Shooting at a Birthday Party

Posted by mworkhoven on August 1, 2015
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Portland, OR – Police say a party was the target of a shooting in North Portland. It happened near Jefferson High School on North Commercial Avenue around 8 PM Friday.
Police say they found evidence of shots fired, but didn’t find any gunshot victims. However, they don’t think the shooting is random. The party was a birthday celebration for Marquis Chaney, …

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Oregon Wildfire Causes Emergency Declaration

Posted by mworkhoven on August 1, 2015
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Canyonville, OR – A wildfire is raging East of Canyonville in Douglas County.   Firefighters say 50 homes are threatened, and another 300 are at risk.  The Governor is offering help by declaring an emergency act that will send more fire crews to the area to help.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said residents in the Azalea area from Upper Cow Creek …

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Newberg City Manager Cleared of Criminal Misconduct

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 31, 2015
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NEWBERG, Ore. — An outside investigation of Newberg City Manager Jacque Betz has found no evidence of criminal misconduct.

Betz was under investigation by the Marion County District Attorney’s office after she put Newberg-Dundee Police Chief Brian Casey on leave earlier this month with no explanation as to why.

The City Council held an emergency meeting on July 20th and put Betz on administrative …

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Shell Oil Ship Departs For Alaska Despite Protests

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 30, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Environmentalists got in the way of a Shell Oil ship leaving Swan Island to drill in the Arctic Ocean.  The icebreaker Fennica finally left town on Thursday night, more than a day behind schedule.

Protesters rappelled from the St. Johns Bridge early Wednesday while activists in kayaks took to the Willamette River.

The ship was scheduled to leave dry dock on …

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Cecil’s Not Alone

Posted by Mike Turner on July 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Zoo’s African Exhibit Director Laura Weiner points out that lions are currently a threatened species but not endangered but that could soon change.

The latest trophy hunt has sparked awareness about the so-called “canned” hunts by U.S. tourists in Africa.

It’s estimated that trophy hunters kill more than 600 lions each year.  The annual loss amounts to 2% …

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