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City attorney returns award for not rebuking racist remark

Jun. 14, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland city attorney has returned a professionalism award to the Multnomah Bar Association after one of her deputies made a racist remark at the award ceremony which Reeve did not rebuke during her acceptance speech. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Tracy Reeve apologized in a...

2 killed in Portland crash

Jun. 14, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman died in a rollover crash on Interstate 405 in Portland. KOIN reports the crash happened at about 9 p.m. Thursday near the Highway 26 exit on northbound I-405 - closing the interchange for several hours. According to the preliminary information, the...

Portland appoints city's first African American fire chief

Jun. 13, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland has appointed the city's first African American fire chief. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday that Sara Boone was announced as the new head of the Portland Fire & Rescue department Thursday. Boone became the city's first African American woman firefighter in 1995...

27-year-old man fatally shot at Portland beach

Jun. 13, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old man was fatally shot during a fight at a Northeast Portland beach. The Portland Police Bureau says Samuel Fast Buffalo Horse was shot at Broughton Beach Wednesday night. Officers responded about 9:25 p.m. to the beach, which is on Northeast Marine Drive near...

Oregon public defenders mobilize for pay, staffing overhaul

Jun. 13, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facing an ever-mounting caseload, dozens of public defenders in Oregon walked out of courthouses and into the Statehouse this week to lobby for a bill that would fix a staffing shortage and an outdated contract payment system that has some attorneys representing more than 200 clients at...

Lawsuit: Oregon woman punched in eye sues ex-boyfriend

Jun. 13, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend woman is suing the man she says was her boyfriend for allegedly punching her in the eye and shattering multiple bones. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Gina Bevill says Shawn McCloud should pay for the reconstructive facial surgery she says she will need. She seeks medical...

Portland State reconsiders tuition increase

Jun. 13, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland State University Board of Trustees' finance committee has decided to lower its proposed tuition increase to 4.9% for next year. That proposal goes before the full board for approval next week. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the PSU board voted last month to approve an...

Portland program will place portable toilets in public

Jun. 13, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's biggest city has launched a program to distribute portable toilets in order to reduce cleanup costs and improve public health and hygiene, officials said. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler proposed the Hygiene Street Response initiative after receiving numerous complaints about...

Family of man killed by Portland State police plans to sue

Jun. 13, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wife and daughters of a man fatally shot by Portland State University officers near the campus are planning to sue the university. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a law firm representing Jason Washington's family notified the university of the pending lawsuit in a letter Tuesday....

Western Washington, Oregon, see record-breaking heat

Jun. 12, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Areas of western Washington and Oregon, including Seattle and Portland have broken heat records for the second day in a row. The National Weather Service says the temperature hit 95 degrees at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Wednesday, beating the previous June 12 record of 85...