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1    Oregonians Celebrate Thanksgiving


Oregonians Celebrate Thanksgiving
PORTLAND, Oregon - Amid worries about covid-19, Oregonians are celebrating Thanksgiving together, but many with diminished guests as they are worried about Governor Brown's mandate. More people are staying home for Thanksgiving in much small groups. The world is different but for Thanksgiving, we need something familiar, family, cranberry sauce ... [More]

2    Oregon doctor travels to Texas to treat COVID-19 patients during Thanksgiving


Oregon doctor travels to Texas to treat COVID-19 patients during Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, The Oregon Clinic’s Dr. Jason Wells won’t be with his wife and family. Instead, the Pulmonologist and Critical Care Provider will spend Thanksgiving day treating COVID-19 patients in Lubbock, Texas, where hospital staff have been inundated with patients and requested help. [VIDEO BELOW] Dr. Wells is one of several medical profe ... [More]

3    Oregon reports 1,189 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths


Oregon reports 1,189 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths
PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 20 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 867, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 1,189 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 68,503. The new confirmed and presumptive COVI ... [More]

4    Ridgefield High School Producing play, 'It's A Wonderrful Life'


Ridgefield High School Producing play, 'It's A Wonderrful Life'
RIDGEFIELD, Washington – “The show must go on!” has been a saying in theater for many years, and drama students at Ridgefield High School are proving the statement is true. They’re taking their next theater production completely online with a plan to livestream It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play in December. The radio play is an adaptat ... [More]

5    Several Deadly Crashes in November


Several Deadly Crashes in November
November 2020 has been a particularly dangerous month for drivers in Washington County. Since the beginning of the month, deputies have responded to six fatal crashes. The latest incident happened this morning around 8:20 a.m. near NW Main Street & NW Cottage Street in the City of North Plains. The driver, a 22-year-old man, hit an elderly woman ... [More]

6    Weekly cases, hospitalizations set new pandemic highs


Weekly cases, hospitalizations set new pandemic highs
OHA’s COVID-19 weekly report released today, set new pandemic highs for daily cases and hospitalizations. OHA reported 8,687 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 22, a 34 percent increase over the previous record-high week. Weekly hospitalizations from COVID-19 rose to 366, a 26 percent increase and the high ... [More]

7    Portland Fire and Rescue Reports Full Staffing Levels Despite 8 Firefighters Testing Positive


Portland Fire and Rescue Reports Full Staffing Levels Despite 8 Firefighters Testing Positive
All 31 Portland Fire and Rescue stations are open and responding to emergency calls despite a recent up-tick in positive COVID 19 tests among eight firefighters in the past week. From November 17, 2020 to November 25, 2020, eight employees tested positive for COVID 19. By comparison, Portland Fire and Rescue had experienced a total of only 10 ca ... [More]

8    Governor Brown’s Mask Mandate and The Cost of freedom compared to Vietnam


Governor Brown’s Mask Mandate and The Cost of freedom compared to Vietnam
As most of you know, Governor Brown signed a mandate to punish those found not wearing a mask or too many in their household, with a fine of up to $1250 and perhaps sent to jail. This shocking mandate from our Governor only demonstrates the seriousness of our situation here in Oregon and the rest of the world. Many of you have written to the ... [More]

9    Why are taxpayers footing Klamath River dam removal cost?


Why are taxpayers footing Klamath River dam removal cost?
Decades of political conflict over the fate of four obsolete dams on the Klamath River reached a turning point last week with a multi-party, two-state “memorandum of understanding” to remove them in hopes of restoring salmon runs. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, heads of two Indian tribes that depend on the river for susten ... [More]

10    Oregon man allegedly steals a hundred rolls of toilet paper


Oregon man allegedly steals a hundred rolls of toilet paper
WALLA WALLA COUNTY, Wash. — Deputies arrested an Oregon man for stealing 2020's most sought-after item-- toilet paper. The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office said they also caught the man, who has yet to be identified, with over $1,000 worth of other allegedly stolen items. The so-called “Great Toilet Paper Caper of 2020” started over the we ... [More]

11    The Governor Canceled Thanksgiving. Why Not Black Friday?


The Governor Canceled Thanksgiving. Why Not Black Friday?
Large Thanksgiving celebrations are canceled in Oregon. But in-person shopping on Black Friday, the busiest retail day of the year, will carry on virtually unabated in one of the few states with no sales tax. Gov. Kate Brown invoked her emergency authority Nov. 13 to threaten criminal sanctions against those who gather in groups larger than six ... [More]

12    Hillsboro teenager dies after being hit by cement truck


Hillsboro teenager dies after being hit by cement truck
WASHINGTON COUNTY - On Friday, at about 3 PM, a cement truck an honda collided near SW Hillsboro Highway and SW Morilon Lane. Several witnesses say the accident was between a green 1998 Honda Civic and cement-mixer truck. Deputies arrived on the scene to discover that the driver of the Honda was dead. Apparently the Honda was traveling south on ... [More]

13    Oregon reports 1,509 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths


Oregon reports 1,509 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths
PORTLAND, Oregon — For the second day in a row, the Oregon Health Authority reported a record number of new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Oregon. Today's 1,509 cases, bringing the state total to 63,668, reflect an accelerating spread of the virus across the state.

