Water Pollution
7:47 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Clackamas Watershed Collects Drinking Water and Pollutants

Clackamas River
Credit Eliza Adam

On a nursery in Boring, researchers are demonstrating a new high-tech pesticide sprayer for a dozen growers. Oregon State University extension entomologist Robin Rosetta explains how this so-called “smart sprayer” uses a computerized sensor to detect the shape of plants and tell the nozzles on the machine where to spray and where not to spray.

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Oregon County Clerks
5:46 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

County Clerks Could Be Appointed Instead Of Elected

A case of ballot tampering occurred in Clackamas County last fall.
Credit Northwest News Network

County clerks in Oregon would be appointed rather than elected under a measure in the Oregon legislature. A Committee in Salem heard testimony today on a proposed constitutional amendment.

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Gun Violence
4:30 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Summit On Gun Violence Focuses On Preparation

 Sheriffs, prosecutors, social service providers and others attended a summit on gun violence Wednesday, convened by U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall. The sessions focused on mental health, the legal tools for  disarming dangerous people and other public safety topics.

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Mental Health
6:19 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Shootings Push Mental Health Into Spotlight In Salem

The Clackamas town center, at which a shooting occurred late last year.
Credit Photo by Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Recent mass shootings in Oregon and Connecticut have thrust mental health issues into the spotlight. Some Oregon lawmakers and mental health advocates hope there's enough momentum to keep the conversation front and center. Unlike gun control, there is a consensus that appears to be emerging on funding mental health programs.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:21 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Man Says He's Shocked His Neighbor Was A Shooter

The man whom police believe killed two people and then turned his gun upon himself Tuesday has been identified at Jacob Tyler Roberts of southeast Portland.

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New Police Strategy
5:15 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Police Say New Strategy Works With Mass Shootings

Law enforcement officers are using Tuesday's response to the shooting at Clackamas Town Center in Portland as an example of a successful change in police strategy.

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Ammunition Magazines Ban
4:51 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Oregon Lawmakers Calls For Ban On Large Capacity Ammo Magazines

20-round aluminum AR-15 magazines
Credit Keith LaFaille / Flickr

An Oregon lawmaker wants to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines in the wake of Tuesday's shooting at the Clackamas Town Center.

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Shooting Suspect Identified
4:33 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Victims, Suspect Identified In Oregon Mall Shooting

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified the suspect of yesterday's shooting as 22-year-old Jacob Taylor Roberts.
Credit The Clackamas County Sherriff's Office

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified victims of Tuesday's shooting at Clackamas Town Center mall.

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Portland Mall Shooting
6:54 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Mall Shooting Victim Expected To Survive

The Clackamas Town Center, site of a shooting Tuesday.
Credit Photo by Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Two people, plus the suspected shooter, are dead after police say a gunman opened fire at a crowded shopping mall in suburban Portland Tuesday. An ambulance took one survivor of the attack to OHSU Medical Center in Portland. The young woman is expected to survive. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:42 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

People Run For Their Lives At Portland Mall Shooting

Three people are dead after a shooting at Clackamas Town Center in suburban Portland.
Credit Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Police say three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in suburban Portland.

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