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Tuesday October 22, 2019 - Times viewed: 8419
In August, a jury of residents from throughout Clackamas County awarded the return of $18,078,238 to the City of Happy Valley, based on a breach of contract for the County’s failure, acting as the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD), to build parks for which city residents paid. More recently, the Judge in the case granted the City an additional $3,222,879 in interest. If Clackam ...

Tuesday October 22, 2019 - Times viewed: 8734
On Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 12:57 p.m., officers with the Portland Police Bureau responded to the 9400 Block of Northwest St. Helens Road on a report of a body in the Willamette River. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (river patrol) recovered the body and turned it over to the Medical Examiner's Office. ...

Sunday October 20, 2019 - Times viewed: 8352
At 6:11 p.m., a Hillsboro police officer investigated a suspicious circumstance between the drivers of two vehicles, both men, in the West Precinct parking lot. During the encounter, one of the drivers was armed with a handgun and refused to drop it, and shots were fired. The armed driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was uninjured. A handgun was recovered at the scene. The ...

Saturday October 19, 2019 - Times viewed: 8494
Oregon is no stranger to high-quality cannabis—consider some of the legendary strains bred there, like DJ Short’s Blueberry and Archive’s Do-Si-Dos. But which strains are most commonly sought after? To answer that, we took a look at Leafly search trends to find out which varieties people are looking for in Oregon. You’ll find both legends and some new heavy-hitters. 1. Blue Dream The most popular strain in virtually every market, Blue Dream is a cross of Blueberry and Haze. You know and love it for its sweet, berry-loaded flavor and relaxed euphoria perfect for lollygagging. 2. Durban Poison Durban Poison is a landrace strain that’s extremely popular in Oregon (in part, thanks to TJ’s Organics, who produces some straight-up fire Durban). If you’re looking for a classic strain with lively effects, this is the strain to check out. 3. Jack Herer Jack Herer is an upbeat strain bred from Haze, Northern Lights #5, and Shiva Skunk. Expect spicy flavors and a cerebral boost that many consumers pair with creative hobbies or physical activity. 4. Purple Punch Purple Punch is a cross of Larry OG and Granddaddy Purple that deserves its flowers, pun intended. These beautiful p ...
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Saturday October 19, 2019 - Times viewed: 8379
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Seeking to halt federal agents from arresting people in courthouses for immigration violations, a panel of judges in Oregon has asked the state's Supreme Court chief justice to impose a rule stating that no one should be subjected to arrest without a warrant. Several judges on the Uniform Trial Court Rules Committee said Friday the matter is of urgent concern because immigrants, even legal residents, are afraid to go to court because of fear they will be detained by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents. The agents have been detaining people who appear for court proceedings and are suspected of being in the United States illegally. In one incident, captured in a videotape shown by lawyers to the committee, ICE agents pepper-sprayed family members of a person they were trying to arrest. That incident happened in a courthouse in Astoria, Oregon. The committee voted in favor of recommending to Oregon Chief Justice Martha Walters that she establish a rule that anyone inside a courthouse or in the immediate area be safe from arrest by immigration agents if they don't have a judicial warrant. Some of the judges on the committee, though, worried that ...
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Saturday October 19, 2019 - Times viewed: 8345
Samuel Adams’ new Halloween beer is so scary strong – it’s illegal in 15 states, including Oregon. That’s because the beer, called “Utopias,” has a frighteningly high alcohol content of 28 percent per bottle. To put that into perspective, a regular Samuel Adams lager has an alcohol content of just 5 percent. The price tag on a bottle of “Utopias” might also chill your spine. Suggested retail is $210. According to Forbes, this is Samuel Adams’ 11th batch of the Utopias line, which they’ve been offering in limited releases since 2002. “Utopias” is available to purchase in Washington. It is illegal in the following 15 states: Alabama Arkansas Georgia Idaho Missouri Mississippi Montana New Hampshire North Carolina Oklahoma Oregon South Carolina Utah Vermont West Virginia ...
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Saturday October 19, 2019 - Times viewed: 8343
HILLBORO, Oregon - State report cards for the 2018-19 school year show that more ninth graders are on-track to graduate in the Hillsboro School District than ever before. The District’s average is 92%, up 3 percentage points from the 2017-18 school year and besting the state’s average by 7 percentage points; and the number of Hispanic/Latinx students is 88%, up 7 percentage points from 2017-18. ...

