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Court docs: Man threatens to bomb Portland building with gay residents

PORTLAND, Ore. – A 47-year-old is facing an intimidation charge, accused of threatening to blow up an apartment building for people living with HIV and AIDS, court records show.

KATU.COM - 2018-08-16 12:01:46

Smoky Portland air isn't common (yet), but disastrous Oregon wildfires always have been

But while large wildfires are becoming more frequent, largely thanks to climate change, they're certainly not new to the region. Consider the Tillamook Burn, whichthe Oregon Encyclopedia describesas "a catastrophic series of large forest fires in the northern Oregon Coast Range mountains 50 miles we

OREGONIAN - 2018-08-15 11:17:00

Jeremy Christian, man charged in fatal 2017 MAX attack, now accused of assaulting black inmate

Jeremy Christian faces a fourth-degree assault charge after a July 29 incident in which he "intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause[d] physical harm" to Aundre Dupree Mills inside the Multnomah County jail, court documents allege.

OREGONIAN - 2018-08-15 09:22:00

Oregon to workers: Check your withholding now

Tax law changes mean you might not be taking enough outUS dollars (Public Domain Photos, Petr Kratochvil)PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- You may want to check your withholding on your next paycheck.Changes in the tax laws directly affect Oregon's personal income tax, including how withholding allowances ar

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-08-16 00:12:52

East Portland neighbors want sidewalks for child safety

Parents in the Centennial neighborhood want the city to install sidewalks to keep children safe. The city agrees. Now, where is the money?

KGW - 2018-08-16 14:10:24

What's canceled in the Portland area due to smoke, poor air quality?

Update on Wednesday sports: Because of unhealthy air quality caused by smoke intrusion, all morning@PILathleticsoutdoor practices will be moved indoors into gyms or canceled. An assessment on afternoon practices will by made at 11 a.m., followed by a final decision at 3 p.m.pic.twitter.com/JvRv3kd7g

OREGONIAN - 2018-08-15 09:58:00

Missing hiker ate bees, berries to survive 6 days lost near Mount St. Helens

A view from a trail at Mount St. Helens that descends into the blast zone.John Goff, KING-TV, SeattleARIEL, Wash. — A 40-year-old Ohio man was foundalive after he was missing for six nights near Mount St. Helens.The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced that searchers found Matthew

KGW - 2018-08-16 13:30:50

Air quality in Portland improves, still 'unhealthy for sensitive groups'

The smoke and haze that has blanketed Portland for the last two days cleared slightly Thursday morning, but air quality in much of the metro area is still "unhealthy for special groups," according to the Oregon Department of Environmental quality.

OREGONIAN - 2018-08-16 06:07:00

Improving Air Quality In Portland; Advisory Still In Place | KXL

Portland, Oregon – The air-quality in the Portland-area is improving, but still in the unhealthy category. Schools canceled outdoor sports practices yesterday to keep kids safe. Daycare’s are also kept children indoors. Doctors recommend everyone limit their time and activity outdoors. The air outsi

KXL - 2018-08-16 13:03:49

Portland pledges $17.7 million for Division Street high-capacity bus line

The project calls fornew 60-foot articulated buses to carry more riders, add more buses to run every 15 minutes or more frequently during rush hour, and give buses signal priority at traffic lights. Most of the project costs come from new buses or passenger platforms along the route.

OREGONIAN - 2018-08-15 16:21:00

Salem has almost twice as many sex crimes reported per capita as Portland

And of Oregon’s five largest counties, Marion ranks second for sex offenses per 100,000 people, just below Lane, state data analyzed by the Statesman Journal show.

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 14:00:00

'80s block party to hit the streets of downtown Portland Saturday

Saturday, August 18, McMenamins is hosting it's first ever 'Crystal '80s block Party' in the streets of downtown Portland.


Oregon Air Quality: Advisory issued for Willamette Valley and Portland

When smoke levels are high, even healthy people may affected. Listen to your body and contact your health care provider if you are experiencing smoke-related health symptoms, including eye, nose, and throat irritation; coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or headaches. Children, older adults, pr


Portland man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking a 13-year-old girl

Tracey Scott Walls, 55, pleaded no contest to one count of compelling prostitution and one count of promoting prostitution, according to Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill.


NYC's Superiority Burger is slinging its crazy hyped veggie burgers in Southeast Portland RIGHT NOW

Superiority Burger, the wildly popular vegetarian burger shack from punk rocker turned pastry chef Brooks Headley, has landed in Portland and is hosting a pop-up at the plant-based cafe Holiday as we speak..

OREGONIAN - 2018-08-15 12:43:00

Portland Wednesday Traffic: TriMet's 82nd Ave MAX elevator repair pushed back due to delays at 60th

Crews have been working in the Santiam Canyon for the past two weeks, closing at least one travel lane during the work, to finish the cleanup.

OREGONIAN - 2018-08-15 06:44:00

Clark County drug task force finds 36.7 pounds of meth inside vehicle

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force and the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force seized 36.7 pounds of methamphetamine, two firearms and $35,500 in cash while serving a search warrant on Aug. 8.

KATU.COM - 2018-08-15 11:50:33

Traffic Alert: NW Cornelius Pass Road Partial Closure

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR — A 3.5-mile section of Northwest Cornelius Pass Road, from Northwest Skyline Boulevard to Highway 30, was closed for several hours Wednesday morning due to a two-vehicle crash that caused diesel fuel to spill across the road. Multnomah County transportation officials made the a

PATCH - 2018-08-15 15:05:34

Police: Impaired driver struck pedestrians on sidewalk in downtown Portland

Neither person was seriously injured when police arrived. They told officers they were on the sidewalk, trying to rent scooters, when the driver hit them and drove away.


Air Quality Alert For Portland Metro Area | KXL

Portland, Oregon – Haze, haze, go away! But it’ll likely be around for at least one more day! The Southwest Clean Air Agency and the Oregon DEQ have issued an Air Quality Advisory for the Portland Metro area lasting through Wednesday afternoon. Those who are sensitive to the smoke and haze may want

KXL - 2018-08-15 13:14:11