and deputies began searching the area for him. During their search of the area, deput ...

Monday September 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8719
I set off to bike from the northwesternmost corner of Oregon to my home in Northern California to rehab a torn hamstring and a broken heart. I imagined damp difficult days of riding punctuated by melancholy nights. But instead I found a mellow joyride and a welcoming community. Riding 380 miles along the Oregon Coast didn’t just heal my heart; it renewed my faith in the power of moving my body through beautiful places to set everything right again—if not in the world, then at least within myself. You don’t even need to buy a map to bike the Oregon coast. The Oregon Department of Transportation provides free Coast Bicycle Route Maps—which account for mileage, elevation gain and loss, traffic volume, prevailing wind directions, and average monthly temperatures and rainfall—at Visitor Centers throughout the state. These maps even list scenic alternatives to the already scenic Highway 1, as well as every state park and hot shower cyclists will encounter along the way. Highway 1 snakes along the Oregon Coast, passing through dripping old-growth forests and one of the largest dune systems in the country. Sea stacks thrashed by waves are shrouded in fog every morning, and white sand ...
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Monday September 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8731
BEAVERTON, Oregon - Beaverton Police are seeking help in locating a missing 11-year-old Erik Derby. He was last seen at Fir Grove Elementary School, at 6300 SW Wilson Ave., around 8:30 pm on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. Erik has brown hair and is 4 feet, 8 inches tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a blueish-grey sweatshirt. Police are asking anyone who has seen Erik, or has any information about his location, to call 503-629-0111. ...
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Thursday September 6, 2018 - Times viewed: 9062
MEDFORD, Oregon — A well-known author of Jacksonville was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of her uncle. 28-year-old Aisling "Tucker" Moore Reed was arrested Tuesday following the grand jury indictment last week. Aisling Tucker Moore Reed, known by her pen name Tucker Reed, is an American blogger, author and journalist. Reed co-authored the young adult novel Amber House published in October 2012 and its sequel Neverwas, released internationally in January 2014. Moore Reed was initially charged with first and second-degree manslaughter in the July 2016 death of Shane Patrick Moore in southern Oregon. Her mother Kelly Moore has previously said the shooting was an act of self-defense. Prosecutor Marco Boccato says the indictment stemmed from new evidence uncovered in recent months. ...
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Thursday September 6, 2018 - Times viewed: 8781
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 68-year-old Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy was arrested at her Washington County home in connection to the murder of 63-year-old Daniel C. Brophy. Thie investigation began on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., when police responded to the report of a shooting with one person injured at the Oregon Culinary Institute, located at 1701 Southwest Jefferson Street. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim inside the building. Life-saving efforts were performed on the victim but they were not successful. Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy is the suspect in Daniel C. Brophy's murder. Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Thursday, September 6, 2018. ...
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Thursday September 6, 2018 - Times viewed: 8443
TUALATIN, Oregon - A Tualatin woman is missing and police are asking for help locating Cheryl Anne Loop, 65. she was last seen near her residence in Tualatin. She reportedly walked away from her residence around 4:00PM on the afternoon of September 5th, and has not been seen or heard from since. Ms. Loop may be suffering from Dementia, and may be lost. An area search has been conducted by Tualatin Police, but Ms. Loop has not been located. Cheryl Anne Loop is a white female adult, about 5 foot 3 inches tall, and about 110 pounds. Ms. Loop is reported to have grey hair, and was last seen wearing a dark sweater and khaki pants. Tualatin Police ask anyone who may see or come into contact with Ms. Loop to contact then immediately. Tualatin Police can be contacted at 503-629-0111. A photo of Cheryl Anne Loop is attached to this release. ...
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Wednesday September 5, 2018 - Times viewed: 9018
PORTLAND, Oregon — Scientists from Oregon State University scientists are saying that Mount St. Helens is out of line with other major volcanoes on the Cascade Range. University geophysicist Adam Schultz believes a giant subsurface rock formation diverted magma, causing Mount St. Helens to form west of the Cascadia Arc. "It seems like what we call the Spirit Lake batholith is probably the reason why Mount St. Helens actually pops up far to the west of where you would anticipate it to be," Schultz said. Researchers put together different imaging studies to gain a better understanding to what may be below the surface of the volcano. They compared older studies what show certain structure, density and temperature — with newer ones that show subsurface electrical conductivity. This report will be published this week in "Nature Geoscience." "Either method by itself can lead to a level of uncertainty, but when you layer them together as we have done in this project you get a much clearer picture of what lies below," Schultz said. Mount St. Helens formed because of the Juan de Fuca plate off the coast of Washington and Oregon went under the North America plate. The plate ...
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Wednesday September 5, 2018 - Times viewed: 9325
PORTLAND, Oregon – Yesterday, 28-year-old Christopher James Fleet of Portland was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine and firearms when arrested by Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies in August 2017. On August 23, 2017, deputies from the MCSO Special Investigation Unit were conducting surveillance at a known drug and gang house in Portland. They observed ...

