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‘I feel on display:’ Some homeless people in Clark County say they feel overwhelmed by Point in Time count

Clark County's count happens one day every year in January. A separate bi-annual count of the Portland tri-county area's homeless population is also underway. ...

‘If we don't get out, we're going to die': People battling addiction in The Dalles beg for more resources

Recently, a nonprofit in The Dalles expanded its work to help people struggling with addiction, thanks to funding from Measure 110. But barriers to help...

Seaside homeless camp forced to relocate as king tide approaches

Camp residents were being urged to move amid concerns about flooding as a predicted round of king tides begins Friday. SEASIDE, Ore. — King...

‘Smells like rotten eggs:’ 40-foot-long whale washes up on the Oregon coast

A dead sperm whale washed up onto the beach right next to the Peter Iredale Shipwreck along the northern coast of Oregon. WARRENTON, Ore....

‘I was paralyzed:’ Homeless people protect Portland man from attack

PORTLAND, Ore. — Four windswept tents lined the corner of Southwest 14th Avenue and Salmon Street Sunday morning. It’s a busy intersection with nothing...

'I haven’t been able to stop': More potent, addictive form of meth impacts Portland’s homeless population

Oregon has the highest rates of methamphetamine and prescription opioid misuse in the nation, according to SAMHSA. PORTLAND, Ore. — Two men smoked...

Driver of stolen car dies in crash early New Year’s Day in SE Portland

Portland police responded Sunday to the first fatal car crash of 2023 in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. PORTLAND, Ore. — The new year is off...

One woman’s journey from homelessness to housing

Transitioning from the streets to housing can be a daunting process for some homeless people — one that takes trust, willingness and the right timing....

Order halting Measure 114 implementation remains in effect

Another hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 23, and the block on Measure 114 will remain in place at least until then. Author: Blair...

‘You’re almost in a third world country': Homeless people look for places to return cans after some businesses stop accepting them

Refusing to accept returnables goes against Oregon law. Businesses could face daily fines up to $500. PORTLAND, Ore. — The smell of smoke billowing...

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