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Oregon gun-storage proposal won't make November ballot

Jun. 20, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians will not be voting this fall on a proposal to require safe gun storage. Supporters of the initiative petition said Wednesday there isn't enough time to obtain the more than 88,000 valid signatures necessary to get the item on the November ballot. They had until July 6 but...

Columbia Sportswear CEO donates $146,000 for clean highways

Jun. 20, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle says Oregon has a green and clean image, and that should extend to its highways. The help the cause, Boyle just donated $146,000 to the Oregon Department of Transportation to remove litter from Portland highways. The money will allow the state to...

ICE office in Portland closed as protests continue

Jun. 20, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Portland is closed as protests over President Trump's immigration policies continued. Protesters told KATU-TV that shutting down ICE is one of their goals, so they considered Wednesday's closure a win. The protest began Sunday,...

Family of man killed at Portland school asks public for help

Jun. 20, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a man fatally shot in Portland has asked the public to help homicide detectives solve the crime. Barak Rosen was found dead Sunday on the track at Grant High School's temporary campus in southeast Portland. Police said no suspects have been identified. His parents and...

Attorneys say no access to asylum seekers in Oregon prison

Jun. 19, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Immigration attorneys in Oregon said Tuesday they haven't been able to meet with more than 120 asylum seekers being held at a federal prison southwest of Portland as protests against the Trump administration's policy of separating families crossing the border illegally flared for a...

The Latest: ACLU: No attorneys can get in Sheridan facility

Jun. 19, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on asylum seekers being held in a federal prison in Oregon (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Immigration rights attorneys say they have not been allowed to meet with asylum seekers being held in a federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon. The American Civil Liberties Union and...

Grand jury clears Gresham officers who fatally shot suspect

Jun. 19, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury determined that the use of deadly force by two Gresham police officers was legally justified. Gresham police said the officers fatally shot Dmitri Bullard on May 18 after he crashed a car and charged at them with a hatchet. The suspected prowler had been traveling 114 mph...

Lawsuit: Lawyer deceptively drafted lease that freezes rent

Jun. 19, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit claims a Portland-area attorney deceptively managed to secure a four-bedroom house at $1,550 a month indefinitely in a neighborhood where similar homes cost at least $2,300 per month. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports landlord Angela Bell's attorney, Breckenridge Cartwright,...

Special Olympics Oregon cancels State Games competition

Jun. 18, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Special Olympics Oregon announced Monday it's canceling next month's state competition because of financial problems. The organization said in a news release that the decision was made after an internal financial review that occurred after the hiring of a new chief executive officer...

Oregon law seizes guns from those who may do harm

Jun. 18, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jason had but one item on his shopping list when he pulled into the store parking lot, rage seething within him: a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun just like his father's. Jason's life was coming apart. He was 35 and the previous day, his wife of eight months had told him she...