The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water. Trooper Mark Francis said the four-lane bridge collapsed about 7 p.m.
Photos after the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon collapsed around 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Much of Oregonians’ state business, like trips to the DMW, will have to wait until Tuesday. Friday, May 24, marks the last of 10 furlough days approved by the Oregon state legislature after a huge shortfall in the last budget.
The city of Portland had more rain in the past two days than in the entire month of February. But that’s not stopping Portland Rose Festival preparations, nor is it stopping diehard campers at Champoeg State Park.
People are advised to avoid contact with the water near Portland’s Morrison, Burnside, Fremont and Hawthorne bridges through Friday — after more than 2,400 gallons of sewage overflowed from a public toilet and heavy rain taxed outfall pipes.
A Beaverton police officer appeared in court Thursday to face charges he raped a child, another in a series of legal run-ins for the man.
The Independent Police Review is releasing its annual report on the Portland Police Bureau. The report lists 413 community complaints about police conduct.
In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation’s leading youth organization.
Hillsboro Police Sgt. Bruce Kelley, a TriMet transit police supervisor, admitted spreading the syrup this past August to deal with continuing issues at the busy Willow Creek platform in Hillsboro.
Wednesday’s Washington County power surge — in addition to knocking out power to about 15,000 customers — also ruined electronics, appliances, furnaces, even dishwashers at a number of Sherwood homes.