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Lawmakers given more time to redraw Oregon political lines

Apr. 09, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Legislature will have until Sept. 27 to complete the redistricting process, giving lawmakers more time to draw political boundaries following a delay in crucial census data. The unanimous decision...

Inmates sue over county's handling of COVID-19

Apr. 09, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a dozen current and former inmates have sued Multnomah County over its handling of COVID-19. In federal court documents filed this week, the inmates allege they contracted the virus at the county’s Inverness Jail because they were...

Woodburn Schools superintendent on leave threatens lawsuit

Apr. 09, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — A lawyer representing the Woodburn School District Superintendent, who has been placed on leave, has filed a notice saying he intends to sue the school district. In the notice, lawyer Maria Witt says Superintendent Oscar Moreno Gilson was...

Old Outer Banks bridge to become fishing pier by summer

Apr. 09, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

OREGON INLET, N.C. (AP) — What's left of an old Outer Banks bridge in North Carolina will soon be a fishing pier with no entry charge. The Virginian-Pilot reported this week that the 1,000-foot-long structure stretches over the rapid flowing currents of the Oregon...

Jazz rout Trail Blazers for 23rd straight home victory

Apr. 09, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Strong second-half defense helped the Utah Jazz break open a close game and extend their franchise-record home winning streak. Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points to lead Utah to its 23rd straight victory at home, a 122-103 win over the Portland...

168 people in Oregon got COVID-19 even after vaccinations

Apr. 08, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

Of more than 700,000 people in Oregon who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 168 still tested positive for the virus and three died, the Oregon Health Authority said Thursday. The health agency said that while the vaccines are all highly effective at preventing...

Woman convicted of mistreatment involving 4-year-old child

Apr. 08, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A woman in southern Oregon was convicted Wednesday for her role in a case of neglect and mistreatment involving a 4-year-old child. Lori Meeks, 52, and Matthew Oakley were arrested in March after the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office said the...

Albany school district to pause police greeting tradition

Apr. 08, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Students in Albany public schools will no longer be greeted by police officers on the first day of school after some students and their families expressed fear and anxiety because of the officers’ presence last week. Rumors circulating on social...

Oregon city hires consultant to probe police racial bias

Apr. 08, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, has hired a California consulting firm to investigate whether the culture of the city’s police force includes racial or political bias after someone leaked police and dispatch records that incorrectly identified a Black city commissioner and...

Western Oregon University to cut programs, faculty

Apr. 08, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

MONMOUTH, Ore. (AP) — Western Oregon University, in the small Willamette Valley city of Monmouth, will cut multiple programs and the equivalent of over a dozen full-time faculty, hoping to get ahead of falling enrollment that became worse during the pandemic. ...