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Friday March 12, 2021
Wait to act on tax relief for 2020 unemployment benefits
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), signed into law Thursday, exempts up to $10,200 of unemployment benefits received in 2020 per individual from taxes for households with less than $150,000 in adjusted gross income. The change will affect thousands of Oregon taxpayers by reducing their 2020 taxable income and lowering their tax bill. The Oregon Department of Revenue recommends that af ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Tualatin Commons Splash Pad Renovation Starting This Month
TUALATIN, Oregon – The iconic Tualatin Commons Splash Pad is getting an upgrade. Construction is expected to start on March 15 and will wrap up this summer. The splash pad is a key feature of the Tualatin Commons outdoor public plaza set in the heart of downtown, and is a popular community gathering place. The renovations include new spray features, an updated textured and colored concrete sur ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Oregon State Trooper Collides with Wrong Way Driver on Interstate 84 In  Baker County
On Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:59 P.M., Oregon State Police Dispatch received a report of a wrong way driver on Interstate 84 near milepost 342. The reporting party saw a silver sedan driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. Troopers responded to the area in an attempt to locate the wrong way driver. At 2:04 P.M., a Senior Trooper located the wrong way driver just prior to colliding with it ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Teen mother shot, killed in Portland remembered as 'amazing young woman'
Portland Police are searching for answers after a 19-year-old mother was gunned down in her apartment Friday—just as the teen’s life was starting to take shape. Logan Nettleton was shot and killed on an early Friday morning and a man, who her family identified as her boyfriend Deon, was injured by the gunfire. Nettleton, who was the mother to a 4-year-old son with special needs, had just beg ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
County apologizes for wrong hospital numbers
Yamhill County Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin apologized this week for an error that, for several days, indicated extremely high hospitalization rates for county COVID-19 patients. Information that around 20% of COVID hospitalizations statewide were Yamhill County residents was shared on Facebook by Commissioner Casey Kulla last week and reported in Tuesday’s News-Register. ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Security guard pulls gun on protesters in downtown Portland; 1 arrested
A security guard at a Chase Bank branch in downtown Portland pulled a gun on protesters who appeared to be attempting to enter the building Thursday afternoon, video footage shows. The incident came as Stop Line 3 protesters moved through downtown, focusing on different funders of the proposed replacement and expansion of an oil pipeline that would go from the Canadian province of Alberta to Su ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Christina Hendricks tells Seth Meyers about wearing a mask in Portland, after Mount St. Helens erupted
Fans of interesting TV know Christina Hendricks for her distinctive performances as smart, capable women, including Joan in “Mad Men” and Beth in “Good Girls.” But it turns out that Hendricks is also a pioneer when it comes to wearing a mask, something health officials now advise us all to do to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a guest appearance earlier this week on “Late Night With Seth ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Dear Abby: Huge fight breaks up couple; friends say reuniting would be a mistake
DEAR ABBY: I recently got into a huge fight with my boyfriend, which caused us to break up and me to move two hours away to stay with my mom. We have a beautiful 6-month-old daughter, and I still love him very much. He has begged me to move back and has shown me he still has feelings for me. Because of past abuse from family and previous partners, I find it very hard to trust. I would love to g ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Portland protesters set fires, damage federal courthouse; officers respond with tear gas, impact munitions
Federal officers on Thursday repeatedly drove demonstrators away from the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in downtown Portland in response to fires and damage to the building. Dozens of demonstrators assembled near the courthouse Thursday night, and some of them broke glass at the federal building and lit fires, according to reports from the scene. ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Former Gresham-Barlow elementary principal arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing students
A retired elementary school principal who’s the subject of a sexual abuse lawsuit filed last year by a former student was arrested Thursday on suspicion of molesting multiple children. Jeffrey Hays was indicted by a Clackamas County grand jury Monday. He’s accused of six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and a single count of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration. Hays was the principal ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Portland man indicted on 35 charges related to sex trafficking, prosecutors say
A Portland man has been indicted on 35 charges related to human sex trafficking, including kidnapping, rape and compelling prostitution, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Johnel Johnson, 32, was taken into custody March 1 after police served search and arrest warrants in the 3700 block of Southeast 166th Avenue, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. The investigation b ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
Oregon officials seek answers about redistricting deadline
PORTLAND — As Oregon's redistricting deadline draws closer, and census data is delayed, the state's legislative leaders and the secretary of state are discussing how to move forward. Oregon's Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, and House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, filed a petition Wednesday with the state Supreme Court, asking for a redistricting extension until the end of the year a ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
Oregon man faces federal kidnapping charge following Northstate pursuit
MEDFORD, Oregon (AP) — A Southern Oregon man faces a new federal charge accusing him of forcing a man across state lines for ransom last year. The kidnapping sparked a police chase in the Northstate in which an officer held onto the side of a moving vehicle until the suspect pulled over. 46-year-old David Brian Scott was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Medford with kidnapping, the M ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
10 games to watch in Week 2 of Oregon high school football
The Oregon high school football season kicked off last week, and SBLive rolled out a comprehensive statewide preview, including a look at 25 of this season’s top games. Now, we focus specifically on the Week 2 schedule. Here is an inside look at the top high school football games across the state of Oregon this week (March 11-13). Top Oregon HS football games — Week 2 La Grande at Nyssa, 7 ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
Paris Hilton testifies for Oregon bill to regulate restraining children in care agencies
SALEM, Ore. – Paris Hilton is spoke to Oregon lawmakers Thursday, testifying in support of Senate Bill 710. If passed, SB-710 would prohibit and regulate restraining children in care by child-caring agencies. Hilton said she was speaking in solidarity with hundreds of other institutional abuse survivors. The reality star and business mogul shared her story of being taken to an institution ag ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
After Oregon Senate Republicans started the legislative floor sessions with a walk-out, Democrats are proposing a rule change to ensure that lawmakers who avoid votes don't get their per diem pay. SALEM, Ore. — After Oregon Senate Republicans started the legislative floor sessions with a walk-out, Democrats are proposing a rule change to ensure that lawmakers who avoid votes don't get their per ...
