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Health officials confirm second measles case in Portland

Aug. 21, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State health officials say a second case of measles has been confirmed in Portland. The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday said a person who was diagnosed Sunday had been in contact with a person who was diagnosed with the measles earlier in August. People at most risk in the second...

Ashland City Council considers ride-sharing services

Aug. 21, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Ashland City Council is considering updating its policies to allow ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft within city limits. The Daily Tidings reported Tuesday that Uber reached out to the small city and asked it to consider a policy similar to nearby Medford's because the...

Woman who left day care kids to tan appealing sentence

Aug. 21, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who abandoned and drugged children at her Bend day care so she could go tanning is appealing her 21-year prison sentence. January Neatherlin was assigned consecutive prison sentences after pleading guilty in Deschutes County Circuit Court to 11 counts of first-degree criminal...

Oregon plans meetings on proposed controlled burn rules

Aug. 21, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon agencies are holding a series of public meetings on measures aimed at reducing wildfire smoke by increasing controlled burns during non-fire seasons. The Mail Tribune reports the state forestry and environmental quality departments will hold a meeting next week in Medford, which...

Governor's campaign demands stop to attack ad airings

Aug. 21, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An attorney for Democratic Gov. Kate Brown's re-election campaign is demanding that Oregon TV stations stop airing an attack advertisement, claiming the ad is illegal under state law because it's making false statements. A letter by attorney Harry Wilson was sent to stations Monday,...

Oregon to play Georgia in 2022 season opener in Atlanta

Aug. 21, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Oregon and Georgia will meet for only the second time when the schools play in the 2022 season opener at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The teams were announced on Tuesday to play in the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff game on Sept. 3, 2022. Oregon will become the second Pac-12 team to play in the game....

Oregon program honors oldest farms in continuous operation

Aug. 21, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon program will honor the state's oldest farms in continuous operation at a ceremony this weekend, including two farms that have been tilled for 150 years. The awards reported on by the Capital Press also include a dozen farming operations that are a century old from all over the...

Oregon settles lawsuit over stormwater pollution

Aug. 21, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality has settled a lawsuit filed by environmental groups over the state's regulation of storm water pollution. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that the settlement announced Monday provides special protections for rivers and streams that are...

Small plane crashes at site of country music festival

Aug. 21, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was injured when his small plane crashed at the site of a recently-held country music festival south of Salem near Brownsville. Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm says deputies responded to the crash Monday and found that a single passenger experimental...

Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Aug. 20, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy air for a second summer...