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Operation Net Nanny leads to 16 arrests in Yakima County

Operation Net Nanny leads to 16 arrests in Yakima County

News Release from Washington State Patrol YAKIMA COUNTY, Washington — Sixteen dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Yakima County were removed from the streets, thanks to a multi-day operation involving the Washington State Patrol (WSP), local Yakima County law enforcement agencies and several partner agencies.  Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this is the 17th operation spearheaded…

OHA launches campaign to equip workplaces with overdose drug

OHA launches campaign to equip workplaces with overdose drug

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Health Authority launches a new campaign aimed at fighting the opioid crisis at work. Reverse Overdose Oregon connects businesses with training and tools to allow employees to deal with overdoses using a drug called Naloxone. “Naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system,” said…

Washington bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate

Washington bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate

News Release from Washington State Department of Health OLYMPIA, Washington — Today the Washington State Board of Health expanded its emergency rule on vapor products to include a new section banning the sale of vapor products containing vitamin E acetate. The Department of Health recommended the update based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) findings connecting vitamin…

Oregon grows

Oregon grows

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Population Research Center at Portland State University has issued its preliminary population count for 2019, and Oregon has grown by one percent to 4,236,400. Most of that growth occurred in Oregon’s most populous counties. The counts in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties accounted for almost half of the increase. The largest…

I-5 bridge talks return

I-5 bridge talks return

VANCOUVER, Washington – The Columbia Crossing project may be dead, but the governors for Oregon and Washington have signed an agreement to restart plans to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee announce the two states are committed to spending $44 million to restart plans to…

Repeat offender sentenced for illegal firearm possession

Repeat offender sentenced for illegal firearm possession

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon — Dante Emmanuel Hall, 32, of Portland, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. According to court documents, Hall was involved in an early-morning fight in a downtown…

New sports betting app is a success

New sports betting app is a success

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Lottery’s sports betting app called Scoreboard has been running for a month and is exceeding expectations. The three month goal was to sign up 25,000 players and it has already hit the 27,000 mark. According to Chuck Baumann, senior public affairs officer for the Oregon Lottery, more than $500,000 has…

1 dead, 3 deputies injured in Franklin County shooting

1 dead, 3 deputies injured in Franklin County shooting

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Washington – One person is dead and three Franklin County Sheriff deputies are being treated at area hospitals after being involved in an officer-involved shooting early Monday morning in northern Franklin County. Deputies responded to call involving a prowler at about 3 a.m. in the area of Sagehill and Ridgeview Road, Franklin County…

Turkey day travelers will flock to the highways

Turkey day travelers will flock to the highways

PORTLAND, Oregon – The number of people planning to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to set a record. AAA Motor Club estimates that more than 55 million Americans are planning trips and 748,000 are Oregonians. “This is up nearly three percent compared to last year,” Marie Dodds of AAA said. “The busiest travel…

AG Ferguson Attorney garners first-ever conviction under animal trafficking act

AG Ferguson Attorney garners first-ever conviction under animal trafficking act

News Release from Washington State Office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson OLYMPIA, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday that Donald Frank Rooney of Everett has pleaded guilty to trafficking in species threatened with extinction under a voter-approved initiative banning the sale or transfer of products made from certain endangered species. Rooney’s plea and…