Category Archives: KGW

PPS loses another top official as CIO takes job with Oregon Department of Education

The Chief Information Officer at Portland Public Schools has resigned, adding more departures to a district already plagued by scandal. Josh Klein, who heads the district’s Information Technology department, submitted his resignation May 1, PPS spokesman Dave Northfield confirmed. Klein’s last day will be May 20. Source: | PPS loses another top official as […]
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Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa to close, all 146 employees to be laid off

  Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa, which sits on the land of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs about two hours from Portland, announced that it plans to permanently lay off 146 employees. A popular resort that’s been drawing visitors to an Olympic-size hot springs swimming pool in Central Oregon for decades will shut down at […]
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Tolling on I-5 and I-205 recommended to ODOT

A committee on Thursday recommended the Oregon Department of Transportation tolls parts of two major Portland area highways. Source: | Tolling on I-5 and I-205 recommended to ODOT

Signatures submitted for petition to repeal Oregon’s immigration sanctuary status

Petitioners for an initiative that would undo Oregon’s sanctuary state status for undocumented immigrants submitted 105,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office Thursday afternoon. Source: | Signatures submitted for petition to repeal Oregon’s immigration sanctuary status

Oregon detainee separated from 15-day-old baby, lawsuit alleges

One of the detained men in Oregon had his newborn infant, only 15 days old, taken from him, the lawsuit said. Source: Oregon detainee separated from 15-day-old baby, lawsuit alleges

Gov. Brown demands details about migrant children in Oregon

On Friday, Brown sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary Alex Azar of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, demanding information about migrant children sent to Oregon after being separated from their families on the US-Mexico border. Source: | Gov. Brown demands details about migrant children […]
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Cherry harvesters worry about potential trade war

Orchard View Cherries employs 800 workers to pick the cherries. The fruit is shipped all over America and to several foreign countries but China is the big worry in this harvest. The cherry harvest is underway at farms in the Columbia River Gorge. There are the normal concerns about weather but this year there is […]
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Oregon sees sharp increase in nonmedical exemptions for school vaccines

The Oregon Health Authority says they’ve seen an increase of parents submitting paperwork that will excuse them for vaccinating their children. Oregon has seen a sharp increase in the rate of parents choosing nonmedical exemptions to vaccines for their kindergarten-age children. The increase was seen in a recent state analysis by the Oregon Health Authority. […]
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MLB in Portland: What we know

Everything we know about the bid to bring Major League Baseball to Portland. The effort to bring Major League Baseball to the Rose City has made significant strides over the last few months, with each new announcement bringing first pitch closer to reality. This is what we know about the project, the stadium, the investors, […]
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Attorney General warns against price gouging amid Salem water warning

-Officials have received more than a dozen complaints so far and expect more as consumers become aware they can report the incidents.- The National Guard handed out free water at several locations to residents who can’t drink tap water in the Salem, Oregon, area contaminated by an algae bloom, and state law enforcement authorities are […]
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