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PacifiCorp proposes big build of Rocky Mountain region wind

Jun. 18, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A utility proposes to build six wind farms that could supply enough electricity for over 1 million homes by 2024. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp, whose subsidiary Rocky Mountain Power serves Wyoming, Utah and Idaho, announced the plan this week. ...

The Latest: Houlihan's name removed from trials start list

Jun. 18, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The latest on U.S. Track and Field Olympic trials (All times PDT): ___ 12:40 p.m. Shelby Houlihan's name has been taken off the updated start lists for the U.S. Olympic trials, meaning the American record...

Chlorine shortage: Cities ask people to reduce water use

Jun. 18, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Lake Oswego and Tigard in Oregon and Anacortes in Washington are among the communities asking residents to reduce water use during a chlorine shortage. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the chemical used in small amounts by water...

Bromell hitting stride again after years lost to heel injury

Jun. 18, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — This was shaping up to be a classic what-could-have-been sort of career for sprinter Trayvon Bromell. Once step-for-step with the best in the world, including Usain Bolt, Bromell began experiencing issues with his left heel in the lead-up to the 2016...

Recall effort against second Oregon state GOP senator

Jun. 18, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A second Republican in the Oregon Senate is facing a recall effort after showing up to oppose a gun-control bill earlier this year. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that this week a Mount Vernon resident named Patrick Kopke-Hales initiated a...

Track trials could bring demonstrations on the medals stand

Jun. 18, 2021 02:49 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — If American athletes plan to use their Olympic stage to take a knee or raise a fist, U.S. track and field trials figure to be the first place to see what sort of reaction they'll get. The majority of America's Black Summer Olympians come from track...

Officers resign from Portland, Oregon, protest response unit

Jun. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of 50 police officers who serve on a specialized crowd-control unit in Oregon and respond to Portland's ongoing, often violent protests have resigned en masse after a team member was indicted on criminal charges. During a Wednesday night...

Chances fade for banned runner to race at Olympic trials

Jun. 17, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The odds of banned runner Shelby Houlihan running at U.S. Olympic trials diminished sharply late Thursday when the country's Olympic committee said it would follow all antidoping rules and USA Track and Field received long-awaited official notice of her suspension. ...

Plan to raze 4 dams on California-Oregon line clears hurdle

Jun. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A proposal to bring down four hydroelectric dams near the California-Oregon border cleared a major regulatory hurdle Thursday, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history to save imperiled migratory salmon. The Federal...

Richardson stands out on track with long nails, fast times

Jun. 17, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Those long, colorful fingernails might remind track fans of Flo-Jo. Now, Sha’Carri Richardson wants to flash speed that conjures images of the late, great American sprinter, as well. The 21-year-old Richardson enters as the favorite in the 100...