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Portland man stabbed on train remembered as courageous

The mother of a young man killed aboard a Portland light-rail train assured mourners at a memorial service in their hometown that he did not die in vain.

Police: Passenger cut with butter knife on Oregon train

Authorities arrested a 24-year-old man accused of cutting a passenger with a butter knife on a light-rail train near Portland.

UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

The man accused of killing two men and wounding a third who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenagers on a Portland light-rail train shouted he was “not …

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Man indicted in double-fatal Portland train attack

A grand jury has indicted Jeremy Christian, the man accused of killing two passengers and wounding a third on a Portland train last month.

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Portland approves permit for country’s first all-wood high-rise

City officials in Portland have approved a construction permit for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.

Anti-Semitic signs found hanging over Oregon highway

Two signs claiming that Jewish people were responsible for 9/11 were found hanging over an Oregon highway this past weekend.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Faith-healing parents charged in Oregon baby’s death

Two members of an Oregon church that embraces faith healing have been arrested in the death of their premature baby.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

Portland man fatally stabbed on train remembered as hero

Mourners remembered one of the men who was fatally stabbed trying to stop an anti-Muslim tirade against two teenage girls on a Portland light-rail train as a modern-day martyr and …

Body found near Portland boat slip

Authorities have recovered a man’s body from the Columbia River.

UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Day of Portland demonstrations marked by arrests, clashes

Crowds swelled to several thousand as demonstrators from varying groups converged Sunday afternoon in downtown Portland, Oregon, in the wake of the fatal stabbing of two men who tried to …

UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Suspect in Portland stabbings built life around hate speech

The suspect charged with fatally stabbing two Portland men who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenage girls built a life around hate speech and his right to …

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim’s ring

Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a backpack and wedding ring from a victim of last week’s triple stabbing on a light-rail train in Portland.

Don’t lose sight of heroism, compassion in tragedy

As Jeremy Joseph Christian continued his menacing rant, the three men stepped forward because their sense of community, humanity and courage demanded it.

Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law

Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically …

UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Train stabbing survivor: Portland has ‘white savior complex’

A man who was stabbed in the neck while trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women on a Portland light-rail train said Wednesday that …

Portland stabbings suspect bragged about killings in patrol car

A man charged with fatally stabbing two men and injuring a third who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade appeared to brag about the attacks as he …

UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

Unease about white supremacy grows after Portland stabbings

Unease about white supremacist activity in Portland deepened after the fatal stabbings of two men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade, and some people worry that …

UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears ‘hatred’

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be …

UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the …

UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Mayor: ‘Heroes’ died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

Police said Saturday they’ll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled …

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women.

Portland police make arrest in semen-throwing case

Portland police arrested a 47-year-old man accused of throwing semen on women at grocery stores.

No power in large section of downtown Portland

A big chunk of downtown Portland is without power because of a fire in an underground vault.

UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 4 p.m.

One dead in shooting outside Oregon strip club

Police say a 36-year-old man was shot and killed outside an Oregon strip club.

Oregon voters approve Portland schools bond, reject Coos County pipeline ban

Portland voters Tuesday approved the largest school bond in state history, which would raise taxes to address high levels of lead in drinking water at nearly every school and pay …

UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 10 p.m.

Father shocked after adult son accused of decapitating mom

A weeping father spoke in shock as he described his son who is

UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead

A man killed his mother on Mother’s Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying a decapitated human head and …

Portland man missing in Blue Mountains

Authorities are looking for a Portland man who went missing after running out of gas along Interstate 84 in the Blue Mountains.

UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:14 a.m.

Portland to vote on tax hike to fix lead in schools

Voters in Oregon’s largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost …

Oregon man sentenced for groping girl on flight from Texas

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced an Oregon man to home detention and probation for groping a 13-year-old girl who was traveling alone a flight from Dallas to Portland last …