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Portland shuts off school water fountains over lead concern

Portland Public Schools has shut down drinking fountains at all of its schools and will use bottled water for the remaining school year after tests at two schools found high …


Portland man, woman indicted on nearly 100 porn charges

A Portland man and woman are facing nearly 100 child pornography charges between them.


Report: Portland chief smelled of alcohol after shooting

The Portland police chief who was put on leave after revelations he may have lied about accidentally shooting a friend in the back during a hunting trip smelled of alcohol …


Portland mayor places police chief on paid leave

The Portland mayor has placed Portland police Chief Larry O’Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an …


Oregon officials clamp down on lead in Portland air

In a significant turnaround, Oregon officials are clamping down on lead in Portland’s air.


Portland’s typical water, sewer bill set to top $100 a month

Beginning July 1, Portland utility customers will pay upwards of $100 a month for water, sewer and stormwater services – surpassing an arbitrary yet significant milestone.


Passenger gets probation for placing fake bomb on plane

A passenger who placed a fake bomb in a restroom during an international flight has avoided a prison term.


Passenger’s quest for beer forced flight to divert to Portland, feds say

A passenger who authorities say forced an Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted after he didn’t get a beer has pleaded not guilty in Portland to a charge of interfering …


Oregon Supreme Court limits damages in lawsuits against state

The Oregon Supreme Court voted 5-2 to uphold a $3 million cap on damages injured people can collect in lawsuits against the state or its employees.


UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2016, 5:51 p.m.

Restoration of Northwest salmon runs needs a better plan, judge says

A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn’t do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs.


Oregon refuge occupiers concerned about liberal Portland jury

Lawyers for those who occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year are concerned a jury comprised of people from liberal Portland won’t be impartial.


Warm Springs tribe breaks ground on marijuana grow facility

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has broken ground on a new marijuana-growing facility that is set to be Oregon’s first tribal-owned marijuana grow operation.


3-year-old survives fall from cliff that kills his mother

A 3-year-old boy survived a 50-foot fall at a popular Oregon hiking trail that killed his 37-year-old mother.


Portland police seize $1.5 million in cocaine

Portland police say they have seized an estimated $1.5 million worth of cocaine after stopping a vehicle with suspected drug traffickers in Washington County.


Oregon bakery owners file appeal in gay wedding cake case

Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple are arguing that a state ruling ordering them to pay $135,000 in damages violates state and federal laws.


Kaiser Permanente sued over ex-nurse facing sex abuse charges

Two women who claim they were sexually abused by a nurse at a Beaverton clinic have filed a $1 million lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente over claims of negligence.


Fake voter pamphlets criticizing lawmaker appear in Portland

Portland residents have received fake “Voters’ Pamphlet Guides” that criticize incumbent House Speaker Tina Kotek.


Blazers’ McCollum wins NBA’s Most Improved Player

Portland guard CJ McCollum won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award in his first season as a starter for the Trail Blazers, dramatically improving his scoring average by more than …


Coalition sues Portland over homeless policy

A coalition of business and neighborhood groups are suing the city of Portland and Mayor Charlie Hales in an effort to overthrow a new policy that allows homeless people to …


Portland to spray for gypsy moths

Officials will soon begin spraying insecticide to keep gypsy moths out of Portland.


Soccer star Abby Wambach pleads guilty in DUI case

Court records show U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday in a county courtroom in Portland.


Plane makes emergency landing in Portland

An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland.


Oregon governor signs landmark anti-coal bill into law

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed one of the nation’s most aggressive pieces of pro-climate legislation into law.


Online prank renames Portland bridge after Jean-Luc Picard

A new Portland bridge got a new name this week – at least on Google Maps.


Gonzaga takes on Portland, probably needing sweep at WCC tournament to extend NCAA streak to 18

The streak is a source of pride, consistency and national standing. Gonzaga has been to 17 straight NCAA Tournaments, tied for the fourth-longest active streak and tied for the sixth-longest …


Oregon sheriff’s sergeant accused of lewd conduct with Idaho boy

Authorities say a sheriff’s sergeant from suburban Portland has been arrested on accusations of sexual misconduct involving a teenager in Meridian, Idaho.


Portland’s Cannabis Cafe closing because of clean air rules

The owner of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe announced she will close her doors next week after another warning by public health officials that the establishment violates indoor air rules.


Froma Harrop: Mega-tower mania is out of hand

Tall buildings run counter to the theme this campaign season: ordinary Americans wanting their power back.


Oregon legislators ask CDC for help with Portland air

Three Oregon legislators have appealed to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help assessing the public threat from carcinogens found in Portland’s air.


Fix for Portland shipping proposed by ex-Oregon lawmaker

A former Oregon legislator and one-time gubernatorial candidate has proposed creating a shipping authority to help restore shipping business to Portland.