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Substation Fire near The Dalles grows to 36,000 acres; evacuation orders remain in place

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The Substation Fire began burning out of control Tuesday night. Officials said its growth had slowed Wednesday, but conditions could change at any moment.

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Washington Co. sheriff: Men from Portland, Grants Pass arrested for sexually abusing teen

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A man from Portland and a man from Grants Pass were arrested on charges including rape and sex abuse involving a teen girl, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. 

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Lebanon police searching for missing 53-year-old woman with medical issues

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The Lebanon Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a missing 53-year-old woman. 

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Boy, 4, hit by fishing boat near Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City

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A 4-year-old boy playing in the water near Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City was hit by a fishing boat. 

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Proposed repeal of Oregon sanctuary law makes fall ballot

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The state Elections Division says a measure to repeal Oregon's sanctuary law has qualified for the November ballot.

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Police: Man arrested after waving hatchet, knife at vehicles in downtown Portland

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A 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning after police say he waved a knife and hatchet at several vehicles in northwest Portland. 

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On the Go with Joe at Oregon Croquet Classic

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A game for good causes: the first ever Oregon Croquet Classic is happening Saturday.  

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Vancouver seeing homeless population spike within the last couple years

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With Portland mired deep in the midst of a crisis of homelessness, its neighbor to the north is also seeing the problem spiral out of control. Over the course of the past two years, Vancouver’s problem with homelessness has become very visible, with weekly clearings of campers lining the sidewalks around Share House, which provides free daily meals and services to those in need. 

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Man caught on camera yelling homophobic slurs to couple in SE Portland

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Portland Police are investigating a verbal rant caught on camera.  The video shows a young man yelling homophobic slurs, along with a string of threats. Wendy Dragoon is the woman who took the video Sunday evening, near Southeast 63rd Avenue and Duke Street. “To actually experience it was horrific and eye-opening and terrifying,” Dragoon said.

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Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling Video included

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Standing alongside Putin, Trump steered clear of any confrontation with the Russian, going so far as to question American intelligence and last week's federal indictments that accused 12 Russians of hacking into Democratic email accounts to hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Oregon anti-sanctuary initiative certified for November ballot

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As the immigration debate intensifies, Oregon’s sanctuary law could be on the chopping block.

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Police: Drunk driver crashes into power pole, causes delays in Oregon City

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Oregon City Police say a driver was arrested for drunk driving after crashing a small SUV into a power pole Tuesday evening.

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Beaverton Arts Foundation receives $13 million for new arts center

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On Tuesday, $13 million dollars was donated to the Beaverton Arts Foundation by Pat Reser, through the Reser Family Foundation. The money will go towards its new center for the arts, providing nearly one-third of the $46 million dollars needed for the project. 

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Mayor Ted Wheeler responds to PPA criticisms

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler responded to sharp criticism from the President of the Police Union on Tuesday. On Monday, the President of the Portland Police Association sent out a newsletter about livability issues in the city.

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As temperatures rise, some pests find a way inside your home to avoid the heat

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The peak of summer doesn't only bring the heat, it also brings certain pests into your home. Wasps, box elders and odorous ants can show up in and around your home this time of year. Jake Claus with Natura Pest Control said, just like humans, some bugs don't like extreme temperatures, which is partly why they like to come indoors when it's hot.

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Firefighters deal with heat, cliffs, poison oak and more in Kalama brush fire

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Firefighters are still working in Kalama to make sure a small brush fire doesn’t flare back up, but it has not been an easy battle. The fire, which broke out right along I-5 Monday afternoon, was originally reported as 10 acres but the size was revised to 6 acres Tuesday afternoon.

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Beaverton couple hit by lava while on Hawaiian tour boat

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The video is absolutely terrifying as lava off the Big Island of Hawaii explodes, sending magma and rock hailing down onto a tour boat nearby. Officials on the island said 23 people were hurt and the boat was damaged. On board, a couple from Beaverton.

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Portland art gallery posts violent illustration of President Trump

A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said the agency is aware of the depiction of violence against President Trump at a Portland art gallery. STORY: http://kptv.tv/2NUWs0l

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Two day night ramp closure on I-205 northbound, PDX drivers advised to take alternate routes

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A nighttime ramp closure is planned this week, ODOT asking drivers to take alternate routes to Portland International Airport. Oregon Department of Transportation said that due to the improvements of I-205, northbound drivers on I-205 will experience periodic nighttime closures of Northeast Airport Way off-ramps on Wednesday and Thursday.

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DA: Man sentenced to 36 months probation after using a dead man's Oregon Trail card

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A man was sentenced to 36 months of probation for making unlawful purchases using a dead person’s Oregon Trail card. On Tuesday, A Multnomah County District Attorney announced a 36 months formal probation for Michael Mahoney, 53, after he found his friend dead inside a home, took his wallet, and made unlawful purchases without telling police or family members about the victim’s death.

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Police: Man points gun at motorist on I-205 who refused to give him a cigarette

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Portland police arrested a man Tuesday they say pointed a gun at a motorist after the person would not give him a cigarette.

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Deputies: Inmate who walked away from work crew in Kelso found

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An inmate who walked away from a work crew in Kelso was found on Tuesday.

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Investigators: Activity at homeless camp caused fire at Rocky Butte

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Fire investigators believe activity in a homeless camp sparked a grass fire on the north side of Rocky Butte in Portland.

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Deputies: Motorcyclist killed in crash in Marion Co.

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A motorcyclist has died as a result of a two-vehicle crash in Marion County, deputies said. Marion County deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash around 2:22 p.m. located in the 7400 block of River Road South near Independence Bridge.

