Sunshine Division at 100: Need 4 times greater than before

KOIN Community 11/29 9:00A Tim Steele
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- It's said necessity is the mother of invention. That is how the Sunshine Division was born 100 years ago. Back in 1922, Portland police responded to a crisis and identified a...

Eye on Wines of Mt. Hood Territory

KOIN Community 11/21 11:49A Kaitlin Flanigan
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Everywhere you look, Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory never ceases to amaze, with its rich history, amazing food, recreational opportunities -- and of course, award-winning win. Watch the video above for more.

WATCH: Portland State University's 2022 Simon Benson Awards

KOIN Community 11/17 2:43P Kaitlin Flanigan
PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) -- KOIN 6 and Portland's CW are hosting Portland State University's 23rd Annual Simon Benson Awards gala online. The award show, which takes place Thursday evening, celebrates higher education in Oregon. Since 1999, this...

DONATE NOW: Portland State University Foundation Special Day of Giving

KOIN Community 11/17 1:00A Kaitlin Flanigan
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- This Thursday, Nov. 17, KOIN 6 and Portland's CW are partnering with Portland State University for a special day of giving. With a gift on Thursday, you'll be helping student programs and scholarships. Learn more about...

Portland's queer documentary film festival returns for its 14th year

KOIN Community 11/11 4:00A Ken Boddie
PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) -- The QDOC Film Fest kicks off Friday at Portland's Historic Hollywood Theatre. QDoc is the only queer documentary festival in the U.S. and it is returning to Portland for its 14th year. AM Extra was joined by...

It's the 50th anniversary of an important part of Portland's history

KOIN Community 11/10 4:00A Emily Burris
PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential city plans in Portland's history. The "1972 Downtown Plan" created a vision that helped Portland become an international icon for urban planning. AM...

Celebrate Veteran's Day with the Salvation Army

KOIN Community 11/10 3:54A Emily Burris
PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) -- America will honor those who fought for our country on Veteran's Day. In Portland, there will be a Veteran's Day parade along with other events. KOIN 6 wanted to see how the Salvation Army will be involved. AM Extra was...

Wallet Wednesday: Navigating Black Friday sales

KOIN Community 11/9 6:41A Emily Burris
PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) -- America's biggest shopping day of the year is a little more than two weeks away. Of course, that would be Black Friday. But those door-buster deals have arrived earlier than ever this year. AM Extra was joined by Jacob...

Sold-out Lake Oswego event benefits Boys and Girls Aid

KOIN Community 11/5 6:24P Tim Steele
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (KOIN) -- A sold-out fundraising auction to benefit Boys and Girls Aid brought a lot of fun and smiles in the effort to help kids find their forever homes. The "Fostering Futures" auction raised funds for the non-profit service...

Upcoming fundraiser at OMSI honors organ donors

KOIN Community 11/4 4:31A Emily Burris
PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) -- OMSI is partnering with the "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" exhibit to honor organ donors. It's all for the "Anyone Can be a Hero" fundraising campaign for Donate Life Northwest. AM Extra was joined by executive...

Kohr Explores: PDX is helping destress travelers with music

KOIN Community 11/4 4:27A Kohr Harlan
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Air travel can be very stressful. From the long lines, and cramped planes to delayed flights and hours of just waiting around. But at PDX, there's a program to help travelers with their stress. KOIN 6 News' Kohr Harlan...

Local non-profit grants Christmas wishes by helping families

KOIN Community 11/4 4:17A Ken Boddie
PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) -- Every year in Portland, the holidays are a little brighter for thousands of families thanks to the Christmas Family Adoption Foundation. The non-profit helps Christmas wishes come true by helping families with toys,...

PSU to hold event connecting the BIPOC community

KOIN Community 11/3 4:01A Ken Boddie
PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) -- Portland State University says now is the time to act. PSU is calling members of the BIPOC community for a special summit happening Friday. The event hopes to build partnerships across BIPOC groups so they can work...

Seasonal Affective Disorder and its effect on sleep

KOIN Community 11/3 3:28A Ken Boddie
PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) -- AM Extra is looking into Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Mental Health America says SAD affects nearly 17 million people in the U.S. each year. AM Extra was joined by neurotech expert and founder of Braintap, Dr....
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