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Feds looking at finances of Native American boarding school

Jun. 29, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One of only a few boarding schools for Native American students still run directly by the federal government in Oregon is undergoing a close look at the school’s finances by the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General. The office confirmed last...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Interstate 84 closed in eastern Oregon due to wildfire smoke

Jun. 28, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Transportation officials said Tuesday evening that Interstate 84 is closed near the border of Oregon and Idaho because of wildfire smoke. The Oregon Department of Transportation said the interstate was closed westbound in Ontario and eastbound in Baker City...

Ex-principal convicted of student sexual abuse sentenced

Jun. 28, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon elementary school principal convicted of sexually abusing four students in his office is set to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Clackamas County Circuit Judge Katherine Weber on Tuesday sentenced Jeff Hays to 43 years and nine...

Koepka cites injuries, family for joining Saudi-backed tour

Jun. 28, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Four months after suggesting those who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series were sellouts, Brooks Koepka explained Tuesday that he simply changed his mind. Koepka signed with LIV Golf last week for its first event on American soil, which starts...

Saudi-funded LIV Golf comes to America for Portland event

Jun. 28, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

LIV GOLF LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL-PORTLAND Site: North Plains, Oregon. Course: Pumpkin Ridge GC. Prize money: $25 million ($5 million for teams). Winner's share: $4 million ($750,000 for each winning team member). Television:...

Ex-lawyer who stole over $3.4M from clients pleads guilty

Jun. 28, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon personal injury lawyer who stole more than $3.4 million from her clients has pleaded guilty to seven federal charges in what the state bar has called the worst fraud by a lawyer in the state’s history. Lori E. Deveny, who relinquished her...

Conservationists call for action on Northwest wolf poaching

Jun. 28, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildlife advocates say there has been a distressing uptick in wolf poaching cases in the Northwest in the past year and a half. Four dead wolves were discovered in the northeastern corner of Washington state in February. That followed the poisoning of eight...

LIV Golf faces hurdles in applying for world ranking points

Jun. 28, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

Even as the second LIV Golf Invitational series embarks on the first of four consecutive events in the United States, an important part of its future takes place in Scotland in two weeks. The Official World Golf Ranking governing board meets at St. Andrews during the British Open,...

I-84 reopens in Columbia River Gorge after crash, fuel spill

Jun. 27, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — State transportation officials closed Interstate 84 Monday between Troutdale and The Dalles in Oregon along the Columbia River for hours Monday because of a crash that resulted in a fire and fuel spill. The Oregon Department of Transportation said the...