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Thorns down KC 2-1 as fans return to the stands in Oregon

Apr. 10, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rocky Rodriquez and Tyler Lussi scored and the Portland Thorns welcomed their fans to Providence Park for the the first time in 545 days with a 2-1 victory over Kansas City on Friday night. It was the first professional sporting event in Oregon to...

Maine: Unemployment claims up; July 4th Pops canceled again

Apr. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New unemployment claims rose again in Maine despite an increase in hiring around the country. The Maine Department of Labor reported 2,100 initial claims for state unemployment insurance for the week that ended April 3. That was an increase from...

Lawmakers given more time to redraw Oregon political lines

Apr. 09, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Legislature will have until Sept. 27 to complete the redistricting process, giving lawmakers more time to draw political boundaries following a delay in crucial census data. The unanimous decision...

Inmates sue over county's handling of COVID-19

Apr. 09, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a dozen current and former inmates have sued Multnomah County over its handling of COVID-19. In federal court documents filed this week, the inmates allege they contracted the virus at the county’s Inverness Jail because they were...

Maine eyes easier access to HIV prevention drugs

Apr. 09, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is considering a proposal to require health insurance providers to expand their coverage of HIV prevention drugs. Democratic Sen. Heather Sanborn, of Portland, submitted the proposal, which was the subject of a hearing before the Maine...

Islamic leaders battle misconception about vaccines, fasting

Apr. 09, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Islamic leaders are using social media, virtual town halls and face-to-face discussions to spread the word that it’s acceptable to be vaccinated for the coronavirus during daily fasting that happens during Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year for Muslims. ...

Oregon city hires consultant to probe police racial bias

Apr. 08, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, has hired a California consulting firm to investigate whether the culture of the city’s police force includes racial or political bias after someone leaked police and dispatch records that incorrectly identified a Black city commissioner and...

Maine man sues for more off-leash time for dogs in park

Apr. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland man is challenging new rules that do not allow dogs to be off leash in a city park from April to the end of July. Dog owner Marc Lesperance asked a judge to bar the rules approved by the city council in October from coming into effect,...

Lawsuit over Uber driver's refusal of guide dog can go on

Apr. 07, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A judge in Maine has ruled that a woman who has impaired vision can go ahead with a claim against Uber, which she has said discriminated against her by refusing to allow her guide dog into a vehicle. The lawsuit stretches back to 2015, when...

Portland leaders to re-establish anti-gun violence unit

Apr. 07, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, and city commissioners have reached a deal on proposals intended to stem a spike in gun violence over the past year. The compromise, approved Wednesday, would re-establish a proactive team of uniformed police officers...