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Environmental study allows Gulf of Maine offshore wind research lease to advance

May. 28, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management completed an environmental review that will allow a Gulf of Maine offshore wind research lease to move forward with further work including a power-purchase agreement, officials said Tuesday. The state of Maine has...

Mora, Evander spark Timbers to 2-1 victory over Sporting KC

May. 26, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora and Evander both had a goal and an assist and the Portland Timbers won for just the second time in 12 matches by handing Sporting Kansas City its fifth straight defeat with a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. Portland (4-7-4) improves to 2-7-3 in its...

Barbra Banda scores 2 goals as Orlando Pride win 8th straight, 2-1 over Portland

May. 25, 2024 00:50 AM EDT

Barbra Banda scored two goals and the Orlando Pride beat the Portland Thorns 2-1 on Friday night at Inter&Co Stadium to extend their winning streak to eight games. Banda now has eight goals in six National Women’s Soccer League starts, and the first-place Pride (8-0-3) became...

Self-deploying officers and a leaked bulletin complicated Maine mass shooting response, police say

May. 24, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine's top police leader addressed the chaos caused by officers arriving without assignments after the state's deadliest mass shooting, saying Friday that he was glad so many officers were eager to help, even though it was difficult to manage at times. Col....

Centrist challenger ousts progressive prosecutor in DA race in Portland, Oregon

May. 22, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Centrist district attorney candidate Nathan Vasquez has ousted the incumbent progressive prosecutor in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, after running a campaign in which he vowed to be tough on crime. One of District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s...

Centrist challenger Nathan Vasquez ousts progressive prosecutor in district attorney race in Portland, Oregon

May. 22, 2024 19:44 PM EDT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Centrist challenger Nathan Vasquez ousts progressive prosecutor in district attorney race in Portland, Oregon.

Tough-on-crime challenger leading in race for district attorney in Portland, Oregon

May. 22, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A centrist candidate who has vowed to be tough on crime was leading in the race for top prosecutor in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, in a contest that was seen as a referendum on voter concerns over homelessness, public drug use and disorder. ...

Report says there was 'utter chaos' during search for Maine gunman, including intoxicated deputies

May. 21, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The search for the gunman behind last October's mass shooting in Maine was marked by “utter chaos,” including one group of deputies who had been drinking nearly crashing their armored vehicle and others showing up in civilian clothes who could have been mistaken for the...

Hiker dies after falling from trail in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge, officials say

May. 20, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young woman died after falling off a cliff while hiking in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge, officials said Monday. Elisha Angelic Macias, 22, was hiking with friends Sunday near Horsetail Falls, about 35 miles (56.3 kilometers) east of Portland. After...

Lod, Jeong rally Minnesota United to 2-1 victory over Timbers

May. 18, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod scored the equalizer in the second half and notched an assist Sang-Bin Jeong's winner as Minnesota United rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. Portland (3-7-4) jumped in front in the 17th minute and took a 1-0 lead...