Wednesday September 5, 2018 - Times viewed: 8768
PORTLAND, Oregon - Very early Wednesday morning, a car fire was reported in the 6200 block of North Marine Drive. Firefighters saw a deceased person inside the car and called North Precinct officers. Portland Police sent a Criminalist with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded to assist. The investigation is in its early stages and there is no additional information to provide at t ...

Tuesday September 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 9175
Before you would even finish asking us to name the cities with the hottest design scenes, we'd blurt out New York, London, Paris, and Milan. Duh. As of this month, though, we have a new locale to add to the list: Portland, Oregon. Sara Bauer, founder of design studio Immaculate Space, is to thank for this shocking realization. On September 16, she will host the first-ever Open Haus Market in the c ...

Tuesday September 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 8890
It’s no secret that Oregon is growing far more marijuana than the market can absorb, so some cultivators are turning to MJ’s cousin: hemp. As Oregon cannabis prices continue to sink to new lows amid a product glut, outdoor growers are applying what they know about marijuana and cultivating hemp for both smokable CBD flower and biomass that can be extracted into CBD oil. The hemp pivot allows growers to diversify their revenue stream and capitalize on a crop that could soon become legal at the federal level – thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill pending before Congress. It also allows them to capitalize on the booming popularity of CBD products. Here are four reasons a shift toward hemp makes sense for some businesses – and why it should be done cautiously: 1. Adding hemp allows companies to diversify their operations while still growing marijuana. Under a Tier 2 license in Oregon, most MJ farmers are limited to – at most – a 40,000-square-foot (just under 1-acre) grow. But hemp doesn’t face the same restrictions, so many growers have planted 3 or more acres of the plant. “If you have a farm this year that’s designed to grow cannabis and you can’t sell any of the ca ...
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Tuesday September 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 9643
On 09/03/18 at about 11:50 PM Clark County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a hit and run collision in the Felida area. They located the fleeing vehicle and began pursuing the vehicle. The suspect crashed the vehicle and then fled on foot. Deputies continued the chase on foot and during the process of apprehending the suspect a deputy fired his weapon. One of the deputies on scene and th ...

Sunday September 2, 2018 - Times viewed: 8720
ESTACADA, Oregon — An injured horse found wandering alone in a northeastern Oregon wilderness has been rescued. KATU-TV reports that the 8-year-old horse named Sandy was led out of the Wallowa Mountains last week and is recovering at the Eagle Fern Equine Hospital in Estacada. She's in the care of the horse rescue group Sound Equine Options and is scheduled for surgery at Oregon State University on Tuesday. The horse had an injured left back leg but was led out after veterinarians said the 6-mile (10-kilometer) trip would be safe after giving her painkillers. It's not clear who owns Sandy or how she sustained the injuries. "We're guessing she fell down a cliff or on rocks," said Kim Mosiman, the executive director of Sound Equine Options. A U.S. Forest Service lookout on Mule Peak, Brian Sather, spotted the horse several weeks ago. He called for help after spotting her again a week later and went to check on her. "We got up close to her, and we could see that her leg was very injured," Sather said. "It was an open wound, and she was limping on it. And she had some other wounds on her too." He started making calls and eventually found Sound Equine Options. He ...
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Saturday September 1, 2018 - Times viewed: 8777
On Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 11:35 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an injury crash at NW West Union Rd. and NW Neakahnie Ave. in the Rock Creek neighborhood. Witnesses reported that a white 1998 Honda Civic crossed the center line and crashed head on into a blue 2007 GMC Sierra. During the investigation, deputies learned the Honda was reported stolen earlier in the week. Inside the vehicle, deputies located a stolen rifle. The driver of the stolen vehicle, 55-year-old Randall Todd Brown, was extricated from the car by fire personnel. Mr. Brown was transported to a local hospital by air ambulance. Charges against Mr. Brown are pending the on-going investigation. 71-year-old Roberta Knoll was driving the GMC and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. 70-year-old Julia White was the passenger in the GMC and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. ...
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Friday August 31, 2018 - Times viewed: 8983
PORTLAND, Ore. — Before Matthew Miller harvests marijuana this fall from his fields in southern Oregon, he’ll have to notify the state for the first time ever — a process that could bring inspectors to make sure none of his pot is being illegally diverted. The new harvest notification policy, which takes effect Saturday, is the first of its kind among states that have legalized marijuana and is ...

Friday August 31, 2018 - Times viewed: 9062
On August 11, 2018, at 10:54 p.m., 64-year-old Sandy S. Ortiz was arrested in San Diego, California, in connection to a Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Sex Assault Detail Investigation. This investigation began in May 2018, when a community member contacted the Portland Police Bureau and reported he had been sexually assaulted by Ortiz from the summer of 2000 through the summer of ...

Friday August 31, 2018 - Times viewed: 9124
TUALATIN, Oregon - Just before 1 a.m. today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters were called to a residential fire in the 12800 block of Northwest Lovejoy Court in the Cedar Mill community in unincorporated Washington County. Multiple callers to the 911 dispatch center reported seeing heavy flames and dark smoke coming from the residence. Crews from TVF&R Station 61 arrived within ...


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