Hugh Hewitt


Hugh Hewitt

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Regional News

(Portland, OR)  --  Teens in Portland are organizing a strike.  The activists are calling on City Hall to address climate change.  The local event on Friday coincides with other strikes going on worldwide.  Thousands of people are expected to attend.

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  One person is in the hospital after a police shooting in Hillsboro.  It happened at the Extended Stay America hotel on Northeast Eider Court shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday.  Police say they were responding to suspicious activities and were taking someone into custody.  That's when an altercation happened and an officer fired one round, injuring a suspect.  Two other people were taken into custody.

(Portland, OR)  --  A locally-owned baby supply store in Portland is closing.  Eco Baby Gear at Southeast STark and 80th has been in business for over a decade.  The owner tells FOX 12 that they are closing because their business model can't keep up with modern consumer trends.  At the height of their success, they had three locations across the city.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is breaking records for rainfall.  Yesterday's showers brought 0.76 inches of rain.  That broke the 1955 record of 0.57 inches.  Hillsboro also broke a record--they saw 0.46 inches compared to 0.41 inches in 1955.

(Portland, OR)  --  A video of a wedding flash mob in Portland is going viral.  The two husbands got married at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in late August.  The couple was joined by some friends to do a choreographed dance, taking most guests by surprise.  The video has over a thousand likes on Instagram.

(Happy Valley, OR)  --  A garbage truck driver's actions are being recognized for saving a 2-year-old's life.  The boy was riding his bicycle in Happy Valley and didn't see his father backing out of the driveway, according to KGW8.  The boy was run over, suffering a broken jaw and broken ribs.  The Waste Management route driver saw the incident and helped get the boy to safety. 

(Portland, OR)  --  New rules are in place to prevent racial taunts and derogatory behavior from happening at high school sporting events.  The Oregon School Activities Association now requires a pre-contest public announcement and announcements made throughout games.  The messages will encourage the audience to model good sportsmanship by refraining from derogatory cheers.  Those who do not abide could be removed from the sporting event and banned from future ones.

(Portland, OR)  --  A flash mob at a Portland Fred Meyer is going viral.  The group of women who dressed as Rosie the Riveter and danced and sang to "Respect" by Aretha Franklin say they were doing it as a protest.  The female workers at the Northeast Weidler Street store say they want equal pay.  The Oregon Women Labor Leaders say women are twice as likely to be placed on a lower paying schedule.

(Portland, OR)  --  A demonstration is being touted as mostly peaceful.  Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson held the rally in downtown Portland yesterday in Pioneer Square.  Some counter-protestors also attended.  Gibson is facing a felony riot charge for alleged actions at a May Day brawl, but is pleading not guilty.

(Portland, OR)  --  A special election this week will determine if the Southwood Park neighborhood will be annexed to Lake Oswego.  Southwood Park's Water District cited issues last fall with the decades-old water system and proposed using Lake Oswego's instead.  Nearly 600 eligible voters will determine if that plan will move forward on September 17th.  Though the 298 homes in the neighborhood currently have Portland addresses, they are currently part of unincorporated Clackamas County.

(Troutdale, OR)  --  Two dogs are now safe after being rescued from Beaver Creek Canyon in Troutdale.  Someone reported the dogs to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office after hearing them in distress.  The first was rescued Saturday night, but the search had to be called off for the second until daybreak.  They continued the effort yesterday, rescuing the second dog from a cliff near a waterfall when fire crews use a high-angle rope system to get the animal to safety.

(Portland, OR)  --  One man is dead after being hit by a car on I-84 in Gresham.  Police say the man was walking on the highway near Fairview Parkway yesterday morning when a car crashed into him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

(Portland, OR)  --  Senator Ron Wyden is proposing a new e-cigarette tax amid concerns over vaping-related illnesses and deaths across the country.  The Oregon Democrat unveiled the E-cigarette Tax Parity Act in Congress yesterday afternoon.  The bill would expand the definition of tobacco products allowed to be taxed to include alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes.  So far, 18 other lawmakers have voiced support for the bill.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of using a dog to try to lure two young girls into his car.  The Washington County Sheriff's office says the suspect stopped his Subaru Outback in front of the girls on Northwest Ash Street near Portland last night and blocked them from crossing the street.  He then allegedly rolled down his windows to reveal a medium-sized gray dog in the backseat and told the girls the dog was friendly and loved children.  Police say he fled the scene after one of the girls' parents showed up.  He's described as a white man in his 40s with gray or white hair and blue eyes.

