Alma McCarty, KGW News

Alma McCarty

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Portland, OR, United States

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Oregon Firearms Federation files federal lawsuit over Measure 114

On Friday the Oregon Firearms Federation, the Sherman County Sheriff, and a Marion County gun store owner filed a lawsuit against Gov. Brown and other state leaders. → Read More

Court documents reveal suspect in Wash. County murder-suicide was arrested on domestic abuse charge last month

Deputies found two people dead outside a home, and the suspect with life-threatening injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to sheriff's office. → Read More

'Maybe someone will see something and help': Advocates try to raise awareness about youth homelessness

"Most young people are not leaving home because they're bad kids. They're leaving difficult and bad situations," said Susan Frankel of the National Runaway Safeline. → Read More

OHSU welcomes first out-of-state OB-GYN resident to receive abortion care training

A medical resident came to Oregon because she was unable to receive necessary training from her own residency program, due to a statewide abortion ban. → Read More

'We're still living with the pain' | Portland family pleads for answers in unsolved homicide 7 years later

In 2015 Laray Seamster, 26, was shot and killed in North Portland. His brother, Sammie West III, was killed five years later. Both murders remain unsolved. → Read More

More than 100 Oregon cities projected to ban psilocybin businesses, manufacturing

Two years after 55% of voters approved Measure 109, communities across the state put local bans on the ballot. A majority voted in favor of it. → Read More

Oregon Measure 113, aimed at preventing walkouts by state lawmakers, projected to pass

As of Wednesday evening, more than 68% voted to amend Oregon's constitution to disqualify state lawmakers from reelection if they have 10 or more unexcused absences. → Read More

Portland Parks & Recreation adding amenities, revamping street known for camping in Laurelhurst Park

Portland Parks & Recreation will add pickleball courts, a bicycle skills area, and a skateboard half-pipe on a permanently closed stretch of Southeast Oak Street. → Read More

Multnomah County Central Library reopening to public on November 1

The downtown library was closed to visitors for three months, as crews worked on phase one of renovations. A longer closure for construction is planned for 2023. → Read More

Menlo Park Safe Rest Village, second of 6 planned in Portland, opening soon

While there was no definitive date announced by city leaders, the non-profit managing this particular Safe Rest Village believes it will open mid-November. → Read More

Oregon State University researcher develops possible new 'universal' COVID-19 treatment

A study lead by an associate professor for OSU's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences found a new means of treating COVID-19. → Read More

'This is heartbreaking for us': DoveLewis animal hospital in Portland reducing ER hours

After soldiering through the pandemic and keeping the ER open 24/7 for patients, the CEO of DoveLewis said this was an expected change due to a staffing shortage. → Read More

New report analyzes how best to revitalize upper floors in Oregon's historic downtowns

Researchers found that around 50% of upper floors in historic buildings downtown aren't being used. The state wants to fix that by showing communities how to do it. → Read More

Oregon baby is second patient to undergo landmark fetal surgery for spina bifida

Michelle Johnson and Jeff Maginnis got word at her 20-week ultrasound that her developing baby was diagnosed with spina bifida. → Read More

More people moving out of Portland than moving in, data shows

An analysis by the Portland Business Journal found the population of the metro area rose just 0.1% between 2020 and 2021. That's much lower than in years past. → Read More

Old Town stabbing suspect charged with murder, unlawful use of weapon

Officers arrested and charged Dorian Cannon, 50, with murder. The victim was found stabbed to death on the corner of W Burnside and NW 3rd Avenue. → Read More

Portland leaders discuss growing issues with behavioral health crisis system

During a virtual dialogue on Tuesday, people involved in every level of crisis response talked about how to improve and expand the system of care. → Read More

Oregon Recovers downtown Portland walk promotes healing, community, addressing the state's addiction crisis

Oregon Recovers is an addiction recovery advocacy organization working to tackle the state's addiction crisis head-on. → Read More

$50K reward offered after mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in NE Portland

Inspectors said around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, a man put a gun to the carrier's head and demanded a bag of mail. → Read More

Friends remember victim killed in Irvington neighborhood stabbing

Morgan Seger, 49, was found stabbed to death in a driveway on NE 18th Avenue. Those who knew him said his violent death comes as a shock. → Read More