Local & Regional

Local Newberg city manager won’t face criminal charges Newberg city manager won’t face criminal charges
The Marion County district attorney's office looked into the possibility that Jacque Betz had committed a crime when she decided to place Newberg Police Chief Brian Casey on leave.
Local Broker: Ballard 'Up' house to be saved, moved Broker: Ballard 'Up' house to be saved, moved
Edith Macefield's Ballard home - known as the '"Up" house' to most - will be moved and preserved, a broker involved in the matter announced Thursday.
Local Bridge dangler inspired by kayaktivists, supporters below Bridge dangler inspired by kayaktivists, supporters below (Video)
A protester who dangled from the St. Johns Bridge for 40 hours said he has never done a climb like it before and was scared; but Razz Gormley said he was inspired from supporters on the ground and kayaktivists in the river.
Local Pleasant Hill firefighter's body found at Diamond Lake Pleasant Hill firefighter's body found at Diamond Lake
A man jumped out of a boat into the lake Saturday and disappeared, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

Rodney Wayne Shay, 51, a member of the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Firefighters Association, is presumed to have drowned, the sheriff's office said.
Local Astoria summer school helps children of migrant workers Astoria summer school helps children of migrant workers
Araceny Borja, 11, sat in a classroom at Astoria Middle School Thursday, only two months after she and her mother moved to the North Coast from Mexico for what she called "a better life."