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Group works to overturn Oregon’s sanctuary status for illegal immigrants

Group works to overturn Oregon’s sanctuary status for illegal immigrants

OREGON — Oregonians may have a chance this November to overturn the state’s sanctuary status, which prevents Oregon law enforcement from helping federal immigration officials. The group trying to put a measure on Oregon’s November ballot to revoke the status for illegal immigrants says it has more than enough signatures. Jim Ludwig, with Oregonians for Immigration…

Two arrested after firework-caused blaze near Bend

Two arrested after firework-caused blaze near Bend

                BEND, Oregon — Two people have been arrested for criminal mischief and reckless burning after a fire broke out due to fireworks launched in Deschutes County on July 4th. Brandon Joel Hastings, 38, of Bend and Alan Joseph Stout, 29, of Bend are in the Deschutes County…

Woman who pretended to be black for NAACP, accused of welfare fraud

Woman who pretended to be black for NAACP, accused of welfare fraud

SPOKANE, Washington — A woman who pretended to be African-American in order to become president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP is facing multiple charges including welfare fraud, according to Fox News. Nkechi Diallo — who became infamous as Rachel Dolezal, a white woman identifying as black — was booked into Spokane County Jail…

US Ag Secretary tours areas charred by Eagle Creek Fire

US Ag Secretary tours areas charred by Eagle Creek Fire

BONNEVILLE, Oregon — United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has toured the damage caused by the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge, as part of his visit to the Pacific Northwest. The Eagle Creek Fire was sparked by fireworks last summer and burned 48,000 acres in the gorge. Much of the green…

Oregon to begin registry for agents who help find long term care facilities

Oregon to begin registry for agents who help find long term care facilities

SALEM, Oregon — Finding a long term care facility for a relative can be difficult, but it could be getting a little easier. Oregon is starting a registry for agents who help find long term care facilities that meet the needs of the patient. Max Brown, with the state’s Aging and Disabilities program, says it’s…

Flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Annapolis shooting victims

Flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Annapolis shooting victims

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on July 3 in honor of the victims of the shooting in Annapolis, Maryland. “As the nation grieves for the victims and those involved in the horrible shooting in Annapolis, we are…

ODOT says no room for excuses for holiday drivers

ODOT says no room for excuses for holiday drivers

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Transportation is urging drivers to make no excuses over the Fourth of July holiday. The department points out that between 2013 and 2017, too many people were killed in crashes over the peak driving times for Independence Day. “If you look at the last five years in Oregon…

Hump Day won’t mean fewer on the road

Hump Day won’t mean fewer on the road

PORTLAND, Oregon – If you thought that the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday would mean fewer travelers, you need to think again. Marie Dodds of AAA Motor Club say there will actually be record-setting numbers of people hitting the road. “A lot of folks plan to take the entire week off, or a…

Freedom Foundation reaches out to rank and file

Freedom Foundation reaches out to rank and file

SALEM, Oregon – The conservative nonprofit Freedom Foundation is contacting government workers in Oregon who are union members to make sure they are aware of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus Decision. It allows workers who are not union members to stop paying fees. “We’ve been canvassing and will continue to canvas the buildings of Salem…

Tacoma police officer awarded for saving life of Las Vegas shooting victim

Tacoma police officer awarded for saving life of Las Vegas shooting victim

TACOMA, Washington — Tacoma Police Officer Aaron McNeeley has received an award from the department for his efforts in helping a victim of the Las Vegas shooting at the Mandalay Bay resort. TPD reports McNeeley was on vacation and ran towards the venue when he heard gunfire. “He ran in and immediately found a woman…