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CDC: Mask-wearing recommended in growing number of counties

Jul. 05, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in 24 Oregon counties — including the county around Portland — and 15 counties in Washington state should resume mask-wearing indoors in public and on public transportation, according to recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Allyson Felix gets mixed relay nod, heading to 10th worlds

Jul. 05, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Allyson Felix was named to her 10th world championship team, where she will have a chance to run in the mixed relay event and add to her record medal collection. Felix, whose 18 medals are the most in world-championship history, has announced that this will be...

Lawyer: People at federal prison denied showers amid strike

Jul. 05, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) — Prison officials at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon, denied showers last month to those held in a unit where people were engaged in a hunger strike, according to a court filing. A court filing last week by a federal public defender...

Man punches father, child in suspected anti-Asian bias crime

Jul. 04, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man punched a father and his 5-year-old daughter riding bikes on Portland's Eastbank Esplanade near the Hawthorne Bridge in an alleged anti-Asian bias crime Saturday, police said. The suspect approached a family from California on the bike path south of the...

In rural West, more worries about access to abortion clinics

Jul. 04, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the central Oregon city of Bend, the sole Planned Parenthood clinic serving the eastern half of the state is bracing for an influx of patients, particularly from neighboring Idaho, where a trigger law banning most abortions is expected to take effect this summer. ...

Missing Canadian girl is found in Oregon; suspect arrested

Jul. 04, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl who went missing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for more than a week has been found in Oregon and the man accused of kidnapping is detained in jail, authorities said Monday. FBI agents on Saturday helped arrest Noah Madrano, 41, on...

Salem-based immigrant civil rights group Causa to dissolve

Jul. 04, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After 27 years, the Salem-based immigrant civil rights group Causa will be dissolving. Causa’s board of directors made the decision to start dissolving the organization last week, according to an email from Causa’s board. “The decision to...

Climber rescued after 700-foot fall on Mount Hood

Jul. 04, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Happy Valley man was rescued after a 700-foot fall from the Old Chute area near the summit of Mount Hood, authorities wrote in a news release Sunday. Around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a 43-year-old man climbing up a popular route up the mountain’s western face...

Branden Grace wins LIV Golf's first US tournament

Jul. 02, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Branden Grace won LIV Golf's first stop on American soil, an event that drew critics and protestors alike because of the upstart series' funding by Saudi Arabia. Grace closed with a 7-under 65 on Saturday to finish at 13 under in the 54-hole tournament at...

CDC recommends 6 Washington counties should wear masks again

Jul. 02, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in six Washington counties should begin wearing masks indoors in public and on public transportation again, according to recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest information from the CDC shows that Lewis...