Inmates Escape From Mill Creek Prison

SALEM, Ore. — Two inmates escaped from Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem Thursday night. Oregon State Police are searching for the men. Just after 10:00 p.m., staff at the minimum security prison noticed 34-year-old Daryl Manuel Hernandez and 25-year-old Franco Armando Moreno were missing. Both are Hispanic males, and both were last seen wearing blue … Continue reading »

Gov. Kitzhaber Signs Driver’s Card Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Immigration rights activists and the Latino community celebrated an historic victory at a May day rally at the state capitol. Demonstrators chanted “we did it” as Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law Senate Bill 833. “This bill is part of a larger vision where all Oregonians will get their shot at the … Continue reading »

Students March for Education Funding

SALEM, Ore.– Hundreds of students from more than 15 schools marched to the Capitol steps to ask legislators to make higher education more affordable. At the rally in Salem, students demanded increases to higher education budgets including: $850 million for universities, $510 million for community colleges, $15 million for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, Oregon’s only … Continue reading »

Powder Scare at State Office Building

SALEM, Ore. — A letter containing white powder prompted an evacuation at the Oregon Department of Revenue building in Salem Wednesday. At 7 a.m., an employee was exposed to the substance in the mail room. It drew a heavy response from police, HazMat crews and the Oregon National Guard. HazMat crews quarantined seven employees in the … Continue reading »

Unknown Powder Found at Capitol Mall

UPDATE:  OSP says The Department of Revenue building in Salem has resumed all business operations. The suspicious powder substance was determined to be not hazardous or toxic. SALEM, Ore. — Crews are investigating an unknown powder found by an employee early Wednesday morning at the Department of Revenue Building at the Salem Capitol Mall. The … Continue reading »

Missing Trio Found Safe

SALEM, Ore. — Three people who were missing were found safe. Daniel Yoder, 19, of Salem, picked up his two friends Tyler Cain, 21, and Faith Moen, 19, of Silverton, around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. They talked about taking a day trip to go play in the snow, but their destination was unknown. The three never … Continue reading »

Rats Take Over State Building

SALEM, Ore. — Dozens of very unwelcome visitors have taken over the state’s human services building in Salem, causing concern for many employees. A letter was sent out to all employees alerting them of a rat infestation and advising employees how they can do their part, to help get rid of the problem. The first … Continue reading »

Oregon Breaks Ground on WWII Memorial

SALEM, Ore. — The state of Oregon officially broke ground Wednesday on a long-awaited memorial project to honor its World War II fighters. Veterans, state officials and the general public gathered at Wilson Park for the official groundbreaking ceremony. And while it’s only the beginning, many say they’re looking forward to the completion, when Oregonians … Continue reading »

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