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Glass recycler reaches deal with Oregon to curb pollution

Oct. 24, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A glass recycling plant in northeast Portland has consented to either shut down or install pollution control technology, according to an agreement announced between the plant’s operators and the state of Oregon. The Oregon Department of...

Auditors: ODOT can learn from missteps in wildfire logging

Oct. 20, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Transportation can learn from its challenging experience overseeing the biggest wildfire cleanup job in state history, according to Oregon Secretary of State auditors. Auditors did a limited review of the state’s hazard...

Man shot and killed by Clark County deputies identified

Oct. 19, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by two sheriff’s deputies early Sunday in Vancouver, Washington. The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday that 26-year-old Kfin Karuo, of Vancouver, died from a gunshot wound to...

Group seeks to convert old railroad line to recreation trail

Oct. 19, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Advocates of a new outdoor recreational project in southeast South Dakota are asking state regulators for permission to convert an old railroad line into a trail for cyclists, hikers and horseback riders. The Friends of the Tabor to Platte Rail to...

National Democratic group defends Oregon’s congressional map

Oct. 18, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's new congressional districts are receiving national attention as a Democratic group pushes back against Republican claims that the state's political boundaries are gerrymandered. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a filing on...

Ex-WVa gov spokesman named interim public broadcasting chief

Oct. 18, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority has named former gubernatorial spokesman Butch Antolini as interim executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The authority approved Antolini's appointment Monday, the Charleston...

Corrections workers 50% vaccinated as mandate deadline nears

Oct. 14, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials said on Wednesday that around 50% of the roughly 4,500 employees at the Oregon Department of Corrections are vaccinated against COVID-19. The DOC has approved exemptions for nearly 16% of its workforce, or 713 employees, which...

Columnist forms committee for Oregon gubernatorial run

Oct. 12, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof after months of public exploration has taken a step toward running for Oregon governor by forming a political action committee. Kristof, 62, officially filled the committee paperwork Tuesday, Oregon Public...

Republicans sue over new Oregon U.S. House maps

Oct. 12, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno and three other Republicans have filed a lawsuit to challenge new congressional districts recently passed by state lawmakers. They say the new maps are partisan gerrymandering, unconstitutional and contrary...

Oregon State University drafts presidential search timeline

Oct. 09, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees staff outlined a preliminary plan on Friday to have a new president chosen by May 2022. The board is hoping to manage a process and presidential hire that can build trust after a scandal forced out...