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‘It’s Not A Belief System, It’s Data’: Gov. Newsom Emphasizes Wildfires Show Reality Of Climate Change

(CNN) — Firefighters are making tremendous progress combating the huge wildfire complexes afflicting California — but the real battle is against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The average temperatures in the Golden State have increased by three degrees since 1980, illustrated most recently with the hottest August in recorded state history, according to Newsom. “The fundamental facts cannot be denied,” Newsom said. “The trendlines are not going in the right direction.” The gove...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Climate Change, California, Oregon, Senate, White House, California News, Cnn, Salem, West Coast, Farm Bureau, Lake Tahoe, Donald Trump, American Farm Bureau Federation

Rain Could Bring Relief To Thousands Of Firefighters Battling West Coast Blazes

(CNN) — Weeks of dry, hot weather have fueled historic wildfires along the West Coast that have killed more than 34 people, and reduced thousands of homes to embers. Firefighters have been battling blazes in the region, which have consumed more than 4.7 million acres, as dry grass and high winds have created tinderbox conditions. But rain this week could bring much needed relief to some parts of the Northwest, giving firefighters time to gain headway against the deadly flames. Red flag warnings ...
Tags: Weather, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, California News, Cnn, Portland, Rain, CAL FIRE, West Coast, Arcadia, Northwest, Alaska Airlines, Spokane, Inslee

US Attorney Calls For Investigation Of DHS Amid Video Evidence Of Camouflaged Portland Arrests

U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams on Friday called for an investigation into reports that unidentified federal agents donning camouflage fatigues and masks have been arresting protesters in Portland. “Based on news accounts circulating that allege federal law enforcement detained two protestors without probable cause, I have requested the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General to open a separate investigation directed specifically at the actions of DHS personnel,” Willia...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Abc, Oregon, US, Dhs, Williams, Portland, Homeland Security, CBP, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Ron Wyden, Kate Brown, KATU, Ted Wheeler

Person thrown to the ground and arrested while biking on SW 4th Avenue

WATCH – Portland Police officers knock a protester off of his bicycle and arrest him outside of Lownsdale Square Park near the Federal Courthouse downtown #LiveOnK2 — Dan McCarthy (@DanMcKATU) July 16, 2020 A disturbing video shot by a KATU news reporter this morning shows a Portland Police officer throwing a person off their bike. The incident happened on the southwest corner of Southwest 4th and Main. In the video the bicycle riders rolls north on SW 4th. The ...
Tags: Minneapolis, Police, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Southwest, Justice Center, KATU, Ted Wheeler, Federal Courthouse, Portland Police, Dan McCarthy, Jonathan Maus, Trump Administration, PPB

Exploding Whale Memorial Park opens near site where that beached whale was blown up in 1970

The story is legendary. Nearly 50 years ago, a whale beached itself on the shores near Florence, Oregon. Its carcass was "dealt with" with dynamite by city officials, causing the blubber to fly! Now, the coastal city has opened the Exploding Whale Memorial Park to commemorate the incident. Florence, near where the whale -- or as a KATU reporter referred to it at the time “a stinking whale of a problem” -- washed up, is finally honoring this beautiful moment in history with a n...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Oregon, Mistakes, Florence, KATU, Epic Fail, Florence Oregon, Beached Whale, Siuslaw River, Exploding Whale Memorial Park, Exploding Whale, Flying Blubber, Megan Messmer

Albina Vision pulls support for I-5 Rose Quarter project

No more lifeline for Mayor Wheeler and Metro President Lynn Peterson. (Illustration by Cloe Ashton, May 2019) Huge news from the Portland Mercury and Willamette Week: The nonprofit Albina Vision Trust has decided it will no longer support the Oregon Department of Transportation’s I-5 Rose Quarter project and they will no longer participate in an advisory role. In a tweet posted today, reporter Blair Stevnick wrote, “Albina Vision Trust is withdrawing from all planning on ODOT’s Rose Quarter 1-5...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Metro, Adams, Kate Brown, Peterson, Megan, Oregon Public Broadcasting, ODOT, KATU, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, Willamette Week

