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Friday May 21, 2021
Who Killed 17-year-old 'Ollie' Taylor (opinion)
A Marion County Grand Jury unanimously has cleared two Silverton Police officers (Sergeant Jonathan J Lamoreaux, Officer Braden Andersen) and a Marion County Sheriff's deputy (Senior Deputy Ron Cereghino) of any wrong doing in an incident that began at on May 12, 2021. Read original Oregon Herald story. Officers determined that Peden had also kidnapped "Ollie' Taylor, a 17 year old teen then l ...
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Friday May 21, 2021
Shooting Victim Dropped Off at Portland Hospital
PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is in the hospital after being shot multiple times in Northeast Portland. On Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4:28p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call of shots heard in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. Officers arrived and located evidence of gunfire, but no one injured. At about 4:51p.m., officers were notified that a patient ...
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Thursday May 20, 2021
LANE COUNTY, Oregon - The new guidelines for mask-wearing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allow fully vaccinated people to go without wearing a mask in public. However, the state of Oregon has not released specific guidelines for businesses to follow at this time. Many business owners KEZI spoke with Friday expressed confusion over the new rules, saying the announcement came ...
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Thursday May 20, 2021
Second sudden oak death site found outside existing quarantine area near Port Orford
PORT ORFORD, Oregon - A second site where tanoaks have been found infected with the sudden oak death pathogen was detected 21 miles northwest of the existing quarantine area for the tree disease. On April 27 an OSU researcher driving back from Brookings noticed dying tanoaks along Highway 101 just outside Port Orford. She stopped and collected samples, which tested positive on May 10 at the OSU Fo ...
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Thursday May 20, 2021
Ridgefield first graders plant seeds of knowledge in community garden
The first graders in teacher Brigid Taylor’s class at Union Ridge Elementary School have grown accustomed to keeping tabs on the forecast. When the weather is favourable to their plans, the good news elicits small nods of approval, big smiles, and even a (green) thumbs-up or two. That’s because these little gardeners are busy managing a big garden plot, planted entirely with seeds they started in ...
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Thursday May 20, 2021
PCC instructor wins American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Teaching Excellence Award
BEAVERTON, Oregon - Portland Community College math instructor Jessica Bernards has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Teaching Excellence Award. Bernards is the first instructor from PCC to earn prestigious national recognition. The AMATYC Teaching Excellence Award is given in odd-numbered years to instructors who have made ...
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Thursday May 20, 2021
COVID-positive driver who spit on Tigard cop sentenced
HILLSBORO, Oregon - On May 11, 2021, Miguel Hernandez-Cuesta plead guilty to attempted second-degree assault, aggravated harassment and driving under the influence of intoxicants. Judge Ramón Pagán then sentenced the defendant to three years formal probation and six months in the Washington County Jail. In addition to his jail sentence, Judge Pagán also ordered the defendant’s driver’s license be ...
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Thursday May 20, 2021
Missing and Endangered Cornelius Man
CORNELIUS, Oregon - On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., Washington County deputies learned 76-year-old Ralph Brown was missing. Mr. Brown was last seen leaving his home near the 600 block S 12th Avenue in the City of Cornelius shortly before deputies were called. Family told deputies Mr. Brown left in his 2014 Blue Nissan Sentra (Oregon Plate: 319KQV). On Monday, May 17th, deputies received ...
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Wednesday May 19, 2021
Man dies in auto crash on I5 in Linn County
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at approximately 10:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near. Apparently a Honda Civic was the subject of several complaints for poor driving northbound on I-5. As troopers were still responding to the area the Civic turned around and proceeded southbound in the northbound lanes. The Civic collided ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
Wyden, Merkley Reintroduce Bill to Allow VA to Prescribe Medical Marijuana to Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today they have joined colleagues to reintroduce legislation to allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans in Oregon and the 35 other states that have established medical marijuana programs. “Plenty of evidence suggests that medical marijuana holds promise for ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
Protecting workers exposed to Oregon's heat waves and wildfire smoke
Oregon is considering ways to protect workers required to labor in extreme weather conditions, which are becoming more common in this age of climate change. The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or Oregon OSHA, has started the rulemaking process to protect workers whose jobs keep them outside of climate-controlled settings during conditions of wildfire smoke or excessive hea ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
Grand jury indicts suspect in May 8 shooting
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Oregon - A Clackamas County grand jury indicted a suspect on multiple charges on Monday. A Clackamas Grand Jury indicted a man accused of shooting at law enforcement during a chase that ended on Highway 213 on May 8. Gerald Leroy Barnes II is charged with three counts of attempted aggravated murder, one count of first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree attempted ass ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
Oregon advocates to keep fighting past non-unanimous jury convictions, despite ruling
SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Advocates for over 200 people found guilty of crimes by Oregon juries that weren't unanimous say they’ll keep fighting to have the convictions vacated, despite Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that they don’t need to be retried, even after it barred the practice a year ago. The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland said it will keep work ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
Appeals court overturns conviction in killing of woman
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the 2017 murder conviction of a teen who fatally stabbed a woman as she hung flyers near an apartment complex. The court overturned the conviction of Jaime Tinoco-Camarena on Wednesday, concluding that prosecutors shouldn’t have introduced testimony about his conviction in the 2014 rape of a woman in Eugene, The Oregonian/OregonLi ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
High court won't make unanimous jury requirement retroactive
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that prisoners who were convicted by non-unanimous juries before the high court barred the practice a year ago don’t need to be retried. The justices ruled 6-3 along conservative-liberal lines that prisoners whose cases had concluded before the justices’ 2020 ruling shouldn’t benefit from it. The decision affects prisoners who were convicted in L ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
Oregon Senate votes to reinstate foreclosure moratorium
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bill that would reinstate Oregon’s moratorium on foreclosures for those experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic passed the state Senate on Monday. The bill, which would allow homeowners to put their mortgage in forbearance at least through June 30, passed on a 19-9 vote and now moves to the House. The previous state moratorium expired at the end of 2 ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
Should the mushroom psychedelic Psilocybin be legal to treat mental health conditions?
