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Trial to begin in $1.4B Oregon forestry management lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A trial in a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against the state of Oregon by 150 counties and other taxing districts over the issue of forest management is scheduled to begin Thursday. The lawsuit, filed nearly four years ago, claims the state has not managed forests for...

Leaking pipe in Northeast Portland releases sewage

Oct. 20, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A sewer pipe in Northeast Portland leaked an estimated 1,000 gallons (3785 liters) of untreated sewer water into an embankment. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services plugged the leak Saturday near I-84 and Northeast 21st Avenue. The 1,000...

Prosecutors: Trade war opens doors For Mexican drug cartels

Oct. 20, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials in Oregon say they've uncovered an elaborate scheme to convert Mexican drug profits from sales in the United States back into pesos using Chinese citizens who seek to circumvent their country's banking laws. The Mexican drug cartels are taking...

Video shows coach disarming, embracing Oregon student

Oct. 19, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have released a video that shows part of a former Oregon football star's successful effort to disarm a student who brought a shotgun to a Portland high school. The video released Friday by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office shows Keanon Lowe and the student...

Interstate Bridge project committee to meet

Oct. 19, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon and Washington lawmakers tasked with reviving moribund talks to replace the Interstate Bridge will meet for the first-time. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports members from Oregon's eight-person bipartisan committee comprised of House and Senate politicians, are scheduled to...

Oregon panel recommends barring ICE from courthouse arrests

Oct. 18, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Seeking to halt federal agents from arresting people in courthouses for immigration violations, a panel of judges in Oregon has asked the state's Supreme Court chief justice to impose a rule stating that no one should be subjected to arrest without a warrant. Several judges on the...

Portland trio indicted in international money laundering

Oct. 18, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three Portland residents have been indicted in an international money laundering scheme involving Mexico and China, but they are believed to be out of the country. KOIN-TV reports Shefeng Su, Xinhua Li Yan and Xiancong Su were living in Portland at the time the indictment covers,...

Police: Portland man beats woman with skateboard on bus

Oct. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a Portland man riding a Tri-Met bus beat a woman with his skateboard and his fists after she asked him to stop swearing and yelling at the driver. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Dustin Wood faces multiple charges in the attack that landed Robin Wilson in the hospital with...

Person with measles passed through Portland airport

Oct. 17, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Multnomah County Health Department says a person who passed through the Portland International Airport on Saturday has become sick with measles. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the health department said people who were in the airport during that time may have been exposed to the...

Report: More homeless people killed in Multnomah County

Oct. 17, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ten homeless people were killed in Multnomah County in 2018 - the highest number since the county started tracking these deaths eight years ago. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the number of deaths from homicidal violence doubled from the five recorded in 2015, which had previously...