COAST TRAGEDY: A Portland father and his two young children swept out to sea at Falcon Cove Beach on the Oregon coast over the weekend were hit by a sneaker wave, the family said Monday. “It’s a dangerous beach,” said a local resident who called 911.
The children, Lola Stiles, 7, who attended Northeast Portland’s Vestal Elementary School, and William Stiles, 4, will be remembered at a vigil in Manzanita Wednesday night. Here are safety tips for storm-watching on the coast.
CATLIN GABEL: The first of what could be many sexual abuse lawsuits against The Catlin Gabel School was filed Monday by Kim Wilson of Portland, who says she was molested 80 times by Richardson Shoemaker, a longtime Catlin math teacher. The lawsuit followed The Oregonian/OregonLive‘s report on more than 15 former students who shared their stories of abuse.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, one of his primary election opponents and a city commissioner candidate all denied complaints to the city auditor’s office that they’ve violated a voter-approved $500 campaign contribution limit.
OREGON LEGISLATURE: Residents in westside Portland’s House District 36 will get a new state representative Thursday evening, when the Multnomah County Commission is set to select from among the five people vying to replace former House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, a Democrat.
MENTAL HEALTH: Oregon’s top health administrator has asked state lawmakers for $20 million to help ensure that people who need mental health treatment get it, particularly those who have been charged with a crime.
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