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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Three dead after commercial crabbing vessel capsizes off Oregon

A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling from a …


Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Environmental groups have withdrawn from talks aimed at updating the wolf management plan in Oregon.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Pac-12 basketball might be headed for an all-time low in NCAA tournament bids

Those wanting a good West Coast hoops fix the past two months have turned to Gonzaga and Nevada. The Zags won the Maui Invitational. Nevada ran the table in nonconference …


Oregon joins other states allowing roadkill for food

A new law that goes into effect Jan. 1 means people in Oregon will be able to harvest and eat roadkill.


After delay, Dungeness crab season opens on Oregon coast

After a month-long delay, the Dungeness crab season is set to open in Oregon, but industry experts say these appear to be a trend and they hurt coastal communities.


Oregon may consider exporting marijuana to other states

Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Man fled before trial for allegedly killing a teen girl. U.S. prosecutor thinks Saudi Arabia helped him.

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was charged with manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old girl. Then he disappeared.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Oregon QB Justin Herbert says he’ll return for his senior year

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert says he’ll return for his senior season. Herbert announced his decision before the Ducks left Eugene for the Redbox Bowl in Santa Clara, California. Oregon plays …


American man first to solo across Antarctica unaided

An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed …


Marijuana pesticide contamination worries Oregon farmers

Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has taken on new gravity for Oregon farmers with marijuana-growing neighbors. Due to Oregon’s pesticide testing regime for …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Over 100K lose power as high winds hit Washington, Oregon

High winds toppled trees and power lines, causing thousands to lose power and roads to be closed across Washington and Oregon.


Report: Oregon needs a separate state agency for legal pot

The Oregon Cannabis Commission is recommending the state set up an independent agency to regulate legal marijuana rather than having three different agencies share the job, a newspaper reported Tuesday.


NCAA Women’s Top 25: Sabrina Ionesco lead No. 3 Oregon past Buffalo, 102-82

Sabrina Ionescu had her 12th career triple double, Ruthy Hebard added 25 points and No. 3 Oregon cruised past Buffalo 102-82 on Sunday. Ionescu finished with 12 points, 10 assists …


Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

First-year Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women’s basketball poll Monday at No. …


The Oregon Desert Trail is just that, complete with canyons and rattlesnakes

I felt every drop of sweat make its way down my face, neck and back as I stared down the rattlesnake, its beady eyes locked with mine, daring me to …


Oregon voters deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary law

Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the Sanctuary law, even as some other states, such as Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

100s of Oregon ‘witches’ paddle down river, minus the brooms

Hundreds of “witches” traded in broomsticks for paddles in Oregon during the last weekend before Halloween.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Oregon man rescues kitten glued to road

A Silverton, Oregon, man said he made a disturbing discovery while driving to work Friday morning: A kitten that was apparently glued to the road, stuck in a busy lane …


In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It’s become an oddly familiar routine, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Oregon eyes plan for managing wolves to protect livestock

Oregon officials are proposing a new framework for managing wolves that prey on livestock.


From ‘special seed’ to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin

“One special seed” and months of care by an Oregon commercial pilot produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a global weigh-in Monday in Northern California, the fourth …


Comparing Oregon’s and Washington’s oversight on recycling

Spokane’s once-meticulous tracking of recycled materials has gone away under the single-stream system, and the company that sorts it all in a facility on the West Plains declines to make …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s state office accused of touching employee in Oregon

Prosecutors in central Oregon have accused the head of the Washington state office for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of touching and exposing himself to an employee over the summer.


Oregon moves to protect wine from false out-of-state labels

Oregon pinot noir is so popular that some winemakers elsewhere are making false links to the state’s viticultural areas for their own wines, and might be breaking the law, experts …


Oregon House Speaker spurs talks on Interstate Bridge

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year to further discussions about replacing the Interstate Bridge, a newspaper reported Friday.


Oregon judge finds Idaho man unfit to stand trial in murders

A judge in Oregon has halted a double murder trial for a man charged with kidnapping and killing his ex-wife after ruling that the defendant is mentally unfit to stand …


Police: Body found in car trunk ‘likely’ missing woman, 89

A body found in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop likely belongs to an 89-year-old woman who has been missing for a week and the driver of …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, …