Jim Ryan, The Oregonian

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The Oregonian

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

Oregon fire marshal Jim Walker abruptly resigns after being put on leave amid historic wildfires

The Oregon State Police on Saturday announced Fire Marshal Jim Walker had been put on paid administrative leave. Then, later in the day, the state police announced its superintendent had accepted a resignation offer from Walker. → Read More

Suspect in downtown Portland beating turns himself in, police say

Marquis Love, 25, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Friday morning, according to jail records. → Read More

Federal courthouses close in Portland amid threat

The FBI said it was investigating to figure out the credibility of the threat. → Read More

3 Oregon WinCo workers test positive for coronavirus

Two workers in Tigard and one in Oregon City have tested positive. → Read More

All Oregon State Parks to close amid coronavirus outbreak

State park day-use areas will close starting at 5 p.m. Monday, and campers must check out of the parks no later than 1 p.m. → Read More

Trooper finds living deer with arrows through head, body

A trooper found a pair of living deer with arrows sticking through them Friday, and a reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the shootings. → Read More

Climber dies after Mount Hood fall; others rescued after daylong effort

Climbers on a popular route to the summit pass through the Hogsback, where the climber reportedly fell, before ascending the Pearly Gates. → Read More

Groups call on Portland City Council to end cooperation with FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

The ACLU of Oregon and more than 20 other groups on Wednesday called for the Portland City Council to end city cooperation with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, signaling the latest turn in a saga dating back two decades. → Read More

New map of Columbia gorge fire shows how areas fared

About 7,300 acres were highly burned, and about 14,600 acres were moderately burned. → Read More

Truck full of eels overturns on U.S. 101, dousing sedan with slithering sea creatures

The eels -- and lots of gooey stuff that will make you shiver in your sandals -- are all over the road. It's a decidedly disgusting scene. You should probably stay away. → Read More

Man saw teenagers, one with hijab, and launched into racial tirade

Other train passengers chased the bloody suspect into the neighborhood and alerted police. "He was saying that Muslims should die," said Dyjuana Hudson, a mother of one of the targeted girls. "That they've been killing Christians for years." → Read More

2 killed in stabbing on MAX train as man directs slurs at Muslim women, police say

A third good Samaritan was wounded, but expected to live, said Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson. → Read More

Malala in Portland: 'Believe in your voice, in your work and in your participation in this world'

Malala Yousafzai, youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, wowed a Moda Center audience of almost 4,800 with remarks about her upbringing, rise as an education activist and her current and future ambitions. → Read More

Beaverton police ask for help identifying man who tried to rob Fred Meyer store with gun

The man wasn't successful in his attempt to rob the store, police said. → Read More

Hiker death, 2 search and rescue missions mark busy stretch for Columbia River Gorge responders

The man who fell off the side of the popular Angel's Rest trail near a small waterfall was already dead when a rope-rescue team reached him Friday morning. → Read More

Man suffers critical injuries in stabbing at NW Portland park; suspect in custody

Police said homicide detectives are investigating the stabbing because of the nature of the man's injuries. → Read More

Boy, 13, found with gunshot wound at NE Portland park expected to survive, police say

Police don't know where the shooting happened or how the teen was injured, but they found him at Glenhaven Park suffering from a gunshot wound, → Read More

Man steals wine, punches cop, runs away before eventual arrest: police

Drew Christopher Stokes, 22, is facing felony assaulting a police officer and escape charges, according to court records. → Read More

2 people facing charges in death of man who ingested counterfeit OxyContin, police say

Drugs and vice officers have "identified multiple layers of the distribution network" and expect to make more arrests, police said. They believe the fake pills were from China. → Read More

Portland man who allegedly tossed explosive under RV said he was tired of homeless people: affidavit

Jeremy Patrick Kidwell, 46, was arraigned Thursday on three felony charges. → Read More