Category Archives: KGW

Oregon’s state parks injected $1B into economy, study says

A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has found that visitors to the state’s parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016. The report released this week measures how communities near state parks benefit from that presence. Source: Oregon’s state parks injected $1B into economy, study […]
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Check in with Oregon’s 25 least-infected hospitals

Have you ever wondered what unseen germs may be lurking within your nearby medical center? Source: Check in with Oregon’s 25 least-infected hospitals

Bullseye Glass to pay $15,000 in contamination settlement

In June 2017, Bullseye Glass reportedly passed tests indicating its air emissions met Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Source: Bullseye Glass to pay $15,000 in contamination settlement

Gov. Brown calls for solar ready homes by 2020

Gov. Brown signed an executive order saying all homes built after September 2020 must be wired and ready to install solar panels. Source: Gov. Brown calls for solar ready homes by 2020

3,000 pounds of marijuana seized at Portland warehouse

Program guidelines would allow the operation to have up to 30 mature plants. Officers seized 500 plants weighing a total of 3,000 pounds. Source: 3,000 pounds of marijuana seized at Portland warehouse

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