In documents obtained through a public record request, KATU found many instances where people used welfare cards to withdraw money at bars, strip clubs, casinos, liquor stores and tattoo parlors.
KATU News found that in many cases, Kohls stores are raising prices before putting items on sale. In some cases, the sale prices are actually higher than the original prices.
Ben Canales and the team with "Uncage the Soul Productions" spent 51 days shooting almost 309,000 individual photographs.
You have likely heard the uproar over "pink slime" filler in ground beef, but there are other meat additives you might not know about. One is called "meat glue," a substance that chefs use to stick multiple pieces of meat together.
"It's like taking Modern Warfare or Call of Duty or any of these video games that they're playing and we're actually making them move instead of sitting in front of the computer," said Wade Wilson.
This week's Everyday Hero is on the fast track to helping others. Cancer survivor Sadie Floyd has a passion for racing and giving others hope.
Last Friday, right after dropping his daughter off at her Fairview school, Donny Clark found himself confronted by police officers with guns drawn telling him to get down on the ground for driving a stolen car. But Clark said he bought it from a dealership and has the paperwork to prove it.
He is one of the thousands who have cleaned up their record and put their lives back on track through a Portland program called Project Clean Slate. KATU's Emily Sinovic reports.
Nearly three months ago, six Portland friends headed up to Tacoma for a tense, nerve-wracking contest. They stunned their competitors and emerged victorious at the Northwest Regional Barista Competition.
Packy turned 50 years old this weekend and the Oregon Zoo held a big party on Saturday to celebrate their famous elephant's birthday.
Trey Foote was just 17 when he lost his fight against cancer, but his life and battle left a lasting impression on many. Now the Trey Foote foundation is continuing his fight by helping to find a cure for childhood cancer.
With our region's lush greenspaces, it's not hard to see why birders love the Northwest. And in Gresham, in particular, the interest in our feathered friends has been growing.
Most people go running to improve their health but what if running could also teach you lessons about life, self esteem and teamwork? Some everyday heroes are helping local girls do just that.