Established by Ballot Measure 109 (2020), the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board makes recommendations to OHA on available scientific studies and research on the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in treating mental health conditions, and makes recommendations on the requirements, specifications and guidelines for providing psilocybin services in Oregon. The Board will also develop a long-term str ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
Woman dies in Crash on Hwy 97,   Klamath County
On Monday, May 17, 2021 at approximately 2:25 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 269. Preliminary investigation revealed a Smart Fortwo car, operated by 67-year-old Deborah Seaquist of Chiloquin, was northbound when it went off the roadway, struck a rock and rolled. Seaquist sustained died from her injuries a ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
Molalla Fire Crews Rescue Injured Logger
At approx. 10:15am on the morning of 5/17/21, Molalla Fire District responded to the report of an injured logger in the wilderness area. The location was determined to be around the Williams lake area, an area heavily damaged by last year's devastating fires. Crews arrived to find an injured logger approx. 1 mile into a deep ravine. Crews quickly devised a plan to locate and assess the injured log ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2021
The worst eruption in US history occurred 41 years ago
On May 18,1980, the Mount St. Helens explosion claimed more 57 lives, destroyed thousands of acres of land and wiped out entire animal and plant communities. It darkened skies for hundreds of miles, sent a huge ash cloud circling around the globe and dramatically changed the landscape of the mountain and its surrounding areas. Not far from Portland, Oregon, Mt St Helens is located in southwes ...
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Monday May 17, 2021
4.1 earthquake hits Oregon 100 miles west of Gold Beach
A 4.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the Pacific Ocean at about 8 AM Sunday and struck about 100 miles west of Port Orford. It was the 10th-strongest earthquake west of Oregon’s coast in 2021, about two-and-a-half weeks after three separate quakes set just as many still-unbeaten records for the year. The strongest among them hit magnitude 5.4. Mini-earthquakes strike often near Oregon’s coast, a r ...
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Monday May 17, 2021
Men of Oregon Make It 14 in a Row
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Powered by its depth across the board, the Men of Oregon won the 2021 Pac-12 team title to extend the program's conference winning streak to 14 in a row. The Ducks finished the three-day competition with a meet-record 185 points, outdistancing the field by nearly 60. The UO women won two titles Sunday—five for the weekend—and racked up 151 points ov ...
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Monday May 17, 2021
Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test in Oregon
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary. The measure that voters in the logging area of Columbia County narrowly approved last year forbids local officials from enforcing most federal and state gun laws ...
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Monday May 17, 2021
Gresham Police Looking For Missing Endangered 13-Year-Old Girl
GRESHAM, Oregon - Gresham Police are asking for the public's help to find 13-year-old Karen Torres who ran away from her home at 184th/E Burnside Street shortly after 11:00 PM on Saturday, May 15th. Karen has turned her phone off, and deactivated her social media accounts and her friends say they do not know where she is. Police said Karen Torres ran away from her home shortly before 11:00 p.m. ...
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Monday May 17, 2021
Man Shot And Seriously Wouded in Old Town
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:21 a.m., officers from the Central Precinct were dispatched to a shooting call in the area of Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. Officers located an adult male victim with serious gunshot injuries. The victim was transported to an hospital by ambulance. His injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening. The Enhanced ...
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Monday May 17, 2021
Shooting in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood
PORTLAND, Oregon - On May 16, 2021, at 4:39 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a shooting call in the 12600 block of Southeast Taggart Street. As officers were responding, a shooting victim flagged down other officers who were dealing with an occupied stolen vehicle in 14100 block of Southwest Division. The shooting victim was related to the shooting call on Southeast Taggart. T ...
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Monday May 17, 2021
Rethinking Psychiatry to Continue Soteria House Series Online
PORTLAND, Oregon - Rethinking Psychiatry, a grassroots activist education group based in Portland, Oregon, is continuing its successful Soteria House Series of online talks. Soteria Houses are non-clinical short-term community residences for people in mental health crisis, usually pathologized as schizophrenia and related mental illness. Soteria is the Greek word for “deliverance,” and Sot ...
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Monday May 24, 2021
Lebanon Fire District Responds to Multiple Alarms Simultaneously
LEBANON, Oregon - The Lebanon Fire District was hit with two simultaneous multi-alarm fires today requiring assistance from many of the mid-valley’s other fire agencies. LFD had concurrent multi-alarm fires, stretching their resources extremely thin. A structure fire on Sodaville Cut-Off Drive and a structure fire on Burdell Boulevard came in within minutes of one another splitting the district's ...
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Saturday May 15, 2021
Governor Brown drops mask requirements for fully vaccinated Oregonians
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday afternoon that Oregon will follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance released earlier in the day and is dropping the requirement for wearing masks or to socially distance in most public spaces. Gov. Brown announced that fully vaccinated Oregonians can put away their face masks in most public settings, as has been urged ...
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Saturday May 15, 2021
Stabbing Victim Identified, Suspect Charged with Murder
PORTLAND, Oregon - On March 31, 2021, at about 12:01 a.m., Portland Police from Central Precinct responded to the report of an assault near Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street. Upon arrival officers found a person who appeared to have been wounded in a stabbing. Officers provided first aid until medical personnel arrived and transported the victim to a hospital. The victim of the h ...
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