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No charges for police who shot anti-fascist Portland suspect

Sep. 21, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state prosecutor has decided not to file criminal charges against police who shot and killed an antifascist fugitive wanted in the highly publicized death last year of a right-wing demonstrator in Portland, Oregon, last year. A U.S....

Maine college gets largest gift in history for music school

Sep. 21, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A public Maine university will use the largest monetary gift in its history to build a home for its school of music. Philanthropist D. Suzi Osher has given the $10 million gift to University of Southern Maine. USM President Glenn Cummings told the...

Maine tops 1,000 deaths as delta variant fills hospitals

Sep. 21, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine topped 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as the delta variant continues to fill the state's hospital beds, and Gov. Janet Mills used the “grim and unwelcome milestone” to press Tuesday for residents to get vaccinated. An additional 18 deaths...

Oregon Dems void power-sharing redistricting deal with GOP

Sep. 20, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

The Democratic speaker of the Oregon House on Monday rescinded a deal she made with Republicans to share power as lawmakers redraw political boundaries and add an additional U.S. House seat for the state. The now defunct agreement made earlier this year had drawn national...

School employee goes to work in blackface, put on leave

Sep. 20, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — An employee at a school outside Portland, Oregon went to work in blackface last week and has been placed on administrative leave, according to a message from the district. KTVL-TV reports the Newberg School District wrote, “It is important to...

Union members vote to accept new Mondelez contract

Sep. 20, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Striking union members voted to accept a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with snack company Mondelez International, ending a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union...

Maine to get $1M toward cleanup of brownfields

Sep. 20, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — Two Maine groups will receive a total of $1 million to help with brownfields cleanup in the state. Brownfields are contaminated sites that were often formerly home to industrial or commercial businesses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is...

George Fochive scores go-ahead goal. Timbers beat LAFC 2-1

Sep. 19, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — George Fochive scored the go-ahead goal on a header in the 68th minute and the Portland Timbers beat Los Angeles FC 2-1 on Sunday night. The Timbers (11-10-4) moved into fifth place in the Western Conference and extended their undefeated streak to...

Jin Young Ko wins rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic

Sep. 19, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won the rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday for her second victory in her last three LPGA Tour starts. Making her first start since the Tokyo Olympics, the second-round South Korean player closed with a bogey-free 3-under...

Maine church to celebrate centennial with bishop in October

Sep. 19, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

LIMERICK, Maine (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland will preside over the centennial of a Maine church next month. St. Matthew Church in Limerick is turning 100. The diocese said Bishop Robert Deeley will preside over an anniversary mass at the...