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Oregon State Hospital will start releasing patients facing criminal charges

Oregon State Hospital will begin releasing a group of "aid and assist" patients on a monthly basis to make room for others waiting to get...

Woman held hostage in downtown Portland shares her story to give perspective on mental health

Melissa West told her story publicly for the first time after watching a KGW documentary focused on the flaws in Oregon's mental health system. ...

What led PGE and Pacific Power to cut power to thousands of customers in Oregon?

Portland General Electric and Pacific Power cut off electricity to as many as 40,000 customers on Friday to lower the risk of their power lines...

Washington State leaders offer incremental progress toward one day removing the Snake River dams

Environmentalists say breaching the dams is critical for Pacific Northwest salmon populations; power utilities argue they're a necessary source of clean energy. PORTLAND, Ore....

Vancouver's first Safe Stay Community after six months: What works, what hasn't

Vancouver's first Safe Stay Community has been running for 6 months. It's served 46 people so far, 11 of whom got jobs and 14 have...

Totally tagged: What's being done about Portland's graffiti problem

Monday morning, Portland police arrested a 22-year-old man described as a prolific tagger. The effort to clean up tags like those is costing us millions...

Now that Biden has signed the $280 billion CHIPS Act, can Oregon catch a tech windfall?

Though there is a clear appeal for the tech industry in Oregon, the state has already missed out on some big chances for expansion in...

Monkeypox looks like it's going to be around for the long haul

There's good news and bad news about the latest global health emergency. Here's everything we know about the state of our public health response right...

Oregon bill passed after deadly heat wave protects portable AC units, but not all types

SB 1536 passed after last summer's deadly heat dome event, but it appears to fall short of protecting the use of window AC units. ...

Former Nike runner Kara Goucher talks challenges of being back in Oregon for world championships

NBC analyst Kara Goucher was one of Oregon's top runners before a series of challenges flipped her life upside down. EUGENE, Ore. — Former...

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