The Oregon Military Department said restructuring has caused them to temporarily suspend the State Defense Force. April 2, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

Oregon State Defense Force gone for now

A little-known agency that helps during disasters has been suspended, and now some Oregonians are worried the state will be less prepared to…

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Five Timeless Spring Jewelry Trends

Spring is finally here. The days are longer and we’ve got a running start on the annual April showers. Spring-cleaning is under way, and you…

Kyle Maki talks chocolate

Chocolate Decadence Walking Tour

OK chocolate fans, right here in downtown Portland there’s a walking tour where you can put your chocolate chops to the test. It’s chocolate…

A bee collects pollen in a sunflower field, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, near Lawrence, Kan. The 40-acre field planted annually by the Grinter family draws bees and lovers of sunflowers alike during the weeklong late summer blossoming of the flowers. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Portland bans pesticides harmful to bees

The Portland City Council has banned the use by the city of a class of pesticides particularly harmful to bees, including one that is the mo…