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Portland art gallery takes down violent Trump illustration after threats

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A Portland art gallery has taken down a window illustration showing a knife to the throat of President Donald Trump. 

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Police: 3 stolen vehicles recovered in SE Portland; 7 juvenile suspects detained

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Seven juvenile suspects were detained and three stolen vehicles were recovered Monday night after police responded to a robbery call in southeast Portland.

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Owner of Timberline Lodge buys Summit Ski Area

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The owner and operator of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area is expanding its Mount Hood presence.

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Hillsboro Hops players visit with kids at hospital, sign autographs

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In the spirit of summer baseball, the Hillsboro Hops players paid a visit to some special kids Tuesday.

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Wildfire in Silver Falls State Park 55 percent contained; lightning determined to be cause

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The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department reported Tuesday that the Silver Creek Fire had burned 27 acres, but no further growth was expected.

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Motorcyclist plunges into water, dies off Highway 202

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A motorcyclist lost control of his bike Monday while traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 202, driving off the road and crashing into water, Oregon State Police said.

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City to unveil new route to connect east and west neighborhoods

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The route is called the Green Loop, and when finished, it will be a six-mile linear park for people to walk or ride their bicycles to and from the east and west neighborhoods of the central city.

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Swimmer pronounced dead at hospital after being pulled from river at Glenn Otto Park

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A 25-year-old man who was submerged in the Sandy River for 23 minutes was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

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Timbers acquire new midfielder on loan from San Lorenzo

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Tomás Conechny, 20, will be added to the Timbers’ roster pending a physical and receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 visa, team officials say.

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Pro-Second Amendment measure to appear on southern Oregon ballot

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Petitioners collected enough signatures to place a pro-Second Amendment measure on the November ballot in Klamath County.

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Oregon unemployment rate dips to 4 percent

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Oregon enjoyed another month of job growth, with strong hiring reported in several major industries.

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Deputies: Missing 13-year-old Beaverton girl found safe

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A 13-year-old Beaverton girl who was reported missing Tuesday morning has been found safe.

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Police investigating shooting in N. Portland, no injuries reported

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Officers responded to multiple shots fired calls near George Park, located at 7301 North Seneca Street, at 9:53 p.m. 

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On the Go with Joe at Tea Fest PDX

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While Portland may be known more for its coffee, on Saturday it’ll be time for tea in the city.

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Feds: High-risk radioactive Hanford tunnel needs filling now

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The Department of Energy wants to start stabilizing a Hanford tunnel filled with radioactive waste that is at risk of collapse without waiting for more public comments.

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Wildfire burns about 10 acres off I-5 near Kalama

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A wildfire burned up a hillside off Interstate 5 in the Kalama area Monday. 

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Vigil honors Woodburn woman who disappeared one year ago

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It was a bittersweet celebration for a Woodburn mother of four Monday night. Family, friends and even strangers united to honor Cynthia Martinez – one year after she vanished on her birthday. 

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Service dog helps sniff out gluten for 6-year-old diagnosed with Celiac Disease

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A Gresham boy with Celiac Disease is getting help from man's best friend in a unique way. One peek inside the Hardesty's Gresham home and it won't take long to realize their dog, Hawkeye, truly is man's best friend. Or in this case, boy's best friend. Six-year-old Toby and two-year-old Hawkeye do everything together.

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Lightning causes small fires at Crater Lake National Park, NPS reminds of fire restrictions in place

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Lightning on Sunday resulted in eight new fires at Crater Lake National Park.  The National Park Service said all the fires are currently one-half acre or less in size. Smokejumpers arrived soon after the fires were detected and have put lines around the two largest fires. The remaining fires are single trees and firefighters are working to extinguish those as well, NPS said.

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New Seasons Market recalls ready-to-eat sesame noodle chicken salad

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New Seasons Market is recalling ready-to-eat sesame noodle chicken salad products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday. 

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Man taken to hospital after being pulled from water at Glenn Otto Park

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Multiple agencies responded to Glenn Otto Community Park in the Troutdale area Monday afternoon after reports someone went under the water and did not come back up to the surface. 

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ODOT: Truck hauling forklift hits overpass in Portland; expect traffic delays

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A semi-truck traveling northbound on Interstate 5 Monday nearly lost its load after hitting the underside of the I-5 southbound to I-84 eastbound overpass.

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Cooking fire under carport burns manufactured homes in SE Portland

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A cooking fire started a larger fire that burned multiple manufactured homes in southeast Portland.

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Burglary suspect’s bizarre 911 call released after getting stuck in Vancouver escape room

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A burglary suspect’s bizarre 911 call has been released after investigators said he got stuck in a Vancouver escape room. 

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'The city’s become a cesspool': Police union president has strong words for Portland mayor

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In an e-newsletter sent out Monday, the president of the Portland Police Association did not mince words, calling Portland a ‘cesspool’ and his officers ‘scapegoats’ for what he calls Mayor Ted Wheeler’s ‘failed policies’ on homelessness. “I’ve been a police officer here for 27 years, I’ve seen it go downhill,” PPA President Daryl Turner affirmed to FOX 12 on Monday. 

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Early paperwork filed for potential 2020 ballot, requires firearm safety be offered to sixth graders in public schools

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Early paperwork has been filed by advocates claiming that sixth graders should be taught about gun safety in public schools. The paperwork has been filed to get it on the ballot in 2020. Right now, this is known as Initiative Petition 6, or the School Gun Safety Act.

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