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Gas explosion rocks Portland shopping district, injuring 8

Fire officials in Oregon say in a tweet that “multiple firefighters” were injured in a blast that rocked a northwest Portland neighborhood as utility workers were repairing a damaged gas …


Man caught trying to trade pot for snowmobile on Craigslist

Authorities say they have arrested a man who arranged to trade a pound of marijuana for a snowmobile that was posted for sale on Craigslist by an Oregon State Police …


Big Sky: Montana rolls MVSU 67-7

Brady Gustafson threw for four touchdown passes, all in the first half, and Montana (4-1) swamped Mississippi Valley State (0-6) 67-7 in Missoula, Montana.


Shot fired at The Game’s concert in Portland

A shooting at a Portland theater ended a show headlined by rapper The Game.


Zags in 2017 holiday tournament honoring Phil Knight

Gonzaga is in a powerhouse field for the Phil Knight Invitational, a 16-team tournament in November, 2017, honoring the Nike co-founder and chairman’s 80 birthday.


Kids rejoice: No homework at this Portland school

Students at one elementary school in Portland got some good news when classes recently began: no more homework.


240 pot plants seized from Beaverton home

A Washington County homeowner has been cited for unlawful marijuana possession after authorities seized 240 marijuana plants from his backyard.


Japanese beetle outbreak in Portland concerns officials

Agriculture officials are concerned about a Japanese beetle outbreak in Northwest Portland.


Hiker dies in fall at Columbia River Gorge

Authorities say a hiker died after falling from a trail in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland.


Portland schools expanding music options for bus drivers

Portland Public Schools bus drivers will have an expanded menu of listening options this school year.


Portland drag queen crowned world’s oldest drag performer

An 85-year-old drag queen in Portland has been crowned the world’s oldest performing drag queen by Guinness World Records.


Diocese in Portland, Maine, settles sex abuse suit for $1.2 million

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine, has settled a lawsuit by six men who said church leaders concealed sex abuse allegations against a former priest.


Portland police arrest armed man who watched them for months

Authorities say a 39-year-old man was arrested after officers who noticed him monitoring a Portland police precinct found weapons and ammunition in his vehicle.


Two pedestrians struck on Portland highway; driver leaves

Portland police say a pedestrian died and another was injured when they were struck by a vehicle just east of the Highway 26 tunnel.


Oregon ranching standoff accused get ‘special accommodations’ from judge

A federal judge said in court papers that he has allowed six of the defendants accused in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year to meet …


Oregonian Media Group to be led by Nevada media company president

The president of Nevada company RGJ Media has accepted a position at the helm of Oregonian Media Group, the parent company of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon. John F. …


Modest Mouse singer cited in Portland vehicle crash

Police say the lead singer of the band Modest Mouse was cited for crashing into a City of Portland pickup truck after falling asleep at the wheel.


Portland pushes back deadline for moving homeless campers

Portland officials will wait to start a major cleanup planned on the Springwater Corridor where hundreds without homes have been camping.


Facebook image of Obama in noose has lawmaker in trouble

Oregon House Republicans are calling on one of their legislative candidates to withdraw from the November election because of an image posted on his Facebook page showing President Barack Obama …


Portland schools superintendent steps down amid lead scandal

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith is stepping down from her role, effective immediately, after the release of a scathing report about the investigation into the district’s handling of high …


Alaska Airlines to offer flight from Portland to Hailey

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will offer a direct flight between the central Idaho resort city of Sun Valley and Portland starting this winter.


Portland to close popular homeless campsite

Portland officials have asked service agencies to intensify efforts to find shelter for homeless people in anticipation of the closure of a homeless camping site.


Oregon woman accused of helping roommate commit fiery suicide

A 75-year-old woman whose roommate died in a fiery suicide has been indicted on a charge she provided help.


Oregon governor pushes for stronger gun laws

Gov. Kate Brown is launching a series of gun-control efforts in Oregon and urging national bans on assault weapons and stronger state gun laws in the wake of recent mass …


Ex-sheriff’s corporal admits choking deputy

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office corporal who was fired last year over domestic violence allegations has pleaded guilty to choking a fellow employee.


Girl allegedly groped on flight seeks $10 million from airline

The lawyer for a 13-year-old girl who told police she was groped while traveling alone on a Dallas-to-Portland flight seeks $10 million in federal lawsuit against American Airlines and the …


Portland police chief: Dispute with stepson ‘not my finest hour’

The new Portland police chief has released reports from an investigation into whether he abused a teenage stepson.


Portland police chief to retire amid inquiry into shooting

A lawyer says the embattled Portland police chief plans to retire as authorities investigate whether he may have lied about accidentally shooting a friend in the back during an April …


Police: Woman with 2 young children shoots, kills intruder

Police in Portland say a 33-year-old woman returning home with her two young children shot and killed an unknown male intruder discovered in one of the children’s bedrooms.


Portland schools consider simple rewrite of dress code

Portland Public Schools is considering a new, simple dress policy meant to end concerns about the judgment calls required with the district’s current policy.