Chandler Watkins, FOX 12 Oregon KPTV

Chandler Watkins

FOX 12 Oregon KPTV

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Chandler:

Oregon Senate puts forward two bills aimed at combatting organized retail crime

Oregon lawmakers will be holding a public hearing Wednesday for two bills aimed at curtailing organized retail crimes across the state. → Read More

Vancouver homeless camp to be cleared following fire

A fence with “no trespassing” signs now surrounds an encampment on NE 53rd Street in Vancouver that caught fire last week. → Read More

SNAP recipients face long phone waits to recertify after emergency assistance ends

SNAP recipients are navigating the end of pandemic-era emergency food assistance this month. → Read More

Pandemic food benefits stopping at end of month for Oregonians

At the end of February, emergency food assistance benefits that were put in place in April 2020 will come to an end. → Read More

Ukrainian family living in Portland escaped Russian invasion

This time last year, Konstantin Zamrykot, his wife Liliia, and their three kids were living in a town near Kyiv. → Read More

Portlanders forced to abandon cars after snow covers metro area

On Wednesday, as a snowstorm dumped several inches of snow across the Portland metro area, many made the tough decision to leave their car after sitting in standstill traffic for hours. → Read More

Portland Public Schools holds discussion for campus safety and security

The Portland Public Schools Board of Education held a work session Tuesday evening discussing physical safety and security in schools. → Read More

Initiative aims to stock Portland bars, restaurants with free Narcan

A Portland-based initiative is aiming to make sure bars, restaurants, and more are equipped with Narcan free of charge. → Read More

Testimony begins in Oregon Senate for bill that would restore power of waivers

The first public hearing for Senate Bill 754 was held Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Art museum unveils new exhibit curated by 5th grader and PSU professor

Thursday evening, the King School Museum of Contemporary Art unveiled its latest exhibit, “Welcome to My Happy Place”, curated by Rose Akil, one of the school’s 5th-grade students, and Dr. Kiera Hill, a PSU School of Art + Design professor. → Read More

Portland Fire struck with hiring pause, spending curtailment

Concerns over costs are forcing leaders with Portland Fire & Rescue to make some difficult decisions. → Read More

$3,000 worth of swords stolen from Portland man’s car

A Portland man says thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment and swords were stolen from his car this past weekend. → Read More

Multnomah County group works to find housing for families and children experiencing homelessness

In Multnomah County, thousands of families are experiencing homelessness each year. → Read More

Tigard helping first-time business owners through Launch Pod Business Accelerator Program

Tigard is helping local first-time business owners launch their start-ups. → Read More

Measure 110 provider says controversial measure is a step in right direction

A recovery center in Gresham is soon expanding its services to offer those seeking help a warm bed for the night and it’s thanks to Measure 110 funds. → Read More

Organizations react to Secretary of State Measure 110 audit

Last week, the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office released its audit of Measure 110, stating the challenging implementation has increased risks, but the effectiveness of the program has yet to be determined. → Read More

Clark County prepares for Point-in-Time Count, Project Homeless Connect

The annual Clark County Project Homeless Connect event is set for Thursday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Vancouver. → Read More

Oregon Food Bank helping stock school food pantry in Gladstone

For the Hunger Free Project, FOX 12 stopped by the Gladstone School Food Pantry to see how your donations to the Oregon Food Bank are impacting the community there. → Read More

Mayor Wheeler announces second phase of citywide lighting plan

On Wednesday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced his office’s plan to add more lighting to sidewalks and storefronts in the city is in its second phase. → Read More

Inside look at the Tillamook warehouse for the Oregon Food Bank

Inside the Tillamook warehouse for the Oregon Food Bank, you can find canned goods, fresh produce, and more. → Read More