Category Archives: KPTV

Compared to other states, Oregon has shortage of troopers to enforce distracted driving law

Oregon’s legislature passed a tough new distracted driving law this past session, making it illegal to even hold your phone while driving, but the agency that faces the task of enforcing the law is stretched thin. Compared to other states, Oregon has a considerable shortage of state troopers to enforce the new law on state […]
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Dept. of Education: Number of homeless students in Oregon hits all-time high

The number of students in the state who meet the federal definition of “homeless” is the highest it’s ever been, the Oregon Department of Education reported Wednesday. The new record comes along with four years of increased homeless student counts, the department said. Source: Dept. of Education: Number of homeless students in Oregon hits all-time […]
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State pulls license from Gladstone teen mental health facility at center of FOX 12 investigation

The Oregon Health Authority has suspended the license to treat patients for drug and alcohol abuse of a Gladstone mental health treatment facility for teens and adolescents. The Oregon Health Authority has suspended the license to treat patients for drug and alcohol abuse of a Gladstone mental health treatment facility for teens and adolescents. A FOX […]
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Report: Portland body broker company raided by FBI agents

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Portland-based company that works with people who want to donate their bodies to science. Source: Report: Portland body broker company raided by FBI agents

Lawsuit against the state of Oregon highlights the need for more

A local shortage of mental health treatment is at the center of a lawsuit against the state of Oregon. Earlier this year, the Oregon Health Authority, which regulates mental health services, found Willamette Valley Behavioral Health failed to justify the need for a new, 100-bed treatment facility in Wilsonville. Source: Lawsuit against the state of […]
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Plans for Nestle water bottling plant in Cascade Locks moves forward despite ban

Plans for a Nestle water bottling plant in Cascade Locks continue to move forward, in spite of a voter-approved ballot measure prohibiting such a plant in Hood River County. Source: Plans for Nestle water bottling plant in Cascade Locks moves for – KPTV – FOX 12

ODFW: Surging sea lion population a major threat to Willamette s

The Willamette River’s native run of winter steelhead is in dire straits and near the brink of extinction, according to a report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Source: ODFW: Surging sea lion population a major threat to Willamette s – KPTV – FOX 12

Two lawsuits against the state of Oregon have been settled

Two major lawsuits filed against the state of Oregon have been settled. Erious Johnson Jr., the top civil rights lawyer for the Oregon Department of Justice, settled with the state for $205,000. In 2015, Johnson learned he was the subject of electronic surveillance when a DOJ investigator searched for terms including Black Lives Matter on […]
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Gov. Brown meets with people hit hard by Eagle Creek Fire in Gorge

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited the Gorge on Friday, meeting with business owners and community members affected by the Eagle Creek Fire. She began her day in Cascade Locks, where several people shared their own stories of lost revenue, lost tourism and lost paychecks. “I was there the day the fire started, I actually drove […]
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FOX 12 Investigators: State of Oregon holding onto millions of dollars of unclaimed assets

When someone get something in the mail promising them money, it’s easy to assume it’s a scam. But, people might want to think twice if they notice that mail is from the State of Oregon. The FOX 12 investigators learned the state is holding onto millions of dollars in unclaimed assets and some of it […]
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