Devon Haskins, KGW News

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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Devon:

Vancouver WWII Merchant Marine veteran receives Congressional Gold Medal

Merchant mariners serving during World War II helped deliver goods, munition and various items to support the war effort, oftentimes under attack by the enemy. → Read More

Good sleep patterns can help a person live longer, study finds

Men who met all five beneficial factors of sleep patterns were said to live up to 4.7 years longer, for women it was 2.4 years. → Read More

Oregon food banks and pantries use websites to make it easier for people to find food

When the pandemic hit, the Oregon Food Bank created the 'Food Finder' website that lists the food pantries near your location. → Read More

When Jimmy Carter visited Portland in 1978, he stayed with a couple that he'd never met before

Paul and Janet Olson said when the White House called and asked if they'd host the president, they never thought it'd actually happen. → Read More

Waterfall Corridor permits for the Gorge won't return this summer

ODOT said the program reduced congestion, but it would be too expensive to continue. However, permits will be required to park in the lot next to Multnomah Falls. → Read More

OHSU doctor says learning to play an instrument improves brain function

"Our brains are really challenged when we're performing music," said Dr. Larry Sherman, a neuroscience professor at Oregon Health and Science University. → Read More

Washington County deputy shares journey to recovery after crash last April

Deputy Mike Trotter was responding to a call when a car full of teenagers hit his patrol SUV while going close to 100mph. The crash killed two of the teenagers. → Read More

Portland nonprofit brings toys and bikes to kids in Peru

"We found, however, that the bicycle is more than just a smile, it's a portal to therapy," said Health Bridges International founder Dr. Wayne Centrone. → Read More

Where have all the workers gone? Business leaders discuss solutions to Portland's labor shortage

Nearly double the amount of baby boomers are leaving the workforce than those in their 20s are entering it, according to an Oregon economist. → Read More

The Portlandia statue arrived in downtown Portland 37 years ago

Artist Ray Kaskey was chosen through a national competition to build a statue that would complement the newly built Portland Building. → Read More

Portland's professional cuddler calls it quits

"Cuddle Up To Me" opened in 2013 as a house call service for platonic cuddling, but after 9 years and thousands of sessions later, Samantha Hess is calling it quits. → Read More

Woodburn man hopes to win Best Mullet in America contest

Musio Chavez started growing his mullet during the pandemic to bring joy to people's faces. Now he's in the running to win a contest for best mullet in America. → Read More

North Carolina woman prints her resume on a cake, has it delivered to Nike

Karly Pavlinac Blackburn posted her story on LinkedIn and it went viral, but it also brought attention to a Hillsboro Instacart driver that wouldn't give up. → Read More

Police departments are hiring, but Oregon's only police academy has a 6 month-long wait to get in

What would normally be about a 3-4 week wait to attend the academy, has police departments getting creative in how they fill the now 6 month waiting period. → Read More

Swastika Mountain in Oregon is getting a new name

The name of the mountain in Lane County predates the rise of Nazi Germany. The replacement name under consideration is Mount Halo, named for a Kalapuya Chief. → Read More

Conflicting studies show how downtown Portland is recovering from the pandemic

Foot traffic is up in downtown compared to 2021. The report comes after a UC Berkeley study showed Portland was among the worst cities to rebound from the pandemic. → Read More

University of Oregon freshman creates intro video for World Athletics Championships

The video was selected out of more than a dozen entries from a U of O motion graphics class. It'll be shown on the jumbotron at Hayward Field before the games begin. → Read More

'Living building' opens in Portland's Old Town neighborhood

The building uses 100% sustainable recycled water and produces its own energy. Developers say the building will last 500 years. → Read More

Nonprofit behind 'Shanghai Tunnels' tour loses access to Portland's underground

The Cascade Geographic Society said access to the tunnels were cut off after businesses shut down or sold and handshake agreements were voided. → Read More

Experts share perspective on gun violence

KGW spoke with a Portland psychologist and an associate professor of marketing at Oregon State University. → Read More