Police: Bodies of mom, son found where boy’s father cut wood

U.S. 06/17/19, 16:45

The bodies of an Oregon mother and her 3-year-old son have been found more than a month after they vanished, hidden in a forest where the boy's father cut wood, authorities said Monday. "Really good detective work" led authorities to find the bodies of Karissa and Billy Fretwell on Saturday in ...

New Jersey town’s nearly 600-year-old oak tree falls down

U.S. 06/07/19, 17:22

A 600-year-old oak tree known as the tallest one in New Jersey has uprooted.The Salem oak came down Thursday evening, drawing people to mourn its loss.The Salem Religious Society of Friends owns the tree and a graveyard that surrounds it. Society member Jim Waddington tells NJ.com the tree has been ...

Oregon man arrested after disappearance of mother, young son

U.S. 05/24/19, 20:51

Police in Oregon arrested a man Friday on suspicion of murder and kidnapping following the disappearance of a woman and their 3-year-old son. A search was continuing for the mother and son, but police had little hope they were alive. Karissa Fretwell, 25, of Salem and her son William haven't been heard ...

Ore. Republicans to shut down Senate over tax on businesses

Business 05/06/19, 19:39

Senate Republicans in Oregon have fled Salem to avoid a Tuesday vote on a $1 billion per-year funding package for schools.Minority Leader Herman Baertschiger told reporters Monday Republicans have been left out of the school funding conversation and that they are opposed to the proposed half a percent tax on ...

After baby death, mother calls for changes at Salem Hospital

Health 03/24/19, 21:43

An Oregon mother who watched her 7-week-old baby die of meningitis is calling for changes at a hospital from which the child was initially discharged.Ginger McCall said her daughter was discharged from Salem Hospital's emergency room with what staff said was a routine infection, the Salem Statesman Journal reported . ...

Amid measles outbreak, Ore. eyes vaccine requirements

Health 03/01/19, 20:02

A measles outbreak in southwest Washington has added urgency for Oregon lawmakers as they consider tightening the state's school vaccination requirements, which are considered some of the most relaxed in the country.More than 65 people, many of them unvaccinated children, have been sickened with measles in Clark County, Washington."It's not ...

Measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest about half of US cases

Health 03/01/19, 18:47

The focus on measles in the Pacific Northwest intensified Friday as public health officials in Oregon announced a new case of the highly contagious disease unrelated to an ongoing outbreak in Washington state that's sickened 68 people so far.An unvaccinated Illinois resident who spent time overseas visited Portland International Airport ...

Education, climate change, health care on lawmakers’ agenda

Health 01/22/19, 17:22

The Oregon Legislature convened Tuesday for the 2019 session, aiming to improve the state's lagging public schools — and find the revenue to accomplish that, address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and promote access to health care and housing.Democrats who control both the Senate and the House of ...

In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

U.S. 10/22/18, 05:33

With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out.It's become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers ...

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