Destiny Johnson, KGW News

Destiny Johnson

KGW News

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Destiny:

How the immunocompromised say it feels to live in post-mask mandate world

People with compromised immune systems, be that from acute or chronic illness, feel like the world is leaving them behind as COVID-19 precautions vanish. → Read More

'There wasn't a lot of quit in him': Son of victim takes the stand in Nancy Brophy case

Nathaniel Stillwater, son of victim Dan Brophy, and stepson of suspect Nancy Brophy took the stand. → Read More

Testimony focuses on 'inappropriately' high insurance premiums and gun in Nancy Brophy murder trial

The state continues to call witnesses. On Wednesday, the court heard from a lead detective and a life insurance expert. → Read More

Surveillance shows van matching Brophy's in downtown Portland much earlier than previously disclosed

The state continues to call witnesses to the stand in the murder trial of Nancy Brophy. The romance novelist is accused of shooting and killing her husband in 2018. → Read More

Detective testifies to seeing van similar to accused murderer Nancy Brophy's in the area of the crime scene on surveillance video

Court got to a late start due to inclement weather. The state called three witnesses to the stand. → Read More

'I was devastated': Mother of victim in romance novelist murder case recalls learning of her son's death

Dan Brophy's mother took the stand for the first time on Wednesday, as did the lead homicide detective and the medical examiner. → Read More

Tearful testimony from woman who performed CPR on Dan Brophy in second day of murder trial

The murder trial against Nancy Brophy continued on Tuesday with tearful testimony from former students of the culinary instructor killed in June 2018. → Read More

Romance novelist's 'How to Murder Your Husband' essay tossed out as evidence in day 1 of murder trial

Both the state and the defense gave their opening statements and two witnesses were called to the stand. → Read More

Trial starts for Oregon romance novelist accused of killing her husband, a culinary teacher

Nancy Brophy, former romance novelist, is accused of shooting and killing her husband Daniel Brophy in 2018. Opening statements in her trial are on Monday. → Read More

Tree moss research informed two multi-million dollar class action lawsuits for air pollution in Portland

Moss holds heavy metals from the air that can show researchers areas that may be suffering from heavy metal air pollution. → Read More

Mercedes Deiz was Oregon's first woman of color to serve as a judge

Deiz had a prolific career in law despite pursuing it later in life. → Read More

Maurine Neuberger's political career hinged on equality for women, protecting consumers

Maurine was part of a power couple in Oregon's Democratic Party but went on to have her own political career advocating for women and consumers. → Read More

8 things to do around Portland this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've got options. From St. Paddy's Day celebrations to a dumpling making class, there's something for everyone. → Read More

Ms. Marvel trailer gives us a premiere date and look at her powers

A Ms. Marvel trailer has dropped and you can't help but adore Kamala Khan already. → Read More

Portland offering free legal services to low-income tenants facing eviction

If you qualify, you can reach out for these free legal services as soon as you are served a notice of eviction. → Read More

8 things to do this weekend in Portland

There are lots of St. Patrick's Day festivities going on around Portland! → Read More

Lizzie Weeks left behind a legacy of empowering Black women to vote in Portland

Lizzie Weeks helped to empower Black women to register to vote just two years after women earned the right in Oregon. Her civic duties did not end there. → Read More

8 things to do this weekend in Portland

Looking for something fun to do in the Portland metro are this weekend? We have a list of events you won't want to miss. → Read More

Whale watching begins in Oregon in March

Though some amenities from Oregon Parks and Recs will be closed this whale watching season, you can still catch the show at many whale watching sites. → Read More

Oregon pulling Russian-made liquor from shelves over Ukraine invasion

The OLCC is pulling Russian-made liquor from Oregon shelves in support of the Ukraine following Russia's unprompted invasion. → Read More