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EXPLAINER: What Chicago boy's death says about foot pursuits

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After a police officer chased a 13-year-old boy into an alley and shot him to death, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded a new policy that would protect officers, suspects and bystanders in what she called one of the most dangerous actions an officer can take: a foot...

14-year-old boy hurt in shooting near soccer field

Apr. 16, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a 14-year-old boy was shot Thursday night near a soccer field where he was standing with friends. The Portland Police Bureau said Friday afternoon that officers were sent to a shooting just after 11 p.m. in the Portsmouth...

Angry crowd gathers near fatal police shooting in Portland

Apr. 16, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An angry crowd gathered in a park in Portland, Oregon, Friday after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun. Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis told reporters that a white man in his 30s was shot and killed by...

Portland airport sees more passengers, guns in carry-on bags

Apr. 16, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Travel is increasing in Oregon and so are the instances of Transportation Security Administration agents finding guns in carry-on luggage, officials said. At the Portland International Airport, travel increased in March, especially during spring...

Fire danger high Friday in NW Oregon including Portland

Apr. 15, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dry and windy conditions combined with unseasonably warm temperatures are elevating fire danger Friday into the weekend in much of Northwest Oregon including Portland, according to the National Weather Service in Portland. The agency said Thursday...

Q&A: What to know about redistricting in Oregon

Apr. 15, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For the first time in nearly 40 years Oregon is likely to be awarded an additional seat in the United States House of Representatives, increasing the number of congressional districts in the blue state from five to six. But the uncommon occurrence...

Deal gives GOP more redistricting power to speed up bills

Apr. 15, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats have agreed to give up an advantage in redrawing the state’s political districts for the next 10 years in exchange for a commitment from Republicans to stop blocking bills in the Oregon Legislature with delay tactics. Oregon Public...

Lawsuit describes night of fear for Wall of Moms protester

Apr. 14, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A lawyer who formed part of a “Wall of Moms” confronting militarized U.S. agents is suing federal authorities, claiming excessive force was used against her and she was arrested without probable cause. In the lawsuit filed in federal court in...

Virus deadly to rabbits found in multiple areas of Oregon

Apr. 14, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental experts are concerned about Oregon's wild rabbit population after multiple cases of a virus that is deadly to the animals were confirmed in different parts of the state. The latest case of the rabbit hemorrhagic disease, which was...

Oregon employers mull requiring COVID-19 vaccines

Apr. 14, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A large winery in Oregon has notified its workers that they must show proof they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine by May 20. Many workplaces are weighing similar requirements as pandemic restrictions loosen, KLCC reported. ...