Oregon Highway Shooting Ends, Gunman Killed

Today, the Oregon Police Department released the video footage that was acquired during a highway shootout. The state trooper’s dash camera caught the whole incident on tape. With the public release of the video, the footage has went viral. The…

Oregon May Soon Begin Tuition-Free College Plan

ABC News is reporting that the Oregon state legislature has unanimously approved a plan to provide free tuition to students while they attend community college and public university. The groundbreaking plan is designed to help students hit by the recent…

McMinnville Tornado Confirmed As Residents Assess Damage

A small tornado swept through McMinnville, Oregon on Thursday, doing considerable damage to property and businesses. While tornadoes occur mostly in the midwest and southern states, occasionally one will pop up on the West Coast. Strong storms have been moving…

“Suicide Bridge”: Barrier Idea Gets Mixed Reviews

A so-called “suicide bridge” in Portland, Oregon has seen no fewer than 17 deaths in the last ten years, a heartbreaking number that seems too high to be true. Now, those who live near the landmark are proposing that the…

Starbucks Bans Smoking Outside Of Its Stores Across The Country

Do you like smoking outside of Starbucks after grabbing a coffee and pastry? Sorry to say, you can’t do that anymore. Starbucks introduced a new policy on Saturday that bans smoking within 25 feet of its stores. It’s a country-wide…

Tennis Player Drowns in Diving Accident

The University of Oregon this weekend revealed that Alex James Rovello, a junior who played for the university’s tennis team, died on Saturday. Rovello died in a drowning accident on the McKenzie River in Willamette National Forest. According to an…

Meet Eddie, the Slam-Dunking Sea Otter

Eddie the geriatric sea otter, other than being really cute, also likes to play a bit of basketball. The Oregon Zoo had to find some way to get Eddie to work those arthritic elbows, and they thought what better way…

Whitney Heichel Murder Suspect Arrested, Attended Victim’s Church

Gresham, Oregon police announced this weekend that the body of 21-year-old Whitney Heichel was found on Larch Mountain. Heichel’s vehicle and some of her belongings had already been found in a local Wal-Mart parking lot and on trails leading up…

Bath Salts Drug Discovered After Car Chase in Oregon

Bath salts drugs were discovered after a man led police officers on a high-speed pursuit through the town of Medford, Oregon. Zachary Jordan Krawczyk, a repeat offender who was once charged with possession of the aforementioned drug, was parked in…

Facebook Gets Huge Oregon Tax Break

Facebook has had a huge day! Not only did they have their IPO, but they also dodged a huge bullet today when the Oregon Governor signed a bill today that assesses big data centers for taxes on their local value,…