Opinion: The wall around our City Hall is a symbol of weak leadership

Not accessible — and a big middle-finger to all Portlanders.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) What is wrong with Portland’s current leaders? Yesterday someone at the City of Portland decided to erect a massive plywood wall around City Hall. According to KATU it was installed to prevent people from spray painting the cherished limestone walls and, “to help preserve city resources, as a team has had to clean the buildings each day.” With our city in mass upheaval over the killing of George...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ada, Editorial, City Hall, Walling, KATU, Jonathan Maus, City Hall According, George Floyd

Everything you need to know about Portland’s new ‘Slow Streets’ plan

(Slides shared by a PBOT planner at the Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting last night.) “PBOT will put treatments on 100 sections of neighborhood greenways by the end of next week.”— Margaux Weeke, Office of Commissioner Chloe Eudaly “We are officially in ‘go’ mode,” said a smiling Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Policy, Planning and Projects Group Manager Art Pearce at the outset of the Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting last night. The meeting was the first venue for PBOT to s...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Clinton, Kate Brown, Falbo, Pearce, Portland Bureau of Transportation, KATU, Ciarlo, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Roger Geller, Nick Falbo

Man Stabbed After His Granddaughter And Three Other Teens Enter, Rob His Home

HAZEL DELL, Wash. (CBS Local) — A Washington state man was stabbed in the neck and robbed by a group of teenagers, including his granddaughter, on Monday night, police said. The victim, 66, told investigators he was inside his home in Hazel Dell, Washington, when his granddaughter and three other teens entered the house, assaulted him and left with his car, wallet and cellphone. He was treated at a nearby hospital for life-threatening injuries. Officers tracked down the stolen vehicle in Seaside...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Israel, Dell, Offbeat, Local TV, KATU, CBS Local, Adam Israel, Talkers, Hazel Dell Washington, Jacquelyn Abad

Football Coach Disarms Student With A Gun, Then Hugs Him

(CNN) — A high school football and track coach in Portland, Oregon, was celebrated as a hero earlier this year after he disarmed a student with a shotgun. The student walked into a classroom at Parkrose High School in May, intending to use the firearm to take his own life, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said in a statement last week. At the time, reports said the coach, Keanon Lowe, tackled the student. But according to emotional surveillance footage released by the district att...
Tags: Cnn, Offbeat, Portland Oregon, Lowe, Multnomah County, University of Oregon, KATU, Parkrose High School, Keanon Lowe, Granados Diaz, Cable News Network Inc, Talkers, WarnerMedia Company, Oregon News, Lowe Seconds, Parakram Singh

Wheeler, Peterson seize Albina Vision as justification for I-5 freeway expansion

(By Cloe Ashton for BikePortland) Metro President Lynn Peterson and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler have found a politically convenient way out of the predicament posed by the very unpopular I-5 Rose Quarter Project: the Albina Vision plan. Drowning in a sea of controversy around the idea of expanding a freeway through our central city, both leaders have made this plan central to their position on the project. “One of the biggest opportunities in our region is the Albina Vision plan.”— Lynn Pet...
Tags: Abc, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Metro, Petersen, Adams, Hillsboro, Peterson, ODOT, KATU, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus

Here’s why I think we should change stop sign laws for bicycle users

KATU’s Steve Dunn and I in an interview that aired over the weekend. Watch video below. Bicycles and cars are vastly different types of vehicles and our laws should do more to reflect that. That’s just one of many reasons I strongly support Senate Bill 998 currently working its way through the Oregon Legislature. The bill would allow bicycle users to treat stop signs and flashing red signals as yield signs (also known as “Idaho Stop” for a similar law on the books in Idaho for over 30 years)....
Tags: Politics, Opinion, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Idaho, House, Salem, House Judiciary Committee, Oregon Legislature, KATU, Steve Dunn, Jonathan Maus

Pedestrian hit, killed by driver in Oregon City

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver south of Portland in Oregon City. KATU-TV reports the crash was reported about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Molalla Avenue and Pearl Street. Oregon City Police expect the intersection will remain closed for several hours. Authorities have […]
Tags: News, Ap, Portland, Northwest, Oregon City, KATU, Molalla Avenue, Pearl Street Oregon City Police

