Deadly Day on Oregon Highways

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 25, 2014
Interstate 5 near the Baldock rest area

Interstate 5 near the Baldock rest area

PORTLAND – Two people were killed in traffic crashes on Friday.  The first claimed the life of a man near the Oregon Coast and the second was south of Portland.

A driver crossed a double yellow line and sideswiped an oncoming vehicle on Highway 30 about three miles east of Astoria just before 7:00am, killing a man in the passenger …

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Make Their Way to Oregon

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 25, 2014
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PORTLAND — Fifty unaccompanied children crossed the border from Mexico to the United States relocating in Oregon.  Federal officials have confirmed that the children arrived here between January 1st and July 7th.  More than 200 children were relocated to Washington state, and 3,000 in California.

Federal officials have not confirmed how many of those are among the 57,000 …

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Gaza Protests

Posted by Mike Turner on July 24, 2014
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Hundreds took to the streets of downtown Portland on Thursday evening to protest against Israeli military action in Gaza.

The protest at Pioneer Square is in support of Palestinians in Gaza where Israel has carried out a 17-day offensive.


Cooler Weather Helps Firefighters

Posted by Associated Press on July 24, 2014
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Cooler temperatures and rain helped firefighters increase containment on the 11 large fires still burning across more than 935 square miles of central and northeastern Oregon.

The Buzzard Complex of fires was 90 percent contained after burning through 618 square miles of rangeland about 45 miles northeast of Burns.

The Waterman Complex of fires was 80 percent …

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Hillsboro Park Re-Opens After Cougar Sightings

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 24, 2014
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HILLSBORO — Rood Bridge Park is back open one day after it was closed because of three cougar sightings.  Signs though are warning people to be on guard.

Somebody reported the first sighting on Tuesday afternoon.  KGW News got video of the big cat roaming the park late that night before somebody else saw the cougar Wednesday morning.

“I don’t think we realize …

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