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1   REQUIEM FOR PLANET EARTH
Thursday June 4, 2020, 10:39 PM

REQUIEM FOR PLANET EARTH
Global warming or climate change is real. It is mostly caused by human beings. And it’s getting much worse. The problem is so severe that we can never return. The future is dim and dark and uncertain. And it is the saddest thing I can imagine because I have a daughter named Julia who will live in the future and so will her children.

Her future will include hotter temperatures, wildfires, f ... [More]

2   12 Adults Arrested, 2 Juveniles Detained Related to Demonstrations
Monday June 1, 2020, 5:17 AM

12 Adults Arrested, 2 Juveniles Detained Related to Demonstrations
PORTLAND, Oregon - For the third consecutive day, a large group of demonstrators gathered in the City of Portland on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Two groups gathered in separate areas of the City; one group near the Justice Center and one in Laurelhurst Park.

Thousands of peaceful demonstrators marched from Laurelhurst Park to what used to be PPB's Southeast Precinct located at 4735 East Burnside ... [More]

3   55 new confirmed in Oregon and 2 new deaths
Sunday May 31, 2020, 7:11 AM

55 new confirmed in Oregon and 2 new deaths
PORTLAND, Oregon — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 153, the Oregon Health Authority reported as of 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 55 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 4,185.

The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported today are in the following ... [More]

4   Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Tillamook County
Sunday May 31, 2020, 7:10 AM

Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Tillamook County
TILLAMOOK, Oregon - On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at approximately 1:33 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 101.

A Buick Century, operated by Ruth Whittenberg (60) of Hammond, LA. was southbound when it crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a Toyota Tacoma operated by Lee Davis (27) of Tillamook.

Davis and passenger ... [More]

5   Man Shot, Critically Injured In Downtown Portland
Sunday May 31, 2020, 7:09 AM

Man Shot, Critically Injured In Downtown Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - On May 30, 2020 at 9:09 p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of Southwest Hawthorne Boulevard and Southwest Water Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male with a gunshot wound to the chest. They provided emergency first aid and applied a chest seal. The male was transported to an area hospital and was reportedly in critical ... [More]
6   Civil Disturbance in Downtown and Lloyd Districts-Dozens of Arrests Made
Sunday May 31, 2020, 7:07 AM

Civil Disturbance in Downtown and Lloyd Districts-Dozens of Arrests Made
On May 30, 2020, demonstrators began gathering in downtown Portland around 5:30 p.m. and quickly became confrontational and aggressive with PPB officers who were providing security for the Justice Center.

At about 6:45 p.m., PPB officers who were assigned to protect the Justice Center were approached by a large group of several hundred demonstrators. The demonstrators threw projectiles ... [More]
7   Oregon Nearing 4,000 Known Coronavirus Cases
Wednesday May 27, 2020, 9:54 AM

Oregon Nearing 4,000 Known Coronavirus Cases
The Oregon Health Authority Tuesday reported 3,967 known cases of coronavirus in the state.

That number includes both positive and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are people who have not tested positive for the virus but have symptoms and have had close contact with a confirmed case.

The number of deaths associated with coronavirus in Oregon stands at 148, with no new deaths ... [More]

8   Car Pulled From Willamette River With Human Remains Inside.
Wednesday May 27, 2020, 9:52 AM

Car Pulled From Willamette River With Human Remains Inside.
On 5/26/20, around 4:40 p.m., Adventures With Purpose was shooting a YouTube video at the Jefferson Street Boat Ramp in Milwaukie. They were filming a dive team recovering a car from the Willamette River. The car was approximately 400-yards off shore in about 85-feet of water. Once the vehicle was recovered, they discovered human remains in the vehicle and immediately notified police.

The ... [More]

9   Portland Crash at Southeast Flavel and 112th Avenue
Sunday May 24, 2020, 2:31 AM

Portland Crash at Southeast Flavel and 112th Avenue
PORTLAND, Oregon - Investigators have learned a PPB officer was in a marked patrol vehicle responding to assist another PPB officer who was asking for help. The officer involved in the crash was driving westbound on Southeast Flavel Street, approaching the intersection. An adult female, driving a gray Accura TL, was driving southbound on Southeast 112th Avenue, approaching the same intersection. T ... [More]
10   Fatal Crash on Hwy 99E - Linn County
Wednesday May 20, 2020, 8:18 AM

Fatal Crash on Hwy 99E - Linn County
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at approximately 4:15 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 99E milepost 26 near Harrisburg, OR.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Kia Rio was traveling southbound when it crossed into the northbound lanes and into the path of a northbound Chevrolet Silverado.

The operator of the Kia sus ... [More]

11   American Ambulance Association Awards Local Star of Life
Wednesday May 20, 2020, 8:17 AM

American Ambulance Association Awards Local Star of Life
Nolan Gerety, Paramedic & Field Training Officer Selected as AMR NW’s Star of Life

(Portland, Oregon) — The American Ambulance Association’s (AAA) Stars of Life program celebrates contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone beyond the call of duty in service to their communities. Nolan Gerety, Paramedic with American Medical Response (AMR) Multnomah County, was selected to recei ... [More]

12   Judge declares Oregon Gov. Brown's coronavirus restrictions 'null and void'
Monday May 18, 2020, 7:31 PM

Judge declares Oregon Gov. Brown's coronavirus restrictions 'null and void'
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge in rural Oregon on Monday tossed out statewide coronavirus restrictions imposed by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, saying she didn’t seek the Legislature's approval to extend the stay-at-home orders beyond a 28-day limit.

Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff issued his opinion in response to a lawsuit filed earlier this month by 10 churches around Oregon tha ... [More]

13   OAHHS Statement on Passing of Rep. Mitch Greenlick
Saturday May 16, 2020, 9:54 PM

OAHHS Statement on Passing of Rep. Mitch Greenlick
"We mourn the loss of Mitch Greenlick, a passionate champion of public health and health coverage.

As a member of the legislature, Representative Greenlick used his vast knowledge of health policy to improve access to care. He played a key role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the creation of Coordinated Care Organizations, and the establishment of the Oregon Health Author ... [More]

14   Clark County restaurants to reopening, dining areas remain closed
Friday May 15, 2020, 10:10 AM

Clark County restaurants to reopening, dining areas remain closed
Vancouver, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance this week for partially reopening restaurant and tavern dining areas. Clark County food establishments are encouraged to use this guidance to prepare for reopening, however, local restaurants cannot reopen their dining areas at this time.

The governor’s Safe Start plan, which has four phases, allows for limited reopening of restaurant dini ... [More]

15   Nearly $600,000 Given To COVID Relief Funds
Friday May 15, 2020, 10:09 AM

Nearly $600,000 Given To COVID Relief Funds

COVID Relief Fund Grants Nearly $600,000 to Local Nonprofits

Community Foundation emergency fund seeks donations, awards grants

Vancouver, Wash., May 15, 2020 — Over the past two weeks, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has awarded $592,078 in grants from the SW Washington COVID Response Fund. This emergency response fund was ... [More]

16   Omnicare to Pay $15 Million to Resolve Allegations It Improperly Dispensed Opioids
Wednesday May 13, 2020, 10:40 AM

Omnicare to Pay $15 Million to Resolve Allegations It Improperly Dispensed Opioids
PORTLAND, Ore.—Omnicare, Inc., a subsidiary of CVS Health and a provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities, has agreed to pay the United States a $15.3 million civil penalty to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by, among other things, allowing opioids and other controlled substances to be dispensed without a valid prescription, United States Attorney Billy J. William ... [More]
17   Lake Oswego School District Graduation Plans Will Happen
Wednesday May 13, 2020, 10:39 AM

Lake Oswego School District Graduation Plans Will Happen
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- May 13, 2020 -- Lake Oswego School District today announced official plans to honor graduates in the class of 2020 from Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High Schools. Graduation plans include distant and in-person commemorative events.

“Commencement plans were made with special consideration for our graduates' wishes,” said Dr. Lora de la Cruz, Superintendent, LOSD. “We heard ... [More]

18   Woman Arrested for Domestic Stabbing in Northwest Portland
Sunday May 10, 2020, 6:00 AM

Woman Arrested for Domestic Stabbing in Northwest Portland
On Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 12:18 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 2000 Block of Northwest Everett Street on a Domestic Disturbance call involving a knife, where a male was said to have been stabbed.

Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, who had a knife protruding from his shoulder. Officers also made contact with the suspect, a female at the same location. ... [More]
19   Death Investigation in the St. Johns Neighborhood
Sunday May 10, 2020, 5:58 AM

Death Investigation in the St. Johns Neighborhood
The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer's office has determined the individual from the death investigation in the St. Johns Neighborhood was death by suicide.

Bobby Lee Hillman, age 25, died as the result from what appears to be a self-inflicted injury with a knife.

The investigation is concluding based upon this information. Other family members have been notified of the deat ... [More]

20   Oregon sees drop in immunizations during COVID-19 crisis
Saturday May 9, 2020, 8:55 AM

Oregon sees drop in immunizations during COVID-19 crisis

PORTLAND, Oregon. -- Results of a new survey of Oregon health care providers strongly suggest that immunizations in the state may have dropped dramatically due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Oregon Health Authority released the survey results this week. They show that changes to immunization practices many clinics put in place in response to the pandemic, as well as concerns a ... [More]

21   Death Investigation in the St. Johns Neighborhood, One Individual Deceased
Saturday May 9, 2020, 8:54 AM

Death Investigation in the St. Johns Neighborhood, One Individual Deceased
On May 8, 2020, at 11:39 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 9500 block of N Lombard Street on reports that someone was stabbed in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a stab wound. The victim was pronounced deceased.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail responded and took over the investigation. More details and an update ... [More]

22   Fire Sprinklers Prevent Large Forest Grove Fire
Thursday May 7, 2020, 9:42 AM

Fire Sprinklers Prevent Large Forest Grove Fire
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - This evening after 6:30pm, Forest Grove Firefighters were dispatched to a reported fire in an apartment at the Jesse Quinn Apartments in downtown Forest Grove. Crews arrived shortly after to find no signs of a fire, but when the made it to the second floor they encountered light smoke in a hallway. When they made it to the reported apartment, they found heavy smoke. They mad ... [More]
23   Not wearing life jackets and cold water contribute to deaths on Oregon’s waterways
Thursday May 7, 2020, 9:36 AM

Not wearing life jackets and cold water contribute to deaths on Oregon’s waterways
There have been five boating fatalities on Oregon’s waterways during COVID-19 this spring, all have two things in common: not wearing life jackets, and cold water. The Oregon State Marine Board is urging boaters headed to the water during the first warm weekend of the year - especially people in canoes, kayaks, and on stand-up paddleboards, to dress for the water temperature, not the air temperatu ... [More]
24   Oregon to provide over 351,000 children with benefits to replace the meals they get at school
Tuesday May 5, 2020, 11:12 AM

Oregon to provide over 351,000 children with benefits to replace the meals they get at school

(Salem, Ore.) – The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announced today that Oregon families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will get cash benefits for the meals they would have received at school even if they have been accessing meals from schools during the closure.


The USDA Food and Nutrition Se ... [More]


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