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Wednesday November 4, 2020
OREGON HOSPITALS CELEBRATE PASSAGE OF MEASURE 108 Voters overwhelmingly approve measure to fully fund the Oregon Health Plan Lake Oswego, Ore. -- November 4, 2020 -- Becky Hultberg, President and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, released the following statement on voter approval of Measure 108: “Because of the commitment of community hospitals across our stat ...

Monday November 2, 2020
Will Oregon Be the First State to Legalize Access to Magic Mushrooms?
Oregon’s push to legalize psychedelic-assisted therapy began, as bold ideas often do, in the woods. It was 2015, and Portland-based therapists Tom and Sheri Eckert had taken a trip to Mount Rainier, about 50 miles southeast of Seattle, to ponder the idea of creating a program for adults to legally access the power of magic mushrooms. The couple had just read Michael Pollan’s seminal New Yorker ...
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Monday November 2, 2020
On November 1st, 2020, at approximately 9:45 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a serious injury motor vehicle crash on River Road S near Vitae Springs Road S. When emergency crews arrived on scene, they located a silver 2003 Dodge Neon down an embankment with three occupants inside. Upon arrival, a female passenger in the vehicle was pronounced deceased. The driver and one passenger from the ve ...

Sunday November 1, 2020
Trevor Womack to Serve as Salem's Next Police Chief
Salem, Ore. - Trevor Womack will be Salem’s next chief of police. Mr. Womack, a Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Stockton, joins Salem’s Police Department effective December 7, 2020. Womack joins Salem as the Police Department moves into the new Salem Police Station and is participating in an audit of community policing policies, procedures and programs. “I offered the job to Mr. Womack ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020
Man Charged with murder in death of 8-month-old boy from suspected abuse
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Isaiah Hill is charged with the death of eight-month-old Milo Raney-Hill. On October 30, 2020, a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge arraigned Hill on a superseding indictment that alleges two counts of murder in the second degree, one count of assault in the first degree and one count of criminal mistreat ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020
Windows Broken During Lloyd District Riot
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police reply that several businesses have suffered vandalism during what police call a 'riot' in the Irvington and Lloyd District neighborhoods Saturday. On October 31, 2020 at about 7:15p.m, a group of about 150 people began a march from Irving Park, 875 Northeast Fremont Street. The march proceeded south on Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard into the Lloyd Distri ...
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Saturday October 31, 2020
Oregon Governor Kate. Brown lessens Oregon school reopening requirements
PORTLAND, Oregon — Nearly 130,000 students could return to school soon under new school reopening guidelines from Oregon Kate Brown and the state Department of Education. Governor Brown released her new plan that eases guidelines and allows districts to more easily achieve case rates and a positive testing percentage to reopen schools. The governor also got rid of the statewide positivity requi ...
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Saturday October 31, 2020
On Friday, October 30, 2020, at about 12:00 pm, Benton County Deputies were dispatched to West Hills Road near Bullevard Street near Philomath for a two vehicle head on crash. Based on at-scene evidence and witness statements, a 1996 Dodge pickup was traveling east on West Hills Road when, for unknown reasons, the Dodge crossed the center line into the oncoming lane of travel. The Dodge crashed ...

Friday October 30, 2020
Oregon Sets Single-Day New COVID-19 Case Record
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon set another dismal record on Thursday with 575 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19, the most ever reported in a day since the outbreak began. The state also reported two new deaths, bringing the total to 673. The Oregon Health Authority says the new cases indicate widespread community transmission and are mostly linked to small clusters and outbreaks around the s ...
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Friday October 30, 2020
Male Suspect Arrested after Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Female Victim in Northwest Portland Neighborhood Portland Police Bureau - 10/29/20 7:33 PM On October 29, 2020, at approximately 2:05 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 2000 block of West Burnside Street on reports of a male suspect who was sexually assaulting an unconscious female victim in public. After arriving on scene ...

Thursday October 29, 2020
Tips For Halloween Safety

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Thursday October 29, 2020
EUGENE, Ore.—A Washington County, Utah, resident was sentenced to federal prison today for failing to comply with sex offender supervision and registration requirements designed to protect the community from predatory acts, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Robert John Golom, 27, was sentenced to five years in federal prison and ten years’ supervised release. U.S. Attorn ...

