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Report: Lawmaker made women feel uncomfortable at Capitol

Jan. 27, 2021 5:47 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers will soon decide how to respond to a new report that found a legislator's persistent and unwelcome romantic advances made two women concerned that the male lawmaker might undercut their work at the Capitol if they rejected his attempts to rekindle romantic relationships....

Leader in oxycodone prescription fraud sentenced to 4 years

Jan. 27, 2021 11:22 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who fraudulently obtained and sold 2,400 oxycodone pills by having others pass fake prescriptions at Portland-area pharmacies was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison. Chase Adam Conway, 36, sent women into pharmacies to fill the bogus prescriptions, obtaining 90 to...

This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 booking photo provided by the Portland Police shows Paul Rivas. Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of the 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said. (Portland Police via AP)

Police find no bias, terror motive in Portland road rampage

Jan. 27, 2021 9:43 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of a 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said....

McCray carries Portland St. over St. Martin's 69-60

Jan. 26, 2021 11:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amari McCray had a career-high 22 points as Portland State defeated St. Martin’s 69-60 on Tuesday night. Paris Dawson had 12 points for Portland State (4-8). James Scott added 10 points. Khalid Thomas had three blocks. Tyler Velasquez had 12 points and six assists for the...

In this Dec. 18, 2020, photo provided by the Oregon Health & Science University, Christine Greco, a frontline employee who works at OHSU's drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Hillsboro Stadium, receives a Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine injection in Hillsboro, Ore. As America's mass vaccination campaign gets underway and the virus surges, the nation is facing a moral dilemma as officials from California to New Jersey decide who gets the vaccine first. (Josh Andersen/OHSU via AP)

Thousands of Portland's health care workers not vaccinated

Jan. 26, 2021 10:29 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in the tri-county Portland, Oregon, metro area said Tuesday that “tens of thousands” of frontline health care workers have not received the COVID-19 vaccine and that it will likely take weeks before most do. One solution is allocating more doses of the...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020 file photo Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks during a news conference. On Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, Wheeler said the ongoing criminal destruction and violence occurring in his city - which has been the epicenter of protests against racial injustice for eight months - is

Man pepper-sprayed by Portland mayor lawyer, heir to dairy

Jan. 26, 2021 8:48 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified a man who was pepper-sprayed by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler as a partner at a law firm who also tried to obtain surveillance footage of the mayor in a restaurant and get a copy of his meal receipt. An additional police report identified Cary Cadonau as the...

A wrecked vehicle is seen after a driver struck and injured at least five people over a 20-block stretch of Southeast Portland, Ore., before crashing and fleeing on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, according to witnesses. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Police: Terrorism didn't motivate fatal Oregon car attack

Jan. 26, 2021 6:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated a driver who repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, Oregon, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said Tuesday. The driver, whose name has...

Mother of teen who died sues Unity Center for $13M

Jan. 26, 2021 5:09 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a Portland teen who died by suicide shortly after medical staff allegedly evaluated and released him from the Unity Center for Behavioral Health has filed a $13 million lawsuit. Leila Mesch’s lawsuit lists Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University...

Susan Crowley, a 75-year-old retired attorney, sits outside her home in Hood River, Ore., on Jan. 23, 2021. Crowley submitted public comments to Oregon's vaccine advisory committee to criticize the state's controversial decision to vaccinate its teachers and early childhood care givers ahead of its oldest residents. Teachers in Oregon are eligible for the vaccine this week, two weeks ahead of the state's oldest residents and more than a month ahead of those between age 65 and 70. Oregon's decision underscores the difficult moral dilemma facing local and state public health officials as they weigh which populations need the vaccine most urgently amid a nationwide dose shortage. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Who goes first? Vaccine rollout forces stark moral choices

Jan. 26, 2021 1:13 PM EST

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 surged, retired attorney Susan Crowley did some simple math and discovered a chilling fact: people over 60 made up 91% of coronavirus deaths in Oregon. So the 75-year-old was shocked when the state started vaccinating teachers this week before senior citizens in a push...

Man faces bias crime charges after store employee harassed

Jan. 26, 2021 11:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man is facing several charges in connection with an attack on a convenience store worker in Portland. Police say on Friday Brian Christopher Miller yelled anti-Muslim slurs and threatened to kill the 68-year-old gas station worker, who is Muslim and emigrated from Afghanistan,...