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Thursday June 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 7396
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, floods, pandemics, and world-wide pollution. That’s the new reality. Pandemics and much warmer weather is our future. There’s no getting around this inevitable fact. All we can do is hope that a huge comet avoids crashing into the earth destroying all humankind and most of the life on planet earth as what happened 65 million years ago during one of the five mass extinctions. The first extinction wiped out most life on earth 250 million years ago. That extinction was caused by massive world-wide volcanic eruptions and other factors. Humans did not cause that problem. We did not exist then. But in retrospect, those five extinctions were good for humans because of the massive changes to the remaining life, humans were eventually able to take a foothold and survive to present day. But a similar ...
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Monday June 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 7423
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 Street. PPB's Demonstration Liaison Team worked with community member leaders within this group to facilitate a peaceful march. The group marched from the old police precinct to Downtown Portland. The crowd size was estimated to be in the several thousands. Once downtown, the demonstrators gathered on Southwest 3rd Avenue in front of the Justice Center. The demonstration continued to be largely peaceful for several hours. At about 11:30 p.m., some of the demonstrators started throwing projectiles at officers in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Main Streets. The sound truck gave admonishments warning this was an unlawful assembly and if the crowd did disperse, force may be used. Despite the warnings, projectiles continued to be thrown at the officers. Officers deployed Riot Control Ag ...
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Sunday May 31, 2020 - Times viewed: 7433
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 counties: ...

Sunday May 31, 2020 - Times viewed: 7439
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 Nicole Gon ...

Sunday May 31, 2020 - Times viewed: 7429
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 ...

Sunday May 31, 2020 - Times viewed: 7431
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 ...

Wednesday May 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 7461
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 reported ...

Wednesday May 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 7460
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 Clac ...

Sunday May 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 7497
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 ...

Wednesday May 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 7545
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 sustained fat ...

Wednesday May 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 7643
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 receive th ...

Monday May 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 7542
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 that arg ...

Saturday May 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 7572
"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 Authority, ...

Friday May 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 7572
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 dining ar ...

Friday May 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 7589

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 ...


Wednesday May 13, 2020 - Times viewed: 7588
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 ...

Wednesday May 13, 2020 - Times viewed: 7590
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 a ke ...

Sunday May 10, 2020 - Times viewed: 7635
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. ...

Sunday May 10, 2020 - Times viewed: 7637
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 death. Help ...

Saturday May 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7628

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 ...


Saturday May 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7637
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 will ...

Thursday May 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 7654
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 made entry to find a fire in a kitchen had been extinguished by fire sprinklers. Firefighters checked to make sure the fire hadn't spread through the walls, thankfully it didn't. Firefighters then worked on mitigating the water from the sprinkler activation. Water was found in two neighboring apartments as well as a tap house business below. After investigation, it was found that the occupants of the apartment were moving in today and had set a box on the stove, most likely accidentally turning it on at the same. The box started to burn as they were bringing up additional items up to the apartment. The fire sprinklers prevented the fire from spreading to additional contents in the room. The smoke and water damage and further evaluation of electrical system left three apartments not in ...
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Thursday May 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 7679
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 ...

Tuesday May 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 7679

(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 ...


Tuesday May 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 7671
On May 5, 2020, at approximately 12:30 A.M., law enforcement agencies in Josephine County (Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Josephine County Sheriff’s Office) responded to a 911 call, in the 3900 block of Foothills Blvd, of a person reporting being shot. The shooting occurred into an occupied vehicle - two of the four occupants in the vehicle were transported to ...

Saturday May 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 7703
At 3 p.m. today, emergency responders were dispatched to a call involving a female kayaker who was trapped in a fish ladder on the Tualatin River, just south of Interstate 205. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s water rescue team deployed from West Linn Fire Station 59, along with responders from Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Oswego Fire Department and American Medical Response. Upon ar ...

Saturday May 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 7691
PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman who was threatening herself and others with two knives was transported to a hospital after successful negotiations by Portland Police officers. On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:51p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a woman who had two knives and was threatening to cut herself and others in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 9100 block of ...

Wednesday April 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 7829
ALBANY, Oregon - On Monday, April 27, 2020, at 3:07 p.m., Albany Police received a call from a distraught female indicating she was walking from house to house attempting to find a Sheriff in her neighborhood to kill.  The incident occurred in the area of SW Marten Avenue and Chinook.  The female was identified as 23-year old Micayla N. Martin of Albany.  Martin told police dispatch that she was in front of a Sheriff Deputy’s house and was going to kill him. 

Albany Police confirmed Martin was in front of a Linn County Deputy’s residence armed with a knife and wanted police to shoot her.  Albany Police responded to the area and located Martin standing on the sidewalk holding a knife.  Albany Police Officer Koddie Lowery spoke with Martin from a safe distance and attempted to get her help.  Martin refused assistance and disregarded directives to drop the knife she was holding.

Martin reportedly charged Officer Kyle Libra from one-half block away while armed with the knife.  Officers repeatedly ordered Martin to stop but she refused, continuing to run at Officer Libra with a knife.  Officer Libra shot Martin with a less-lethal 40 mm impact weapon which caused Martin t ...

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Tuesday April 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 7867
On Monday, April 27, 2020, at approximately 1:35 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 34. A silver Honda Accord, operated by 26-year-old Kyle Herbison of Tidewater, was traveling westbound when it crossed the eastbound lanes, left the roadway, and rolled onto its side. Herbison died of his injuries, pronounced deceased at the site. Hwy 34 was closed to one lane for approximately 5 hours. OSP was assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Central Coast Fire Department, and ODOT. ...
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Tuesday April 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 7875
OREGON CITY, Oregon - City Commissioners took action to assist Oregon City small businesses impacted by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by launching a debt relief initiative on Monday, April 27, 2020. The City’s general fund will provide $200,000 in grant funding to eligible businesses within the city limits of Oregon City to provide financial relief. “The outbreak of COVID-19 ...


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