Oregon News

Oregon Governor Declares Drought Emergency in Coos County

A drought declaration passed by Coos County Commissioners has been approved by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. The governor’s declaration, which expires Dec. 31, will authorize state agencies to expedite water management tools for local officials to quickly start mitigation activities, …

Parents of Oregon Baby Who Died From Meningitis Sue For $6.3M

The parents of an infant who died from meningitis after he was released from Silverton Medical Center in Oregon are suing the hospital for $6.3 million. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the death of 7-month-old Blaize Wheeldon and …

Lawsuit Says Oregon Restaurant Served Man Fatal Enchilada Meal

A $2.5 million wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Bend, Ore. restaurant says a man died of salmonella after eating tainted chicken enchilada meals. The lawsuit was filed this week in Deschutes County Circuit Court against El Rodeo restaurant by …

Small Earthquake Confirmed in Southern Oregon

A magnitude-3.1 earthquake struck in southern Oregon near Ashland, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. Just before 10 a.m. Friday, the quake rumbled about 10 miles southwest of Ashland at a depth of 1.6 miles, according to the USGS. The agency’s …

Former Oregon Officer Sues Officials Claiming Retaliation

A former Oregon police officer filed a lawsuit saying he faced retaliation within the department for reporting a former police chief struck him with his arm while holding a metal sign, court records said. Joseph Patnode is suing the Sunriver …

Transgender Woman in Oregon Sues Miss USA Pageant

An Oregon transgender woman is suing Miss USA pageants, saying its rule that limits competition to “natural born female” is a form of gender discrimination. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Anita Green of Clackamas, Oregon, holds the title of 2019 Miss Earth …

Woman Sues Oregon Clinic Claiming of Past Abuse by Pediatrician

A woman who says she was repeatedly sexually abused by her pediatrician has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the doctor’s former medical clinic in Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the woman says the abuse occurred in the 1980s and …

Small Earthquake Confirmed Off Southern Oregon Coast

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Oregon, The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS mapped the earthquake about 96 miles off the coast of Port Orford, a small town in Curry County about 25 miles south of …

Officials Report Another Vaping-Related Illness in Oregon

Health officials say one more Oregonian has a vaping-related severe lung illness, raising Oregon’s toll to nine victims, two of whom have died. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Gov. Kate Brown on Oct. 4 ordered a six-month ban on sales of all …

Man Sues Oregon Fertility Clinic Over Donated Sperm Used for 17 Kids

A man who says his donated sperm was used to father at least 17 children in violation of an agreement that allowed for no more than five has sued an Oregon fertility clinic. Dr. Bryce Cleary believes it’s possible that …