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1    Marijuana business in Oregon may be helped by US Elections


Marijuana business in Oregon may be helped by US Elections
Marijuana growing in Oregon has been legal for quite some time, but it got a lot easier after the November 2014 election. Citizens of Oregon are legally authorized to grow up to 4 marijuana plants in their home for recreational use. Voters in Oregon may soon agree with legalizing even more marijuana sales. Most Americans live in states wh ... [More]

2    Oregon scientists uncover sub-atomic instruments that produce DNA harm in sperm


Oregon scientists uncover sub-atomic instruments that produce DNA harm in sperm
University of Oregon biologists have used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to identify molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm and contribute to male infertility following exposure to heat. In humans, the optimal temperature for sperm production is just below body temperature, in a range of approximately 90-95 degrees F. H ... [More]

3    Oregon Wildfires: Is Climate Change the Culprit?


Oregon Wildfires: Is Climate Change the Culprit?
In Oregon, we have watched California experience devastating wildfires year after year. This summer, we watched our own state burn. Many Oregonians lost their homes, neighborhoods, and lives as multiple, formidable fires overtook the state. The question on everyone’s mind is why? And more importantly, how do we stop it from happening again? ... [More]

4    Freeze Warning in effect fo rmost of Western Oregon


Freeze Warning in effect fo rmost of Western Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon - The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning until 10 AM Monday for Western Oregon and Southwest Washington overnight. Late fall temperatures have dropped to below freezing. The warning is for most of the Willamette Valley, Cascade foothills, and into Southwest Washington. After 10 AM tomorrow, temperatures shou ... [More]

5    Driver Hits Large Rock Sending It Into Occupied Parked Car


Driver Hits Large Rock Sending It Into Occupied Parked Car
On Thursday, a three-vehicle accident in the 19200 block of SW TV Highway in Aloha caused unusual damage. A 2003 Ford F-150 had struck a large landscaping boulder on the north side of the road. The impact of the collision propelled the large rock about 75 feet, where it collided with a parked 2004 Toyota Corolla. Two people were in the Corolla at t ... [More]

6    Person shot in Madison South neighborhood


Person shot in Madison South neighborhood
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday at about 7:09 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a person shot in the 3300 Block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. Officers arrived and made sure the scene was safe so the person could receive medical attention. The person who had been shot was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Nobody is in custody, th ... [More]

7    Portland Police investigate homicide in Richmond neighborhood


Portland Police investigate homicide in Richmond neighborhood
On October 24, 2020 at about 9:34 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of shots in the area of Southeast 48th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Later, a person who appeared to have been shot, arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital, but did not survive. Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical ... [More]

8    Oregon Residents Still Wish to Extend Oregon Border Into Idaho


Oregon Residents Still  Wish to Extend Oregon Border Into Idaho
BEND, Oregon - Anger and disappointment over actions of liberals in Portland, a group of Oregon residents petitioned to leave Oregon by extending the Oregon border into Idaho. Of course this sounds strange but in today’s headlines and problems, perhaps not so shocking. The idea began to take hold from the group known as "Greater Idaho" in two co ... [More]

9    Barn Fire outside of Dallas


Barn Fire outside of Dallas
DALLAS, Oregon - Just before 10:30 AM on October 22, 2020 Dallas, Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley Fire District personnel were dispatch to a structure fire in the 3400 block of Liberty Rd. outside of Dallas. Due to the building being reported as a hay barn, the incident commander requested additional resources from prior to arrival. Personnel arr ... [More]

10    Three more deaths and 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oregon


Three more deaths and 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 649, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 550 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 41,348. The new ... [More]

11    Missing child alert -- Missing Babt Boy Dennis Johnson believed to be at risk


Missing child alert -- Missing Babt  Boy Dennis Johnson believed to be at risk
SALEM, Oregon – Dennis Johnson, an infant born Nov. 14, 2019, went missing with his parents Kayla Burk and Joseph Johnson from Portland, Ore. on Oct. 20, 2020. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) believes that Dennis may be at risk and is searching for him to assess his safety.

ODHS asks the public to help in the effort to find ... [More]

12    Shooting in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood


Shooting in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood
PORTLAND, Oregon - On October 24, 2020, at approximately 1:03 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue on reports of shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire to include a subject who had been shot inside a crashed motor vehicle. Officers learned an altercation between two subjects oc ... [More]

13    Wrong Way Driver Crashes, Other Driver Dies


Wrong Way Driver Crashes, Other Driver Dies
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday close to 4 PM, police received a report of a head-on, two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 eastbound under the Interstate 205 freeway ramps Near the Halsey / Gateway Exit. The ramp was and freeway was closed while Portland Fire and Rescue personnel attempted life-saving efforts for one driver. However the driver the dri ... [More]

14    Oregon Cannabis Commission Health Equity Subcommittee meets November 10


Oregon Cannabis Commission Health Equity Subcommittee meets November 10

What: A public meeting of the Health Equity Subcommittee of the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

Agenda: TBD.

