Category Archives: KPTV

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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Oregon State Parks warn of dramatic tide shift during eclipse

Oregon State Parks officials are warning anyone headed to the coast for the solar eclipse to not camp on the beach. The state agency reported this week that the new moon on August 21, the same day as the much-anticipated total solar eclipse, will bring with it a very high and very low tide. Source: Oregon State […]
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Simple tips to keep the smoky haze out of your home

The smoky haze in Portland kept many people indoors Tuesday as the Department of Environment Quality warned the air quality was at unhealthy levels for everyone. David Collier with DEQ says the wildfire smoke that poured down into the Portland metro area making conditions unhealthy is a fairly unusual event. He says it is more […]
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Oregon gets federal extension on ‘Real ID’ switch

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Monday that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an extension for the state to come into compliance with the Real ID Act. Source: Oregon gets federal extension on ‘Real ID’ switch – KPTV – FOX 12

Businesses with liquor licenses warned about fake OLCC agents 

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is warning businesses about fake OLCC agents showing up and demanding access to files. OLCC has received multiple reports from businesses with liquor licenses who have been called or visited by someone claiming to be an OLCC agent. Source: Businesses with liquor licenses warned about fake OLCC agents – KPTV – […]
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