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Wednesday March 24, 2021
1 Million Oregonians Have Been Vaccinated
The Oregon Health Authority announced that 1 million Oregonians have been vaccinated with one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine. “Today marks an important milestone in our state. This would not have been possible without the dedication of our local public health employees, health care workers and other vaccinators around Oregon,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “I would also like to thank ever ...
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Wednesday March 24, 2021
Outbreaks continue in some Oregon senior care homes after vaccination clinics. Why?
More than a dozen Oregon senior care homes have reported coronavirus outbreaks even after staff and residents were offered vaccines, The Oregonian/OregonLive has found, pointing to the reality that vaccine access, while extraordinarily important, has not been a panacea for completely ending some outbreaks. At one facility, a resident got sick and died with COVID-19 more than two weeks after get ...
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Wednesday March 24, 2021
A simple Portland story about love, marriage and 70 years together
Jack and Ruth Talbott of Northeast Portland will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this week with a small gathering in their family home. A paragraph just like that, with different names and locations of course, once appeared in small town newspapers across the United States. These little briefs were the most local of local news that reflected an era that no longer exists. These days ...
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Wednesday March 24, 2021
Portlanders Are Furious at the Prospect of City Parks Being Used as Temporary Homes
Amanda Fritz was supposed to be retired. On Jan. 1, she completed her third and final term on the Portland City Council, her 12 years distinguished by her efforts to expand the city's parks system into eastside neighborhoods with little greenspace. But last Wednesday, she was back—alarmed that a new city policy could turn her beloved parks into outdoor homes. "The city has invested millions ...
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Wednesday March 24, 2021
Man jumps in river, saves dog near Sellwood Riverfront Park
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -- A dog rescue this weekend in Portland resulted in a man jumping in the Willamette River to save the pup. On Sunday, Bruce Silverman and his wife took their newly adopted 8-year-old Havanese Sunny to Sellwood Riverfront Park. "He walked up to somebody who was like walking on the paved path, and I'm not sure what happened but he just got spooked," Silverman said. Silv ...
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Tuesday March 23, 2021
Teen gets 18 years for manslaughter in Gresham
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) - One of the suspects arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that occurred on New Year's Eve in 2019 has been sentenced to prison, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. Jacob Cadle, 19, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, first-degree robbery with a firearm, and first-degree attempted assault in January. The district attorney's offic ...
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Tuesday March 23, 2021
2,300 gallons of hazardous fuel spilled in tanker crash near Stayton,  12 Homes Evacuated
SALEM, Oregon - At approximately 12:20 a.m. on March 23rd, 2021, deputies were dispatched to the report of a fuel tanker involved in a roll-over crash in the 9500 block of Golf Club Road SE near Stayton. When emergency crews arrived on scene, they located a 2019 Kenworth fuel truck and trailer belonging to Oregon Petroleum Transport Company overturned on the side of the roadway, leaking fuel. Th ...
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Tuesday March 23, 2021
21-year-old Salem man arrested on sex abuse charges after yearlong investigation
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 21-year-old was arrested following a yearlong investigation into allegations that he possessed and distributed photos depicting child sex abuse. Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit believe the Salem man, Strauss Eugene Keifer, committed crimes in Portland, uploading graphic images and videos involving sexual abuse of a juvenile victim to a pornograp ...
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Tuesday March 23, 2021
Hit and Run Pedestrian victim dies, suspect charged with murder
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, police investigated a crash at North Crawford Street under the North Philadelphia Avenue bridge ramp viaduct. Officers located a person with serious, life threatening injuries after he was hit by a car in the Cathedral Park Neighborhood near the St Johns Bridge. The driver of the suspect's car had left the scene.
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Monday March 22, 2021
Second Grade Earthquake Engineers at South Ridge Elementary
Usually marshmallows, toothpicks, and Jell-O only get together on the dinner table. But at South Ridge Elementary School, marshmallows and toothpicks turned into tall buildings on the shaky, earthquake-prone ground of a pan of Jell-O. Kelle Petree’s second grade students became earthquake engineers for the day, trying to build structures that could withstand a simulated earthquake—and they turne ...
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Monday March 22, 2021
Idaho Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Darknet Drug Distribution Scheme
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland, Oregon man and former Boise, Idaho resident was sentenced to federal prison today for his role in a darknet drug distribution scheme, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug. Kevin Marc Crotteau, 25, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release. In July and August 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection o ...
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Monday March 22, 2021
A 19-year-old girl charged with setting two fires at SE Portland apartment
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 19-year-old girl was arrested in connection with two fires in the same southeast Portland apartment. Firefighters early afternoon on Thursday responded to a fire at 2135 Southeast 122nd Avenue. About three hours later, Firefighters were sent to second fire at the same apartment.
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Monday March 22, 2021
Oregon surpasses 1.5M coronavirus vaccine doses administered
PORTLAND, Oregon - More than 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Oregon, according to the daily report published by the Oregon Health Authority. Health officials also reported 224 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and one new death. The new figures raise the total number of virus cases diagnosed in Oregon to 161,531 and bring the death toll to 2,363. dditionally, ...
