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Man dies in fall from trail in southern Oregon

May. 24, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man fell from a hiking trail and died northeast of Ashland. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says authorities received a call at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday from a woman reporting that a man had fallen from the Lost Falls trail. The sheriff's office says deputies and other...

University of Oregon to raise in-state tuition next year

May. 24, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon will increase in-state tuition by up to 9.68% next year. The Register-Guard reported Thursday that the university Board of Trustees approved the plan Thursday following a two-hour public meeting during which students, faculty, staff, and community members...

Police seek Oregon man in case of missing mother and son, 3

May. 23, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities searching for a single mother and her 3-year-old son identified the child's biological father as a person of interest in the case Thursday, the same day they converged on two rural properties in the 10-day-old hunt. Police in Salem, Oregon, want to question Michael...

Oregon passes bill to keep guns from stalkers and abusers

May. 23, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats in the Oregon Legislature pushed through a gun control bill Thursday after they sacrificed a more sweeping one — to the ire of student activists — in a deal with minority Republicans. The bill senators passed 25-3 on Thursday is aimed at keeping guns out of the...

Brown pushes to reverse years of cuts to Oregon State Police

May. 23, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown renewed her call to better fund the Oregon State Police Thursday, after a state trooper who was shot 12 times was awarded the national medal of valor. Nic Cederberg was awarded the nation's highest police honor at the White House Wednesday for being the sole state trooper...

Owner of Bend Bulletin plans to dissolve the company

May. 23, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The owner of the Bend Bulletin plans to dissolve the company and sell all seven newspapers in its Pacific Northwest chain, according to a liquidation plan filed in federal bankruptcy court Wednesday, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Thursday. In the plan, Western Communications...

Senate approves cut to public employee retirement benefits

May. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate sent the House a short-term pension fix Thursday cutting public employee retirement benefits, a politically difficult vote for Democrats who say they were forced to choose between slashing benefits or letting employer interest rates rise. Ultimately, some who were...

Correction: MeToo-Teaching Consent story

May. 23, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

In a story May 20 about teaching consent in the #MeToo era, The Associated Press misidentified the description of programs that stress abstinence in sex education taught by the group Ascend. The group teaches "sexual risk avoidance," not "sexual risk aversion." A corrected version of the story is below: Amid...

Police commander resigns after drunk driving accusations

May. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A longtime Portland police commander who was accused of driving drunk off duty and crashing a police SUV into a light pole has resigned. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 47-year-old Steven James Jones was head of the bureau's Professional Standards Division at the time of the June...

Trying to finish, Oregon House to begin Saturday sessions

May. 23, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House of Representatives will begin holding Saturday floor sessions next week. Speaker Tina Kotek made that announcement Wednesday in the latest sign lawmakers are ramping up with an eye toward the Constitutional session deadline five weeks away. "Because of the need to...