Saturday October 19, 2019 - Times viewed: 8250
VANCOUVER, Wash. – John Barber, professor in the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at WSU Vancouver, will direct a live radio drama, “Halloween Fright Night,” at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver on Oct. 30, the night before Halloween. Featuring local voice actors and sound artists, the radio drama will be performed once only. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 7 ...

Friday October 18, 2019 - Times viewed: 8289
Grand Jury returns not true bill decision in July 30, 2019 fatal officer involved shooting Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that upon the conclusion of the presentation of evidence, a grand jury returned a not true bill regarding the use of force by an officer assigned to the Portland Police Bureau that resulted in the death of 31-year-old Lane Christopher Marti ...

Thursday October 17, 2019 - Times viewed: 8247

OREGON CITY – Help make a difference in higher education. The Clackamas Community College Budget Committee is seeking a new citizen representative from the Happy Valley area.

The budget committee meets each spring to deliberate on the proposed budget and approve it, before sending it to the CCC Board of Education for approval. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

The ...


Tuesday October 15, 2019 - Times viewed: 8229
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Cascade Blues Association (CBA) has announced its nominations for the 2019 Muddy Awards. Among those nominated is the Lake Theater & Cafe in the category of “Best Blues Venues” for their Music Mondays series. Music Mondays is the work of producer, recording artist, and musician Dean Mueller, and his partner, Julie Amici. The Lake Oswego residents began the series in 2014 booking top local talent. Music Mondays now attracts national touring acts that pass through the Northwest. Early on they realized this was a special place and time, as they were filling a much needed musical experience that lacked in Lake Oswego. The Music Monday series has become a favorite among locals, selling out nearly all of the shows, and drawing in music lovers from beyond the Lake Oswego area. Along with attracting the high level of performers, Mueller said he is most proud of “earning the support and recognition of the community.” The other two nominations in the category of “Best Blues Venue” are Blue Diamond and Catfish Lou’s. Dean Mueller and Julie Amici, have also been nominated for CBA’s “George Page” award, “Back What You Believe In.” The award is given t ...
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Monday October 14, 2019 - Times viewed: 8238
Thanks to low mortgage rates, it's an excellent time to buy or sell a home across the U.S. But what about in Oregon? Is the state's housing market too pricey for buyers? Not-so-great if you've got a home you want to sell? Or just right — for everybody? Home values provide some answers. They indicate that the market in Oregon is heating up, according to Zillow, though you might find vast differences from one city or one corner of the state to the next. Current home values in Oregon Home values have been rising throughout Oregon and are up 3.14% from a year ago. Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $347,800, Zillow says. Could you afford that? Let's say you want to buy that mid-priced home using a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at this week's average interest rate, which is a low 3.57%, says mortgage company Freddie Mac. With the 30-year mortgage rate at 3.57% and the median home price for Oregon at $347,800, a representative monthly mortgage payment would be $1,575. How the Oregon housing market stacks up:

Property values in Oregon are high by historical standards and are highe ...

