Category Archives: KGW

House bill would close loopholes in Oregon ‘revenge porn’ law, allow victim redress

As the law is now written, the crime of “unlawful dissemination of an intimate image” is only shown through an internet website. A bill introduced at the behest of Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum closes loopholes in a 2015 “revenge porn” bill passed by the state legislature. Source: House bill would close loopholes in Oregon […]
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Gov. Brown to deliver speech to Portland City Club on Friday

During her inaugural address last month, Brown unveiled some of her top priorities including education, voter rights, campaign finance reform, health care, affordable and accessible housing, climate change, and clean energy, among others. Source: Gov. Brown to deliver speech to Portland City Club on Friday

Offshore drilling ban poised to pass Oregon Legislature

Oregon is poised to permanently ban offshore drilling, and to prohibit any drilling infrastructure from crossing state waters. Source: Offshore drilling ban poised to pass Oregon Legislature

Faith group wants to ban assault rifles in Oregon

The group wants to ban assault weapons and require those who already have them to register them, pass a background check or get rid of them. They also want to limit a magazine to 10 rounds. Source: Faith group wants to ban assault rifles in Oregon

Agency in charge of removing abandoned boats says it doesn’t have enough money

The agency in charge of hauling broken-down, toxic boats out of area rivers says it’s trying to make do with the money it has, and it doesn’t plan to ask for more. Source: Agency in charge of removing abandoned boats says it doesn’t have enough money | kgw.com

Straight Talk: Oregon labor commissioner Val Hoyle (Part 1)

Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle discusses a recent report on sexual harassment at the Legislature. Source: Straight Talk: Oregon labor commissioner Val Hoyle (Part 1) | kgw.com

Gov. Brown calls report on Capitol sexual harassment ‘very concerning’

The governor responded to the report during a taping of KGW’s Straight Talk on Friday. Oregon Governor Kate Brown called the state investigation findings that lawmakers didn’t do enough to stop sexual harassment at the Capitol “very, very concerning”. The governor responded to the report during a taping of KGW’s Straight Talk on Friday. She […]
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Oregon AG to hold listening sessions on hate crimes 

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will hold three listening sessions across the state next week to hear from Oregonians impacted by hate crimes and discrimination. Source: Oregon AG to hold listening sessions on hate crimes | kgw.com

Crater Lake, Mount Rainier national parks begin closing after government shutdown

The lapse in federal funding prompted Crater Lake to close its visitor’s center and cancel its ranger-guided snowshoe trips while Mount Rainier closed its road to Paradise, a popular winter recreation destination. The snowy wonderland of Mount Rainier and Crater Lake national parks will be largely closed due to the government shutdown, officials said Saturday. The […]
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VERIFY: Can you recycle cans or bottles from other states in Oregon?

Oregon’s machines and bottle drop locations are only supposed to accept bottles and cans that were purchased within the state. Oregon is just a quick drive down Interstate 5 for thousands of Washington residents, so it comes as no surprise that Washingtonians often recycle their cans and bottles in the Beaver state. We spoke with […]
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