We report on dozens of stories every week. Some are tragic, some are inspiring, some are terrifying and some are just plain odd. In case you missed it, here's a cross-section of things that stuck out to us.
Thousands of people took to the streets to run the Portland Marathon.
A middle-school football player was upset after his coach told him to ditch the pink socks he wanted to wear for cancer awareness.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said a 71-year-old woman who was found dead over the weekend was murdered by her 17-year-old great-grandson and his friend. “He’d never do that to anybody,” the boy’s mother said.
A fatal shooting in North Portland led to two schools being locked down in the area.
A woman who lives near S.E. 156th and Division – where 25-year-old Joseph Stone was struck by a car and killed last week – said accidents are so common at the intersection, she keeps an extra blanket around for victims.
Portland Public Schools detailed a plan to add dozens of positions this school year, thanks to some extra money in the budget.
An Oregon soldier was one of four people killed during an operation in Afghanistan to hunt down a suicide bomber.
Two police officers talked a man out of jumping off the Vista Bridge. Later, they told us what exactly happened.
This story was utterly heartbreaking. The father of a 15-year-old gay boy who killed himself after being bullied was killed in the midst of a cross-country walk to spread awareness of bullying.
Portland’s city council agreed to bicyclists’ request to put Barbur Blvd. on a “road diet.”
The family of a woman found shot to death near a park in Fairview described her as energetic and beautiful.
Crime Stoppers offered a $1,000 reward to help find whoever has slashed hundreds of cars in Portland's east side, causing damage that's possibly reached over $100,000.
The Multnomah County assessor prepared to send out property tax bills – which, on average, went up a whopping 9.2 percent.
You should absolutely check out these pictures of KATU personalities in their childhood Halloween costumes.
A naked man talking about Sasquatch used a rock to repeatedly hit a hunter in the head in rural Washington County. The hunter managed to eventually fight off his attacker.
It's fall, and it's beautiful in the Northwest.