Though disappointing, the production delays have a silver lining.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The anticipation surrounding the iPhone 8’s release is fraught with tension. It’s been a long and arduous wait for the tech world as its dealt with leak after leak, rumor after rumor surrounding Apple’s upcoming generation.
Most of us have amassed a pretty serious RSS feed to help filter the massive flood of reports, even though we end up reading most of the latest news with bated breath behind nails bit down to the quick.
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(SALEM, Ore.) - What an amazing sight! #OREclipse was a huge success! Our thanks to Mother Nature for a most incredible Total Solar Eclipse in Oregon -- and for giving us clear skies over much of the viewing area.
Working with our local, state and federal partners, as well as the media and the general public, got the word out about arriving early. People had little trouble getting to their eclipse viewing spots -- and overall had an excellent experience
While Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is still at a Level 3 evacuation, the immediate threat to it is gone.
(WARM SPRINGS, Ore.) - At approximately 3:20pm Thursday, an ember from the Nena Springs Fire blew out of containment lines near Kishwalk. Driven by high winds, the fire began running in grass and brush. Two helicopters, handcrews and at least 10 engines responded in addition to 150 firefighters that were already assigned to the fire.
Winds pushed the fire over Indian Head Canyon and through Charlie Canyon, then continued move a mile east past the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.
Important reminders and announcements for Monday's total solar eclipse
(SALEM, Ore.) - The first total solar eclipse since 1979 is an anxiously-awaited event. The shadow of the Moon, the umbra, does not touch any other landmass or island before it touches Oregon on Monday morning.
The eclipse hits the Oregon Coast between Newport & Lincoln City at 10:15 a.m. (PDT), and will continue moving across the path of totality throughout the day.
Duck will not be eligible for earned "good time" to reduce the sentence.
(DALLAS, Ore.) - Brenden James Duck was sentenced today to serve 12 years in prison by Polk County Circuit Judge Monte Campbell for causing the death of James Osredkar on April 14, 2017.
19-year old Brenden Duck of McMinnville,pled guilty to manslaughter in the second degree, failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief in the first degree, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine
August is the peak of Oregon's wildfire season, so preventing additional burden on firefighting efforts is high priority.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by the department beginning Aug. 16 until further notice.
These restrictions extend to all Oregon beaches. Charcoal briquettes, tiki-style torches and candles are also prohibited. Only fuel sources that can be turned off instantly, such as propane stoves, will be allowed.
Police are seeking assistance from the public to find 26-year old Cynthia Martinez, a mother of four, missing three weeks.
(WOODBURN, Ore.) - Over three weeks have passed since 26-year old Cynthia Martinez was reported missing and she has not been seen or heard from since. She had attended a birthday party in the Woodburn area Saturday evening, July 15th, and then went to the Tequila Nights Bar & Grill in Keizer.
Cynthia was last seen leaving Tequila Nights Bar & Grill with two Hispanic males approximately two hours later at about 2:35 a.m. in a blue 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan. The minivan has since been located by investigators.
Operation Plan Smokey stipulates how Oregon National Guard members are utilized to assist in firefighting efforts.
(SALEM, Ore.) - More than 100 Oregon National Guard members, activated by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts in southern Oregon, are scheduled to complete their refresher firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem on Tuesday.
The group, comprised of Citizen-Airmen and Citizen-Soldiers from Oregon Air and Army National Guard units across the state are scheduled to deploy to the High Cascade Complex in southern Oregon on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
Family notifications have been made, and the two victims can now be identified.
(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) - Last Saturday evening about 5:45, passing hikers called 911 to report that they had seen the bodies of two women who appeared to have fallen approximately 150 feet off a cliff, about 6 miles northwest of Timberline Lodge, along the Pacific Crest Trail.
At 11:10 p.m., AMR RAT reached the location where the two victims had fallen and confirmed that both women were deceased at the scene.
Conditions became foggy and visibility was near zero.
(LINN COUNTY, Ore.) - Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reported his deputies were attempting a rescue of two hikers from the Three Fingered Jack area just before noon today.
On Sunday August 13, 2017, at 4:57 p.m., Linn County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from two climbers saying they lost their way in the fog and was stuck on a rock face, unable to get out on their own.
Manufacturing BHO at home is always illegal in Oregon.
(THE DALLES, Ore.) - OSP executed a search warrant at a home Wednesday about 6:00 p.m. just outside of Biggs Junction off the Biggs-Rufus Highway, as a result of an assault between the resident and a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver near the Pilot truck stop earlier that morning.
The resident was observed by witnesses and was identified as 39-year old, Trevor Patrick Beers.
The defensive aspect of everything does not apply to modern compliance.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Digital compliance has been a hot issue in the digital and real world over the past years primarily because it deals with data security.
As technology has evolved significantly, advanced security breach has also leveled up; that’s why the first-world countries like the UK have implemented data protection regulation as a defense against hacking or any form of security breach.
Although these protection rules should be strictly followed, the biggest challenge here now is the compliance.
Treating adults over 18 like children, Oregon will be the third state in the Nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Smoking cigarettes is bad for you. The Oregon Legislature voted on behalf of Oregon citizens recently to "protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives" by voting to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21.
That's right. A full-fledged adult in the state of Oregon over the age of 18 will no longer be able to buy cigarettes (or any tobacco products) as of January 1, 2018.
PGE customers use 3,976 MW on Aug. 3, beating the previous day's record.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - PGE customers have set a new summer record for energy demand. The new mark is 3,976 megawatts (MW) net system load, set on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. At the time it was 105 degrees at Portland International Airport.
The all-time winter peak of 4,073 MW net system load was set on Dec. 21, 1998. The low temperature at PDX that day was 16 degrees F.
More motorcycles are out when the sun is shining. Be extra careful!
(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - At least two fatal motorcycle accidents occurred in the Willamette Valley yesterday. Just in Benton County, these two crashes claimed three lives.
The first was on Highway 20 at Conifer Blvd., near Corvallis. Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pickup and motorcycle .
202 fire personnel are fighting the fire currently 4,579 acres in size.
(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.) - Today’s operations will utilize aviation resources, such as helicopters and retardant planes, to slow fire spread and contain lines. Crews and heavy equipment continue to prepare containment lines on the Southern and Western flanks of the fire.
The trails and road will remain closed to protect public and fire fighter safety until further notice.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Walker and a group of friends had been on a boat that was anchored approximately 30 feet off the shore, according to investigators. The group had jumped into the water and began to swim toward the shore when Walker began to struggle.
The investigation is ongoing and alcohol use is being considered as a possible factor.
Get your cannabis industry friends and head to Portland!
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Hemp is where it’s at. Finally, “everybody” is talking about hemp and its history in our country and beyond. In fact, some say the cannabis movement wouldn’t be here at all, without hemp.
There have been important groups formed to bring about an end to cannabis (aka “marijuana”) prohibition in the United States, including NORML, formed in 1970 by Keith Stroup. Another, very passionate leader, was Jack Herer, affectionately known as “the Hemperor”.