Joelle Jones, KOIN News

Joelle Jones


Portland, OR, United States

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Recent articles by Joelle:

Portland freelance journalist faces 5 bias crimes

A 34-year-old freelance journalist who often covered political extremism in Portland now faces 10 charges — including 5 bias crime charges — connected to damage at Portland synagogues and a mosque. → Read More

Clark County continues to see ‘real spike’ in auto thefts

As cars continue to go missing in Clark County, statewide data has shown over 350 vehicles have been stolen in Clark County each month since the start of the new year – reaching a total of 1,150 car thefts by march of 2022. → Read More

Top concerts coming to Portland this May

As concerts and festivals start back up again, KOIN 6 News has compiled a list of some of the top musical performances coming to Portland this May. → Read More

How much does a used car cost in Portland?

The cost of used cars has increased by almost 30% in Portland, according to a new report published April 26. → Read More

‘Alarming’ survey shows new spike in hate crimes against Asian Oregonians

A series of stateside surveys conducted from October 2021 to March 2022 found hate crimes and race-based harassment against Asian communities are on the rise in Oregon. → Read More

Why Oregon gas prices are expected to remain high

As of April 26, the national average cost of regular unleaded gas rose by three cents, following a similar uptick in Oregon fuel prices the week prior. → Read More

Portland to host the largest indoor TEDx event in the world

The Rose Quarter has announced TEDxPortland will return to Portland on May 28 for the event’s tenth year. → Read More

Kells files $2M lawsuit over COVID losses

The Portland-based Kells Irish Brewery filed a $2 million federal lawsuit against the Continental Western Insurance Company on April 20, for allegedly refusing to pay for business losses caused by COVID-19 shutdowns. → Read More

TriMet ups new driver pay, sign-on bonus amid ‘severe’ staff shortage

As of Tuesday, TriMet announced it will bump up the starting pay for new drivers to $25.24 per hour, and raise the eligible sign-on bonus to $7,500 – a $4,000 increase from the amount previously offered by the agency. → Read More

Look up! Lyrid meteor shower to strike through the April night skies

In late April, as earth passes through the tail of dust and debris left behind the Comet Thatcher, viewers flock to their backyards to watch the resulting meteor shower known as the Lyrids as they streak through the night skies. → Read More

Brophy murder trial postponed due to COVID exposure

The murder trial of Nancy Crampton Brophy has been placed on hold until May 2, after a person in the courtroom tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Ex-prisoner files $2.6M lawsuit against Douglas County after ‘traumatic’ surgery on genitals

A Douglas County man has filed a federal lawsuit against Douglas County after he said botched surgeries he underwent while in jail caused his penis to be permanently damaged. → Read More

6 takeaways from Day 8 of the Nancy Brophy murder trial

On the eighth day of Nancy Crampton Brophy’s murder trial, the court heard testimony from the suspect’s friends, neighbors, and stepson on the events surrounding her husband’s death at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland on June 2, 2018. → Read More

Police search for missing Seattle man, after his car is found in Damascus

Police are searching for a missing man from Seattle, after his car was found in Damascus Wednesday. → Read More

LISTEN: Brophy asks detective for note to ‘rule her out as a suspect’

On day seven of the murder trial of Nancy Crampton Brophy, the court heard a phone call which took place four days after the murder, during which Nancy asked a detective to write a letter stating she was no longer a suspect in her husband’s death for her to give her insurance company. → Read More

Fiber optic internet could be coming to Oregon City

Residents in Oregon City may be getting faster internet, as officials announced the city will begin an infrastructure feasibility study for community-wide fiber-optic connectivity in May. → Read More

Don’t gift fraud: AARP tips on how to avoid gift card scams

According to the latest AARP Gift Card Scams report, there has been a spike in cases of gift card fraud, as now one-in-three U.S. adults claim they or someone they know have been targeted by scams seeking payment by gift card. → Read More

‘Parade of Bands’ returns to Hazel Dell after 2-year hiatus

A 54-year-old tradition will return to Hazel Dell, as the Clark County Fire District 6 announced the Parade of Bands will drum up crowds once again May 21st. → Read More

OSU develops tool to reconsider, remove racially harmful place names

A recent study conducted by Oregon State University has led researchers to develop a tool for analyzing and altering location titles that may be considered harmful or rooted in white supremacy. → Read More

Not quite primo: Portland ranked second-best weed city in U.S.

With recreational cannabis now legalized in 18 states, it seems there are more options than ever for stoners to set up shop – But according to a newly published list, Portland is the second-best place for stoners in the U.S. → Read More