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Tim King: Boldly Leading Where Others Wouldn`t Dare

How do you come to terms with the unexpected and tragic death of a real-life superhero?

(SEATTLE, WA) - Tim King in Afghanistan I first met Tim while working at KATU News in Portland, OR in the mid 2000’s. Being a journalist meant something different then, although Tim’s reports never wavered from what were basic tenets at the time: fairness, accuracy, impartiality, objectivity, accountability, truthfulness and justice. This was the ethos of Tim.

Tim was the Salem photographer for KATU.

Read Full Article (Oct-19-2020 23:57)

Tim King, We Were Blessed to Know You

Relentlessly compassionate. Ever focused on telling the uncomfortable truths. A warrior of the news cycle.

(LONG BEACH, Calif.) - Tim King Two weeks ago today, my friend, Timothy Andrew “Tim” King left this world for the sweet hereafter. It has taken me this time to clear my head and to commemorate him.

I first met Tim King when I had returned to uniformed service in the wake of 9-11.

Read Full Article (Apr-09-2019 16:00)

Heads Up, Portland! Some TV Stations Changing Over-the-Air Frequencies

Over 72 million Americans rely on over-the-air TV

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - TV antenna KATU (ABC) and KNMT (Trinity Broadcast Network) will change frequencies this Friday 4/12/19 as part of the FCC spectrum repack, which requires nearly 1,000 TV stations across the country to change frequencies over the next two years to make room for wireless broadband services.

This means that any viewer who watches these stations through an antenna will need to rescan their TV in order to continue watching local programming.

Read Full Article (Sep-03-2014 12:54)

Facebook is Down for Everyone

No, you're not alone! 829 million daily active users are all on hold.

(SALEM, Ore.) - facebook down At 12:39 pm Pacific Time, millions of Facebook users went blank. It's been less than 20 minutes, but the fact that "Facebook is down" is creating a panic among social media fans everywhere.

For an unknown reason, the service is down and the site is offline. With an average of 1.32 billion monthly active users (as of June 30, 2014), and 81.7% of their daily active users outside the US and Canada, this impact is far reaching.

Read Full Article (Aug-16-2014 05:21)

2-Alarm Fire Damages Salem Home Friday Night

One Salem Firefighter was injured during the fire, and taken to Salem Hospital.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Oregon House Fire A two alarm fire Friday night caused heavy damage to the rear portion of a single story home in NE Salem.

As was first to report, and was on scene as Salem firefighters fought the tough, raging fire located at 3325 Arbon Street, firefighters had to chop down a neighbors fence to battle the blaze.

Read Full Article (Aug-09-2014 20:25)

7 Salem Residents Injured in Crash

The driver's 5-year-old daughter was transported by air ambulance to Salem Hospital with critical injuries.

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - Salem Family Crash Oregon State Police is continuing to investigate Saturday morning's single vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Albany.

Seven people from Salem, 2 adults and 5 children, were transported to area hospitals with minor to critical injuries. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor.

Read Full Article (Aug-09-2014 16:41)

Semi-Truck Catches Fire in Downtown Salem

High Street has re-opened between Ferry Street and Church Street in downtown Salem.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Truck Fire Salem Firefighters and Salem Police had a rare situation on their hands Saturday afternoon.

A semi truck caught fire on High Street in downtown Salem blocking all lanes of traffic.

Read Full Article (Aug-08-2014 08:55)

Salem Officials Say Drinking Water is Safe

As a result of the monitoring program, staff has identified the presence of frequent, but low levels of algal toxins, in the reservoir this summer.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Public Works Department staff monitored water contamination developments in Toledo, Ohio, and Lincoln City, Oregon, with interest this week, as a toxic algae bloom restricted use of drinking water in both cities.

Algae blooms are also known to occur in Detroit Lake and the North Santiam River, Salem's water source.

Read Full Article (Aug-05-2014 11:43)

Free Sports Physicals Available on Saturday in Salem

Willamette Surgery Center has offered free sports physicals to school athletes for the past 10 years.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - West Salem High School Football Willamette Surgery Center will offer free sports physicals to Salem area middle and high school athletes, this Saturday, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at it's facility located at 1445 State Street in Salem.

“On average, we see anywhere from 70 to 200 student athletes each time we do this,” says Suzanne Martinet-Bolton, RN, who spearheaded the project.

Read Full Article (Aug-03-2014 01:00)

The Diane Downs` Case Was No Small Sacrifice

The Diane Downs case is a notorious piece of Oregon crime history. But was justice served? Not by today's standards.

(British Columbia) - Diane Downs On May 19, 1983, Elizabeth Diane Downs and her three small children were shot on a country road near Springfield, Oregon. Her 7-year old daughter Cheryl died, but her 3-year old son Danny and her 8-year old daughter Christie survived.

Within three weeks, Diane had lost custody of her remaining wounded children and had become the number one suspect in the eyes of the police department and District Attorney’s office. I came across some very interesting information about the Diane Downs case because Rule attended the trial and also wrote a book about the case called Small Sacrifices.

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