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Lawmakers push to make strangulation a felony

“The majority of all strangulation cases in Oregon are currently treated as misdemeanors, like shoplifting.”

Source: Lawmakers push to make strangulation a felony

Oregon Legislature

Deputy shortage sparks Wash Co to ramp up recruitment

Agencies across the nation, including Washington County Sheriff’s Office, are struggling to recruit new deputies and keep them — an issue they’re trying to fix. 49 kata lagi

Law Enforcement

Tsunami Watch canceled for Oregon, Washington

A tsunami watch was canceled for the Oregon and Washington coast after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Alaska.

Source: Tsunami Watch canceled for Oregon, Washington

KOIN

Where We Live: Nelson makes history in Supreme Court 

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and his impact, is being realized here, where we live, through Adrienne Nelson, who was recently sworn in as the first African-American State Supreme Court Justice in Oregon’s history. 11 kata lagi

Audio/Visual

Impact of federal tax plan on Oregon still uncertain

State economists said Wednesday that the recent federal tax overhaul could have negative effects on Oregon’s revenues in the short term, but could boost annual state revenues in the next decade. 10 kata lagi

Taxes

2 children in Oregon die from the flu

Two children in Oregon recently died from the flu, a health official confirmed to KOIN 6 News.

Source: 2 children in Oregon die from the flu

Health Authority

Portland doctors see more flu cases than usual

20 people died from the flu in Washington state.

Portland emergency departments are full of people with high fevers, coughs and achy muscles and some doctors are calling this the worst flu season they’ve ever seen. 9 kata lagi

Health Authority