Category Archives: KGW

Help after a Pacific Northwest earthquake could take months

If a major earthquake hits a city in the Pacific Northwest, it could take weeks, “if not months” before help arrives, says FEMA. That’s why people should brace for the worst. When disaster strikes, we’ve come to rely on first responders to show up and bring the help we need. But officials say that help […]
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A foul fight: Oregon’s last resort to tackle polluters focuses on odors

Oregonians concerned about toxic air are filing complaints about smells, in a loophole last-chance effort to get the state to crack down on industrial sites. But does that let polluters who don’t create smelly fumes off the hook? Two days after Kris Kronkright moved to The Dalles in the picturesque Columbia River Gorge, she noticed […]
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New earthquake research shows where Northwest ‘Big One’ could strike

New research from the University of Oregon provides a clearer picture of where the “Big One” could strike along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The fault running for more than 600 miles off the coast of Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Vancouver Island, Canada is more complex than first thought, according to research from the University […]
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Gov. Brown declares September ‘Recovery Month’

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has taken a new step to put the state’s epidemic of addiction in the spotlight. On Thursday, the governor signed a declaration making September “Recovery Month.” It’s just one more step toward making Oregon a “Recovery State.” Source: Gov. Brown declares September ‘Recovery Month’

Oregon state senator seeks national support for legal pot | kgw.com

“This is not a fringe-element issue anymore,” Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward said. “This is completely mainstream.” An Oregon lawmaker is off to Los Angeles to wrangle support for a proposal calling on Congress to remove marijuana from a federal list of controlled substances. Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, D-Portland, leaves Sunday to attend this year’s legislative […]
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Substation Fire 92 percent contained; evacuation levels reduced

Firefighters have made significant progress in containing a deadly wildfire southeast of The Dalles. The Substation Fire was 92 percent contained as of Monday morning and had burned 78,425 acres, according to the Oregon State Fire Marshal. Source: Substation Fire 92 percent contained; evacuation levels reduced

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: kgw.com | 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: kgw.com | 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: kgw.com | Signatures submitted for petition to repeal Oregon’s immigration sanctuary status