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Drazan: Declare state of emergency for homeless crisis in OR

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Republican candidate for governor, Christine Drazan, on Monday called for declaring a state of emergency on homelessness in Oregon as she seeks to distinguish herself in a three-way race. Drazan’s unveiling of her state of emergency proposal was included in a campaign issue roadmap. Much of the plan released Monday contains points the former Oregon state representative and House minority leader has discussed before, like repealing Measure 110, the 2020 ballot measure that decriminalized possession of small amounts of hard drugs including methamphetamine and heroin. Drazan named homelessness as a top priority in her campaign and said declaring a state of emergency would allow for bureaucratic “barriers to be broken down so that people can begin to work together more effectively.” “We have the opportunity right now with a lot of different stakeholders who are throwing a lot of money at this problem,” Drazan told The Associated Press. “But what we’re missing is really a central point of focus and leadership that can coalesce all those efforts.”
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Soccer Made in Portland podcast: A hiccup for the Thorns, a brutal ending for the Timbers

While both the Portland Timbers and Thorns have kept their unbeaten streaks alive in recent weeks, the two teams are in very different form as the season winds toward its end. On this week’s episode of Soccer Made in Portland, hosts Ryan Clarke and Chris Rifer discuss the unfortunate finish to Saturday’s Timbers match against FC Dallas and reflect on the significance of the Thorns’ draw vs. North Carolina. After two weeks off from the pod, there’s plenty else to discuss as well, including the weather in Grants Pass!

Happy Valley resident: Red-flag laws should be a bipartisan issue

Brian Fitzgerald: Democrats right to pass law allowing seizure of weapons; Republicans right to demand real due process.The recent Oregon gubernatorial debate highlighted the division we have in Oregon surrounding firearms. Democrats are pushing for further restrictions, and Republicans seem content with a laissez-faire approach. Partisan rancor surrounding firearms is driving people further underground in their ideological silos. This is unhealthy and detrimental to compromise. I believe Oregon's red flag law, or Extreme Risk Protective Order, is a vital tool for government to combat gun violence. Mass shootings have become an out-of-control epidemic. Democrats are right: Thoughts and...

Person dies of suspected hyperthermia in Portland on Sunday

PORTLAND, Ore. — A person died of suspected hyperthermia in Portland on Sunday, Aug. 7, a day when temperatures hit 100 degrees. This marks Multnomah County's eighth suspected heat-related death of the summer. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office said no other information about this person will be released...

Gresham mink gets defensive during dinner time

Animal stares down couple over half-eaten rabbit, can be spotted locally along Johnson CreekWho among us wouldn't give a bit of a snarl if we thought someone was going to snatch away our dinner? That is what a Gresham couple faced as they spotted an American mink in their backyard last week during the summer heatwave. The furry neighbor stared down the residents, one of whom was wildlife photographer Carol Zyvatkauskas, who snapped a quick picture before the mink fled. About 40 minutes later it returned to finish its meal — a half-eaten rabbit it had left behind some old fencing material. That is why it put on such an intimidating front; the mink was worried it would lose dinner. The American mink are semiaquatic species that live throughout the country, and can be spotted locally along Johnson Creek. Carnivorous, they eat rodents, fish, crustaceans, frogs and birds. Mink are larger than their cousins, stoats and weasels, with bushy tails and a long body they use to enter burrows of prey. That streamlined shape also reduces water resistance when swimming. On average, American mink will reach about 15-18 inches in length. {loadposition sub-article-01}

Gladstone School Board's Steve Stewart resigns

Former robotics coach moving outside district, so applicants are sought to fill seat.Gladstone public schools are inviting people to apply for appointment to Position 3 on the school board following the resignation of Steve Stewart, who stepped down on Aug. 1 because he is moving outside the district. Stewart was appointed to the school board in June 2017 to fill a vacancy after the resignation of Carlos Castañeda in May 2017. Stewart ran unopposed in the May 2019 election to win a term in office through June 30, 2023. A resident of Gladstone for more than two decades, Stewart was...

Man hospitalized after being shot multiple times in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A man was hospitalized after apparently being shot multiple times Sunday evening in Vancouver. Vancouver police responded at about 9:07 p.m. to a report of a shooting near the intersection of Northeast 62nd Avenue and Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard, according to a press release from the Vancouver Police Department.

Corbett farm gives visitors a place to relax, smell the lavender

Bates Lavender Farm is a must visit for anyone going to the Columbia River Gorge Tucked away on the winding roads of Corbett is a 1-acre plot of land completely dedicated to the sweet smell and purple hue of lavender. Bates Lavender Farm, 33601 E. Bell Road, is a family-owned farm run by Kevin and Ginger Bates. The small business started in 2017 and sells many homemade lavender products, honey and — when the lavender is in bloom — allows visitors to pick their own lavender. The land was settled by Kevin's great-great-grandfather in 1888. While his ancestor...

New Artists, Offerings Will Delight at Camas Vintage & Art Faire

The 13th annual Camas Vintage & Art Faire will return to the tree-lined streets of Downtown Camas on Saturday, August 27, from 9 am-3 pm. This event will feature over 60 vendors including local artists and artisans in a variety of styles and mediums, as well as merchants featuring vintage, antique, and repurposed items.

Police investigate homicide of woman in NE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau is investigating the homicide of a woman early Monday morning near an apartment complex in Northeast Portland. Just after 1:30 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to an assault call in the 1800 block of Northeast 104th Avenue. They found a woman dead at the scene.

Classic cars return to Gresham Senior Center this month

Annual fundraiser celebrates chrome from every decade during Sunday, Aug. 28, expoChrome from every decade will roll into the Gresham Senior Center this month for a car show celebrating antiques, classics, customs, hot rods and everything in between. The fourth annual Car Show and Fundraiser for the Gresham Senior Center will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the center's parking lot, 600 N.E. Eighth St. "There is a lot of excitement in this building right now with the car show coming back," said Paul Nasiatka, president of the Senior Center. Hosted alongside the...

Beaverton Police Log: Car damaged by thrown guitar

The Beaverton Police Department conducted checks and answered calls from July 22-26, 2022.Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. A D V E R T I S I N G | Continue reading below Monday, July 22 A victim on Southwest Hall Boulevard had $1,577 worth of power tools stolen from his unlocked vehicle. Officers arrested a man on Southwest Davies Road for assault after he scratched, punched and slapped...