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Moves to Wyoming pick up during COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 10, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — When Aaron Cannon and his family began looking to relocate last year, they had their eye out West. The idea of moving to Wyoming was appealing for several reasons, but leaving the changing social and cultural tension in his hometown of Raleigh,...

Ex-Coquille city employee files intent to sue after firing

Apr. 10, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — A former Coquille city employee has informed the city she plans to sue for whistleblower retaliation and a failure to provide due process during the course of her firing. Former city recorder Jennifer Rose filed a notice with the city March 25...

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...

Eugene police arrest 30th person in May 29 protest

Apr. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police have now made 30 arrests of people suspected of rioting, breaking into businesses and setting fires on May 29 during a protest against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The latest arrest came this week, The...

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...

Woodburn Schools superintendent on leave threatens lawsuit

Apr. 09, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — A lawyer representing the Woodburn School District Superintendent, who has been placed on leave, has filed a notice saying he intends to sue the school district. In the notice, lawyer Maria Witt says Superintendent Oscar Moreno Gilson was...

Old Outer Banks bridge to become fishing pier by summer

Apr. 09, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

OREGON INLET, N.C. (AP) — What's left of an old Outer Banks bridge in North Carolina will soon be a fishing pier with no entry charge. The Virginian-Pilot reported this week that the 1,000-foot-long structure stretches over the rapid flowing currents of the Oregon...

Jazz rout Trail Blazers for 23rd straight home victory

Apr. 09, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Strong second-half defense helped the Utah Jazz break open a close game and extend their franchise-record home winning streak. Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points to lead Utah to its 23rd straight victory at home, a 122-103 win over the Portland...

168 people in Oregon got COVID-19 even after vaccinations

Apr. 08, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

Of more than 700,000 people in Oregon who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 168 still tested positive for the virus and three died, the Oregon Health Authority said Thursday. The health agency said that while the vaccines are all highly effective at preventing...