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Oregon employers mull requiring COVID-19 vaccines

Apr. 14, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A large winery in Oregon has notified its workers that they must show proof they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine by May 20. Many workplaces are weighing similar requirements as pandemic restrictions loosen, KLCC reported. ...

Dry conditions triple number of fires sparked in Oregon

Apr. 14, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Forestry said Tuesday the number of small wildfires has tripled this spring partly because of dry conditions across Oregon. The agency said Tuesday they’ve already doused 70 fires, almost half of which resulted from escaped...

Protests in Portland, Seattle, lead to several arrests

Apr. 14, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police declared a riot for the second night in a row Tuesday after a crowd of about 100 people set out on a “direct action” march from Kenton Park to the Portland Police Association office — where fires were ignited. One person was...

Tatum scores 32, Celtics edge Trail Blazers for 4th straight

Apr. 14, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 32 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final moments, and the Boston Celtics held off the Portland Trail Blazers 116-115 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to four games. Jaylen Brown added 24 points and Kemba...

Following feds, Oregon pauses use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority has asked the state’s vaccine providers to immediately stop administering the single shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The move follows guidance of the federal government regarding the appearance of blood...

Skeletal remains identified as man who disappeared in 1979

Apr. 13, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 1979, a 22-year-old California man went missing as he was traveling to Washington state to visit family. Decades passed, with no word of Kenneth Bell's fate. But then a timber crew working in a wilderness area of Oregon on Jan. 8 found skeletal...

Man arrested on bias crime, disorderly conduct charges

Apr. 13, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of a bias crime and disorderly conduct in a dispute with a neighbor in Albany has been arrested, police said. Joshua Grigo, 46, was arrested on the charges over the weekend, The Albany Democrat Herald reported. ...

FBI-led task force created to fight Portland gun violence

Apr. 13, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new FBI-led task force will work with police in Portland, Oregon, to build cases against people responsible for an increase in shootings. Creating a multi-agency Metro Safe Streets Task Force came after much negotiation and a guarantee for set...

Woman gets probation for unlawful sale of pangolin scales

Apr. 13, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who illegally imported pangolin scales and sold them to an undercover officer from her Southeast Portland store was sentenced Monday to three years of federal probation. Agnes Yu, 53, who has owned Wing Ming Herbs with her husband for about...

Portland police declares riot after vigil for Daunte Wright

Apr. 13, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police said a demonstration protesting the police killing of a Black man in Minnesota turned into a riot Monday night, with some in the crowd throwing rocks and other projectiles at officers. At least 200 people gathered around 8:30 p.m....