Journalism

KOIN 6 News, Oct 6, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police made more than 200 arrests in connection with ongoing civil unrest in Portland during the month of September; however, nine out of every 10 suspects have already had their charges dropped.

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KOIN 6 News, Sep 30, 2020

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — When Mara McGraw found out she had neuroendocrine cancer — a terminal diagnosis — she felt hopeless, afraid, and depressed. She did more than a year of talk therapy and even tried mainstream drugs like Prozac, but nothing helped. Until she tried psilocybin therapy about five weeks ago.

KOIN 6 News, Sep 9, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — August was a month for the history books in Portland. Officers with the Portland Police Bureau made more protest-related arrests than any prior month, though July saw dramatic clashes and dozens of arrests by federal officers during their defense of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.

KOIN 6 News, Jun 24, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Jeremy Christian, who killed two people and critically injured another on a MAX train, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

KOIN 6 News, Jun 17, 2020

ROSEBURG, Ore. (KOIN) — A former Oregon National Guardsman who rose to international fame when he and his friends stopped an attempted terrorist attack in France is looking to unseat longtime congressman Peter DeFazio.

KOIN 6 News, May 6, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Health Authority has started releasing data showing which ZIP codes people being treated for coronavirus live in, but some county health officials caution the data does not paint a full picture.

KOIN 6 News, May 15, 2020

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Beth Satterwhite makes farming look cool. Her photos of fresh flowers and colorful produce have earned her nearly 38,000 followers on Instagram.

“Everybody on the Internet likes to tell me, ‘Oh I wish I had your life,’” Satterwhite said. “And I’m like, ‘I don’t think you know what my life is actually like, but sure it looks nice on Instagram.’”

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KOIN 6 News, Jul 30, 2019

CANBY, Ore. (KOIN) — A Canby High School senior is named one of the top female trap shooters in the country, an accomplishment three years in the making after Canby went against the norm and formed a trap team.

However, Issabella Berge’s big moment was almost derailed at the national championship this year, after an official threatened to disqualify her based on what she was wearing.

KOIN 6 News, Nov 11, 2020

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon’s new drug decriminalization law is being heralded as a first-of-its-kind experiment, but it won’t apply to all land within the state.

Measure 110 decriminalizes possession of personal-use amounts of drugs and requires a large chunk of existing tax dollars to be re-allocated to drug treatment.

The day after the election, Warm Springs Tribal Police Chief Bill Elliott announced current tribal and federal drug statutes would remain in place on the reservation. So if you’re traveling through tribal land and get caught with any amount of drugs, you could be arrested and charged.

KOIN 6 News, Jan 5, 2021

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has vowed to crack down on “antifa anarchists” after a riot on New Year’s Eve, but months of catch-and-release policing has skeptics wondering if anything will change.

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KOIN 6 News, Jan 12, 2021

KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. (KOIN) — Walt Patrick slowly rolls a giant wooden spool-shaped cradle back and forth. Inside, a human body is gradually being turned into compost, one of the first licensed “natural organic reductions” to be performed in the entire country.

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