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Brown warms up executive action to limit greenhouse gas…

Brown warms up executive action to limit greenhouse gas…

Portland Tribune - News
Documents show that starting in 2017, the governor started talking with agency leaders about finding an alternative route to lower Oregon's carbon…
CZ Trail user notes morning cougar encounter

CZ Trail user notes morning cougar encounter

South County Spotlight - News
Jennifer Hanson sights cougar during morning walk with dog on Crown Zellerbach Trail in Scappoose
Oregon dumps federal health care funds in Trump rule change…

Oregon dumps federal health care funds in Trump rule change…

Portland Tribune - News
State weighs legal and political options as federal appeals court takes up proposed barriers to some reproductive care for low-income women.
Former St. Helens teacher sentenced in sex abuse case

Former St. Helens teacher sentenced in sex abuse case

South County Spotlight - News
Kyle Jarred Wroblewski sentenced to 50 months in prison on charges, to pay restitution to victim
Oregon's immigrants see trouble in new Trump green card…

Oregon's immigrants see trouble in new Trump green card…

Portland Tribune - News
State sues to block changes; officials worry some people may avoid public benefits even if they need them.
New state law could hinder Hightower murder trial

New state law could hinder Hightower murder trial

South County Spotlight - News
New law may take death penalty and aggravated murder charges off table in Charles Vernon case
Oregon public records survey shows mixed bag for government…

Oregon public records survey shows mixed bag for government…

Portland Tribune - News
Nearly three dozen agencies ignored requests in the survey, which found a wide variety in how government bodies follow public records law.
Independent Party of Oregon faces major/minor test

Independent Party of Oregon faces major/minor test

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's third-largest political party expected to go back to minor status - for now. That's OK with them.
Man accused of sex abuse of minors pleads no contest

Man accused of sex abuse of minors pleads no contest

South County Spotlight - News
Erick Wenceslao Itza Briceno enters no contest plea on four charges in Columbia County Circuit Court
St. Helens Middle School to get turf

St. Helens Middle School to get turf

South County Spotlight - News
School district will cover full cost after city of St. Helens denies request to contribute funding
St. Helens man faces additional indictment

St. Helens man faces additional indictment

South County Spotlight - News
Tristin Litts, 21, indicted on seven charges of sexual abuse while awaiting trial
July ekes out jobs, unemployment rate at 43-year low

July ekes out jobs, unemployment rate at 43-year low

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon only gained about 2,000 jobs between December and March, which state officials said was weaker than estimated.
'I think El Paso was a culmination of hateful rhetoric'

'I think El Paso was a culmination of hateful rhetoric'

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's Latinx leaders worry that Texas and Ohio shootings could be prelude to more attacks on Hispanics.
Oregon City man dies in fatal Highway 30 crash

Oregon City man dies in fatal Highway 30 crash

South County Spotlight - News
Barry Robinson, 61, sustained fatal injuries; authorties now seeking information from witnesses
Oregon public unions want top court to block PERS changes

Oregon public unions want top court to block PERS changes

Portland Tribune - News
Lawsuit challenges changes that tweak savings plan and cap salary number used to determine retirement benefits.
St. Helens approves $2 recreation fee

St. Helens approves $2 recreation fee

South County Spotlight - News
Fee goes into effect Jan. 1; fee will sunset in two years; research to be done regarding tax district
Columbia City Library gets new sidewalk and fencing

Columbia City Library gets new sidewalk and fencing

South County Spotlight - News
Facility upgrades will allow for expanded hours, which will be determined by volunteer availability
NWAAC airplane fly-in celebrates 60th year

NWAAC airplane fly-in celebrates 60th year

South County Spotlight - News
Antique airplane group has hosted fly-in for more than half century, eight years in Scappoose
Port mulls lease for CBD processing plant

Port mulls lease for CBD processing plant

South County Spotlight - News
Company looks to have 6-10 local hires, with additional farm labor contract jobs
Support program for high-need kids to move to CCMH