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Monday October 14, 2019 - Times viewed: 8313
PORTLAND, Oregon - On October 13th, 2019, shortly after 1:00 pm deputies were dispatched to the report of a roll over crash involving a single vehicle in the 6900 block of 55th Ave NE. When deputies arrived, they located a Toyota Camry off of the roadway in a field. The driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced as deceased at the scene. Based upon the initial investigation and witness statements, deputies believe the driver was traveling northbound on 55th Ave NE and was unable to safely negotiate a curve, leaving the roadway and rolling the vehicle. 55th Ave NE was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the crash was being investigated. Deputies have not determined if speed or alcohol contributed to the crash. The identity of the driver is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this response by Marion County Fire District #1, Marion County Public Works and the Marion County District Attorney’s Office. ...
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Monday October 14, 2019 - Times viewed: 8143
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown and Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, spoke at two separate mobilization ceremonies honoring units from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team as they prepare for overseas assignments, Sunday Oct. 13, 2019. The first ceremony was at 10 a.m. at Southern Oregon University’s Raider Stadium in Ashland, Oregon, for Citizen-Soldiers from 1-186th Infantry Battalion and the 141st Brigade Support Battalion, as they prepare to depart to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. The second ceremony was at 3:30 p.m. at St. Helens High School, Oregon, for Soldiers from Bravo Company, 741st Brigade Engineer Battalion and the 141st Brigade Support Battalion, as they depart for the Middle East. The two units are part of several deployments that the 41st IBCT are sending to different areas of the world. In total, the 41st is scheduled to deploy more than 1,600 Oregon service members to five different countries: Djibouti, Jordan, Kosovo, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. "These ceremonies offer an opportunity for our communities to show support for not only our service members, but also for our families and employers," said Col. Eric ...
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Friday October 11, 2019 - Times viewed: 8127
NEWPORT, Oregon -On 10/05/19, NPD Units were dispatched to a Harassment complaint in North Newport. The victim advised Dispatch that her boyfriend, Alexander Halbersma, had threatened to kill her on the phone and was enroute to Newport from the Portland area. The victim also advised Dispatch that Halbersma carries firearms and body armor with him in his car, which was described as an older blue Ford Crown Victoria. Several hours after receiving the initial call, Newport Officers located an older blue Mercury Grand Marquis traveling through Newport. Officers were able to positively identify the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle as Halbersma. NPD Officer conducted a high risk vehicle stop at the intersection of N Coast Hwy and NE Avery St. Halbersma was compliant during the stop and was taken into custody without incident. During a subsequent search of Halbersma’s vehicle, an amount of Methamphetamine was located along with a .22 caliber revolver and ammunition. Halbersma was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm Unlawful Possession of Meth. ...
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Sunday October 6, 2019 - Times viewed: 8229
PORTLAND, Oregon - The investigation into the death of the three week old infant continues. At this time, there is no indication of foul play. The manner and cause of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. ###PPB### ###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW### On Friday, October 4, 2019, at 9:21 a.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the 2500 block of Northeast Flan ...

Sunday October 6, 2019 - Times viewed: 8222
On 10.04.19 Clark County Deputies were dispatched to a report of an assault. The victims of the assault had left the residence and were reporting from a safe location. During the investigation, both victims (mother and daughter) reported the suspect (boyfriend of the mother) had pointed a gun at both of them and made threats to kill them. Probable cause for the crimes of Assault II – DV (wit ...

Wednesday October 2, 2019 - Times viewed: 8298
PORTLAND, Oregon - Tactical Operation Division officers have been conducting focused patrols in the city due to several shootings and firearm recoveries in the past few months. On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., officers were looking for a woman associated with these recent, violent incidents. Officers found the woman and arrested her. During the investigation, a handgun was found on her ...

Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Times viewed: 8333
OREGON CITY, Oregon - This morning at about 5:37 am, patrol officers caught 56-year-old Oregon City resident, Bret Michael Wilson, intentionally throwing nails from his vehicle onto S. Center St. We have dubbed Mr. Wilson as the nighttime nailer because over the last two years, someone had been intentionally throwing roofing nails onto local streets, primarily in the early morning hours while ...

Saturday September 28, 2019 - Times viewed: 8337
On Thursday, September 26, 2019, at about 7:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies took a report of a stolen trailer. The victim is a Beaverton Boy Scout troop who used the trailer to store and transport their camping and cooking gear. An adult member of the troop reported that the trailer is usually stored at a local church. He said the trailer was stolen sometime between Sunda ...

Saturday September 28, 2019 - Times viewed: 8298
Today at 2:42 pm CCSO Deputies and EMS personnel were dispatched to a car versus bicycle collision in the 7000 block of NE Hazel Dell Avenue, just south of NE Anderson Street. Upon arrival EMS personnel discovered a 14 year-old male had been struck by a southbound Ford F250 pickup. The child was immediately transported to an area hospital with traumatic injuries. A witness, the vehicle driver ...

