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Democratic governors are 'last line of defense' for abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic leaders across the nation vowed Friday to help women who travel to their states seeking abortions and to shield patients and medical professionals from being pursued by authorities in states where the procedure becomes outlawed after the U.S. Supreme Court struck...

How US states have banned, limited or protected abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Column: The bar where women's sports come to play

Jun. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Jenny Nguyen and about a dozen of her friends wanted to watch the NCAA women’s basketball championship game, which didn’t seem too much to ask at a sports bar with 32 televisions. “None of them had that game on,” Nguyen recalled, “which is shocking to me.” ...

Man faces additional charges in fatal shooting of deputy

Jun. 24, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Washington is facing additional charges in connection with the 2021 shooting. Guillermo Raya Leon of Salem, Oregon, was arraigned in Clark County Superior Court Thursday on amended information in...

Blazers select Shaedon Sharpe with No. 7 pick in draft

Jun. 24, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers selected Shaedon Sharpe with the seventh pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, taking a chance on a player who never suited up in college. Sharpe, 6-foot-6 wing from Canada, was a five-star recruit who committed to Kentucky but never...

Oregon agency clarifies proposed child abuse probe change

Jun. 23, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Human Services is clarifying a proposed rule change around child abuse investigations after the agency received blowback. Despite prior statements to the contrary, state agency officials said they are not trying to narrow the type of...

Police: Man arrested in YMCA child sex abuse incident

Jun. 23, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police detectives have arrested a convicted sex offender in southern Oregon after a child was sexually touched at a YMCA swimming pool, police said. The Grants Pass Police Department said in a statement Thursday that officers responded to a report of a sex...

Oregon man shot with stun gun while in creek sues police

Jun. 23, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A federal civil rights lawsuit alleges two southern Oregon police officers used excessive force against a man who fled from a vehicle stop and was shot with a Taser while standing in a creek. The lawsuit says two Eagle Point officers fired their stun guns at...

WA, OR leaders skeptical about pausing gas taxes

Jun. 22, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months and urged states to do the same at the local level. But both the Democratic governors of Washington and Oregon indicated they were unlikely to pursue a...

Man police killed in Oregon ID'd, police say he had gun

Jun. 22, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police trooper and Clackamas County sheriff’s detective fatally shot Derrick Dewayne Clark, 24, after a traffic stop and pursuit early Saturday. In an initial statement, the sheriff’s office said the shooting happened after an attempted...