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Local Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower
A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said.
Local Prosecutor: Gunman used ruse to kill dad in Coast Range Prosecutor: Gunman used ruse to kill dad in Coast Range
Zachary Levi Brimhall called his father from the Coast Range in Southern Oregon on Monday to say his car had broken down and to ask for help. When Ray Brimhall arrived, his 34-year-old son shot him repeatedly, killing him.
Local Two shot after handgun lands in bonfire
A handgun accidentally thrown in a fire discharged 3 rounds, hitting one man in the leg and grazing another man's abdomen, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.
Local Friend of murdered mother: 'I just pray that justice is served' Friend of murdered mother: 'I just pray that justice is served' (Video)
The 21-year-old mother who was pregnant with her second child was shot twice in the head while sleeping in her apartment Sunday, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office Tuesday. A close family friend also provided touching new details about Herring's life to the On Your Side Investigators.
Local Who do these photos belong to? Who do these photos belong to?
Bryan Hackler of Sandy is turning to KATU in hopes of identifying the rightful owners of these pictures, originally snapped back in 1986.
Local Oregon Senate president wants money to earthquake-proof schools Oregon Senate president wants money to earthquake-proof schools
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney on Tuesday called for the state to take on $200 million in debt to help prepare school buildings for a devastating earthquake that scientists say could come at any time.
Local Man arrested after hit-and-run crash near Newberg Man arrested after hit-and-run crash near Newberg
Ramon Oros Barrera, 35, was charged with felony hit and run, reckless driving, fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor driving while suspended. He was also cited for failure to install an ignition interlock device.
Local Coos County DA: Sleeping man killed by drive-by gunfire
Authorities on the southern Oregon coast say a man apparently committed suicide after firing shots as he drove by a beach parking lot, hitting at least five vehicles and killing a man believed to have been asleep in one of them.
Local Paul Allen donates $500,000 to gun initiative Paul Allen donates $500,000 to gun initiative
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated $500,000 to a campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales in Washington state.
Local Department of Defense gave 9 counties in Oregon, Washington military weapons Department of Defense gave 9 counties in Oregon, Washington military weapons (Video)
The Ferguson Police Department used surplus military weapons from the Department of Defense when it clashed with protesters over the death of an unarmed teenager. The On your Side Investigators started digging and tracked hundreds of surplus military weapons to Oregon and Washington too.
Local Oregon campaign for legal pot announces $2.3M in TV ads Oregon campaign for legal pot announces $2.3M in TV ads
The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults said Monday it will buy $2.3 million worth of television advertising in what is shaping up to be a lopsided debate.