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Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Oct. 22, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st century concern. Now a critical part of modern computing, data centers help...

Bend police officer charged with on-duty assault

Oct. 22, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend police officer is facing criminal charges after being accused of slamming a man’s head into the ground during an attempted arrest. Bend Police Officer Kevin Uballez was charged Friday with fourth-degree assault and harassment, The Bulletin...

Week 8 Preview: Chip vs. Oregon; Pickett's Heisman chance

Oct. 22, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

The last three weeks have featured a team ranked in the top three of the AP college football poll losing to an unranked team. That streak will be tough to extend in Week 8. No. 1 Georgia is off, No. 2 Cincinnati is a four-touchdown favorite at Navy...

No. 10 Oregon, UCLA clash with bigger goals at risk

Oct. 21, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

No. 10 Oregon (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) at UCLA (5-2, 3-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC). Line: UCLA by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: UCLA leads 40-30. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Ducks are the...

$2.1M penalty for roofing company over emission violations

Oct. 21, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A North Portland roofing company has been fined $2.1 million for a decade of air quality violations. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said Wednesday it’s the largest fine in the agency’s history, The Oregonian/OregonLive...

Beavers face greater expectations after last season's run

Oct. 21, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

They were the surprise of the Pac-12 last season. Now the Oregon State Beavers must live up to heightened expectations. The Beavers were selected to finish fourth in the Pac-12's preseason media poll. It’s the highest they've been picked since the 1992-93 season, when...

Parties in federal salmon lawsuit seek pause in litigation

Oct. 21, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fishing and conservation groups on Thursday joined with the state of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Biden administration to seek a pause in litigation challenging the latest federal plan for hydropower operations on the Snake and Columbia rivers in an effort to...

550 uncounted COVID deaths in Oregon due to 'computer error'

Oct. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During the coming weeks Oregon will add around 550 additional COVID-19 deaths — which had not previously been reported due to a “technical computer error” — to its registry, state health officials said on Thursday. Currently, Oregon has...

Brown commutes juvenile sentences of more than 70 offenders

Oct. 21, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has commuted the sentences of more than 70 people convicted of felonies while juveniles, but the action doesn’t automatically mean they are about to be released. The governor’s commutations earlier this week granted some adults in...

No. 10 Oregon getting healthy just in time for trip to UCLA

Oct. 21, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When No. 10 Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux returned for the second half against California on Friday, the standout defensive end helped rally the team to a vital win with a goal line stand. The Ducks hope it might be an omen for how the second half...