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Northwest heat wave targeted vulnerable, tested climate prep

Aug. 05, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Karen Colby thought she could make it through an unprecedented Pacific Northwest heat wave with a little help from her neighbor, who dribbled cold water on her head and visited every hour to wrap frozen towels around her neck. But when temperatures...

Fired school leader says different values behind ouster

Aug. 05, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — An ex-Oregon schools leader says the people who ousted her last month never spoke to her, and the district’s work on equity — which she championed — is now languishing. Board members at the Greater Albany Public Schools District fired...

Felipe Mora gives Timbers a 1-1 draw with the Earthquakes

Aug. 05, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored in first-half stoppage time to pull the Portland Timbers into a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night. The Earthquakes (4-7-6) struck first with a second-chance goal from Javier López in the 25th minute. ...

Oregon examines spyware investment amid controversy

Aug. 04, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The future ownership of an Israeli spyware company whose product has been used to hack into the cellphones of journalists, human rights workers and possibly even heads of state is up in the air. Major investors in a private equity firm that has...

Oregon health care workers to get COVID vaccine or be tested

Aug. 04, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health care workers will be required to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing, Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday. Officials say the new rule will apply beginning Sept. 30 — giving time for employers to prepare for implementation and...

Brown supports Portland I-5 highway expansion proposal

Aug. 04, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown supports moving forward with a plan that would expand Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter while spending more than $1 billion to build a “cap” over the freeway to rebuild a community wrecked by its initial construction. ...

Portland mayor: Police should prepare for body cameras

Aug. 04, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler is directing the police bureau to prepare for a body worn camera program in anticipation of the U.S. Department of Justice forcing the issue. Wheeler said in a statement Tuesday he’s not alone in supporting...

COVID-19 cases in Oregon surge, hospital beds filling fast

Aug. 03, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Oregon, some counties — most where less than half of the area's adult population is vaccinated — are experiencing their highest hospitalization numbers during the pandemic. Statewide coronavirus-related...

State officials kill 2 wolf pups after killing 4 wolves OK'd

Aug. 03, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff shot and killed two wolf pups Sunday after approving a permit for ranchers to kill up to four wolves in eastern Oregon. The agency confirmed that staff in a helicopter killed two 3.5 month-old pups from...

Oregon adopts emergency rules to protect workers from smoke

Aug. 03, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has adopted emergency rules meant to protect workers from wildfire smoke and shield workers living in labor housing from extreme heat. The rules will go into effect on Aug. 9 for six months, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. ...