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Virus, injuries, standings all factor in NBA trade deadline

Jan. 18, 2022 01:52 AM EST

LeBron James issued an apology on social media to Laker Nation after a recent blowout loss. With it, a promise: “... we’ll be better!” James and the Lakers are currently in a position where they would compete in a play-in tournament following the end of the...

Portland nurses 'urgently concerned' about health in schools

Jan. 17, 2022 20:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surge in Oregon — forcing some of the state’s largest school districts to close last week due to staffing shortages — a letter from three dozen nurses at the Portland Public School District circulated over the weekend, in which they question the...

Dan Rayfield likely to be Oregon’s next House speaker

Jan. 17, 2022 11:30 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Dan Rayfield is poised to be the next Oregon House Speaker after being officially nominated by Democratic representatives for the post. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that Rayfield, of Corvallis, prevailed Sunday in a contested race to replace...

Grants to support free after school meals coming to Maine

Jan. 16, 2022 10:34 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine group that works to combat child hunger said it is awarding more than $80,000 to school districts and nonprofit organizations around the state. Full Plates Full Potential works with dairy brand Oakhurst on the Oakhurst After School Meal Program. Full...

Jokic has 8th triple-double, Nuggets rout Lakers, 133-96

Jan. 16, 2022 00:50 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Michael Malone knew Bones Hyland was struggling, so the Denver coach sat down with him after a Denver morning shootaround this week. The chat did wonders for the Nuggets rookie. Now it's the Los Angeles Lakers who could use another pep talk. ...

2021 was a record year for homicides in Portland

Jan. 15, 2022 11:56 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In 2021 Portland, Oregon, recorded 90 homicides amid a surge in gun violence, shattering the city’s previous high of 66 set more than three decades ago. The number of homicides in Portland surpassed more populous cities like San Francisco and Boston — and...

Aquaculture apprenticeship program taking shape in Maine

Jan. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine science institute is working with the state's labor department to create an aquaculture apprenticeship program. There is an active aquaculture industry in Maine, where farmers grow oysters, mussels, seaweed and other seafood items. The Maine...

Portland police training material included far-right meme

Jan. 14, 2022 20:06 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Bureau’s Internal Affairs department is investigating a police training presentation that ended with a slide showing a right-wing meme endorsing violence against protesters. Mayor Ted Wheeler on Friday called the slide “unauthorized”...

Damian Lillard out at least 6 weeks after surgery

Jan. 13, 2022 17:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had surgery to repair a core injury that has been causing him abdominal pain this season. He will be evaluated in six weeks but there is no timetable for his return, the Trail Blazers said Thursday. ...

Painting by Marsden Hartley last seen 40 years ago is found

Jan. 12, 2022 14:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A painting by the American modernist Marsden Hartley that had been missing for 40 years was found in a bank vault, a significant step toward recovering the works of an increasingly appreciated artist who considered himself “the painter of Maine.” The...