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Portland must stop charging excessive public record fees

Nov. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County judge has ruled that Portland must stop charging excessive fees for routine email and document searches to fulfill public records requests. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Circuit Court Judge Shelley D. Russell’s ruled Monday that the city’s current...

Crater Lake road system listed in national historic register

Nov. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EST

CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Officials say the Army Corps of Engineers Road System at Crater Lake National Park is among Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. Park officials said Tuesday that the National Park Service accepted the nomination Aug. 12. The nomination...

Cat found in New Mexico after going missing in Oregon

Nov. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A cat who has been missing for five years in Portland, Oregon, has been found in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Animal Shelter announced this week that Sasha the black cat was recently found wandering the streets of New Mexico’s capital. Officials said a scan of the cat's...

Oregon tribal hemp plan under review by federal officials

Nov. 19, 2019 11:32 PM EST

BEND, Oregon (AP) — The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has submitted a plan to the federal government to administer hemp production on its lands. The Bulletin reported Tuesday that if the U.S. Department of Agriculture approves the plan, the hemp jobs could fill employment gaps caused by the closure...

Heli company must pay $14.6M after 2 workers fall to death

Nov. 19, 2019 8:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has decided that an Oregon helicopter company must pay $14.6 million to the families of two California men who plummeted to their deaths when a nylon rope suspending them from a helicopter in Louisiana broke. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports jurors found Winco Powerline...

Starting over: Anthony set with Blazers and jersey No. 00

Nov. 19, 2019 7:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is now with the Portland Trail Blazers and starting over with jersey No. 00. Word that the 10-time All-Star had joined the team broke Thursday night, but the agreement was not formalized until Tuesday when he signed a nonguaranteed contract that goes through January....

Ducks claim Pac-12 North, but otherwise uncertainty abounds

Nov. 19, 2019 6:10 PM EST

Oregon has locked up the Pac-12 North, but much remains uncertain for the conference — even for the sixth-ranked Ducks. Coach Mario Cristobal’s team has a shot at a College Football Playoff berth, but it will need help from inside and outside the league. Oregon’s best hope is to face and beat...

Parents who starved 5-year-old daughter to death sentenced

Nov. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Parents who starved their 5-year-old daughter to death have been sentenced to life in prison. The Bulletin reports 33-year-old Sacora Horn-Garcia and 35-year-old Estevan Garcia were sentenced Monday in Deschutes County Circuit Court in the 2016 death of Maliyha Hope Garcia. The couple was...

Lawsuit: Elderly woman dies after ambulance workers drop her

Nov. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a 92-year-old Vancouver, Washington woman who died after ambulance workers who were transporting her allegedly dropped her onto a sidewalk has filed a $4 million lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit was filed Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court...

Man accused in crash that killed 4 children accepts deal

Nov. 19, 2019 3:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of hitting and killing a mother and four children while driving drunk has been found guilty. The Statesman Journal reports Favian Garcia of Gervais was scheduled to stand trial, but in a last-minute change elected Monday to sign a motion agreeing to a series of facts...