Posted by mworkhoven on August 1, 2015
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 …
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 …
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 …
Posted by Mike Turner on July 29, 2015
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% …
Posted by Associated Press on July 29, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police questioned and released a man believed to be responsible for suspicious letters sent to two dozen sheriff’s offices this week.
Police say 34-year-old Lance Storm did not appear violent or dangerous and is not believed to be a threat to the community.
Investigators say Storm was forthcoming and eager to discuss the letters. He told police …