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Ex-NYT columnist Kristof announces run for Oregon governor

Oct. 27, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof announced his candidacy Wednesday for Oregon governor, saying the state needs a political newbie to solve problems like homelessness and rural despair. “I've never run for political office in my...

No. 3 Stanford leads the way as Pac-12 looks to shine again

Oct. 27, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 won't catch anyone by surprise anymore. Not with the way conference teams shined on the national stage yet again. Coaches and players throughout the Pac-12 knew well before last spring's NCAA Tournament that they had one of the most...

Portland, Oregon, school board shut down amid vaccine debate

Oct. 27, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland, Oregon, school board ended an in-person meeting amid controversy over a proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children 12 and older after unmasked protesters showed up and refused to don a face covering. The board that oversees...

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown gets COVID-19 vaccine booster

Oct. 26, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot Tuesday and encouraged other eligible Oregonians to discuss booster shots with doctors. “Vaccinations are our way out of this pandemic,” Brown said from Salem Health’s Edgewater...

BJ Baylor among Pac-12 running backs hitting their stride

Oct. 26, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

Paced by Pac-12 rushing leader B.J. Baylor, Oregon State's improved ground game is one of the key reasons the Beavers are just a win away from bowl eligibility for the first time since 2013. Baylor is one of several notable Pac-12 running backs who have hit their stride...

Judge orders stay in case seeking to remove Snake River dams

Oct. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday granted a stay in litigation seeking to save endangered salmon runs on the Columbia and Snake rivers. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland, Oregon, granted a request by both sides in the lawsuit seeking the stay...

Portland police make arrest in double homicide case

Oct. 26, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 45-year-old man told police he shot and killed two people in a Portland, Oregon, apartment building after voices inside his head told him to while he was under the influence of methamphetamine. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports...

Tipoff: In era of rampant transfers, Texas stands out

Oct. 26, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Texas’ Chris Beard prepared for his first season coaching at his alma mater by assembling a virtual all-star team of transfers from across the country. Now it’s a matter of finding out how quickly these new Longhorns can establish chemistry. ...

'Bringing nature in': Japanese gardens speak to the moment

Oct. 26, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Japanese-style gardens first caught the public imagination in the U.S. at an 1893 world exposition in Chicago, became a sought-after feature in Gilded Age estates, and were later adapted to open-plan modernist homes. Today they have evolved, and continue to inspire garden...

Power returning for many in Northwest following wind storm

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of people remained without power Monday afternoon following a strong Pacific storm system that downed trees and power lines. Most of those still without electricity were in the greater Seattle area, where utilities reported a drop Monday from...