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Friday March 12, 2021
Stimulus bill will send billions to Oregon families, but they may owe millions in additional state taxes
Oregon families stand to receive several billion dollars under the coronavirus relief bill President Joe Biden signed Thursday, money aimed at helping households recover from one of the deepest economic downturns in American history. But in Oregon, unlike most other states, the relief programs will also generate higher state tax bills unless the Legislature acts to exempt them. Lawmakers are wo ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
As COVID-19 restrictions ease in Oregon, economists say people have money to spend
PORTLAND, Ore. — As Multnomah County gets ready to join Clackamas and Washington counties in the moderate risk level, which comes with fewer COVID-19 restrictions, economists are bullish on a rebound. People have saved money and they're waiting to spend it, according to economists. Easing restrictions, they say, also means jobs will come back. Starting Friday, businesses in Multnomah County can ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
Oregon man charged in 2 killings that took place 2 decades apart
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon man accused of killing two strangers who disappeared 20 years apart pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder charges. Cold case DNA evidence led authorities to Christopher Lovrien's home, where police said they found the dismembered remains of the second victim. Police arrested Lovrien, 53, in May after forensic genealogy linked him to the 1999 disappearanc ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
Will Oregon meet Biden's May 1 vaccine timeline? Brown stops short of committing
Gov. Kate Brown stopped short of confirming Thursday night that Oregon would meet President Joe Biden’s directive to make all Americans 18 and older eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine starting May 1. Biden made the announcement Thursday evening in a primetime address, his first such speech since taking office in January. The address came hours after Biden signed his $1.9 trillion American Rescue P ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
Oregon reports 11 more COVID-19 deaths, 367 new cases
Oregon’s death toll is now 2,316 people. PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Thursday reported 367 new COVID-19 cases in the state and 11 more deaths due to the virus. Oregon’s death toll is now 2,316 people. Vaccinations Oregon has administered a total of 1,235,071 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Thursday, including more than 445,000 second doses. 1,562,835 doses of v ...
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Thursday March 11, 2021
Update in the  Stabbing Murder of Cory Zenuch
PORTLAND, Oregon - 27-year-old Elijah Townsend has been arrested as the suspect in a murder case last month. He is accused in the murder of 28-year-old Cory Zenuch. Homicide Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Townsend for the crimes of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. On Thursday, March 11th, 2021, the United States Marshal's Fugitive Taskforce located and arrest ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Federal plan to vaccinate educators throws a wrench in Oregon's plan
Some pharmacies temporarily shut seniors out of their vaccine appointment scheduling sites and let educators make appointments instead. PORTLAND, Oregon — The Biden administration wants teachers across America vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of March in order to open classrooms again for students before summer starts. If that plan sounds familiar, it's because that's the same idea Or ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Walmart announces all pharmacies in Oregon will offer COVID-19 vaccines
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Another major retail company will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to those eligible throughout the state of Oregon. Starting Wednesday, all Walmart pharmacies in Oregon will begin scheduling appointments for vaccines in partnership with the state. Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Oregon. "Ninety percent of the cou ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
When the pandemic began, cannabis sales soared, but sales drops in the second half of 2020 prompted Oregon state economists for the first time in three years to reduce how much they think cannabis sales taxes will generate. The economic forecast predicts the 17 percent cannabis tax will add $301.6 million to state coffers for the biennium that ends June 30, but that’s a drop from the $306.9 mil ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
By Oregon Family Farm Association, Environmentalists and animal welfare groups formed a coalition to ban permitting of large, industrial-sized dairies in Oregon, and they’re making headway in the Oregon Legislature. A bill to halt permitting of mega-dairies—those 2,500 cows or more—has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature. It would prevent the state departments of Agriculture and Enviro ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Nora the polar bear is back at the Oregon Zoo
Oregon Zoo visitors can expect to see Nora at the new Polar Passage habitat in April. PORTLAND, Ore. — Nora, the beloved polar bear who captured Portland’s heart in 2016 but left a year later, has returned to the Oregon Zoo. After spending the past few years at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, the 5-year-old polar bear returned to Oregon on Tuesday, as the zoo is putting final touches on its Polar Passage ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
Oregon earthquake notification 'Shake Alert' system to launch Thursday
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- On March 11, 2011, the 9.0-magnitude Tohoku earthquake and tsunami devastated areas of Japan, killing over 15,000 people. On that massive temblor's 10th anniversary, the ShakeAlert earthquake system will go live in Oregon, giving thousands of cellphone users a few precious seconds to better prepare, should a major quake strike. Jenny Crayne, a junior inclusion and engag ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
'It has reached crisis proportions': Man shot and killed in Portland's 20th homicide of the year
The mayor is calling for action to combat increased gun violence as Portland's homicide rate continues to rise. PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland police are investigating the city's 20th homicide of the year after a shooting in North Portland on Tuesday. At around 2:25 p.m., officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 2900 block of North Williams Avenue near Dawson Park. They found a man dead ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2021
PPB, Crime Stoppers ask for help locating wanted man with felony warrant
PORTLAND, OREGON (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau and Crime Stoppers of Oregon is asking for the public's help locating a wanted man. Crime Stoppers says Willie Henry Garrett Jr., 55, has a felony warrant for first-degree aggravated theft. Garrett is believed to be homeless in the Portland metro area. Garrett is described as a Black man, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds. He m ...
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