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Portland police arrest 3 following vandalism to businesses

Nov. 26, 2020 1:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland arrested three people early Thursday following damage to at least 10 businesses. Police say they responded to reports of a group of people smashing windows and spray-painting graffiti on buildings. Businesses sustaining damage include banks, an auto service center,...

A woman wearing a mask against the spread of the coronavirus walks past graffiti depicting late Bishop Amfilohije in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. After the two most senior Serbian Orthodox Church leaders died within a month after testing positive with the coronavirus, health experts and even hardcore believers are starting to worry. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

The Latest: Mask mandate spurs Idaho official to push back

Nov. 26, 2020 12:45 PM EST

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A county commissioner in northern Idaho has proposed defunding the local health district after the district instituted a mask mandate to slow the spread of the coronavirus as it surges in the area. The Bonner County Dailey reports that Bonner County Commissioner Steven Bradshaw...

County commissioner-elect pleads not guilty in DUII case

Nov. 26, 2020 10:11 AM EST

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — A Umatilla County Commissioner-elect has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge. The East Oregonian reports 65-year-old Dan Dorran was arrested Sept. 26 for driving while under the influence of intoxicants in Umatilla after a collision with another vehicle. Dorran pleaded...

Oregon fines gym $90K for violating COVID order

Nov. 26, 2020 9:11 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials have fined a fitness business $90,000 for defying Gov. Kate Brown’s COVID-19 order and remaining open throughout a current two-week freeze. The Statesman Journal reports officials with Oregon Occupational Safety &...

Grigsby scores 28 to lead Seattle past Portland 84-72

Nov. 26, 2020 1:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Riley Grigsby had a career-high 28 points as Seattle defeated Portland 84-72 on Wednesday night in a season opener. Darrion Trammell had 17 points and nine assists for Seattle. Emeka Udenyi added 12 points, and Kobe Williamson had 10 points and nine rebounds. Ahmed Ali had 13 points...

Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against California in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Oregon State won 31-27. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

No longer the Civil War, Oregon plays Oregon State on Friday

Nov. 26, 2020 1:31 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Although it's no longer called the Civil War, the rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State is still heated even in a short and unusual season. The two teams will meet Friday for the 124th edition of the rivalry, which dates back to 1894. This season and going forward, however, the...

Alatishe, Thompson lead Oregon State past Cal 71-63

Nov. 25, 2020 9:25 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Warith Alatishe scored 16 points, Ethan Thompson added 15 and Oregon State opened the season with a 71-63 win over Pac-12 rival California in what counts as a nonconference game on Wednesday. The matchup materialized because of the COVID-19 scramble when Colorado State was unable to...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

The Latest: South Korea has most daily cases in 8 months

Nov. 25, 2020 8:29 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time in about eight months as health authorities struggle to contain a third surge of infections. The Asian nation has been experiencing a spike in cases since it relaxed stringent social distancing...

FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, a Peet's Coffee and Tea store, with most of the furniture removed to prevent lingering, is nearly empty in Lake Oswego, Ore. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, announced a statewide two-week

Oregon relaxes some restrictions, like restaurant dining

Nov. 25, 2020 6:48 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Bars and restaurants can reopen for limited outdoor service next week but many restrictions will remain in place until a vaccine against the coronavirus is widely available, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said on Wednesday. She pleaded with Oregonians to stay safe during the Thanksgiving...

Oregon's Tyler Shough throws downfield against UCLA during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Pac-12's traditional rivalries look untraditional in 2020

Nov. 25, 2020 2:28 PM EST

The Thanksgiving weekend is normally devoted to end-of-season rivalry games in the Pac-12 but — like everything else — it's different this year. As of Wednesday, it appeared the Big Game between Cal and Stanford was going to go on as planned Friday. The rivalry game between Oregon and Oregon State,...