Thursday September 26, 2019 - Times viewed: 8344
On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at approximately 3:30 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 7 near mile post 44. Preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota SR5, operated by Evan Simonski-Davis (25) of Baker City, was southbound on Hwy 7 when it left the roadway, struck a rock, and then rolled into a canal. Simonski-Davis sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Speed and failing to use seat belt are being investigated as possible contributing factors. OSP was assisted by Baker City Fire Department, Baker County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT ...
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Tuesday September 24, 2019 - Times viewed: 8376
PORTLAND, Oregon - A suspect is facing a robbery charge after he threatened store employees with a knife. North Precinct officers responded to a robbery call in the 400 Block of Northeast Broadway at 6:40p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2019. As officers responded, they learned that someone was following the suspect and he was in a parking lot a few blocks away. Officers located a man matching the ...

Tuesday September 24, 2019 - Times viewed: 8388
In reference to today's collision on NW Hayes Road, investigators received witness information that the suspect Jorgensen was seen hitchhiking along Hayes Road, just west of the collision scene, prior to CCSO arrival. The witness then stated that a late-model white Ford pickup towing a fishing boat stopped and picked up Jorgensen. Detectives would like to speak to the driver or occupants of th ...

Thursday September 19, 2019 - Times viewed: 8404

PORTLAND ––  President Donald Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency are attempting to undo the work of thousands of Oregonians and dozens of organizations that successfully demanded Clean Car Standards in Oregon in 2006. These standards cut climate and air pollution and save consumers at the pump. These rollbacks take the country backwards at the exact time other nations are acceleratin ...


Sunday September 15, 2019 - Times viewed: 8488
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police in Portland arrested a suspect after he shot a victim's car tire during a domestic violence incident. Arrested was Henry F. Edwards Jr, 28 (photo). On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:36 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving a male and female. As they responded they also learned that witnesses heard a sound of a gunshot. When officers arrived, witnesses pointed out a suspect vehicle leaving the scene. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, Edwards. During the investigation, officers determined that during an argument, Edwards fired a gun at the tire of the victim's vehicle, flattening it. They also learned he strangled the victim. Edwards was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Domestic Violence charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Coercion, Strangulation (2 counts), Menacing, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm (city code), Interfering with Making a Police Report, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. ...
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Friday September 13, 2019 - Times viewed: 8652
SEASIDE, Oregon – Late last fall, students from Seaside High School and the Seaside High School Associated Student Body (ASB) approached the Seaside City Council about a tsunami awareness project they had been working on. The project, “Don’t Catch This Wave,” was designed to raise awareness about the threat of a tsunami in the aftermath of a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earth and the ASB students felt they could make a lasting impact on the community. In their presentation to Seaside’s City Council on November 26, 2018, the ASB students helped motivate leaders in Seaside to work with state and federal partners to secure funding for new, prevalent tsunami evacuation “leaving” markers that have been placed, and are continuing to be placed, in Seaside and other coastal communities. Along with City of Seaside and Office of Emergency Management leadership, the students are scheduled to meet at the Cove in Seaside on Wednesday, September 18 at 11:15 a.m., on Sunset Blvd to reflect on their work with short walk out of the inundation zone to one of the new “leaving” markers. Public and media are invited to attend. The project was funded under an award by the National Oceanic and Atmo ...
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Sunday September 8, 2019 - Times viewed: 8617
PORTLAND,Oregon - On Friday, September 6, 2019 at 2:07 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an alarm to a business in the 4900 block of Southeast Foster Road. When the officers arrived, they found a man trying to defeat the front door lock using a powder-actuated concrete fastener tool (photo). The man had not been able to make entry. When challenged by the officers, the ...

Sunday September 8, 2019 - Times viewed: 8642
On Saturday, September 7, 2019 at approximately 4:11 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 50. Preliminary investigation revealed that a Silver 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Jessica Harris (33) of Tulelake, CA. was traveling southbound on Hwy 50 when for unknown reasons the Jeep veered off the road and struck a ...

Sunday September 8, 2019 - Times viewed: 8600
Detectives with the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office initiated an investigation after receiving information that Dawn Renee Rolfe, 54, Kalama, was planning to murder her estranged husband and two other subjects. A witness came forward to report Rolfe had been surveilling the intended victims, had planned how to kill them and was seeking assistance in carrying out her plan within a specific time fr ...


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