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Studies: Renewable electricity can slash Cascadia pollution

Apr. 22, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

New research shows that renewable electricity can move Washington, Oregon and British Columbia off of fossil fuels, do so at an affordable price, and create jobs along the way. After decades of disinformation from fossil fuel producers and utilities, this may sound like a...

Jokic scores 25, Denver beats Portland for 4th straight win

Apr. 22, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and made three key free throws down the stretch to give the Denver Nuggets a 106-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Michael Porter Jr. added 17 points, all in the opening quarter, and the...

Thorns down Reign 2-0 to secure spot in Challenge Cup final

Apr. 22, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lindsey Horan and Simone Charley scored and the Portland Thorns wrapped up a spot in the preseason Challenge Cup final with a 2-0 victory over OL Reign on Wednesday night. The Thorns have won their first three Challenge Cup matches to secure the...

2 arrested in Portland protests, mayor extends emergency

Apr. 21, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested two people Tuesday night in downtown Portland, Oregon, after a large group of people marched through the streets and smashed windows of businesses, including different Starbucks locations. The city has seen repeated protests and...

Portland renter mediation in effort to avert evictions

Apr. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, has approved funding for a pilot program to divert a small number of tenants and landlords from going to court over eviction filings. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the council’s money, approved...

Officials: Fire at Portland textile manufacturer was arson

Apr. 21, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A large fire that gutted a Southeast Portland textile manufacturing facility early Monday was arson, according to fire officials. Portland Fire & Rescue said in a statement that a security camera recorded someone starting the fire in a nearby...

Indiana woman reaches plea deal in baby's meth-related death

Apr. 21, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana woman whose three-month-old son died last year from methamphetamine intoxication has agreed to plead guilty to a neglect charge in the infant's death. Jennifer F. Young, 35, would plead guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting...

With Franch back, Thorns top the Challenge Cup standings

Apr. 21, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On top of coronavirus quarantining, Adrianna Franch had to spend four long weeks of last season just trying to stay off her injured right knee. It was not an easy task for the 30-year-old Portland Thorns goalkeeper known for her boundless energy. ...

Guilty verdicts in Floyd's death bring joy — and wariness

Apr. 21, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

London Williams stood in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., moments before the verdict was read in George Floyd's murder trial Tuesday, wondering how he would cope if the white police officer who killed the Black man was acquitted. “I feel very nervous....

Paul George has 33, Clippers down the Blazers 113-112

Apr. 21, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Paul George had 33 points, including two free throws with 4.8 seconds left that gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 113-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. George also had 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, playing without Kawhi...