Tami and Tomes share the story of the heartbreaking loss of their 19-year-old son, Alex, who died of a fentanyl overdose in August of 2022.  Learn more about Alex’s story here. “If Not Now, When?” is a year-long campaign to ...

It’s time to learn what opioids are doing to our community. This message kicks off our year-long effort to help our community to stop the impact of the misuse of opioids. ...

Author: Tim Gordon SALEM, Oregon — Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the penalties for people in possession of more than a gram of fentanyl or for those dealing the drug. There has been plenty of debate about ...

Author: Mike Benner (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon is far from immune to this country’s fentanyl epidemic. The state is first in the nation for addiction rates and last for access to drug treatment, and the influx of cheap, ...

Author: Jamie Parfitt (KGW) MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (KGW) — A McMinnville man has been charged in federal court after he allegedly supplied the drugs that resulted in seven people overdosing at a party earlier this month, one of them fatally. John ...

Author: David Molko (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Coach Larry Hermida remembers 16-year-old Griffin Hoffmann as the player who brought the McDaniel High School varsity tennis team together. “A lot of the kids looked up to him,” Hermida recalled. “He ...

Author: KGW Staff, Mike Benner PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — A Franklin High School student has died from a suspected fentanyl overdose, a Portland Public Schools official confirmed to KGW. The official said the student died over the weekend, but did ...

WHITE CITY, Ore. – A routine law enforcement patrol in Southern Oregon led to the seizure of dozens of grams of fentanyl, investigators said. On Christmas night, a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy in White City reportedly found a driver ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drug overdose deaths in the United States are on the rise, with a 30% increase from 2019 to 2020 and a 15% increase in 2021, resulting in 108,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Among ...

BUTTE FALLS, Ore. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s office said a Butte Falls mom was arrested after her child overdosed on fentanyl. 30-year-old Desiree Maria Brown was charged with three counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment, four counts of reckless endangering, and two ...

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