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Sounders best Timbers 2-1 for Cascadia Cup

Aug. 24, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz each scored and the Seattle Sounders defeated the Portland Timbers 2-1 Friday night to secure this season's Cascadia Cup trophy amid a fan protest over Major League Soccer's ban on political displays. Jordan Morris assisted on both goals as the Seattle...

Newgarden wins IndyCar pole at Gateway, his third of season

Aug. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden won the pole for Saturday night's IndyCar race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. It was the second pole in succession for the series points leader, his third of the season and the eighth of his career. Newgarden sat on the pole last week at Pocono by points...

Records: Portland spent $1,100 per night for aide's hotel

Aug. 23, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Documents show that Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's office billed city taxpayers $1,123 a night for an aide's hotel accommodations while at a conference in Texas, in likely violation of city rules. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the files show Wheeler's office paid for senior adviser...

Protester who smeared blood in Portland City Hall sentenced

Aug. 23, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who smeared his own blood on a piece of public art in Portland's City Hall after being forcibly removed from a City Council meeting has been sentenced to community service and two years of probation. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Friday that a jury...

6 indicted on riot charges from May 1 protest in Portland

Aug. 23, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Six men have been indicted on charges related to a brawl between members of right- and left-wing groups outside a Portland bar on May 1 that left one woman unconscious. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Thursday the men all face a single count of rioting. They were...

Oregon DA removes lobby photo display of past office holders

Aug. 23, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon district attorney's office has removed a display of photographs of people who previously held the position. KOIN-TV reported Monday that Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill had the photos placed in storage in an attempt to create a "welcoming and inclusive"...

Portland, Oregon police hire homeless liaison

Aug. 22, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Bureau has hired its first-ever liaison officer for working with the city's large homeless community. The agency said Thursday that Stephanie Herro will be the primary contact between the police bureau, homeless advocacy groups, social service agencies and other...

Firefighters rescue person stuck in septic tank for days

Aug. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters rescued a person who fell into a septic tank and was stuck there for days in a rural area southeast of Portland. The Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 said on Facebook that crews responded Tuesday to a report of the person falling into the tank while working on it. Fire...

Unclaimed cremated remains found in Portland

Aug. 22, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cremated remains found in a mortuary box on a Portland street belong to a World War II veteran who lived in a house that's been demolished and who worked at a concrete and steel company that no longer exists. The Oregonian/OregonLive said Thursday it tracked down the details of Floyd...

Mayor: Show extra love at Portland businesses after protests

Aug. 22, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City of Portland, the Portland Business Alliance, Travel Portland and more are offering deals and free parking downtown this weekend in an effort to generate some of the revenue lost during last weekend's political protests. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Portland Business...