‘Credible threat’ cited as Senate cancels Saturday session, advises staff to stay away

Senate President Peter Courtney goes through motions of convening the Senate on Thursday, June 20, after Republican senators made good on their plan to abandon the Capitol. (Claire Withycombe/Oregon Capital Bureau) SALEM — An expected Saturday session of the Oregon Senate was cancelled Friday afternoon after Oregon State Police reported[Read More…]


Police find bodies of missing Salem mother, 3-year-old boy

The bodies of Karissa Fretwell and her 3-year-old son, missing from Salem since May 13, have been recovered from a remote area west of the town of Yamhill, law enforcement officials announced Sunday afternoon. Fretwell was shot to death but the cause of death of her son, Billy Fretwell, hasn’t[Read More…]