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New Oregon measles cases confirmed

Mar. 22, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority says two new measles cases, one in Multnomah County and one in Clackamas County, have been linked to an outbreak in Marion County, raising the number of people diagnosed to four. This measles outbreak is unrelated to the Vancouver-area outbreak that began...

Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores

Mar. 20, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks says it plans to test both recyclable and compostable cups over the next year. Customers in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London and Vancouver, British Colombia, will help test the cups, which use fiber, paper and other materials in place of plastic liners. Seattle-based...

Vancouver-area measles epidemic grows to 78 confirmed cases

Mar. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — County health officials say one more person has been diagnosed with measles linked to a Vancouver-area outbreak. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the total number of people diagnosed in Oregon and Washington due to the outbreak since Jan. 1 is now at 78. The Clark County Public...

9 arrested in school basketball game riot expelled

Mar. 18, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say nine students who were arrested after a riot broke out at an 8th grade basketball tournament in southwest Washington have been expelled from their schools. Vancouver School District officials said Monday that that the students arrested were emergency expelled and that...

Washington woman who shoved friend off bridge pleads guilty

Mar. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to pushing her 16-year-old friend from a bridge at a popular swimming area near Vancouver. The Columbian reports 19-year-old Tay'lor Smith pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless endangerment Monday in Clark County District Court. Prosecutors are...

9 arrested in Washington middle school basketball game riot

Mar. 16, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An officer suffered minor injuries, dozens of police units were called and nine teenagers were arrested after a riot broke out at a middle school basketball tournament in southwest Washington state. The Clark County Sheriff's Office said it happened Friday evening at Gaiser Middle...

Proud Boy member pleads not guilty to Portland assault

Mar. 13, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A member of the right-wing Proud Boys group has pleaded not guilty to felony third-degree assault and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault in connection with the June attack of a man in Oregon. Donovon Lyle Flippo of Vancouver, Washington, entered the pleas Wednesday in Multnomah County...

Woman who stabbed boyfriend with sword sentenced to 19 years

Mar. 11, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman who tried to stab her live-in boyfriend to death with a samurai sword because she believed he was unfaithful and spent too much time playing video games has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Emily Javier, 31, was sentenced Monday in Clark County Superior...

Courtrooms to canola fields: Huawei-US tensions span globe

Mar. 11, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei's tensions with Washington, which says the telecom equipment maker is a security risk, stretch across four continents from courtrooms to corporate boardrooms to Canadian canola fields. In the latest twist, Huawei Technologies Ltd. is asking a court in Texas to...

Cost of measles outbreak: 800 students kept out of school

Mar. 7, 2019 10:06 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — In the Washington county that is home to one of the nation's largest measles outbreaks, the effects go far beyond the 71 confirmed cases. The Seattle Times reports over 800 students considered exposed to the highly contagious disease in Clark County have been ordered to stay away from...