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Abortion rights protest in Portland turns destructive

Jun. 26, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An abortion rights protest in Portland, Oregon turned destructive over the weekend, with some people marching down the street breaking windows on businesses and vehicles and scrawling graffiti, police said. Officers were monitoring the crowed but no one was...

LIV Golf heads to Oregon, where local officials aren't happy

Jun. 26, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf is getting a chilly reception in Oregon, its first stop in the United States. This coming week, the series, which is paying enormous signing fees for players like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, descends on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in tiny North Plains,...

Blanco makes PK when Rapids keeper debuts, Timbers win 3-0

Jun. 26, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sebastián Blanco converted a tiebreaking penalty kick in first-half stoppage time just after 19-year-old goalkeeper Abraham Rodriguez made his Major League Soccer debut in place of injured William Yarbrough, and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Saturday...

10 arrested in Eugene protest over abortion ruling

Jun. 25, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Eugene say 10 people were arrested during a Friday night protest following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. The arrests were mostly for disorderly conduct, Portland television station KOIN...

Column: The bar where women's sports come to play

Jun. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Jenny Nguyen and about a dozen of her friends wanted to watch the NCAA women’s basketball championship game, which didn’t seem too much to ask at a sports bar with 32 televisions. “None of them had that game on,” Nguyen recalled, “which is shocking to me.” ...

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

Jun. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

The arrival of the compact disc nearly killed off record albums, with vinyl pressing machines sold, scrapped and dismantled by major record labels. Four decades later, with resuscitated record album sales producing double-digit annual growth, manufacturers are rapidly rebuilding an...

Dead and dying seabirds identified off Maine coast

Jun. 24, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine Audubon scientist is alarmed by reports of more dead seabirds — this time in Casco Bay. Shannon Silverson, who lives on Peaks Island, noticed about 30 dead and dying birds this week. “It was just a dreadful feeling,” she told WGME-TV. ...

Blazers select Shaedon Sharpe with No. 7 pick in draft

Jun. 24, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers selected Shaedon Sharpe with the seventh pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, taking a chance on a player who never suited up in college. Sharpe, 6-foot-6 wing from Canada, was a five-star recruit who committed to Kentucky but never...

Man who threw Molotov cocktails at Oregon police sentenced

Jun. 22, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a 25-year-old man who threw Molotov cocktails at police in Portland, Oregon, during mass protests against police brutality to 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez in Portland sentenced Malik Fard Muhammad,...

Business groups sue over heat and smoke worker protections

Jun. 21, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon business groups are suing over the state’s new job site rules mandating that employers take steps to protect workers from extreme heat and wildfire smoke. Regulations adopted by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division mandate that...