When: Nov. 10, 2-3:30 p.m.

Where: By Zoom conference call at 669-254-5252, meeting ID 160 096 5260.

Bac ... [More]

15    Person Dies In Traffic Crash on I-5's Rosa Parks Way In Portland


Person Dies In Traffic Crash on I-5's  Rosa Parks Way In Portland
The Major Crash Team responded to a traffic crash on southbound I-5 just north of Rosa Parks Way. A motorist involved in the traffic crash has died. The Rosa Parks Way off ramp from southbound I-5 is closed. No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene. An updated news release or social media pos ... [More]

16    Forest Service looking to hire 1,000 people for jobs in Oregon and Washington


Forest Service looking to hire 1,000 people for jobs in Oregon and Washington
The U.S. Forest Service is hiring over 1,000 temporary spring and summer jobs in Oregon and Washington, the federal agency announced this week. Applications will be accepted from Oct. 30 to Nov. 9, with positions in fields including fire, recreation, timber, engineering, visitor services and archaeology. The majority of jobs pay $12 to $19 pe ... [More]

17    Teen Girl Mya Miranda missing and believed to be in danger


Teen Girl Mya Miranda missing and believed to be in danger

(Salem, Ore.) – Mya Miranda, age 16, is a foster child who went missing from Boardman, Ore. on Oct. 17, 2020. She is believed to be in danger.

The Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help in the effort to find her and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see her. She is ... [More]

18    Man in Custody Escapes From Custody


Man in Custody Escapes From Custody
SALEM, Oregon - Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating an Adult in Custody, AIC, who walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Transition Center. Arlo Daniel Silbernagel, 34, walked away from the facility around 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. Silbernagel was in custody for a Parole Violation. Silbernagel is a ... [More]

19    City Commission Release Independent Investigation Report of Mayor Dan Holladay


City Commission Release Independent Investigation Report of Mayor Dan Holladay
On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the Oregon City Commissioners made public a report from Watson Law, Lori Watson, Esq. reviewing the Commission’s request for an investigation of Mayor Dan Holladay’s potential violation of Executive Order No. 20-12 “Stay Home, Save Lives.” Find the report and summary of the report at the bottom of this page https: ... [More]

20    Man Pulls Gun On Portland Police Then Escapes in Car


Man Pulls Gun On Portland Police Then Escapes in Car
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday at approximately 9 PM, Portland police make a traffic stop on a motorcycle and a car that had been closely trailing the motorcycle in the 9000 block of NE Fremont Street. As both motorcycle and car came to a stop, the operator of the motorcycle ran into a nearby residence. Soon after entering the residence, the opera ... [More]

21    New evidence for geologically recent earthquakes near Portland, Oregon metro area


New evidence for geologically recent earthquakes near Portland, Oregon metro area
A paleoseismic trench dug across the Gales Creek fault, located about 35 kilometers (roughly 22 miles) west of Portland, Oregon, documents evidence for three surface-rupturing earthquakes that took place about 8,800, 4,200 and 1,000 years ago. The findings, published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, suggest that earthquak ... [More]

22    Former Portland Police Officer indicted By A Multnomah County Grand Jury


Former Portland Police Officer indicted By A Multnomah County Grand Jury
PORTLAND, Oregon - A former Portland Police officer has been indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury Scott Groshong now was charged with a misdemeanor accusing him of driving into a vandalism suspect who was apparently running from a local store. Mr. Groshong retired from the Portland police department in August 2020, after 27 years with ... [More]

23    Call of Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Recovery of Two Handguns, Heroin, and Methamphetamine


Call of Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Recovery of Two Handguns, Heroin, and Methamphetamine
t approximately 1:03 p.m., on October 19, 2020, East Precinct officers responded to the 3500 block of Southeast 88th Avenue on reports of a suspicious vehicle. A caller reported they had witnessed the occupant of the vehicle make several exchanges with pedestrians, believing these exchanges were drugs. When officers arrived on scene, they located t ... [More]

24    Stabbing In Clark County


Stabbing In Clark County
On October 20th at approximately 17:00 Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call of an assault with a knife between two male roommates at 7003 NE 31st Ave. Upon arrival deputies located a stabbing victim and provided first aid. The victim was then transported to Peace Health Southwest Medical Center and taken into surgery. T ... [More]