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Past articles by Velena:

National Guard preps COVID-19 med centers in Oregon

The Oregon National Guard is busily preparing the Expo Center at the Salem Fairgrounds as a medical center for patients with COVID-19. → Read More

TriMet ridership down, schedules not changed – yet

TriMet officials said there was a 10% drop on trips taken on MAX and WES trains last week, which followed a 5% dip the week before. → Read More

Governor Brown extends school closure until April 28

The statewide closure of schools was expected to end March 31. → Read More

School’s out, so are big playdates: Where can kids go?

With schools across Oregon and Washington closed amid the coronavirus outbreak, there are few places for kids to go and confusion over which places are safe to take them. → Read More

Restaurants now relying on take-out, delivery orders

The coronavirus is hitting the restaurant industry very hard. Oregon is now the latest state to join the growing list around the country closing restaurants and bars. → Read More

BBB: Scams target fear in coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, law enforcement officials noticed scams are on the rise. Criminals are trying to con people out of money and personal information as they play on your fears. → Read More

Men plead guilty to church theft, get 2 years probation

On October 26, a pair of men are seen in surveillance footage stealing from a Gresham church -- now months later, they've both pleaded guilty to the crime. → Read More

2 arrested while fleeing scene of storage facility burglary

Two suspects were arrested as they were leaving the scene of a burglary in a stolen car, according to police. → Read More

Washington state House passes Tiffany Hill Act

The Washington state House unanimously passed a domestic violence bill Wednesday that honors a Vancouver woman killed by her estranged husband. → Read More

One rushed to hospital after shooting in SE Portland

One person was hospitalized after a shooting in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood on Wednesday night, officials said. → Read More

Oregon clinics ‘well-informed’ but still no coronavirus

Oregon doctors are preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak as the virus continues to spread across parts of the U.S. → Read More

Metro OKs $250M homeless tax measure for ballot

Metro just passed a vote to send its homeless tax measure to the May ballot that would provide millions of dollars for homeless services. → Read More

‘Very happy’: Reaction to Jeremy Christian guilty verdict

After a jury unanimously found Jeremy Christian guilty on all charges in the 2017 MAX attack, those most directly impacted had swift reactions. → Read More

Verdict reached in Jeremy Christian MAX attack trial

The jury has reached a verdict in the MAX attack trial of Jeremy Christian, accused of killing 2 men and critically wounding another in 2017. → Read More

Couple gets prison in murder of Tigard HS grad

A Portland couple convicted of killing a 21-year-old Lane Community College student last year in a case of mistaken identity was sentenced in Lane County Circuit Court. → Read More

Jeremy Christian trial: Jury asks for clarification

The jury deliberating the evidence in the Jeremy Christian MAX attack trial asked for clarification about some instructions Friday morning. → Read More

Suspect sought after 3 banks robbed in 40 minutes

Three banks were robbed in less than 40 minutes Friday afternoon in Portland, according to local police. → Read More

Repeat offender sentenced to over 7 years after meth busts

A man who has already served over 20 years in prison was sentenced once again after police discovered his involvement in a meth distributing network. → Read More

Verdict reached in Tyler Nees murder trial

A verdict has been reached in the trial of Tyler Nees, who acted as his own attorney as he was accused of killing his father. → Read More

Beaverton travelers to Wuhan quarantined in Omaha

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — Naskeh Habibi is happy her brother and sister-in-law are back on US soil, but they’re still not back to their Beaverton home from travels to Wuhan, China. Amanj Habibi and his wife are quarantined in Nebraska for 14 days after catching the last flight out of Wuhan, the epicenter of the […] → Read More