Category Archives: KGW

Collared wolf OR-33 shot dead in S. Oregon

A collared gray wolf known as OR-33 was illegally killed in southern Oregon, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the public to help solve the crime. Source: Collared wolf OR-33 shot dead in S. Oregon | KGW.com

Oregon Innocence Project seeks DNA testing for Salem death row inmate

After almost 20 years of maintaining his innocence, a death row inmate’s request to re-examine DNA evidence from a murder scene went before a Marion County judge Friday. Shackled, dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and accompanied by three Oregon Department of Corrections officers, convicted murderer Jesse Lee Johnson was marched past a courtroom full […]
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Signatures submitted for hospital tax referendum; could make Jan. ballot

Petitioners took another step toward allowing voters to decide the fate of a new heath care tax meant to fill a funding gap in Oregon’s Medicaid program after submitting signatures to the Secretary of State by Thursday’s deadline. Source: Signatures submitted for hospital tax referendum; could make Jan. ballot | KGW.com

Why is the state of Oregon selling a surplus 2017 vehicle?

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles said the vehicle was purchased in February by the Mid-Columbia Council of Government. Source: Why is the state of Oregon selling a surplus 2017 vehicle? | KGW.com

‘She was going to beat me’: Woman says homeless campers on ODOT land threatened her

Donna, who lives next to ODOT land in Southeast Portland, said homeless campers have once again returned and have threatened her. Source: ‘She was going to beat me’: Woman says homeless campers on ODOT land threatened her | KGW.com

Chetco Bar Fire covers Brookings in ‘very unhealthy’ smoke, but fire holds at 108,000 acres

Oregon’s largest wildfire remained in a holding pattern Saturday, as the winds forecasters had feared never materialized. The smoke is so thick it’s difficult to see the ocean in this coastal town. But, for the second day in a row, the Chetco Bar Fire didn’t show major growth despite fear that strong winds could bring […]
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Eclipse traffic nightmare begins in Central Oregon

Despite the total solar eclipse being five days away, it appears traffic in Central Oregon is already increasing. Source: Eclipse traffic nightmare begins in Central Oregon | KGW.com

Potentially toxic algae found in Willamette River, but levels not harmful

On Tuesday, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey discovered blue-green algae in the south end of the Ross Island Lagoon. Source: Potentially toxic algae found in Willamette River, but levels not harmful | KGW.com

VERIFY: Will Oregon actually have 1 million eclipse visitors?

This stunning natural phenomenon will draw a massive crowd to Oregon and the 11 other states in the path of totality. How big, exactly? News reports have claimed as many as one million people could come to Oregon in the days surrounding the eclipse. Source: VERIFY: Will Oregon actually have 1 million eclipse visitors? | […]
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Kitzhaber: Reopened investigation ‘not what I had hoped for’

Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said he is “disappointed” after the Oregon Government Ethics Commission chose to reopen an ethics investigation into whether Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, used their positions as governor and first lady for financial gain. Source: Kitzhaber: Reopened investigation ‘not what I had hoped for’ | KGW.com