Thursday October 29, 2020
35-year-old man dies on Highway 20 East of Hyak Park
Early this morning at about 5:30, Keith Merritt Lee died in a head on collision on Highway 20. Based on scene evidence and witness statements, a blue 1997 Acura Integra driven by Merritt was travelling east bound on Highway 20 when for unknown reasons, Merritt drove over the center line into oncoming traffic. The Acura crashed head on into a 2020 Ford F350 driven by Gerald Elroy MacGregor whic ...
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Wednesday October 28, 2020
Governor Kate Brown extends pandemic emergency declaration until early 2021
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Brown on Tuesday took action and extended the state of emergency declaration that has enabled her to for COVID-19 another 60 days until January 2, 2021. Governor Brown's extension was originally scheduled to expire Nov. 3. “Extending the COVID-19 state of emergency is not something I do lightly, but we know all too well that not taking action would mean an even gre ...
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Wednesday October 28, 2020
Bend Man  Sentenced For Conspiracy To Manufacture And Distribute Marijuana Oil
EUGENE, Oregon - Bend, Oregon resident was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment today for running an illicit Butane Honey Oil (BHO) extraction lab on rural Bend property, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Jacob Genaro Robe, 31 years old, was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison and 3 years’ supervised release. “BHO extraction is a highly volatile and dangerous process that has res ...
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Wednesday October 28, 2020
Permalink Robbery Suspects Arrested; Stolen Vehicle Recovered
PORTLAND, Oregon - On October 12, 2020, a Southeast Portland couple located their stolen mini-van parked in a driveway in Southeast Portland. The couple believed their minivan was unoccupied and attempted to retrieve it. As the couple tried to retrieve the minivan, a female suspect, who was inside the van, physically attacked one of the owners in an attempt to prevent her from retrieving the miniv ...
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Wednesday October 28, 2020
Woman Missing Woman near Lacamas Lake
The Camas Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 56 year-old Vancouver resident Terri Kehrli. Terri was last heard from on Sunday (Oct 25th) when she sent a text message photo of her kayaking on Lacamas Lake. Today (Oct 27th) her vehicle was found at the Leadbetter Boat Launch to Lacamas Lake and her empty kayak was located floating in the lake. Due to the circumstances we are ...
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Tuesday October 27, 2020
Oregon officials vote to ban Confederate flag at historic cemeteries
An Oregon state commission has unanimously voted to ban Confederate flags from the state’s historic cemeteries. Oregon’s Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) voted Friday to adopt a position paper recommending that Confederate flags not be displayed at historic cemeteries, including flying the flag on poles or with small flags placed on individual graves. “Oregon does not have cemeterie ...
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Tuesday October 27, 2020
Suspect in Oct. 25 Sunrise Market robbery Arrested
At 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, Clackamas County Sheriff Office deputies responded to a reported armed robbery at the Sunrise Market, located at 17186 SE McLoughlin Blvd. in Milwaukie. Deputies arrived at the convenience store within minutes -- but the suspect, who was reportedly armed with a pistol, had already fled the scene in a white four-door sedan. Deputies interviewed witnesses ...
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Tuesday October 27, 2020
9 more deaths in Oregon, 391 new COVID-19 cases
PORTLAND, Oregon — COVID-19 claimed nine more lives in Oregon, raising the total of those who have died in Oregon to 664, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. 391 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 42,808. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (3), C ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020
Marijuana business in Oregon may be helped by US Elections
Marijuana growing in Oregon has been legal for quite some time, but it got a lot easier after the November 2014 election. Citizens of Oregon are legally authorized to grow up to 4 marijuana plants in their home for recreational use. Voters in Oregon may soon agree with legalizing even more marijuana sales. Most Americans live in states where marijuana is legal in some form and eleven of ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020
Oregon scientists uncover sub-atomic instruments that produce DNA harm in sperm
University of Oregon biologists have used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to identify molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm and contribute to male infertility following exposure to heat. In humans, the optimal temperature for sperm production is just below body temperature, in a range of approximately 90-95 degrees F. Human studies have found that exposure to temperatu ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020
Oregon Wildfires: Is Climate Change the Culprit?
In Oregon, we have watched California experience devastating wildfires year after year. This summer, we watched our own state burn. Many Oregonians lost their homes, neighborhoods, and lives as multiple, formidable fires overtook the state. The question on everyone’s mind is why? And more importantly, how do we stop it from happening again? Director of the Oregon Climate Change Researc ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020
Freeze Warning in effect fo rmost of Western Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon - The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning until 10 AM Monday for Western Oregon and Southwest Washington overnight. Late fall temperatures have dropped to below freezing. The warning is for most of the Willamette Valley, Cascade foothills, and into Southwest Washington. After 10 AM tomorrow, temperatures should slowly warm throughout the week, with little ch ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020
Driver Hits Large Rock Sending It Into Occupied Parked Car
On Thursday, a three-vehicle accident in the 19200 block of SW TV Highway in Aloha caused unusual damage. A 2003 Ford F-150 had struck a large landscaping boulder on the north side of the road. The impact of the collision propelled the large rock about 75 feet, where it collided with a parked 2004 Toyota Corolla. Two people were in the Corolla at the time. The Ford truck continued another 85 feet, ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday at about 7:09 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a person shot in the 3300 Block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. Officers arrived and made sure the scene was safe so the person could receive medical attention. The person who had been shot was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Nobody is in custody, there is no suspect information. At this time the ...

Sunday October 25, 2020
On October 24, 2020 at about 9:34 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of shots in the area of Southeast 48th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. Later, a person who appeared to have been shot, arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital, but did not survive. Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional info ...

Saturday October 24, 2020
Oregon Residents Still  Wish to Extend Oregon Border Into Idaho
BEND, Oregon - Anger and disappointment over actions of liberals in Portland, a group of Oregon residents petitioned to leave Oregon by extending the Oregon border into Idaho. Of course this sounds strange but in today’s headlines and problems, perhaps not so shocking. The idea began to take hold from the group known as "Greater Idaho" in two counties and attempted to get enough signatures to p ...
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Saturday October 24, 2020
DALLAS, Oregon - Just before 10:30 AM on October 22, 2020 Dallas, Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley Fire District personnel were dispatch to a structure fire in the 3400 block of Liberty Rd. outside of Dallas. Due to the building being reported as a hay barn, the incident commander requested additional resources from prior to arrival. Personnel arrived to find a barn filled with smoke and fire com ...

Saturday October 24, 2020
Three more deaths and 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 649, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 550 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 41,348. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported ...

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