News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:07:23 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Group gathers in Salem to end profiling http://kobi5.com/news/item/group-gathers-in-salem-to-end-profiling.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/group-gathers-in-salem-to-end-profiling.html Group gathers in Salem to end profiling

Salem, Ore. --The goal of a series of bills in the Oregon legislature is to combat profiling in the state.

On Monday in Salem, a hearing was held on the bills that define profiling, prohibit it, and begin tracking it.

Michelle Glass, the Lead Organizer with Oregon Action said Oregon is one of eight states that does not currently ban profiling. 

"Right now we have no system in place to track profiling so we can't say whether there's a problem, how big the problem is who it impacts, who it doesn't and that in and of itself is a problem," said Glass.

According to Oregon Action, in Oregon law enforcement agencies in Portland and Washington County have started to collect data on profiling.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:18:38 -0700
Bonanza woman charged with multiple counts of animal neglect http://kobi5.com/news/item/bonanza-woman-charged-with-multiple-counts-of-animal-neglect.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/bonanza-woman-charged-with-multiple-counts-of-animal-neglect.html

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- A Bonanza woman was booked and released on Sunday on multiple counts of animal neglect.

39-year-old Lisa Jo Luttrell has been charged with 8 counts of first-degree animal neglect, and one count of animal abuse.

7 horses and 2 goats were seized from her property by sheriff's deputies in early January. The horses are now being cared for at the Klamath Large Animal Shelter.

"They were very thin - we probably had them up to a month, a little over a month now - and they're gaining weight, they seem to be doing a lot better," said Dawn Keen from the Klamath Large Animal Shelter.

Deputies say one horse died from starvation shortly after the rescue. The surviving horses are still being evaluated, and will eventually be put up for adoption. 

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:10 -0700
Oregon House passes $7.25 billion K-12 budget http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-house-passes-725-billion-k-12-budget.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-house-passes-725-billion-k-12-budget.html Oregon House passes $7.25 billion K-12 budget

Ore. -- The Oregon House of Representatives passed the earliest K-12 budget since 1991 on Tuesday providing funding for Oregon schools for the next two years.

The K-12 budget at nearly $7.3 billion provides a stable funding for Oregon’s 197 school districts. Adding $600 million dollars to the $1 billion the legislature added in the last budget. 

The budget funds full-day kindergarten for every child in the state, boosts support for high-needs students and English language learners and ensures that every low-income student can eat lunch.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:23:31 -0700
Seattle artist creates rain art http://kobi5.com/news/item/seattle-artist-creates-rain-art.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/seattle-artist-creates-rain-art.html Seattle artist creates rain art

Seattle, Wash. -- A Seattle artist has created designs that magically appear only when the ground is wet.

Peregrine Church created Rainworks last May and uses Always Dry for his art, which is marketed as environmentally safe, non-toxic, and non-flammable when dry.  

The untreated surface darkens color when wet while the treated areas stay dry and don't change color at all.  

According to the Rainworks website the purpose of the art is to make people smile on rainy days. 

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:57:11 -0700
Fighting cancer with Polio http://kobi5.com/news/item/fighting-cancer-with-polio.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/fighting-cancer-with-polio.html Fighting cancer with Polio

Portland, Ore. -- (KGW)  Less than two months ago, Bruce McCain moved easily around his northeast Portland home and certainly moved without a walker.

Today he relies on it for each step.

In early February, McCain noticed stroke-like symptoms. 

He got an MRI and learned he had a cancerous tumor called glioblastoma growing in his brain.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:49:59 -0700
Missing Oregon woman left behind car, phone, purse and dogs http://kobi5.com/news/item/officials-searching.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/officials-searching.html Missing Oregon woman left behind car, phone, purse and dogs

Powell Butte, Ore. -- A 27-year-old woman who went missing from Central Oregon last week left behind her car, phone, purse and dogs. 

KTVZ in Bend reports Shauna Fowler has been missing since 11 p.m. on Thursday.

Fowler was living in a travel trailer on a ranch property in Powell Butte near Bend and had been searching for a job. 

According to her mother, Fowler had nothing with her but the clothes she was wearing. She is also active on social media and hasn't posted anything since Thursday.   

Anyone who knows anything about Fowler's disappearance is asked to call the Crook County Sheriff's Office at 541-447-6398.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:32:49 -0700
State of Washington considers banning palcohol http://kobi5.com/news/item/state-of-washington-considers-banning-palcohol.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/state-of-washington-considers-banning-palcohol.html State of Washington considers banning palcohol

Olympia, Wa.-- Lawmakers in Washington state are considering a bill banning powdered alcohol, or palcohol.

 

It's just powder, you add water to, shake and drink.

The federal government approved it earlier this month, but it's up to each state to decide whether or not to permit sales. 

So far Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia have outlawed powdered alcohol, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

While Washington is considering a ban, neither Oregon nor California has any legislation planned.

 

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:20:37 -0700
Cesar Chavez Community Service Day http://kobi5.com/news/item/cesar-chavez.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/cesar-chavez.html Cesar Chavez Community Service Day

Medford, Ore.-- Today is a day to celebrate! Governor Kate Brown proclaimed March 31st as Cesar Chavez Community Service Day.

It recognizes the life and legacy of Chavez's public service and it honors farm workers.

CAUSA, Oregon's immigrant right's organization, says Chavez helped bring national attention to working conditions of farm-workers while inspiring millions of people to join the fight for farm-workers’ rights.

CAUSA will gather at the Oregon State Capitol at noon Tuesday.

 

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:15:05 -0700
Portland considers east side homeless camp http://kobi5.com/news/item/city-considers-east-side-homeless-camp.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/city-considers-east-side-homeless-camp.html Portland considers east side homeless camp

Portland, Ore. -- (KGW) On any given night, 1800 people are without shelter in the Portland area and many are moving to the east side of the city.

To fight illegal camping, Mayor Charlie Hales' office is looking to place a homeless camp in the east, and wants to model it after the controversial homeless rest area known as the Right to Dream Too (R2D2) location.

The mayor's office spokesman Dana Haynes says there is not a set location right now, but they are looking at properties all over, even working with Gresham and Multnomah County. There's no doubt it's going to be a challenge. The property needs to meet a list of criteria. It will need access to mass transit, access to service providers, and would have to be accepted by neighbors in the area.

The mayor's office was looking at property at SE 52nd and Woodstock, but tells KGW it's not quite the right fit.

Trena Sutton is passionate about helping people who don't have homes. She said resources are needed on the east side.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:07:29 -0700
More than 2,300 sea lions on Astoria docks http://kobi5.com/news/item/10-more-than-2300-sea-lions-on-astoria-docks.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/10-more-than-2300-sea-lions-on-astoria-docks.html More than 2,300 sea lions on Astoria docks

Astoria, Ore. -- (KGW) Sea lions have returned to Astoria in record numbers.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife counted 2,340 on the docks of the East Mooring Basin last Friday.

Some, including leaders at the Port of Astoria, see the big animals as a problem. The sea lions are destroying the docks they haul out on and costing the port money because it cannot rent the space to boaters.

But others, including the Sea Lion Defense Brigade, see the animals as a great attraction and potential source of revenue for the port.

Veronica Montoya is a volunteer spokesperson for the group.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:58:50 -0700