Devon Haskins, KGW News

Devon Haskins

KGW News

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Devon:

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

Portland Parks & Rec prepares for scaled back summer programs amid staffing shortages

Swim lessons will only be held at outdoor pools due to a lack of lifeguards, but both indoor and outdoor pools will be available for open swims. → Read More

3 high school seniors in Oregon, SW Washington named 2022 US Presidential Scholars

Jenny Duan from Jesuit High School, Kyler Ye-Cheng Wang from Lincoln High School and Kelso Cosgrove from Kelso High School were among the nation's 161 finalists. → Read More

Oregon Moms for Addiction Recovery demand action from the state

A group of moms gathered peacefully and rallied outside Gov. Kate Brown's personal home on Mother's Day to demand the state address the ongoing opioid crisis. → Read More

OSU and OHSU researchers discover promising new treatment for pancreatic cancer

Doctors say the drug is still a few years off from becoming a viable treatment — it still needs to go through human trials and get regulatory approval. → Read More

How Oregon got its name

The history of the name 'Oregon' dates back to at least the mid-1700s, but what it means or where it originated has been debated for years. → Read More

Portland founders of The Dyrt camping app say business is booming in 2022

The report says it's 3 times harder to book a camping site now than it was pre-pandemic. → Read More

What's in a name? How the Alphabet District of Northwest Portland was named

The district's streets run in alphabetical order and are named after prominent citizens in Portland's history. → Read More

American Express awards 3 small Oregon businesses $5K in grant money

Stayton's Covered Bridge Cafe, Newberg's Et Fille Winery and West Linn's Ale and Cider House all received a financial boost. → Read More