KATU Investigators How safe are area parks? KATU digs up the crime stats How safe are area parks? KATU digs up the crime stats (Video)
KATU's On Your Side Investigators dug up some crime statistics from over the last year about the areas in and around some popular local parks. The information is not particularly abnormal but something you may want to be aware of as you and your family head out to play.
KATU Investigators State audit reveals veterinarians don't undergo background checks State audit reveals veterinarians don't undergo background checks (Video)
Is your veterinarian well vetted? On Your Side Investigator Chelsea Kopta reveals the results of a troubling new state audit that states veterinarians are not background checked by the state licensing board. When she started digging even deeper, she found out some of those vets have criminal histories, including one whose license was revoked for abusing animals.
KATU Investigators Common Core: Proposal calls for delaying use of tests in teacher evaluations Common Core: Proposal calls for delaying use of tests in teacher evaluations (Video)
Portland Public Schools board discussed a measure Tuesday night that could change how a new standardized test aligned with the controversial Common Core state standards is used. Some members of the board say more time is needed before it can be used to measure teachers and schools.
KATU Investigators Fewer disciplines for weapons at PPS, but it’s all in the reporting Fewer disciplines for weapons at PPS, but it’s all in the reporting (Video)
A Portland Public Schools spokeswoman says the drop off happened because the district decided to only use the weapons reporting classification when a student threatens someone with a weapon or uses it in an altercation. That’s not what the state wants them to do. Parents KATU spoke with don’t like it either.
KATU Investigators Shot 7 times, officer still manages to describe shooter on ride to hospital Shot 7 times, officer still manages to describe shooter on ride to hospital (Video)
A Vancouver police officer who'd been shot seven times still managed to give fellow officers a brief description of the shooting and of the accused shooter as he was rushed to the hospital. Officer Dustin Goudschaal, 32, was identified as the motorcycle officer shot Monday after he made a traffic stop.