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New Portland brewery to produce nonalcoholic beer only

Jul. 30, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland businessman and the co-founder of Austin Street Brewery have teamed up to create Maine’s first craft brewery dedicated to brewing nonalcoholic beer. KITna Brewing will open in Portland’s West Bayside neighborhood and will be...

Heat advisory issued for parts of Pacific Northwest

Jul. 30, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for many parts of western Washington as well as western Oregon. With temperatures expected to reach the 90s and little overnight relief, the weather service said areas including parts of Pierce,...

EXPLAINER: Backlog of aid slows Oregon eviction response

Jul. 30, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only...

EXPLAINER: How Maine is limiting evictions, providing relief

Jul. 30, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Houston Rockets take Green with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston general manager Rafael Stone wouldn't even hazard a guess of how good of an NBA player Jalen Green will be. He is, however, certain that he'll give everything he has to reach his full potential. “Clearly we think he can be...

Blazers acquire rights to Texas forward Greg Brown

Jul. 30, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers acquired the rights to Greg Brown, the No. 43 pick in the NBA draft, in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announced that the Blazers sent a future second-round pick...

Oregon governor declares heat emergency; 211 helpline active

Jul. 29, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday issued an emergency declaration in 23 counties from Portland to southern Oregon and in central and eastern parts of the state because of heat. The declaration will free up more resources and activate the Office...

Portland bans homeless camps in forest areas amid wildfires

Jul. 29, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, has banned homeless people from camping in forested parks to both protect them from potential wildfires and prevent them from accidentally starting blazes during a summer of drought and record-breaking heat. The City Council...

Heatwave expected in northwest Oregon, southwest Washington

Jul. 28, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Heat and wildfire danger is expected starting Thursday throughout northwestern Oregon, including Portland, and southwest Washington, weather officials said. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. Thursday through 11 p.m....

Statue of Black hero on Lewis & Clark trip toppled in Oregon

Jul. 28, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A statue in Portland, Oregon, commemorating York, an enslaved Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, has been toppled and damaged, officials said. A spokesperson with Portland Parks and Recreation told KOIN 6 News that the bust was torn...