Parents concerned about carbon monoxide exposure at school

WALDPORT, Ore. (AP) — Students at an elementary school on the Oregon Coast went to the emergency room to have their blood levels tested for carbon monoxide exposure. KATU reports that the Lincoln County School District superintendent announced Tuesday afternoon that classes at the Crestview Heights Elementary school in Waldport, Oregon, would be canceled Wednesday, […]
Tags: News, Northwest, KATU, Ore AP, Oregon Coast, Waldport, Waldport Oregon, Lincoln County School District, Crestview Heights Elementary school

WA ‘bump stock buyback’ funded as OR braces for ban initiative

Bump fire stocks, like this one pictured in a YouTube screen snip from Central Texas Survival, are being “bought back” in Washington State. U.S.A. –-( While Washington State lawmakers have approved funding for a “bump stock buyback” at $150 apiece, gun owners in neighboring Oregon are already bracing for a fight next year when anti-gunners will push a measure aimed at banning “a variety of semi-automatic firearms,” as reported by KATU in Portland. In the Evergreen State—which ne...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, House Of Representatives, Portland, Ayn Rand, Gun Control, Ferguson, Las Vegas, Pacific Northwest, Gun Rights, Northwest, Morton, Second Amendment, Nra

North Fessenden and 82nd claimed more victims last night

Another person was seriously injured on N Fessenden last night. At first I thought the Portland Police Bureau sent out a duplicate statement by mistake. Then upon closer inspection of the emails, I realized there really were two traffic collisions that caused serious injury to someone walking within just a few hours on Sunday night. Both the collisions happened in places that are absolutely unsurprising to everyone who follows safe streets advocacy in this town: Northeast 82nd and North Fess...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Walking, Portland, Portland Police Bureau, KATU, Jonathan Maus, 82nd Avenue, Collisions, Fessenden, BP Headlines, N Fessenden Ave, North Fessenden, North Fessenden North Fessenden, St Johns Truck Strategy Phase

Woman found dead in Salem home, suspect detained

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say they found a 55-year-old woman dead inside a home and that they have detained a male suspect. KATU-TV reports police were called to the Salem home at about 11 a.m. Friday on a report of a stabbing. They have not yet released the woman’s name or the suspect’s name. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Salem, Northwest, KATU, SALEM Ore

Burger King sued after revoking 'meals for life' compensation

A gentleman was trapped in a Burger King restroom, forced to listen to the staff laugh at his plight. In compensation the local manager offered him 'meals for life' -- that's right, a lifetime supply of mediocre "whoppers" and some of the worst fries in fast food existence! For a few weeks all was well, then a REGIONAL manager revoked this fitting reward, and the gentleman has been offered no other recourse than to sue. We will be monitoring this case not at all. ABC reports: Curtis Broo...
Tags: Video, News, Abc, Court, Burger King, KATU, Fuller, Michael Fuller, El Rey De Hamborgesa, Curtis Brooner, Wood Village, Brooner, Crissandwich

Police: Drunken driver crashes into officer’s patrol car

GLADSTONE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon police officer is recovering from minor injuries after his patrol car was struck by a suspected drunken driver. KATU-TV reports a Gladstone police officer was conducting a traffic stop on New Year’s Eve when another vehicle slammed into the back of the officer’s vehicle. Police say the […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Northwest, Gladstone, KATU, GLADSTONE Ore AP

Portland passes ordinance to reduce single-use plastic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, has unanimously approved a measure that will forbid restaurants, bars and coffee shops from giving out plastic straws or other single-use utensils unless people ask for them. The same goes for plastic cutlery for take-out orders or deliveries. KATU reports the new rules approved Wednesday […]
Tags: News, Ap, Portland, Portland Oregon, City Council, KATU, Nation & World

Oregon examines tolling 7-mile stretch of Interstate 5

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Transportation is examining the possibility of charging tolls on a seven-mile (11-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 5 near downtown Portland. KATU-TV reports the department’s current plan is looking at tolling the interstate from the exit for Alberta Street to south of downtown at the Multnomah off-ramp. Department officials […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Portland, Department, KATU, Ore AP, Oregon Department of Transportation, Nation & World, Alberta Street

