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Vancouver teenager died of starvation and neglect, medical examiner says
on April 14, 2021 at 8:25 pm
Washington Child Protective Services had opened an investigation one week prior to the teenager's Nov. 27 death, according to a search warrant.
Warm sunshine continues, heightened fire danger is a concern
on April 14, 2021 at 7:22 pm
KGW weather team. Updated several times daily, this includes the outlook around Oregon and in Southwest Washington.
'It happens earlier every year': Oregon crews respond to multiple brush fires
on April 14, 2021 at 6:13 pm
Clackamas County issued a temporary burn ban in response to warm, dry, windy conditions and multiple escaped burns.
Students at new Sherwood High School get introduction to trade careers
on April 14, 2021 at 6:12 pm
Teachers are using upgrades to the new Sherwood High School to teach students about trade careers.
Police declare riot after person sets fire to door of Portland Police Association building
on April 14, 2021 at 4:20 pm
Demonstrators were marching in Portland for the second straight night after Daunte Wright was killed by police.
Multnomah County DA hosts chat on community response to gun violence
on April 14, 2021 at 7:07 am
A mother who lost two sons to gun violence said she supports more programs to keep kids busy and away from trouble.
New, FBI-led task force aims to curb Portland's historic spike in shootings
on April 14, 2021 at 6:48 am
The Metro Safe Streets Task Force is comprised of a small group of deputized officers in the Portland Metro Area who will investigate shootings after they happen.
No basketball or wrestling for Cowlitz County schools under Washington's Phase 2 designation
on April 14, 2021 at 2:52 am
Schools will also not be allowed to travel to a county in Phase 3 to play games.
A look at where Portland's drinking water comes from
on April 14, 2021 at 1:45 am
The Portland Water Bureau teamed up with OMSI Tuesday to talk the science of the city's drinking water.
Oregon, Washington to stop administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 reports of rare blood clots
on April 14, 2021 at 1:23 am
The CDC and FDA are investigating rare and potentially dangerous blood clots reported in six women who received the vaccine.
Bill aims to bring Oregon's 'orphan highways' under Portland control
on April 14, 2021 at 1:22 am
Streets like 82nd Avenue, also known as OR 213, are state-owned, but have been neglected for decades. House Bill 2744 would bring them under local control.
'It's hurting our entire city': Clean up underway in Portland following riot at Penumbra Kelly building
on April 14, 2021 at 1:07 am
People lit a dumpster on fire outside the building, broke windows and threw rocks, bottles and other objects at officers throughout the night.
Oregon reports 567 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths
on April 14, 2021 at 12:20 am
The number of COVID patients hospitalized in Oregon grew by more than 11% in one day.
Word of mouth helps curb vaccine hesitancy in rural Oregon community
on April 13, 2021 at 8:46 pm
“Rural communities, because we do have such close-knit community members, and people working together, we're able to accomplish some great things," Larry Boxman said
Riot declared at Penumbra Kelly building following Daunte Wright vigil
on April 13, 2021 at 6:11 pm
Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was killed in Minnesota on Sunday after being shot by a police officer during a traffic stop.
Sunny weather helps Portland restaurants amidst stricter risk levels
on April 13, 2021 at 6:21 am
Warmer weather offers restaurants a way to even the playing field amidst fluctuating risk levels and capacity restrictions.
School community in South Waterfront calls for chemical weapon free zone
on April 13, 2021 at 6:14 am
Cottonwood School sits next door to Portland's ICE building and is littered with munitions from protests.
Yard and garden centers having easier time with 2nd springtime in pandemic
on April 13, 2021 at 2:02 am
Last spring most garden centers were only doing phone-in orders and curbside pickup. This year, eager gardeners are donning their masks and shopping in person.
What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon Monday
on April 13, 2021 at 2:02 am
China has admitted to producing ineffective vaccines. Here are the top vaccine facts for Monday, April 12.
'Not the news that we want': J&J vaccine shortage leaves local health officials with a three-week supply
on April 13, 2021 at 1:49 am
Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine has been deemed an ideal fit for vulnerable populations, like the homeless and homebound residents.