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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....

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...

Sungjae Im wins Web.com finale; leads PGA Tour qualfiers

Aug. 19, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Sungjae Im won the regular-season ending Portland Open on Sunday to earn one of 25 PGA Tour cards and become the first player to top the Web.com Tour money list wire-to-wire. Im closed with a 4-under 67 on Pumpkin Ridge's Witch Hollow course for a four-stroke victory over John...

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

Aug. 16, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said Thursday. Janus had long struggled with mental Illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, her relatives and bandmates said in a statement released through...

Coach Smith a feel-good story for Oregon St after tough year

Aug. 16, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

Jonathan Smith is a feel-good story for an Oregon State team that really needs one. The former Beavers quarterback filled the head-coaching vacancy left by Gary Andersen, who abruptly parted ways with the program last October after a 1-5 start. Cornerbacks coach Cory Hall served as interim head coach for the rest...

Ducks clearly need to keep Justin Herbert healthy in 2018

Aug. 16, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

Just 12 months ago it was the start of the "Willie Taggart Era" in Eugene. Now it's Mario Cristobal's turn. The team's former co-offensive coordinator is embarking on his first season at the helm of the Ducks. Taggart, meanwhile, is doing the same at Florida State after a one-year tenure at Oregon. It's not quite...

Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

Aug. 15, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service. In the central Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the...

Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

Aug. 15, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday. Erika Carter Boquet, 29, was driving her 2016 Toyota 4 Runner eastbound on Oregon Highway 78...

8 people killed in eastern Oregon vehicle crash

Aug. 14, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say eight people were killed in a crash involving two vehicles in the high desert of eastern Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the head-on collision happened after 10 a.m. Monday on Oregon Route 78 southeast of the small town of Burns. Oregon State Police Capt....

US wheat from Pacific Northwest heading to war-torn Yemen

Aug. 13, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Seven ships loaded with wheat grown in America's Pacific Northwest are sailing for Yemen, where a stalemated civil war has pushed more than 8 million people to the brink of starvation. The U.S. Agency for International Development, which administers the Food for Peace program,...