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Monday March 22, 2021
Out Of Control Hillsboro Business Fire
HILLSBORO, Oregon - At about 5:30 pm this evening, firefighters fight outside flames reaching the roof of a vacant business located at 547 SE Baseline in Hillsboro. The first firefighters arriving extinguished the fire yet the fire had then worked its way inside the building . The incident commander upgraded to a first alarm as a precaution. Engine 1 contained the fire and Truck 5 searched the ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Oregon CVS pharmacies to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines
PORTLAND, Ore. — CVS Health announced it will begin to administer coronavirus vaccines to eligible populations on Sunday, March 21. Officials said participating CVS Pharmacy stores are in the following communities: Albany, Beaverton, Fairview, Hillsboro, Portland, and Sherwood. As more supply becomes available CVS will expand to more store locations and in more Oregon communities. Patient ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Oregon Dam Could Flood Communities Downstream in Major Earthquake, Corps of Engineers Says
A major earthquake could unleash "potentially catastrophic" flooding from a dam in Oregon that would threaten the state capital and other communities downstream, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Officials said the dam, near the town of Detroit about 45 miles southeast of Salem, is not otherwise in danger of failure. “People downstream of Detroit Dam should feel really confident ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
On Thursday, Congressman Peter DeFazio announced that school districts in Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District are estimated to receive hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of the American Rescue Plan. DeFazio said, “Our students are falling behind because of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic – it’s imperative that we do everything in our power to ensure our kids, teachers, and supp ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Oregon vaccinations accelerated: Who's next in line for the shot
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and health officials announced Friday that some coronavirus vaccine eligibility groups will be able to get the shot sooner than anticipated. This comes after the governor’s office confirmed that all adult Oregonians will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1, a deadline set by the Biden administration. "By the end of May we expect to have recei ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Didn't get your stimulus check yet? Here's why it could be delayed
An estimated 90 million people have already received their portion of the third round of stimulus checks approved as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The vast majority of those checks were sent out Wednesday morning as the IRS finalized that date as when the payments would be made for the first wave of checks. However, not everyone has received their $1,400 per-person checks. There ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Facebook Growing In Oregon
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Facebook is growing its footprint in Oregon, announcing that it will expand its data center in Prineville – already the social media giant’s largest in the United States. The move coincides with the company nearing completion of bringing a fiber-optic cable ashore in Tierra del Mar, Oregon. It will link multiple U.S. locations, including Facebook’s huge data center in Prin ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Oregon's Only Federal Republican, Rep. Cliff Bentz, Breaks With Party On Immigration Bill
Oregon’s only Republican in Congress broke with his party on a policy issue for the first time this week since taking federal office. Rep. Cliff Bentz split over an immigration bill aimed at farmworker visas and backed by nearly all House Democrats and the Biden administration. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act is one of two bills to overhaul the immigration system passed by the U.S. House o ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Gov. Brown: Oregon will update guidelines for student distancing in schools
PORTLAND, Ore. — After the CDC released updated guidelines Friday regarding physical distance for students in schools, Oregon Governor Kate Brown says the state will soon do the same. "Throughout the pandemic, it has been our intent to align with CDC recommendations while taking COVID-19 conditions in our state into account," said Brown at a Friday news conference. "The Oregon Department of ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Governor Brown Announces Accelerated Vaccination Timelines
SALEM, Oregon - In a press briefing with the Oregon Health Authority, Governor Kate Brown today announced Oregon’s accelerated vaccination prioritization timelines. The Governor was joined by Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director; Dr. Dean Sidelinger, State Epidemiologist; and Holden Leung, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Health & Service Center. “As vaccination efforts sp ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Weekend Break: Oregon's lost coastal city Bayocean
Although he lives in Maryland, musician Matt Cutter is intimately familiar with a little-known piece of Oregon’s history: the rise and fall of Bayocean. His band, Rectangle Creek, released an eponymic album about the city in June. Cutter discovered the so-called “city that fell into the sea” while researching for a speculative fiction novel he wants to write about post-ecological collapse in th ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Contractor Fined $74K Over Asbestos-Tainted Debris
MEDFORD, ORE. (AP) — A Florida-based company has been fined over $74,000 for improperly sending asbestos-tainted debris to a landfill in Southern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality described the violations as “major magnitude violations,” but said the problems have since been “properly abated and removed," The Mail Tribune reported. The state fined BACH Land Development f ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Portland real estate investment startup CrowdStreet says its headquarters are now in Austin
CrowdStreet, a Portland startup that runs an online marketplace for real estate investments, said Friday that its CEO is moving to Austin, Texas, and that the company now considers that city its headquarters. “Austin has a number of benefits such as pro-growth economic policies that help job-creating businesses thrive,” CEO Tore Steen said in a statement announcing the move. He said that Texas ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
DA Mike Schmidt announces charges in grocery store homicide investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the filing of criminal charges against 38-year-old Blake Daniels who is accused of murdering 60-year-old Jay Underwood.

Daniels is charged with one count of murder in the second degree with a firearm, one count of robbery in the first degree with a firearm, one count of unlawful use of a weapon with a fire ...

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Saturday March 20, 2021
Hit and Run to Pedestrian Near the St Johns Bridge
A pedestrian has serious, life threatening injuries after he was hit by a car in the Cathedral Park Neighborhood near the St Johns Bridge. The suspect driver left the scene. On Friday, March 19, 2021 at 3:33p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to an injury crash at North Crawford Street under the North Philadelphia Avenue bridge ramp viaduct. Officers located a person with serious inju ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
Death Investigation - Lincoln County
Oregon State Police investigators have received and investigated more than 180 tips from the public, law enforcement partners and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Using available dental records, field contacts, and other investigative techniques, investigators have been able to exclude 61 individuals from being the child whose remains were recovered. Investigators ar ...
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Saturday March 20, 2021
C. Oregon Peacekeepers help search for missing Bend man
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Central Oregon Peacekeepers on Friday organized a search effort to help find a missing Bend man, last seen on March 11. Members and volunteers met at Walmart in Bend before heading out to search for any sign of Patrick Gillespie, 47, last seen leaving work in his silver Honda Accord. Volunteers were searching the Deschutes River Woods area where he lives and in north ...
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