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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.


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 …