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Former Portland attorney charged with embezzling client funds

Former Portland attorney charged with embezzling client funds

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon — A 24-count indictment was unsealed in federal court Monday charging former Portland attorney Lori E. Deveny, 53, with mail, wire and bank fraud; aggravated identity theft; money laundering and both filing false tax returns and failing to file tax returns as part of…

Inslee signs executive order helping military spouses and veterans find jobs, training

Inslee signs executive order helping military spouses and veterans find jobs, training

OLYMPIA, Washington — Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order Monday that builds upon the state’s efforts to support military spouses and veterans with employment and training opportunities as families transition to civilian life in Washington state. Veterans and military spouses face unique challenges to gaining private sector employment. Washington has more than 79,000 active…

Local work helping drive down infectious diseases, reports show

Local work helping drive down infectious diseases, reports show

SALEM, Oregon — A new report shows Oregon is doing a better job with childhood immunizations, but more work is needed to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. The report shows the number of vaccination clinics in Oregon increased from 14 to 28 percent, but the number of cases of gonorrhea increased from 107 per 100,000 to…

AAA releases 2019 Green Car Guide

AAA releases 2019 Green Car Guide

If you want to buy a car or truck that’s friendlier to the environment, AAA has its 2019 Green Car Guide. The overall winner is the Jaguar I-Pace EV400, but if that’s out of your price range there’s the Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier which leads the sub compact category. AAA’s Marie Dodds said Teslas made…

GOP boycott will continue

GOP boycott will continue

SALEM, Oregon – For the second day in a row Wednesday Republicans prevented the Oregon Senate from voting on a business tax to fund schools. Meanwhile, a highly-placed Republican tells KUMA News that GOP members of the Senate will also not be present Thursday. A decision about Friday has not yet been made. The only…

Texas man pleads guilty for role in interstate marijuana trafficking conspiracy

Texas man pleads guilty for role in interstate marijuana trafficking conspiracy

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon —Trent Lamar Knight, 31, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to traffic marijuana grown in Portland to Texas. Drug proceeds, in the form of bulk U.S. currency, were returned to Oregon via U.S. mail and passenger luggage…

Fake cop conducts traffic stop

Fake cop conducts traffic stop

KENNEWICK, Washington – Someone who isn’t a police officer allegedly conducted a traffic stop on a citizen and repeatedly identified himself as a law enforcement officer. The incident happened between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near West Clearwater Avenue and North Morain Street. A citizen was driving eastbound on West Clearwater when the driver of…

Oregon Senate unanimously approves bill for longer sexual assault protective orders

Oregon Senate unanimously approves bill for longer sexual assault protective orders

SALEM, Oregon — Protective orders for victims of sexual assault would be extended significantly under a bill passed by the Oregon Senate. This bill would extend sexual assault protective orders from 1 to 5 years. “This will save money and time and anxiety for the survivor,” Senator Sara Gelser (D-Corvalis) said. She added it also…

GOP shuts down the Senate

GOP shuts down the Senate

SALEM, Oregon – For now at least, Republican Oregon senators have shut down a vote on a $2 billion tax package for K-12 schools by not showing up for a vote, denying the Democrats’ super-majority the planned vote. Earlier today, two Republicans showed up to warn the Democrats that if they persisted in calling for…

Portland man sentenced for attempting to bribe ICE deportation officer

Portland man sentenced for attempting to bribe ICE deportation officer

PORTLAND, Oregon —Antonio Oswaldo Burgos, 48, of Portland, was sentenced Monday to four months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for attempting to bribe a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officer. According to court documents, on May 24, 2018, Burgos followed an ICE deportation officer in his vehicle from the ICE…