By Emily Scarvie
(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, March 3 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.
On Wednesday, Portland City Council announced a ban on the sale and use of fireworks within city limits. Commissioners cited the city’s recent record-high temperatures and dry conditions, which they said increase the risk of starting wildfires.
The ban will have a major impact on several local businesses and nonprofits, including the David Douglas Dad’s Club, which raises money for students to go to the national championships and participate in extracurricular events.
“Our core, biggest fundraiser is the fireworks stand. This is about 90% of our fundraising, is this one particular fundraiser. So, it’s going to hit us pretty hard,” Vince Alvarez, the vice president of the David Douglas Dad’s Club, told FOX 12. “We usually, pre-COVID, about $8,000 a year is what we earn on the fireworks stand give or take. We give away about 10,000 a year.”
Portland Fire and Rescue said violators of the new ban will receive citations depending on the circumstances. A plan for who will enforce the new rules will be established before the Fourth of July.
Police are asking for the public’s help in solving the February shooting that left a mother dead and her boyfriend and two children seriously injured. Adau Duop, 25, was fatally shot inside a vehicle in the 12800 block of Southeast Foster Road on Feb. 20.
Duop’s one-year-old child was shot in the leg and her five-year-old was shot in the arm. Both have since been released from the hospital. The man who was injured in the shooting is also expected to survive.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest. Tipsters have the option to remain anonymous.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov and 503-823-0466, or Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov and 503-823-0889. The case number is 22-48396.
Oaks Amusement Park is opening for the season, just in time for spring break! Starting March 19 through March 27, rides, mini-golf and midway games will be available daily from noon until 5 p.m. The roller rink will also be open during spring break with different operating hours.
After spring break, the park will only be open on weekends until June 11, the start of the park’s summer season. For more information, visit the Oaks Amusement Park website.
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