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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

DA won’t file charges against pipeline protesters

Protesters who were arrested during a sit-in at the Oregon governor’s office last month will not be charged with trespassing.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Crash shines light on immigrants in Christmas tree workforce

A Nov. 29 crash shined a light on Oregon’s immigrant farm workers, the driving force behind the state’s $121 million Christmas tree industry, the nation’s largest.


Hundreds stranded on Interstate 5 in ‘bomb cyclone’ fallout

Hundreds of cars remained stranded Wednesday on Interstate 5 headed north from California into Oregon in the aftermath of a major storm that dumped snow and created white-out conditions on …


Great Northwest Wine: Regional winemakers continue to embrace Italian red varieties

Among the fascinating themes to emerge from this fall’s Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition was the delicious interest in red Italian varieties among some of our region’s top winemakers.


Pipeline protesters at governor’s office arrested, released

Authorities have released 21 people protesting a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline who were arrested Thursday night during a sit-in at the governor’s office in the Oregon State Capitol.


Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon won’t seek re-election

Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon announced Monday that he is retiring from Congress and will not seek election to a 12th term.


Class of 2021 center Nathan Bittle planning Gonzaga visit

Gonzaga appears to be in the mix for another highly rated class of 2021 big man from the Pacific Northwest. Nathan Bittle, a 6-foot-10, 180-pound center at Crater High in …


Henry Thomas, star of ‘E.T.’, arrested for DUI in Oregon

Authorities say Henry Thomas, the actor who starred as a child in “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oregon.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Court issues temporary stay on flavored vaping ban in Oregon

Oregon’s Court of Appeals has put a halt to the state’s ban on flavored vaping products two days after it took effect. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the temporary stay issued Thursday …


Oregon may allow BYO food containers in stores, restaurants

Oregon may soon allow customers to bring their own reusable food containers to grocery stores and restaurants in an effort to curb plastic waste.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Oregon approves six-month ban on flavored vape products

Oregon regulators enacted a six-month ban Friday on the sale of flavored nicotine and cannabis vape products in stores and online statewide amid an outbreak of illnesses that has sickened …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Oregon imposes temporary ban on some vaping products

Oregon’s governor has ordered a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products amid an outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people nationwide.


5 bulls found dead in Oregon; then the story gets weird

An Oregon deputy investigating the bizarre deaths of five bulls found with their tongues and sex organs missing says he’s received many calls and emails from people speculating on the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

With one year to go, Real ID deadlines loom for airline passengers

An estimated 99 million Americans do not have any form of Real ID compliant documents which will be required to fly domestically after Oct. 1, 2020. “There’s a great deal …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Better Business Bureau shutters Spokane office, lays off sales staff

The Better Business Bureau of Spokane closed its doors Monday and laid off most of its sales staff, a company spokesman said.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Oregon vape death patient used THC device from dispensary

A person who died of a severe respiratory illness in Oregon after vaping had used a product containing THC that was purchased at a marijuana dispensary.


Washington woman missing after floating in Oregon river

Authorities in Oregon are searching for a Vancouver, Wash., woman who went missing while floating with friends on the Willamette River.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019

Washington State still in the running for Sav’ell Smalls after country’s No. 1 OLB announces top-six schools

Along with Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, Sav’ell Smalls is seen wearing an anthracite Washington State jersey and helmet. Smalls was previously considering six other schools, but he …


Oregon will spend $9M on new Interstate Bridge project

Oregon will spend $9 million on a revived effort to replace the Interstate Bridge over the Columbia River, a decision officials say is intended to show the state’s growing commitment …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Portland, Oregon, police, federal agents await right-wing rally, counter protests

More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are in Portland, Oregon to help out police with a right-wing rally Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

Experts say it’s only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a massive earthquake that generates a tsunami as much …


Walmart employees staging a walkout to protest gun sales

Dozens of white-collar Walmart employees are expected to walk out Wednesday afternoon to protest the retailer’s gun policies after shootings at two company stores left 24 people dead.


Scientists warn Oregon is lagging in disaster preparedness

A last-minute change in legislative funding has scientists worried that Oregon will remain behind other West Coast states in preparing for deadly earthquakes and wildfires.


Teen activists score mental health days for Oregon students

A new law in Oregon allows students to take “mental health days” just as they would sick days. Mental health experts say it’s one of the first state laws to …


Portland mayor searches for way to control violent protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’ll discuss ways to better control future protests by left- and right-wing groups with police, business, community and civil rights leaders.


Hearing for lawmaker who made threats during GOP walkout

A special committee of the Oregon state Senate is holding a hearing over a lawmaker’s comments made during a Republican revolt over climate legislation.


Man arrested in Oregon in death of original Mouseketeer

Authorities in Oregon have arrested a man in the death of an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.”


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Oregon senator, a war veteran, now under fire for threats

An Oregon state senator who once worked in the world’s hotspots as a contractor and soldier now finds himself under fire over threats he made during a Republican revolt over …


Oregon Democrats learn limits of control after GOP walkout

When Democrats won a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature last November, it seemed they had a clear path ahead to combat global warming, enact gun control and pursue other liberal …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill

SALEM – Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in …