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Past articles by David:

Experts offer harsh assessment of Oregon's drug decriminalization policy so far

Many people see Measure 110 as a contributor to the state's drug addiction problem, and some argue it should be repealed. → 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

Oregon State Hospital faces dilemma with judge's order to discharge patients early

A federal judge ordered the state's psychiatric hospital to begin releasing patients because others who need treatment are spending weeks in jail waiting to get in. → Read More

Oregon State Hospital will start releasing patients facing criminal charges

Oregon State Hospital will begin releasing a group of "aid and assist" patients on a monthly basis to make room for others waiting to get in. → Read More

Oregon, Washington plan to ban all new gas-powered cars by 2035. What's next?

If things go according to plan, all new cars sold in Oregon and Washington will be EVs in just over a decade. → Read More

Oregon governor's race could be a toss-up, experts say

With less than two months until Election Day, the race for governor is looking closer than ever. → Read More

Salem-Keizer school board meetings go virtual again after tension between groups

Superintendent Christy Perry said school board meetings will remain online until both groups find a way to be civil. → Read More

When did Oregon introduce rent control — and how much is it helping tenants?

Three years ago, the governor signed a bill aimed at preventing price gouging and unfair evictions in response to the state's growing housing crisis. → Read More

Woman held hostage in downtown Portland shares her story to give perspective on mental health

Three years ago, Melissa West was held at knifepoint by Christopher Hall in front of her daughter near the McDonald's at 18th and Burnside in downtown Portland. → Read More

What led PGE and Pacific Power to cut power to thousands of customers in Oregon?

Portland General Electric and Pacific Power cut off electricity to as many as 40,000 customers on Friday to lower the risk of their power lines sparking a wildfire. → Read More

Vancouver teen's killer may walk free again after change to Washington's three-strikes law

Roy Russell strangled 14-year-old Chelsea Harrison to death in 2005. His life sentence was overturned because of a change in Washington's three-strikes law. → Read More

1st Black woman elected to Oregon legislature calls for bail reform to prevent domestic violence murders

Margaret Carter said she considered Rachael Abraham as her own family. She said a bail fund paid to free Abraham's domestic abuser, who then killed her. → Read More

I-205 shooting suspect was caught up in a case of mistaken identity, lawyer argues

Bradley Dylan Stanwood, 47, is charged with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting a Radio Cab taxi driver in the back on I-205 in Portland. → Read More

Family blames Portland Freedom Fund for woman's death after bailing suspect out of jail

Mohamed Adan was arrested and charged with Racheal Abraham's murder in Southeast Portland days after the Portland Freedom Fund paid $2,000 to bail him out of jail. → Read More

What do Oregonians think about Biden canceling student debt? Here's what some people said

President Joe Biden announced plans to cancel $10,000 to $20,000 in student loans for millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of Oregonians. → Read More

Flash flooding after McKinney Fire damage kills thousands of fish in Klamath River

The fire tore through vegetation along the river; then a thunderstorm rolled in and made the water so muddy that it cut off oxygen for the fish. → Read More

Oregon's new wildfire risk map sends some homeowners' insurance rates skyrocketing

The state issued a map that shows which homes are considered high or extreme risk for wildfires — but opponents say the map is causing a lot of problems. → Read More

What's with all the messy political ads in Southwest Washington?

Trump-endorsed candidate Joe Kent is one of three people challenging Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler. Should she be worried? → Read More

Oregon bill passed after deadly heat wave protects portable AC units, but not all types

SB 1536 passed after last summer's deadly heat dome event, but it appears to fall short of protecting the use of window AC units. → Read More

Portland man drowns in Lake Shasta

Deputies said the 44-year-old was visiting the California lake with his church group when he fell into the water and failed to resurface. → Read More