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Portland police, FBI respond to threats of gun violence

May. 15, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Citing intelligence that there are “imminent” efforts from outside groups to “engage and advance gun violence” this weekend, the Portland City Council announced police and the FBI will be on the streets of the city for the next few days. ...

Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

May. 14, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they would not send extra water to dying salmon downstream or to a half-dozen...

Lawsuit seeks $103M from public utilities over wildfire

May. 14, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of 70 landowners in Oregon’s McKenzie River Valley seeks $103 million from Lane Electric Cooperative and Eugene Water and Electric Board for damages linked to one of the Labor Day fires that ravaged communities around the state. ...

Confederated Tribes report school age COVID-19 outbreak

May. 14, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MISSION, Ore. (AP) — The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases among school children, prompting officials to schedule more vaccination clinics and cancel events. The Tribes reported on Wednesday that 14 people had...

2 hurt after kidnapping, chase, gunfire exchange with police

May. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A Woodburn man has been accused of kidnapping a teenager and hurting a second person in an incident that police said included a vehicle chase and exchange of gunfire with officers in Silverton. Oregon State Police said officers responded Wednesday...

Oregon asks businesses to check COVID-19 vaccine status

May. 14, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s state health officer said Friday businesses will be asked to either enforce mask policies or check whether customers have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The comments by Dr. Dean Sidelinger came as he said the state was still working...

The Latest: Philippine president eases lockdown in capital

May. 13, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has eased a coronavirus lockdown in the bustling capital and adjacent provinces to fight economic recession and hunger but still barred public gatherings this month, when many Roman Catholic summer religious festivals are held. ...

Street racing surges across US amid coronavirus pandemic

May. 13, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

Jaye Sanford, a 52-year-old mother of two, was driving home in suburban Atlanta on Nov. 21 when a man in a Dodge Challenger muscle car who was allegedly street racing crashed into her head-on, killing her. She is one of the many victims of a surge in street racing that...

Gov.: Mask requirement lifted for fully vaccinated in Oregon

May. 13, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced that the state will immediately follow guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which ease indoor mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated people. Brown said in a video...

Judge: Pretrial release OK for man accused in Capitol riot

May. 13, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled that one of two Oregon brothers accused in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will be released from custody Friday to a third-party guardian, where he will be on home detention and GPS monitoring pending his trial. U.S....