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Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl

An Oregon man potentially faces a 15-year prison sentence after authorities said he traveled 365 miles to have a sex with a teenage girl.


Oregon’s pioneering craft brewery closing amid sagging sales

BridgePort Brewery, one of Oregon’s oldest craft breweries and a pioneer in the craft beer industry, will stop making its beers immediately and close its brew pub next month.


Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Multnomah County

Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

Oregon photographer drugged, raped young models, authorities say

A professional photographer drugged and sexually assaulted young models or aspiring models he worked with in Oregon and California, federal and state authorities said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being …


Ranchers whose case sparked standoff get grazing rights back

Two ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon have had their grazing rights restored.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Oregon rancher uses inflatable dancer to shoo wolves

A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 1:21 p.m.

Suspect shot inside Oregon middle school, students safe

A suspect was shot Friday after an attack that occurred inside an Oregon middle school but did not injure any students or teachers, police said.


Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River, a body of water that’s miles inland from the …


Bill by Oregon congressman would regulate weed like alcohol

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Three dead after commercial crabbing vessel capsizes off Oregon

A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling from a …


Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Environmental groups have withdrawn from talks aimed at updating the wolf management plan in Oregon.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 2:52 p.m.

NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Pac-12 basketball might be headed for an all-time low in NCAA tournament bids

Those wanting a good West Coast hoops fix the past two months have turned to Gonzaga and Nevada. The Zags won the Maui Invitational. Nevada ran the table in nonconference …


Oregon joins other states allowing roadkill for food

A new law that goes into effect Jan. 1 means people in Oregon will be able to harvest and eat roadkill.


After delay, Dungeness crab season opens on Oregon coast

After a month-long delay, the Dungeness crab season is set to open in Oregon, but industry experts say these appear to be a trend and they hurt coastal communities.


Oregon may consider exporting marijuana to other states

Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Man fled before trial for allegedly killing a teen girl. U.S. prosecutor thinks Saudi Arabia helped him.

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was charged with manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old girl. Then he disappeared.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Oregon QB Justin Herbert says he’ll return for his senior year

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert says he’ll return for his senior season. Herbert announced his decision before the Ducks left Eugene for the Redbox Bowl in Santa Clara, California. Oregon plays …


American man first to solo across Antarctica unaided

An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed …


Marijuana pesticide contamination worries Oregon farmers

Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has taken on new gravity for Oregon farmers with marijuana-growing neighbors. Due to Oregon’s pesticide testing regime for …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Over 100K lose power as high winds hit Washington, Oregon

High winds toppled trees and power lines, causing thousands to lose power and roads to be closed across Washington and Oregon.


Report: Oregon needs a separate state agency for legal pot

The Oregon Cannabis Commission is recommending the state set up an independent agency to regulate legal marijuana rather than having three different agencies share the job, a newspaper reported Tuesday.


NCAA Women’s Top 25: Sabrina Ionesco lead No. 3 Oregon past Buffalo, 102-82

Sabrina Ionescu had her 12th career triple double, Ruthy Hebard added 25 points and No. 3 Oregon cruised past Buffalo 102-82 on Sunday. Ionescu finished with 12 points, 10 assists …


Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

First-year Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women’s basketball poll Monday at No. …


The Oregon Desert Trail is just that, complete with canyons and rattlesnakes

I felt every drop of sweat make its way down my face, neck and back as I stared down the rattlesnake, its beady eyes locked with mine, daring me to …


Oregon voters deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary law

Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the Sanctuary law, even as some other states, such as Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

100s of Oregon ‘witches’ paddle down river, minus the brooms

Hundreds of “witches” traded in broomsticks for paddles in Oregon during the last weekend before Halloween.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Oregon man rescues kitten glued to road

A Silverton, Oregon, man said he made a disturbing discovery while driving to work Friday morning: A kitten that was apparently glued to the road, stuck in a busy lane …


In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It’s become an oddly familiar routine, …