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Brown describes framework needed to reopen Oregon’s economy

Brown describes framework needed to reopen Oregon’s economy

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In a long-awaited announcement amid ongoing “stay at home” orders, Gov. Kate Brown laid out steps needed to reopen Oregon’s economy following the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday.After forming a Jay Inslee and Gavin Newsom to work on reopening their economies together, Brown said Oregonians will have to be cautious as the state takes its next steps or else it could backfire as she announced the multiple points of action needed to move forward.The critical steps the state will take to reopen the economy include slowing the growth of the novel coronavirus pandemic;...

April 14, 2020
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Human remains found in rural spot of Linn County

Human remains found in rural spot of Linn County

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Human remains were found in Linn County on Friday about 13 miles east of Sweet Home after a tip brought deputies to the scene.The caller led deputies to the area on US Forest Service Road 417 around 1:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators along with Search and Rescue units worked that area through Sunday night. The area is about 5 miles up Gordon Road, 13 miles east of Sweet Home.Authorities said they “have limited information” on who the person is. The State Medical Examiner will work to discover the cause of death and the identity.Anyone with information is asked to call...

April 6, 2020
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Oregonians demand state’s reopening at Salem rally

Oregonians demand state’s reopening at Salem rally

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Hundreds turned out to protest Oregon’s “Stay Home” order at the state capitol on Saturday. Demonstrators were demanding the immediate reopening of the state. The #ReOpenOregon rally, organized by Oregon Uniting for Liberty, officially began at noon. The group was asking Oregonians to gather peacefully and demand Gov. Kate Brown “remove all unconstitutional restrictions she has placed on the citizens and businesses of Oregon.” Most people at the rally were not wearing face coverings or masks, and those outside their cars were not practicing social distancing. Some...

May 2, 2020
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Mayor ready to reopen Sandy

Mayor ready to reopen Sandy

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Sandy’s mayor Stan Pulliam joined Jenny for another edition of to talk about the city’s impending reopening.Pulliam is concerned Governor Kate Brown’s plans for reopening the state will have a negative impact on rural areas.“I know several [cities] want to reopen,” Pulliam told . “I just believe strongly that needs to begin now — sooner rather than later. We’re hearing people are still waiting for financial assistance.”Follow KOIN 6 for the latest news and weather for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on , and , and sign up for our .× Close Ad

May 4, 2020
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Digital, delivery, drive-thru: Oregon libraries get creative in crisis

Digital, delivery, drive-thru: Oregon libraries get creative in crisis

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Sharon McCrum walks up to the window of a former bank building. Instead of depositing a check or withdrawing cash, though, she’s picking up library materials.All public library buildings are closed due to the coronavirus, so many book lenders are finding alternate ways to get materials to their patrons. The City of Waldport, for example, has been using the old Umpqua Bank building’s drive-thru window.Patrons call, email or place requests online. Then library staff prepare and sanitize the items for pick up Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. or 2-4...

May 3, 2020
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Some Oregon state parks, recreational areas allowed to reopen

Some Oregon state parks, recreational areas allowed to reopen

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced on Tuesday that she is allowing limited openings at state recreational areas.In a news release, Brown said some state parks and outdoor recreation areas are allowed to reopen as of Tuesday for day-use.Ski resorts will also be allowed to reopen but it’s unclear if and when they will do so. Columbia River Gorge parks and recreation areas and some coastal areas will remain closed.Oregon State Parks released a list of parks opening for day-use starting May 6:The new order encourages Oregonians to practice social distancing measures and...

May 5, 2020
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Longview group ignores orders over Lee Greenwood July 4 event

Longview group ignores orders over Lee Greenwood July 4 event

LONGVIEW, Wash. (KOIN) — Organizers behind a planned Fourth of July event in Cowlitz County said they are moving forward with it despite statewide COVID-19 restrictions.On Wednesday, the City of Longview denied the application for the two-day gathering called “” taking place at Lake Sacajawea. The event — which organizers said could draw 10,000 people — is slated to feature a kid’s parade, talent show, classic car show, food vendors and fromOn July 5, the event will put on a community worship service and event clean-up. One of We The People’s backers Larry Wood said they want the right to...

July 1, 2020
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Truck loses 2 wheels in chase with deputies on Hwy 26

Truck loses 2 wheels in chase with deputies on Hwy 26

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Gresham man with outstanding warrants was booked into Clackamas County Jail Monday after leading law enforcement on a chase along Highway 26.CCSO said Michael Brady Ford, 43, first fled Warm Springs Police just before 3 a.m. in the area of Government Camp. Police had pursued Ford’s vehicle–a Ford F-150–on charges of Attempt to Elude and Reckless Driving. The Oregon State Police and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office also had additional probable cause to arrest Ford on Assault III and Hit and Run charges out of Deschutes County.Just east of Rhododendron, Clackamas...

October 7, 2020
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Nurse with COVID-19 gets ‘perfect match’ blood donation

Nurse with COVID-19 gets ‘perfect match’ blood donation

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A nurse in Oregon received a hard-to-come-by blood donation during his fight to beat COVID-19. Holly Jimenez told KOIN 6 News on Tuesday her husband, Jose, started getting sick on March 20. He had body aches, chills and was sleeping for most of the day. But Jose got worse. He went to a hospital in Springfield on March 28 and tested positive for the coronavirus two days later. The parents of six live about an hour south of Eugene in Oakland. Holly, who is also a nurse, said Jose had been working at a mental health unit at the Roseburg VA Health Care System when he...

April 15, 2020
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Coastal residents to out-of-towners: Stay home

Coastal residents to out-of-towners: Stay home

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Tensions between Oregon Coast residents and out-of-town visitors are boiling over as the state near the one month mark of Gov. Kate Brown’s stay at home order. A convoy of exotic cars that made its way through Tillamook County on Easter Sunday is the latest example.A now-deleted Facebook post in a community group garnered hundreds of comments accusing the group of reckless driving and even harassing a local woman near Netarts. The post spread like wildfire, and by the next day, city and county officials were discussing it during one of their regular phone...

April 14, 2020
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