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Former UO wide receiver tackles gunman at school

Former UO wide receiver tackles gunman at school

PORTLAND, Oregon – When officers from the Portland Police Department responded to an armed man on campus at Parkrose High School late this (Friday) morning, they learned the unnamed student had been tackled and disarmed by the school’s security guard, who also coaches football and track. While police could not confirm the staff member’s identity,…

Oregon House unanimously passes ‘Kaylee’s Law’

Oregon House unanimously passes ‘Kaylee’s Law’

SALEM, Oregon – Colleges with campus security will have to make changes under a bill headed to Governor Kate Brown. It’s called Kaylee’s Law.  It was written following the murder of Kaylee Sawyer by a security worker at Central Oregon Community College. “He eventually drove her to a low part of campus where she was…

Things to do in May: Prepare for a volcano

Things to do in May: Prepare for a volcano

The anniversary of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption is Saturday, and Oregon and Washington are recognizing May as Volcano Preparedness Month – a time to learn more about volcanoes and the potential hazards associated with them. “We can’t forget the fact that the entire Cascade Range is built from volcanoes,” Oregon Office of Emergency…

Jury convicts Beaverton man for assaulting federal task force officers with explosive device

Jury convicts Beaverton man for assaulting federal task force officers with explosive device

News Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon — A federal jury in Portland returned guilty verdicts Wednesday against a Beaverton, Oregon man who detonated an improvised explosive device containing triacetone triperoxide (TATP), assaulting two members of the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) on October 11, 2017. Jason Paul…

Ferguson sues major pharmaceutical companies for driving up costs on generic drugs

Ferguson sues major pharmaceutical companies for driving up costs on generic drugs

OLYMPIA, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 43 other attorneys general filed a lawsuit last week against Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, and 20 other companies for conspiring in secret to increase prices of 116 common medications, including everyday antibiotics, antidepressants, contraceptives and statins. According to a press release issued…

Convicted felon sentenced after Bend police seize methamphetamine and firearm

Convicted felon sentenced after Bend police seize methamphetamine and firearm

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office — District of Oregon EUGENE, Oregon — Christopher Michael Soares, 35, of Southern Oregon, was sentenced Wednesday to 160 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in Bend, Oregon. According to court documents, on June 28, 2016, police officers…

OR revenue forecast is higher than expected

OR revenue forecast is higher than expected

SALEM, Oregon – The Trump tax cuts have turned into a big surprise for the state of Oregon. Tax revenues are $870 million higher than expected. Economist Mark McMullen said that increases the kicker fund that is earmarked to be paid back to taxpayers. “This will be the largest kicker on record at $1.4 billion,”…

Unemployment holds steady last month

Unemployment holds steady last month

SALEM, Oregon – Oregon’s economy continues to add jobs and unemployment remains low. Oregon’s unemployment rate declined slightly from March to April.  At 4.3 percent, Employment Department Economist Nick Beleiciks said the state added 3,300 jobs. “Health care and social assistance added 1,000 jobs and leisure and hospitality added 1,000 jobs,” he said. Oregon’s unemployment…

U.S. Senate looks at Oregon Saves

U.S. Senate looks at Oregon Saves

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – The U.S. Senate is taking a look at Oregon’s program to increase retirement savings. Oregon Saves gives businesses that don’t offer retirement savings programs a way for employees to direct money into individual retirement accounts. “Already, 10s of thousands of Oregon workers are saving,” Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read told…

Bills advance in Oregon Legislature that would increase school funding

Bills advance in Oregon Legislature that would increase school funding

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon schools would see significant increases in funding under two bills that advanced in the Oregon Legislature. State Representative Susan McLain (D-Hillsboro) said the school fund budget increases nearly 10 percent. “It recommends a budget of $9 billion total funds for the state’s school fund — a historic investment for our children,”…