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Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz, left, shoots past Golden State Warriors' Omari Spellman, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

D'Angelo Russell shines, Warriors end 10-game losing streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With wins so hard to come by for the injury-plagued Warriors, every one means a little more now to coach Steve Kerr. The Golden State of old just expected to pile up victories — and now things are completely the opposite with Kevin Durant having departed for Brooklyn and Splash...

Golden State Warriors and former Washington State guard Klay Thompson speaks as the school retired his jersey number during halftime of an NCAA college basketball game between Washington State and Oregon State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

WSU wins on day it retires Klay Thompson's jersey

Jan. 18, 2020 8:35 PM EST

PULLLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Whenever Isaac Bonton drained a 3-pointer or dished out an assist, NBA and Washington State great Klay Thompson was on his feet, cheering on the young point guard. Thompson ended up spending a lot of time on his feet as Bonton scored a career-high 34 points and Washington State beat...

Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, right, shoots the game-winning 3-point basket as Washington guard Jamal Bey (5) tries for the block during overtime in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Seattle. Oregon won 64-61 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Pritchard's late 3 lifts No. 8 Oregon past Washington in OT

Jan. 18, 2020 7:45 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — All Payton Pritchard needed was a bit of separation. If he found it, the shot was going up no matter how tough the defending or difficult the attempt. In this case, it was from around 30 feet and the capper to another big second-half rally from No. 8 Oregon. “They can put the blame...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Diana Calvert, River City Retail Marijuana Dispensary manager stocks the shelves with product in Merlin, Ore. Marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average, according to a state report. Idaho residents are purchasing recreational marijuana in Oregon because it is illegal in Idaho, the report released Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis said. (Timothy Bullard/The Daily Courier via AP)

Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho

Jan. 18, 2020 7:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average, according to a state report. Idaho residents are purchasing recreational marijuana in Oregon because it is illegal in Idaho, the report released Friday by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis said....

Father sues Redmond police for using stun gun on 14-year-old

Jan. 18, 2020 3:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A father is suing Redmond police because he says they used excessive force when they used a Taser stun gun on his 14-year-old son nearly two years ago. Michael Francisco filed the civil rights lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Eugene, the Oregonian reported, contending the...

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks to journalists on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, during an Associated Press forum before the start of the 2020 legislative session. Brown and the speaker of the House of Representatives, both Democrats, say passing legislation aimed at stemming global warming is their priority when lawmakers return to the Capitol next month. But the leader of the minority Republicans in the House said she opposes such moves, saying it only guarantees that prices for individual Oregonians will go up. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Democrats: Oregon climate bill is priority; GOP resists

Jan. 18, 2020 2:23 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the speaker of the House of Representatives, both Democrats, said Friday that passing legislation aimed at stemming global warming is their priority when lawmakers return to the Capitol next month. But Rep. Christine Drazan, the leader of the minority...

Power restored to Washington mountain towns after a week

Jan. 18, 2020 11:10 AM EST

SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Power has been restored to hundreds of people in the Washington mountain towns of Gold Bar and Skykomish after storms and heavy snow caused a week-long outage. Bellevue television station KIRO reported Puget Sound Energy utility crews were able to restore the power to the area...

Winemakers wary of impending tariffs

Jan. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Most years, January is a month of glory for the wine industry — celebrating the harvest and holiday sales of the previous year and gearing up for the next season. But for U.S. winemakers, January 2020 is a time of panic as the industry girds itself for the Trump...

Man convicted of raping girl sentenced to life in prison

Jan. 18, 2020 8:11 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Mill City man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole following his second rape conviction. The sentence Thursday came more than 20 years after he was first convicted of raping a minor, the Statesman Journal reported. A Marion County jury earlier this...

Slocum scores 15, helps No. 8 Oregon State defeat California

Jan. 18, 2020 1:24 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State was facing adversity for the first time this season and head coach Scott Rueck received the response he was hoping for. Coming off their first loss of the season last weekend at Arizona State, the eighth-ranked Beavers (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) bounced back and beat California...