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Riot declared after windows smashed in Portland protests

Apr. 17, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot Friday night after authorities said protesters smashed windows and burglarized businesses during demonstrations that started earlier in the day after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a...

EXPLAINER: What Chicago boy's death says about foot pursuits

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After a police officer chased a 13-year-old boy into an alley and shot him to death, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded a new policy that would protect officers, suspects and bystanders in what she called one of the most dangerous actions an officer can take: a foot...

14-year-old boy hurt in shooting near soccer field

Apr. 16, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a 14-year-old boy was shot Thursday night near a soccer field where he was standing with friends. The Portland Police Bureau said Friday afternoon that officers were sent to a shooting just after 11 p.m. in the Portsmouth...

Lawmaker accused of misconduct relinquishes committee chair

Apr. 16, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state representative has volunteered to step down as a committee chair after being accused of misconduct by another lawmaker. Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, was accused of sexually harassing a colleague on Monday. Witt temporarily removed...

Oregon City brush fire controlled, crews to remain in area

Apr. 16, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A brush fire Friday near Oregon City that prompted some “Go Now” evacuations for residents in about a dozen homes was deemed “controlled” at about 6 p.m., authorities said. Clackamas Fire said on Twitter at about 2:10 p.m. Friday that...

The Latest: Vaccines to be made available at Alaska airports

Apr. 16, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1. He made the announcement Friday, as he unveiled plans aimed at bolstering Alaska’s pandemic-battered tourist industry. ...

Police: Man fired gun at Salem protest, no one hurt

Apr. 16, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Keizer man was arrested Thursday night after firing a shotgun near a group of protesters in front of the Salem Police Department station, police said. Police said Larry McFarland, 75, drove up to the sidewalk where about 20 people were had gathered...

Pedestrian hit, killed by deputy identified

Apr. 16, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified a pedestrian killed after being hit by an on-duty Washington County deputy who was driving early Thursday. The Beaverton Police Department identified the person as 24-year-old Oliver Sevin Frazier-Savoy of Beaverton. ...

Oregon officials address the state's COVID vaccine inequity

Apr. 16, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Oregon, officials on Friday addressed the “stark” and “unacceptable” disparities in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported Friday that people in state’s wealthiest ZIP...

School leaders in Pacific NW say 'no' to standardized tests

Apr. 16, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — School leaders in Oregon and Washington are rejecting standardized testing that normally happens each spring because of instructional time lost to the pandemic. School boards for Oregon’s two largest school districts, Portland and Salem-Keizer,...