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14    Woman victim struck by Hit and Run suspect she knew


Woman victim struck by Hit and Run suspect she knew
PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is in the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car in a domestic violence crime. On Friday at 4:15 p.m., at Southeast 105th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on a woman was struck by a hit and run assailant. Police found the adult female victim injured in the street. She was taken to a hospital by a ... [More]

15    Firefighters Respond to Mt. Hope Camper Fire


Firefighters Respond to Mt. Hope Camper Fire
At about 4PM today, Lebanon firefighters fought a camper fire from Mt Hope drive. Crews arrived to find the camper fully involved. However, crews quickly brought the fire under control. Residents living near the incident reported that the camper was not in use and no injuries were reported. One truck and command vehicle responded from Lebanon an ... [More]

16    Suspect charged with the alleged murder of Matthew Choi


Suspect charged with the alleged murder of Matthew Choi
PORTLAND, Oregon – On Thursday, 30-year-old Allen Coe is charged with the alleged murder of Matthew Choi in Multnomah County District Court. Coe is charged with one count of murder in the first degree, one count of attempted murder in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the first degree and two counts of identity theft. It is alleged ... [More]

17    Man Dies In Single Vehicle Crash in East Columbia Neighborhood


Man Dies In Single Vehicle Crash in East Columbia Neighborhood
On November 19, 2020, at approximately 2:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just south of North Vancouver Way on reports of a single vehicle crash. As officers arrived on scene they learned a vehicle had impacted a tree and the driver was reportedly pinned in. Medical personnel arriv ... [More]

18    Man Dies slamming into School Bus on Hwy 140Ein Klamath County


Man Dies slamming into School Bus on Hwy 140Ein Klamath County
On Thursday, 51-year old David Hauck died after his Ford Bronco lost control on an icy road and hit a school bus. At approximately 8:51 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 140E near milepost 15. Hauck's Ford Bronco was westbound when it lost control on icy roadways, slid into the ... [More]

19    Missing girl alert -- Missing foster child Lydia Jazmin is believed to be in danger


Missing girl alert -- Missing foster child Lydia Jazmin is believed to be in danger
SALEM, Oregon - Lydia Jazmin, age 16, is a foster child who went missing from Medford, Ore. on Nov. 11, 2020. They are believed to be in danger.

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20    Stabbing Investigation Underway in Goose Hollow Neighborhood, One Individual Seriously Injured


Stabbing Investigation Underway in Goose Hollow Neighborhood, One Individual Seriously Injured
On November 17, 2020, at approximately 5:53 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1700 block of Southwest Morrison Street on reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived on scene they found an adult victim with stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's injuries are serious. Prior to officer ... [More]

21    Fatal Crash on Hwy 199 - Josephine County


Fatal Crash on Hwy 199 - Josephine County
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at approximately 11:02 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 199 near milepost 39. Preliminary investigation revealed that a Cadillac XT6, operated by Rumaldo Salcedo (44) of Crescent City, California, was southbound when it attempted to pass another ve ... [More]

22    Global Covid-19 pandemic deaths continue to climb


Global Covid-19 pandemic deaths continue to climb
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the communities and families of the Columbia Gorge and canceled many long-standing events. One of these events was the annual Hood River Eye Openers 4th of July Fireworks Display during the summer surge of the virus. The Hood River Eye Openers Lions still want to keep their neighbors safe and healthy, but they had ... [More]

23    Oregon, Washington and California issue travel advisories


Oregon, Washington and California issue travel advisories
To fight the rapid spread of COVID-19, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and California Governor Gavin Newsom issued travel advisories urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine. The travel advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, ask people ... [More]

24    Governor Brown warns of $1250 fine and a month in jail for violating new COVID mandate


Governor Brown warns of $1250 fine and a month in jail for violating new COVID mandate
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Brown has given a serious warning that anyone who violates the new covid-19 law could receive large fines and be arrested with 30 days in jail. Governor Kate Brown’s placed a two-week “freeze” to limit the size of social gatherings to a maximum six people. Those who fail to abide by the new mandate could face fines up to ... [More]