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- Another round of heavy showers arrives tonight and into Sundayon September 19, 2021 at 6:23 am
Your forecast from the KGW weather team, updated several times daily. This includes the outlook around Oregon and in Southwest Washington.
- Portland Public Schools is down dozens of bus drivers. Here's what we know about the bus driver shortageon September 19, 2021 at 4:02 am
Less than two weeks into the 2020-21 school year, the shortage is already creating challenges for parents trying to get their children to school.
- During last weekend of summer, Portland records wettest day in 6 monthson September 19, 2021 at 3:32 am
Well over an inch of rain fell in the Portland area on Saturday, Sept. 18.
- Nolan, Baylor lead Oregon State's rout of Idaho 42-0on September 19, 2021 at 1:34 am
It was Oregon State’s first shutout since a 3-0 victory over Pittsburgh in the 2008 Sun Bowl.
- Friends remember bull rider killed in Oregon crash after competing in Pendleton Round-Upon September 19, 2021 at 12:56 am
Richard Schleicher of Kansas was a passenger in a car that crashed near Pendleton on Thursday. He was in Oregon competing in the Pendleton Round-Up
- Bull rider killed, two other Pendleton Round-Up contestants seriously hurt in I-84 crashon September 18, 2021 at 10:03 pm
Three rodeo contestants were traveling in a Volkswagen Jetta when their car rear-ended a commercial truck Thursday night in Eastern Oregon.
- Oregon Latino winemakers pay tribute to Hispanic Heritage Monthon September 18, 2021 at 7:31 pm
A group of Hispanic winery owners and winemakers have come together for a month-long event, with a percentage of proceeds going to a nonprofit helping Latinas.
- Authorities warn of purse snatchings in Vancouver areaon September 18, 2021 at 6:32 am
One woman said her car was stolen a day or two after a young man stole her purse and racked up about $2,000 on her credit card at Fred Meyer.
- There's not much consistency in how Oregon school districts report data on COVID in schoolson September 18, 2021 at 3:18 am
There's a patchwork of policies on how districts share information with families and the public, and what kind of information they share. Now that's changing.
- World's top female golf players compete in Cambia Portland Classicon September 18, 2021 at 12:27 am
Back for its 50th year, the golf tournament is going on from Sept. 16-19 at The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.
- Portland police respond to suspicious device, bank evacuatedon September 18, 2021 at 12:06 am
The building in the 3000 block of Southeast Belmont was evacuated Friday afternoon.
- Portland's first female police chief, Penny Harrington, dieson September 17, 2021 at 11:56 pm
Harrington was appointed as chief in 1985, making her the first woman to lead a major police department in the country.
- Oregon reports 2,099 new COVID cases, 22 more deathson September 17, 2021 at 11:20 pm
The OHA's latest COVID-19 forecast shows a projected decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through late September.
- Grant's Getaways: Glowing beacheson September 17, 2021 at 10:32 pm
Grant McOmie got a view of the bioluminescent plankton in Netarts Bay in Tillamook County.
- At least 30 Oregon hospitals are treating high-risk COVID patients with monoclonal antibodieson September 17, 2021 at 10:11 pm
Salem Health said 70% of the 400 high-risk patients treated with the monoclonal antibodies did not need to be hospitalized. OHA wants more providers to offer it.
- Rehiring retired police officers, expanding street response team: Here's what Portland's mayor and police chief want to do to curb rising gun violenceon September 17, 2021 at 10:02 pm
There have been more than 870 shootings and 62 homicides in Portland this year. In 2020, there were 891 shootings and 57 homicides.
- Tree-chomping beaver starts brush fire near Multnomah Fallson September 17, 2021 at 7:43 pm
Corbett Fire said the beaver was trying to fall a tree when east winds blew the tree over onto a power line, sparking the fire.
- 5 Oregonians hospitalized after taking ivermectin for COVID-19on September 17, 2021 at 6:47 pm
The FDA and Merck, the company that produces ivermectin, have said there is no scientific data that supports its use for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.
- Man arrested for July homicide in SW Portlandon September 17, 2021 at 4:19 pm
The victim, Patrick Pruitt, died 11 days after he was assaulted on July 15. On Thursday, a suspect, Antonio L. Howard, was arrested.
- 'A challenge we cannot pass on to another generation': Head of I-5 bridge replacement project says it's time to get it doneon September 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Not everyone is on board with the plan. One critic argues the project is a massive, expensive freeway project that will lead to more greenhouse gases.