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FILE - In this April 24, 2008, file photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam in North Bonneville, Wash. Federal authorities on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, granted permission for Washington state, Oregon and several Native American tribes to begin killing hundreds of salmon-hungry sea lions in the Columbia River and its tributaries over the next five years. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

Aug. 14, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout. The bulky marine mammals long ago figured out that they could feast on...

University of Oregon to cover racist library murals

Aug. 14, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon will cover four murals in a library after years of outcry from students, staff, faculty and community members who felt the murals’ language and portrayal of Indigenous people was racist. One mural in the Knight Library, titled the “Mission of a...

Columbia Gorge Fire grows, 10% contained

Aug. 14, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

MOSIER, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the scenic Columbia River Gorge has grown to more than 970 acres (392 hectares) but crews as of Friday morning had it 10% contained and said they'd established a 75% line of defense. The blaze was threatening hundreds of homes. The fire broke out Wednesday...

Oregon gov. tightens virus restrictions for Malheur County

Aug. 14, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she will restore phase one restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Malheur County, along the Idaho border. It's the third eastern Oregon jurisdiction to have restrictions tightened because not enough progress has been made, The...

Stewart Hagestad advances to US Amateur quarterfinals

Aug. 13, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

BANDON, Ore. (AP) — Stewart Hagestad advanced to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals, winning two matches Thursday at windy Bandon Dunes. Hagestad, the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion from Newport Beach, California, beat Spencer Tibbits 3 and 1 in the morning and topped Harrison Ott 4 and 3 in the afternoon....

Human-caused Columbia River Gorge fire prompts evacuations

Aug. 13, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

MOSIER, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the scenic Columbia River Gorge has grown to more than 800 acres and is threatening hundreds of homes. The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in the community of Mosier, Oregon, which is between Hood River and The Dalles along Interstate 84. It had burned 791 acres...

Portland protests return downtown as police use tear gas early Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Officers used tear gas to break up the crowd of several hundred people who gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, the neighboring Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby police precinct station. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

State police exit Portland after 2 weeks of protest duty

Aug. 13, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse that’s been a target of protesters during months of conflict in Oregon’s largest city. The state police are “continually reassessing our resources and the...

Frontier Conference moves NAIA football schedule to spring

Aug. 13, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — The Montana schools in the NAIA Frontier Conference are moving their football schedule to the spring, league Commissioner Kent Paulson announced Thursday, two days before practice was to begin. The league's council of presidents made the decision less than a week after the league...

Gus Juarez tells the crowd the names of two men detained by federal immigration officials on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Bend, Ore. Protesters surrounded two unmarked buses outside Crane Shed Commons to prevent officials from taking the men. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin via AP)

Protesters hold up US detention of 2 in Oregon for 12 hours

Aug. 13, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officers late Wednesday used pepper spray on demonstrators in Bend, Oregon, as they pushed their way through a crowd to get to two men detained by immigration agents inside a bus that could not move for about 12 hours because of the protesters. The next day, people...

FILE - In this 2007 file photo ,Russell Kirsch holds the image of his son, Walden, that was scanned into the world's first digital scanner in 1957. Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11, 2020 at his home in Portland, Oregon, The Oregonian reported. He was 91. (Jamie Francis/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91

Aug. 13, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon, The Oregonian reported. He was 91. Pixels, the digital dots used to display photos, video and more on phone...