10 arrested in Eugene protest over abortion ruling

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Eugene say 10 people were arrested during a Friday night protest following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark abortion rights case Roe v....

Governors announce ‘West Coast offense’ to protect abortion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Democratic governors of California, Washington and Oregon on Friday vowed to protect reproductive rights and help women who travel to the West Coast seeking abortions...

Democratic Lawmakers Want the FTC to Investigate Apple and Google

By Sam Boughedda The Wall Street Journal said Friday that four Democratic lawmakers want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), due to the companies engaging...

Oregon man shot with stun gun while in creek sues police

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A federal civil rights lawsuit alleges two southern Oregon police officers used excessive force against a man who fled from a vehicle stop and was shot with a Taser while...

EXPLAINER: How Biden's proposed gas tax holiday would work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing stubbornly high gas prices that average about $5 a gallon nationwide, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for...

Man who illegally imported/exported live scorpions sentenced

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who illegally imported and exported hundreds of live scorpions was sentenced in federal court for violating the Lacey Act.Darren Drake 39, was sentenced...

Groundhog Day' at IRS: Returns pile up, phone delays worsen

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s Groundhog Day at the IRS.After digging out of a daunting backlog from 2021, the agency has an even bigger backup for this tax season than it did a year ago and its pace for...

Business groups sue over heat and smoke worker protections

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon business groups are suing over the state’s new job site rules mandating that employers take steps to protect workers from extreme heat and wildfire smoke....

IRS erases last season's backlog, but still faces 2022 crush

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that it will have erased its backlog of last season's tax returns by the end of this week. And with 143 million returns from this year's...

Efficacy Estimates For Pfizer’s Vaccine For Young Children Come Under Scrutiny

Efficacy Estimates For Pfizer’s Vaccine For Young Children Come Under Scrutiny Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), The efficacy estimates Pfizer has...

A sports bar of their own

Jenny Nguyen found it difficult to watch women's sports at sports bars, which predominantly showcase men's games. So, she founded the Sports Bra in Portland, Ore., the first one in America that...

Treasury reaps windfall even without Democrats' tax increases

Individual income tax receipts are set to reach an all-time high. The surge could prove awkward for Democrats hoping to revive their “reconciliation’ spending package, which would hike a number of...

Olympian Marcell Jacobs takes fashion break with Dsquared2

MILAN (AP) — Caught between the pandemic and war in Europe, Milan luxury fashion designers on Friday open four days of mostly menswear previews for next spring and summer in a challenging economic...

2 more resign from contentious Oregon school board

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Two members of the a school board in Oregon have announced their resignations at a board meeting this week, citing controversial board decisions in the past year. Newberg...

Treasury reaps windfall even without Democrats' tax increases

Individual income tax receipts are set to reach an all-time high. The surge could prove awkward for Democrats hoping to revive their “reconciliation’ spending package, which would hike a number of...

Police shoot man suspected of killing woman in Coos Bay

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Police on Tuesday fatally shot a man in Coos Bay who was suspected of killing a woman days earlier, officials said. Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said in a...

No injuries in roof collapse of popular Buoy Beer in Astoria

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A brewery in Astoria in northwestern Oregon partially has collapsed, with much of its roof caved in and parts of the building dangling into the Columbia River.No one was...

The pandemic caused lifeguard shortages, which mean fewer swim lessons this summer

Public pools all over the country are facing lifeguard and staff shortages this summer. It's a problem that's been exasperated by the pandemic. In Portland, Ore., pools are struggling to keep up.

Conservation groups sue feds to protect old-growth forests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Six environmental groups sued officials of the Biden administration Tuesday, saying a Trump-era rule change that allowed logging of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest...

Breast milk banks struggle as formula shortage sparks increase in orders

TIGARD, Ore. – Milk processing technician Finley Boultinghouse helps package breast milk at the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank in Tigard, Oregon, and has been filling a lot more orders lately. "The...

Private companies in Oregon jails must serve inmates equally

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that private companies providing services to people in Oregon jail custody must abide by federal laws prohibiting discrimination in public...

Unsealed docs show how the US ordered travel firms Sabre and Travelport to spy on a Russian hacker for two years,...

A Forbes legal challenge forces the unsealing of documents that reveal for the first time the scope of secretive surveillance orders that track the movements of individuals around the globe....

Oregon hospital COO ousted after criminal history found

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A recently hired Oregon hospital chief operations officer no longer holds the job after hospital officials say they learned he had been convicted and sentenced to five years...

U.S. to phase out single-use plastic on public lands, national parks by 2032

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON - The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday it will phase out single-use plastic products on public lands by 2032, including on national parks, in a move...

Deaf job applicant wins $225K settlement over discrimination

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, software company and its staffing agency will each pay $112,500 to a deaf job applicant who said they refused to hire him because he requested a...

Auditor: Homeless Services wasted money on dangerous housing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An investigation report from Portland’s city auditor Tuesday said the Joint Office of Homeless Services is mostly to blame for allowing formerly homeless veterans languish...

Oregon DMV temporarily shutters 10% of field offices

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles says it is temporarily closing 10% of its field offices for the next three months because it doesn't have enough employees to keep...

Oregon committee approves millions in emergency funding

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A key Oregon legislative committee has approved millions of dollars in funding for urgent issues facing the state, ranging from public defense to affordable housing to...

Don't wait any longer to book your summer travel, says Scott's Cheap Flights founder

Scott's Cheap Flights is a Portland, Ore.-based newsletter that sends daily airfare deals to 2 million-plus subscribers. "You want to make sure you don't put it off until the very last minute in...

How to Murder Your Husband' writer found guilty of murder - The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago.

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