Support program for high-need kids to move to CCMH

South County Spotlight - News
Statewide adjustments to coordinated care organization systems in the works
Letter: Infringement warrants some extremism

Letter: Infringement warrants some extremism

South County Spotlight - News
'We should be incensed when our elected representatives traitorously attempt to take from us that which we have charged them with safeguarding and…
Animal control removes 2 dogs from hot cars

Animal control removes 2 dogs from hot cars

South County Spotlight - News
Temperatures inside cars reach dangerous levels on hot days, putting dogs, and humans, at risk
Conservative Rep. Nearman takes Freedom Foundation job

Conservative Rep. Nearman takes Freedom Foundation job

Portland Tribune - News
Olympia group focuses on labor issues, and former lawmaker is expected to fit right in ideologically.
Report links Oregon's female prisoners to high levels of…

Report links Oregon's female prisoners to high levels of…

Portland Tribune - News
Researchers surveyed inmates at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and found the abuse they endured played a role in their arrest.
Urban/rural divide puts lawmakers at loggerheads

Urban/rural divide puts lawmakers at loggerheads

Portland Tribune - News
Experts say it might not be that bad: cities and small towns take different political approaches to meeting their needs.
Gov. Brown warms up veto pen for several bills

Gov. Brown warms up veto pen for several bills

Portland Tribune - News
On Sunday, Gov. Kate Brown announced her veto considerations, including money for dam retrofits, wetland deregulation and funds for urban growth…
Like those end-of-the-budget perks? Oregon auditors…

Like those end-of-the-budget perks? Oregon auditors…

Portland Tribune - News
Secretary of state's office says state should encourage agencies to save money, not spend it all when two-year budget cycle ends.
Brown lowers flags to honor shooting victims

Brown lowers flags to honor shooting victims

Portland Tribune - News
'We must take a hard look at why hatred like this exists, and do all we can to make sure it has no place in our country.'
'Froggy Robber' pleads guilty to 6 bank robberies

'Froggy Robber' pleads guilty to 6 bank robberies

South County Spotlight - News
Man suspected of January 2018 bank robbery in Scappoose convicted in federal court
First employee lays groundwork for Student Success Act

First employee lays groundwork for Student Success Act

Portland Tribune - News
Education department and other agencies begin cranking up a $1 billion funding plan to transform schools and aid students.

Two drownings reported in one day near Sauvie…

South County Spotlight - News
Two drownings reported in one day near Sauvie…
Two men drowned last week while swimming in the Columbia River; authories offer safety tips

Suspect jumps into Columbia River to avoid law…

South County Spotlight - News
Suspect jumps into Columbia River to avoid law…
Brian Martin attempted to swim towards Sand Island to elude officers, was ultimately taken into custody

St. Helens water reservoir repairs still ongoing

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens water reservoir repairs still ongoing
More details provided by the city, DEQ about repairs and impacts on environment

Two years in, OMIC continues growth

South County Spotlight - News
Two years in, OMIC continues growth
OMIC to receive $12.9 million with OIT, expanding manufacturing research and education

Council explores crisis options

South County Spotlight - News
Council explores crisis options
Council members looking at feasibility of potential criminal justice programs

Movies in Heritage Park to return

South County Spotlight - News
Movies in Heritage Park to return
Scappoose Public Library to host free movies and games every Friday in August

Fire districts select new fire chief

South County Spotlight - News
Fire districts select new fire chief
Hoke selected by Scappoose Fire District and Columbia River Fire and Rescue as top candidate

Suspect in St. Helens shooting indicted on multiple…

South County Spotlight - News
Suspect in St. Helens shooting indicted on multiple…
Adam Corey Fleming, 31, indicted on charges of attempted murder, assault, sexual abuse

Police search for suspect in bank robbery

South County Spotlight - News
Police search for suspect in bank robbery
St. Helens Police Department asking for assistance in identifying suspect in photos

Boquist's federal lawsuit blasts Courtney for…

Portland Tribune - News
Boquist's federal lawsuit blasts Courtney for…
GOP state senator who raised his voice during walkout sues Senate president, accusing him of rampant misuse of power.

