Joe Raineri, KGW News

Joe Raineri

KGW News

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Joe:

Wild winter weather arrives overnight Monday in the Cascades

A strong system is going to bring in blizzard like conditions for the Cascades with up to three feet of snow possible over the next couple days. → Read More

Tourists flock to the coast range to catch the Valentine's Day snow

People from around the world who were visiting Oregon decided to spend Valentine's Day driving over the coast range to see the snow. → Read More

Local school districts paying close attention to overnight snow forecast

There's a chance the metro area could see snow overnight and into early Tuesday morning. Area school districts are already preparing in case we see snow tomorrow. → Read More

Geologist highlights Portland buildings at risk of collapse in earthquake

Unreinforced masonry buildings are at the greatest risk of collapse during major earthquakes, and Portland still has many of them. → Read More

Portland-based Mercy Corps helping victims from devastating earthquake in Turkey, Syria

More than 40 countries are sending experts and aid to help rescue efforts. Portland-based Mercy Corps is among one of the organizations helping victims. → Read More

Portland school board unanimously votes for electric fences to protect their buses

The PPS board has voted to install an electric fence around their bus yard in Northeast Portland due to months of repeated thefts of catalytic converters. → Read More

Oregon rents are among the highest in the country according to a new report

Oregon sits at ninth in the country with an average rental price of $1,284. → Read More

Scappoose Fire District using state of the art technology to help investigations

The fire district has been taking their job as firefighters to new heights. They recently received a new drone, an unmanned aircraft, from Homeland Security. → Read More

Pediatric hospitals in Portland are running out of beds and postponing surgeries as RSV cases worsen

The respiratory virus typically causes mild cold-like symptoms, but can cause much more serious illness in infants, children and immunocompromised people. → Read More

RSV cases on the rise, and we're not even near the peak

Hospital staff are getting overwhelmed by the rising cases of RSV. → Read More

'15 grand in damages': Arcade owner fed up with repair costs from break-ins

QuarterWorld owner Phillip Ragaway says a specific thief or small group of thieves has been repeatedly breaking into his arcade machines. → Read More

Some Multnomah County residents receive postcards with aggressive encouragement to vote

Some residents in Multnomah County have received handwritten postcards with aggressive reminders to vote. → Read More

Oregon's standardized testing scores drop below average

Across the country, math scores saw their largest decreases ever. Reading scores dropped to 1992 levels. → Read More

60 years later: The Columbus Day Storm of 1962

It's been 60 years since the storm of all storms swept through the Pacific Northwest, with hurricane-force wind speeds. → Read More

Bicyclist killed by semi while riding on SE Powell identified as well-known Portland chef

The bicyclist who was struck and killed in a deadly crash Tuesday has been identified as Sarah Pliner, 50, of Portland, according to the Portland Police Bureau. → Read More

Oregon State University robot sets new record in 100 meters

The robot recently set a new Guinness Book World Record, and now researchers are looking to see what else it can achieve. → Read More

Tech company partners with T-Mobile to detect Oregon wildfires

In 2020, the Bellevue-based wireless provider partnered with a San Francisco tech company to monitor wildfires across the region. → Read More

Two sunken ships are finally getting removed from the Columbia River

Crews with the U.S. Coast Guard are working to dispose of two ships that sunk earlier this year in the Columbia River off Hayden Island. → Read More

OSU and U of O receive millions in grant money to help timber research

The two schools are set to receive a combined $24.6 million as part of an award to the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, of which both schools are members. → Read More

PGE carries out planned outage in Salem amid 90-degree heat

The outage is expected to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and will impact about 280 customers, PGE said. → Read More