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Jami Seymore


Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Jami:

Franklin High cancels school Friday, concern rises after shots fired near campus

Franklin High School went into lockdown Thursday after officials say shots were heard near campus. → Read More

Parents voice concern as COVID-era online learning program ends

As Portland Public Schools prepares to close its Online Learning Academy program at the end of the school year, parents, staff and students are taking their concerns straight to the school board. → Read More

Parents, faculty divided on La Center School District’s new pronoun policy

A community is divided as parents and faculty of a southwest Washington school district react to a new policy regarding students’ use of preferred pronouns and gender identity. → Read More

‘I’m stuck’: Vehicles abandoned across Portland area after snowstorm

Everywhere you go in Portland, there are cars abandoned on the side of the road. → Read More

Washington’s 3rd District: Gluesenkamp Perez and Kent look to future

Southwest Washington has a new representative in Congress but as she gets to work, her former opponent is gearing up for another fight in 2024. → Read More

Washington legislators could scale back police pursuit laws

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering scaling back laws limiting when officers can engage in car chases — changes we could also see in Southwest Washington. → Read More

Gun rights advocates respond to overturned 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

A major decision from an Oregon court Wednesday ruled local governments can’t declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries came as a huge blow to some gun rights advocates in Oregon → Read More

Clinton Triangle potential site for sanctioned Portland camp

The City of Portland appears to be moving forward with plans for sanctioned campsites around the area as the city works on solutions for the homelessness crisis. → Read More

‘I don’t feel like it’s ok:’ Family of fatal shooting victim questions why suspected killer’s arrest took 6 months

Last week, 43-year-old Janae Kelley was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Taskforce in Chandler, Ariz. for the July 2022 murder of Aaron Follstad-Martin. → Read More

Portland hiker slain in Lewis County in August, no arrests

Months after a Portland hiker and his puppy were found shot to death in Lewis County, Washington, no arrests have been made despite law enforcement publicly identifying the suspects. → Read More

‘Terrifying’: Stolen Portland cargo van used in crime spree

In the week since a box truck and cargo van were stolen from the fleet of a Portland business, owner Michael Wieber said they’ve had reports one was spotted in a crime spree across the area. → Read More

Salem takes steps to improve walkability, biking, access

The Salem City Council took steps Monday night to make areas of the city safer for pedestrians and cyclists — and more appealing to developers coming to the city. → Read More

‘We need more support:’ Portland business falls victim to repeat break-ins

House of Pipes says the lost revenue and damages from this week’s break-in are still being totaled up, but estimates could be around $100,000 lost. → Read More

‘Gem of Portland,’ Blue Diamond hit by thieves again

Northeast Portland’s blues-and-jazz hotspot, the Blue Diamond, made it through COVID. But since August 2022 the venue has been targeted by thieves multiple times who made off with thousands of dollars. Last week, the bar was hit again — and this time the ATM was ripped from its bolts and stolen along with thousands of dollars from the safe. → Read More

Who killed Nick Hammann? ‘Somebody knows who shot him’

Monday would have been Nick Hammann’s 37th birthday. Instead his family gathered for a vigil in Vancouver to share memories of the Ridgefield native who was shot to death in Northeast Portland on October 1, 2022. → Read More

Portland Korean Church inferno puts spotlight on arson investigation technology

For years, the Portland Korean Church was deemed unsafe because of previous fires, meaning firefighters and investigators couldn’t go inside. In most cases, investigators would’ve been able to go into the burned church wreckage before its demolition and inspect every bit of debris up close, but because it wasn’t safe to go inside, they had to rely on the power of technology. → Read More

Suspect accused of starting Portland Korean Church fire arrested

A suspect is in custody for arson after the historic Portland Korean Church burned on Tuesday night. → Read More

Suspect accused of starting Portland Korean Church fire arrested

A suspect is in custody for arson after the historic Portland Korean Church burned on Tuesday night. → Read More

Fire ravages Portland Korean Church in downtown

A 3-alarm fire raced through the Portland Korean Church in downtown Portland early Tuesday evening, closing streets in the area and blocking traffic. → Read More

Officials warn of potential carbon monoxide dangers ahead of winter storm

With freezing temperatures already moving into the area, first responders are making sure you make safe choices when warming up and avoid potential carbon monoxide exposure. → Read More