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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Department director retires amid systemic racism allegations

The director of a Portland area health department retired weeks after she directed a manager who is black to step down, which resulted in allegations of systemic racism in the …

Oregon man jailed 7-plus years for assault, baby’s injuries

An Oregon man accused of throwing down his then-girlfriend’s 2-year-old – causing the boy to spend a month in the hospital – has been sentenced to more than seven years …

Body of hiker who fell from cliff recovered on Oregon beach

Police say the body of a hiker who fell from an Oregon cliff more than a week ago has washed ashore.

Inmate becomes fifth man to ‘unexpectedly’ die at prison

A 23-year-old inmate at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution died suddenly, becoming the fifth unanticipated death at the state prison this year.

Man gets 30 days for biting girl during Green Day concert

A Canadian man who bit a 14-year-old girl on the right breast during a Green Day concert in Portland, Oregon, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Outside View: Gorge fire is cause for mourning

Beloved hiking trails, forests, meadows and scenic areas are engulfed in flames, leaving those who long have been inspired by the region to wonder what will remain once the damage …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Gonzaga-Ohio State will tip at 9 p.m. in PK80 nightcap

GU and Ohio State will meet at 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on ESPN2 in the nightcap of four games in the Motion bracket.

Gunfire leaves 30 bullet holes in Portland house

Gang enforcement officers are investigating early morning gunfire that left a northeast Portland home with roughly 30 bullet strikes.

Hoverboard causes fire in Portland home, family escapes

Authorities say a Portland family escaped their house after a hoverboard caused a fire.

Hillary Clinton to speak in Portland to promote book

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will visit Portland to promote her new book, “What Happened.”

Portland police arrest man after stabbing, shootings, crash

Portland police arrested a 20-year-old man following a spree of violence that sent nine people to the hospital.

Portland TriMet wants to extend ban policy in wake of transit crimes

Oregon’s Portland-area transportation agency has had enough of trouble riders and wants to extend how long it can ban people from using its services.

One house blows up, one catches fire in Portland explosion

Fire officials say an explosion in a North Portland neighborhood leveled one house and set a second home on fire.

UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Police fatally shoot elderly man who had tried to kill self

Police say an Oregon man who slit his wrists in a suicide attempt less than three weeks ago has been fatally shot by officers.

Man charged in Oregon train attack: ‘No heroes in this case’

The man accused of killing two passengers and wounding a third on a Portland train returned to court for a brief hearing in which he told spectators: “Remember, there are …

UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Ick-free and ready for a dip: Portland touts revived river

For decades, Portland residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows that created a bacterial stew. Now, the recent completion …

Armed robbers targeting Portland taverns

Police are investigating a string of armed robberies at Portland taverns.

Portland thief derails South Korean cyclist’s trip

Good Samaritans have stepped up to help a South Korean man whose dreams of a two-year bike trip were seemingly dashed by a Portland thief.

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Police identify Oregon man who tried to seize helicopter

Police in a suburb of Portland have released the name of a man who tried to steal a helicopter from a small regional airport at gunpoint before being killed by …

UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Man fatally shot by Oregon police after seizing helicopter

A man was fatally shot by Oregon police Monday after seizing a helicopter at gunpoint near Portland, authorities said.

Two men shot while selling gun at Portland park

Portland police say two men were wounded in a shooting at Woodlawn Park.

Flexibility more important than the ‘right’ wage

Under the just-passed state budget, the state Legislature offers a cost-of-living salary allowance for teachers in high-cost areas. A flexible minimum wage would operate under the same principle.

Boy, 6, found in Oregon car trunk; critically injured

Authorities say a 6-year-old boy in southern Oregon was flown to a hospital after his parents discovered him in the trunk of a car, suffering from a heat-related illness.

Dad laced drinks with drugs, daughter dies of overdose, DA says

A prosecutor says a man accused of killing his 15-month-old daughter by a methadone overdose sometimes mixed his drugs into drinks such as Capri Sun.

UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Former Oregon governor cleared in influence-peddling case

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber insisted he broke no laws, and federal prosecutors backed him up Friday, announcing that no criminal charges will be filed against Kitzhaber or his live-in …

UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Nike to slash 1,400 jobs, cut sneaker styles in shakeup

Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet. The sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring …

Three teens arrested in Portland gang shootings

Police say they arrested two teenagers in a gang shooting that critically injured a 17-year-old boy in outer southeast Portland.

Woman’s sex assault kit not tested until 5 years after rape

Court records state Portland police didn’t pursue or submit evidence for a sexual assault case until five years after the assault was reported, despite police having the name of a …

Huckleberries: Conservative Weird Idaho takes show on road to Liberal Weird Portland

An extended family of 13 Idahoans made their presence known on a Max train in Portland last week, including an older woman who told her grandson in a loud voice …

Developer gives Portland State $5 million for art museum

A prominent Portland philanthropist announced he’s donating $5 million for an art museum on the campus of Portland State University.