The trail of stolen cash began at a bitcoin kiosk in Bend, where on Sept. 6, 2022, a 69-year-old woman deposited $10,000 to pay a debt to an unidentified “U.S. Treasury Official”.
One year ago, Marie, 32, was homeless, addicted to fentanyl, and living off whatever money her family and friends would send.
Oregon is experiencing a soaring number of fatal overdoses—nearly 1,400 last year—and many blame Measure 110, the drug decriminalization law voters passed in 2020.
Since the closure in 2019 of Portland’s sobering and detox center, the city and Multnomah County have been brainstorming ways to replace it.
Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell is stepping down after three years atop the bureau.
On Sept. 18, a federal jury convicted Reed Christensen, a 65-year-old Hillsboro man who attacked police on the steps of the nation’s Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
Top officials at the Multnomah County Jail told county commissioners at a Sept. 12 briefing that they’re expanding staff training in the use of body scanners at the county’s jails.
In June, Oregon lawmakers passed House Bill 2645, criminalizing possession of small amounts of fentanyl.
An inspection report by the Oregon Zoo’s national accreditor outlines concerns raised during a site visit last summer.
Tensions have erupted, once again, between county, state and federal officials at odds over who is to blame for the state’s failure to offer sufficient treatment to criminal defendants suffering from mental illness.