A person signs a petition to put a measure on the ballot, January 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

The cost of a voter’s signature

“It’s fairly unusual to get complaints on the initiative process at the local level,” Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown told KOIN 6 News.

Chris Zimmerman is a Beaverton father of three who shuttles his kids from place to place. December 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

A big driver distraction: kids

For every two second a driver takes their eyes off the road, AAA Oregon’s Marie Dodds said, a driver doubles their chances for an accident.

Christopher Kelley is accused of stealing gravestones from the Rebekah Community Cemetery near Dufur, Oregon and placing them in the backyard of his home in Sellwood. (Dec. 2013, PPB)

‘I stole them from a graveyard’

Chris Kelley just moved out of the house he owns in Sellwood and moved into a friend’s house. Kelly’s backyard looks different now than it d…

Tyson Schreiber was 19 when he died in 2012. His mom, Julie (upper right) had a chance meeting with Laura Ericks (lower right) who received Tyson's pancreas and kidney. December 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Donor’s mom meets recipient by chance

One of those honored in the 2014 float from the non-profit Donate Life is a young man from Alsea. This is the story of how he changed many l…

Nancy Bergeson, seen in an undated photo, was murdered in 2009. Her case has not been solved, Nov. 27, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Lost time may leave Bergeson murder cold

Forensic scientist Dr. Ray Grimsby has been to hundreds of scenes like the one at Nancy Bergeron’s home the night she died. The investigatio…

Kim Forbes was last seen on the evening of Oct. 30, 2004. Her case remains open and a private investigator believes it will be solved, Nov. 20, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

PI: Kim Forbes cold case will be solved

Jennifer Maghinay first learned about the Kim Forbes case watching KOIN 6 News in 2009 in a story on the fifth anniversary. Since that time,…

A Hanjin ship at the Port of Portland. Jan. 21, 2014. (KOIN 6 News)

Port dispute could force prices higher

The dispute at the Port of Portland between the longshoreman’s union and the operator of Terminal Six affects hundreds of jobs, millions of …

Firefighters battle a five-alarm blaze that brought down a vacant apartment building in Northeast Portland, destroyed one home and damaged two others. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

After the fire, the predators arrive

Representatives for water restoration companies approached them and convinced some into signing contracts for service at a low cost — only …

Sun Kiss Tan salon manager Lana Boychenkl at her shop in Vancouver, Jan. 21, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

WA tanning proposal aims at minors

Even though these beds appear to have less risk than other tanning beds, they are included in a new proposed Washington state law that would…

Eric Wise, Jan. 21, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

HS teacher charged in sex with student

A marketing and business teacher at Aloha High School surrendered to Washington County deputies on Tuesday and will face charges he had a se…

Pacific University Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Mallery was indicted on 7 counts of sex abuse, Jan. 21, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

Pacific U VP held on sex abuse charges

The Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Pacific University turned himself in after being indicted by a grand jury on sex abuse cha…