Conrad Wilson of OPB
The big winter storm across much of the U.S. is especially challenging in West Coast cities not accustomed to snow and such low temperatures. It's particularly hard for people without housing.
As a string of attacks on electrical substations unfolded in Oregon and Washington in 2022, the FBI was warning utilities of white supremacists’ plots to take down the nation’s power grid. A KUOW/OPB investigation reveals the scope of the threat to the Northwest grid.
Electric substations in the Northwest have been attacked, at least two with firearms, according to documents obtained by OPB and KUOW.
A dispute between Oregon's chief justice and the head of the public defender's office has erupted, with accusations of judicial overreach and unmet concerns about an ongoing defense attorney shortage.