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Oregon Republican lawmakers continue climate bill boycott

Jun. 23, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate was again unable to conduct business because of a Republican boycott of the Legislature over major climate change legislation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Senate President Peter Courtney announced a lack of quorum Sunday. Republicans fled the Capitol last week to...

Valeri scores, adds 3 assists as Timbers stop Dynamo 4-0

Jun. 23, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Valeri scored on a penalty kick and added three assists, leading the Portland Timbers to a 4-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Marvin Loria opened the scoring for Portland in the 39th minute, scoring off assists from Jorge Moreira and Valeri. Valeri converted...

Small protest as Oregon Capitol closes for potential threats

Jun. 22, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A small group of people demonstrated outside the Oregon Capitol to support a walkout by Republican lawmakers over major climate change legislation. The Capitol was closed Saturday on the recommendation of Oregon State Police, after anti-government groups threatened to join a protest...

Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

Jun. 22, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature — and some, the state — earlier...

Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

Jun. 21, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The president of the Oregon Senate ordered the state Capitol to close on Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation dragged on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature...

The Latest: 'Militia threat' shuts down Oregon statehouse

Jun. 21, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a walkout by Oregon Senate Republicans to protest legislation to address climate change (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A "possible militia threat" is shutting down the Oregon statehouse amid an ongoing walkout by Republican lawmakers who are blocking a vote on landmark...

US agency seeks 'hosts' for rotting whales amid die-off

Jun. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace. The number of dead whales washing ashore in...

Denver Nuggets pick up Bol Bol in 2nd round trade with Heat

Jun. 21, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Bol Bol stands 7-foot-2 with a 7-7 wingspan. That grudge? Even wider. The Oregon center's wait to hear his name called lasted longer than he anticipated. That's OK — simply more fuel. Denver acquired the draft rights to Bol at No. 44 from the Miami Heat on Thursday night in exchange...

The Latest: Duke, ACC have big night as NBA draft concludes

Jun. 21, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday's NBA draft (all times local): 1:30 a.m. The trade-filled NBA draft is complete. Sacramento took Serbian guard Vanja Marinkovic with the 60th and final selection. That capped a night that saw Duke and Zion Williamson start off a big draft haul for the Atlantic Coast...

Trail Blazers select Nassir Little with 25th pick

Jun. 21, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers selected North Carolina forward Nassir Little with the 25th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. Little prides himself on carving his own path and while he was admittedly anxious after falling out of the lottery, the moniker of Trail Blazer fits for a...