Man pleads not guilty to stealing Ohio man’s identity

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, man accused of stealing an Ohio man’s identify and trying to use it to take over the lease of a luxury car has pleaded not guilty to identity theft. KATU-TV reports 40-year-old Kenneth Colvin entered the not guilty pleas Friday to 14 counts of the crime. Police arrested […]
Tags: News, Portland, Ohio, Portland Oregon, KATU, Ore AP, Nation & World, Kenneth Colvin

Deputies arrest man in animal neglect case

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man on animal neglect charges after deputies served a search warrant at a home southwest of Portland and found dogs in crates that could barely walk. KATU-TV reports deputies arrested Russell Fernandez Tuesday on six counts of animal neglect and one count of possessing dog fighting paraphernalia. The […]
Tags: News, Portland, KATU, Nation & World, SHERWOOD Ore AP, Russell Fernandez

Coyote Attacks In Sundry Places

Dogs being attacked by Coyotes has become a routine occurrence throughout the country.  But remember, it can happen to humans as well. The child had just gotten off her school bus and was walking toward her house, located in a wooded area, when the coyote approached her and bit her on the leg, the television station reported. Multnomah County Animal Services spokesman Jay LeVitre said the girl was taken to a hospital and treated in case the animal was rabid, KATU reported. Michelle Dennehy, an O...
Tags: Animals, America, Military, Coyote, Coyotes, Coons, KATU, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Coywolf, Michelle Dennehy, Multnomah County Animal Services, Jay LeVitre, Denehy, Snotsdale, AZ Trust

Amber Alert issued for girl, 4, who may be with non-custodial mom traveling in California

VANCOUVER, Wash. — An Amber Alert has been issued in California for a 4-year-old Vancouver, Wash., girl who police believe was abducted by her non-custodial mother. KATU-TV reports 4-year-old Aranza Ochoa Lopez has been in foster care since 2017, after being removed from her mother’s home. Authorities believe they may be headed to Mexico. Aranza Ochoa Lopez. Photo courtesy National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Aranza was on a court-supervised visit Thursday with her mother, Esmer...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Sport, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Vancouver, Amber Alert, Local News, Chevy Cobalt, Public Safety, Malibu, Southern California, Sun Valley, Lopez, LA County

Security guard gets life for killing man in parking lot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 34-year-old Salem security guard has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting a man to death in 2017, the Marion County District Attorney’s Office said. KATU-TV reports Gregory Capwell was sentenced Monday. A jury last week found that Capwell intentionally killed 25-year-old Jose Moreno in a Denny’s parking lot […]
Tags: News, Ap, Salem, Denny, KATU, Nation & World, Jose Moreno, SALEM Ore, Marion County District Attorney s Office, Gregory Capwell, Capwell

Woman tried to kidnap infant at Oregon City restaurant

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A 50-year-old woman is facing several charges including attempted kidnapping after police say she tried to take an infant from a family that was eating at an Oregon City restaurant. KATU reports that police officers arrested the a Shari’s restaurant Saturday night. Officers received a call about a woman […]
Tags: Crime, News, Ap, Local News, Northwest, Shari, Oregon City, KATU, Nation & World

Man gets 18 years in prison for sexually abusing girls

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — A Gresham man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing two girls in 2013. KATU-TV reports 31-year-old Tyler Wilkerson pleaded no contest and was found guilty of nine counts of first-degree sexual abuse, six counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree attempted rape. He […]
Tags: News, Gresham, KATU, Nation & World, GRESHAM Ore AP, Tyler Wilkerson

Oregon seafood company sues fisherman over hagfish deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon seafood company is suing a fisherman who it says caused a power outage that resulted in the deaths of thousands of pounds of hagfish. KATU-TV reports AA Seafood in Depoe Bay is seeking $49,000 in damages from the fisherman, claiming his boat struck a power line when he was […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, Portland, KATU, Depoe Bay, Nation & World

Man gets 20 years in prison for sex abuse crimes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An ex-soccer coach has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex abuse and for taking sexually explicit photographs of teenagers. The Multnomah County District’s Attorney’s Office says 39-year-old Luis Trybom was sentenced Friday. KATU-TV reports he pleaded “no contest” in July to three counts of using a child in […]
Tags: News, Office, Portland, KATU, Ore AP, Nation & World, Luis Trybom