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100-meter champ Coleman to miss Olympics despite reduced ban

Apr. 16, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The fastest man in the world, American sprinter Christian Coleman, will miss the Tokyo Olympics after failing Friday in an appeal to overturn his ban for missed doping tests. The Court of Arbitration for Sport did cut the 100-meter world...

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...

Coos Bay man arrested in grandmother's death

Apr. 15, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A Coos Bay man has been arrested in the death of his 89-year-old grandmother, authorities said. District Attorney R. Paul Frasier says Kevin Yates is facing charges of second-degree murder after Teclutsa Margaret “Margie” Sause was found dead...

Environmental group sues over protections for 20 species

Apr. 15, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An environmental group filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging the federal government has failed to act on petitions to protect nine species under the Endangered Species Act and hasn't designated critical habitat for 11 other species that are already protected. ...

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...

Environmental groups sue to halt post-fire logging in forest

Apr. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Seven environmental groups have filed a lawsuit to halt post-fire logging in Santiam State Forest. The suit filed Wednesday seeks to stop the Oregon Department of Forestry from current logging and bar it from moving forward with timber sales and...

Pedestrian struck, killed by Washington County deputy

Apr. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian was killed after being struck by an on-duty Washington County deputy early Thursday morning. KOIN reports the crash occurred shortly before 2 a.m. in Beaverton near the Nike World Headquarters. The...

Epic drought means water crisis on Oregon-California border

Apr. 14, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of farmers who rely on a massive irrigation project that spans the Oregon-California border learned Wednesday they will get a tiny fraction of the water they need amid the worst drought in decades, as federal regulators attempt to balance the needs of...

Oregon Senate votes to extend grace period for past-due rent

Apr. 14, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate voted in favor of a bill Wednesday that would give tenants struggling with financial hardships due to the pandemic more time to pay past-due rent. Currently, tenants have until July to pay back rent, but under the proposed bill,...