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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

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, 9:48 p.m.

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, 4:09 p.m.

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, 5:45 p.m.

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, 12:15 a.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 2:20 p.m.

GOP lawmakers return to Oregon Capitol, ending walkout over emissions bill

Republican lawmakers have returned to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout over a carbon emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents.


German tourists run over, killed at Washington swimming hole

Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

‘Possible militia threat’ shuts down Oregon statehouse amid walkout

Republican state senators in Oregon continued to engage in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers, saying they are prepared to sue if the Senate president goes through …


Republican senators threaten lawsuit in climate standoff

Republican state senators in Oregon continued to engage in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers, saying they are prepared to sue if the Senate president goes through …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 5:07 p.m.

Oregon gov. sends police after GOP senators who fled Capitol

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol to block a vote on a landmark economy-wide climate plan …


Oregon Democrats advance sweeping climate policy

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.


High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.


Grazing permits blocked for ranchers in Oregon land dispute

A federal judge has blocked the grazing permits issued to father and son ranchers who were the focus of a battle about public land.


Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production

Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Ex-Oregon football star stops armed student at Oregon school

A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured.


Oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98 in Oregon

World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a …


Thrifty Ice Cream expands to Washington; Crown & Thistle opens Saturday in Coeur d’Alene

Just in time for warmer weather, the award-winning Thrifty Ice Cream is now available at Rite Aid stores in Washington, Idaho and Oregon in 48-ounce containers and in as many …


Crew rescued after fishing boat catches fire, washes ashore

Officials say a fishing vessel from Washington state caught fire while at sea and washed ashore in Oregon still in flames.


Pac-12 spring football notebook: Justin Herbert returns to quarterback Oregon Ducks

One Pacific-12 Conference team that doesn’t have a quarterback issue is Oregon, which has Justin Herbert back for his senior season.


Oregon county pays $100K over Blue Lives Matter flag

An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in …


Report: Record number of wolves in Oregon

A record number of wolves are roaming Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a report released Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new ‘bomb cyclone’

Flood, snow, avalanche and fire alerts popped up Monday from Idaho to Colorado, as parts of the U.S. interior that were paralyzed by blizzards and floods last month braced for …