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is hospitalized after being accidentally shot by someone while they were cleaning their firearm.  Police say the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon on Southeast Yamhill Street.  The woman is expected to survive.  No arrests have been made, but the District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case to determine if any criminal charges should be filed.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's LGBTQ community has a new resource for addiction recovery.  A dedication ceremony was held yesterday for the new Quest Bridges Sober House on Burnside Street.  The facility is the first recovery house dedicated specifically to the LGBTQ community in Portland.  The home has a live-in mentor and nine beds. 

(Wilsonville, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility after an envelope filled with a white, powdery substance forced evacuations yesterday.  Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded to the prison yesterday morning after the envelope was discovered in the mail room.  Authorities say four mail room workers were exposed to the unknown substance.  The four workers were evaluated at a hospital as a precaution, but authorities say they weren't experiencing any symptoms.  It's not yet clear what the substance was, but a HazMat crew has decontaminated the facility.

(Portland, OR)  --  Things are getting back to normal at Clackamas High School after a mental health crisis prompted a brief lockout yesterday.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to Southeast 132nd Avenue and Southeast Hubbard Road near the school's east campus yesterday for a person suffering a mental health crisis.  The school was placed in lockout for about 12 minutes as precaution.  The person suffering the crisis was taken to a hospital for treatment.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers.  KATU reports the program is seeking volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles who are able to deliver meals to the elderly when there's snow and ice on the ground.  Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old with auto insurance and a current driver's license.

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is fighting for her life after being shot in southeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened yesterday afternoon on Southeast Yamhill Street.  The woman was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Police say a man involved in the shooting is cooperating with investigators.  It's not yet clear if he's a suspect.  An investigation is ongoing.

(Longview, WA)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot and killed by police in southwest Washington.  The Cowlitz County coroner's office says 51-year-old Christopher Johnson was shot by SWAT officers Sunday night.  Police say officers were responding to reports of an armed suicidal person on 18th Avenue when the shooting happened.  An autopsy showed Johnson died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man accused of using hidden cameras to secretly record women in employee bathrooms at two different locations is pleading guilty.  KATU reports 34-year-old Johnny Chan pleaded guilty to 20 counts of invasion of privacy yesterday.  He was charged with 71 counts for secretly recording women in employee bathrooms at Kaiser Permanente in northeast Portland and at a Banana Republic store in Cascade Station.  Sentencing is set for November.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly kidnapping a woman in the Banks area.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 43-year-old Lawrence Alan Roland following the incident that put several schools on lockdown yesterday.  Police say Roland hid inside a woman's vehicle yesterday morning while she was dropping her kid off at school.  He then allegedly revealed himself, prompting the woman to try to escape the vehicle.  Roland allegedly tried to force her back into her vehicle and refused to let her leave before eventually fleeing on foot.  Police found him and arrested him later yesterday afternoon.

(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials are warning the public about high levels of fecal bacteria at three local beaches.  The Oregon Health Authority says tests have revealed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in the waters of Rockaway Beach, Neskowin Beach and D River Beach.  Residents are advised to avoid contact with the water until further notice. 

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a violent robbery in southeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau has released surveillance images of the man, who they say may have shot someone during the robbery last month near Southeast Gladstone and 51st.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.


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  • Powers Road between SW Elkhorn Street and Porcupine Drive for paving, road closure with local access only, 9/16/19 - 9/17/19.
  • Rockbluff Lane between SW Elkhorn Street and SW Cliffrose Drive for paving, road closure with local access only, 9/16/19 - 9/17/19.
  • Cooley Road between Highway 97 and Hunters Circle for railroad crossing repairs, road closure with detour, 9/16/19 - 9/17/19.
  • NE 3rd Street between NE Greenwood Avenue and NE Franklin Avenue for Citywide Pedestrian Safety Improvements, periodic lane closures with local access, 9/16/19 - 10/25/19, night work from 10 p.m. - 10 a.m.
  • NE Revere Avenue between Division Street and NE Lytle Street for railroad crossing repairs, road closure with detours, 9/18/19 - 9/20/19.