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2 injured when boat explodes on Columbia River

Aug. 9, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND (AP) — Two people have been injured in an explosion aboard a boat on the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border. KOIN-TV reports a Vancouver fire boat responded to reports of the explosion shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday. Emergency crews extinguished the blaze on the 19-foot ski boat and...

Teressa Raiford, executive director of Don't Shoot Portland, speaks in front of a crowd gathered in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland, Ore., on July 17, 2020, with several religious leaders calling for non-violent protests and greater accountability from local and federal officials. Other speakers called for an end to racial injustice. Protests in Portland have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of Black residents themselves. Their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse.  (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)

Black people in Portland struggle to be heard amid protests

Aug. 9, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Chaotic and often violent protests against racial injustice have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of many Black Portland residents themselves — and their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse. Some feel the overwhelmingly white...

Portland police officers walk through the Laurelhurst neighborhood after dispersing protesters from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office early in the morning on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Aug. 9, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago. Three officers were hurt,...

A Portland police officer shoves a protester as police try to disperse the crowd in front of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office early in the morning on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

Oregon trooper injured, 24 arrested in Portland protests

Aug. 8, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland, Oregon, defied police orders to disperse and threw rocks, frozen or hard-boiled eggs and commercial-grade fireworks at officers as unrest in the Northwest city continued early Saturday. An Oregon State Police Trooper was struck in the head by a large rock and...

7 people cited for illegal entry of the Crater Lake caldera

Aug. 8, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Seven people were cited for illegally entering the Crater Lake caldera, creating a hazardous situation and putting park staff at risk, officials said Saturday. KOMO-TV reports Crater Lake National Park staff received a report Friday afternoon of multiple visitors in the caldera...

Police report 2 separate shootings in Portland

Aug. 8, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police responded to reports of two shootings that happened in the span of 10 minutes Friday night. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the victims in both shootings were taken to the hospital and one victim, shot multiple times, had injuries that are considered...

Oregon imposes new fee for out-of-state campers

Aug. 8, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Out-of-state travelers will be charged more while camping at a state park in Oregon to help recoup some losses during the economic downfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has announced a 30% surcharge on nonresidents who make new camping...

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States race to pass policing reforms after Floyd's death

Aug. 8, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The death of George Floyd and widespread protests over racial injustice have prompted several states to move at a lightning pace to pass significant policing reform proposals that in some cases have languished for years. The urgency is bipartisan, as both Democratic and Republican...

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, file photo, provided by the U.S. Navy, Undersea Rescue Command deploys the Sibitzky Remotely Operated Vehicle from the deck of the Military Sealift Command-chartered merchant vessel HOS Dominator off the coast of Southern California. Authorities on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water on July 30 off the Southern California coast, officials said. (Lt. Curtis Khol/U.S. Navy via AP)

Remains recovered after California Marine tank sinks

Aug. 8, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities on Friday recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast, authorities said. The remains of seven Marines and a Navy sailor were found after underwater salvage operations that followed...

Officials say Oregon's weekly case count has "plateaued"

Aug. 7, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's weekly case count has plateaued following statewide COVID-19 restrictions implemented during the last two months, health officials said Friday. But authorities urged Oregonians to continue to follow current mandates, including wearing a mask and avoiding large social...