Dissent by Democrats, not AWOL Republicans,…

Portland Tribune - News
Dissent by Democrats, not AWOL Republicans,…
Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson pulled away from her party before a vote on keystone environmental policy after Boeing expressed concern about the bill's…

Fire crews respond to blaze at plastic recycling…

South County Spotlight - News
Fire crews respond to blaze at plastic recycling…
Fire at ORPET in St. Helens sends up plumes of black smoke; cause of fire still under investigation

Go nuts at Longview Squirrel Fest

South County Spotlight - News
Go nuts at Longview Squirrel Fest
Annual celebration to be held on Aug. 17 in Longview, Washington; many events are free

Fire districts plan meet-up with chief candidates

South County Spotlight - News
Fire districts plan meet-up with chief candidates
Columbia River Fire and Rescue, Scappoose Fire District host July 28 event with finalists

St. Helens councilor to fill out term

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens councilor to fill out term
Keith Locke reverses decision to step down from council, will remain for the rest of his term

Two school board members seek public release of…

South County Spotlight - News
Two school board members seek public release of…
Tim Brooks, Lisa Maloney allege Scappoose School Board decided Peterson contract in secret

Data illustrate Columbia County's opioid sales

South County Spotlight - News
Data illustrate Columbia County's opioid sales
DEA data released by Washington Post, state data show how opioids reach consumers

Sand Island offers quick getaway for campers, day…

South County Spotlight - News
Sand Island offers quick getaway for campers, day…
New private campground offers improved campsites, free shuttle to and from island

Photos from the Columbia County Fair

South County Spotlight - News
Photos from the Columbia County Fair
The Columbia County Fair ran from July 17 to 21 this year, with the theme 'Barn in the USA.'

Affordable housing project celebrated in St. Helens

South County Spotlight - News
Affordable housing project celebrated in St. Helens
Elected officials, others attend grand opening for 18th Street Development apartment complex

Chief Concomly Park opens Friday

South County Spotlight - News
Chief Concomly Park opens Friday
Scappoose's newest park, named for Chinook chief, opens to visitors on July 26

Commuters deal with Cornelius Pass Road closure

South County Spotlight - News
Commuters deal with Cornelius Pass Road closure
Multiple crashes reported in first days of closure as drivers use unfamiliar routes

Suicide prevention coordinator works to pinpoint…

South County Spotlight - News
Suicide prevention coordinator works to pinpoint…
Suicide prevention efforts in county include task force, public support trainings

Dog rescue founders banned from managing nonprofits

South County Spotlight - News
Dog rescue founders banned from managing nonprofits
Samantha and Jeri Miller, co-founders of All Terrier Rescue, settle with state

Raquel Moore-Green sworn in as Oregon's newest…

Portland Tribune - News
Raquel Moore-Green sworn in as Oregon's newest…
Salem consultant was picked unanimously for the vacancy on Tuesday left by appointment of Sen. Denyc Boles.

ODOT's summer to-do list is hot hot hot

Portland Tribune - News
ODOT's summer to-do list is hot hot hot
Oregon's transportation agency has 92 statewide projects on its agenda this summer, from cleaning culverts to installing guardrails.

Climate groups, Global Partners at odds over permits

South County Spotlight - News
Climate groups, Global Partners at odds over permits
Environmental advocates re-up opposition against Global's ethanol facility in Clatskanie

St. Helens woman sentenced to 32 months for…

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens woman sentenced to 32 months for…
Kay Enyart, 45, pleaded guilty after using company credit card to pay for personal trip to Hawaii

St. Helens Senior Center receives $1,000 donation

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens Senior Center receives $1,000 donation
Hillsboro Home Instead program donates to St. Helens Senior Center, along with others

Homecare workers say DHS late payments threaten…

Portland Tribune - News
Homecare workers say DHS late payments threaten…
The workers' union says the late pay has been an issue for decades, and the state has been slow to respond.

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