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Case against man arrested in 1994 death of woman dismissed

Dec. 02, 2022 20:09 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Criminal charges against a man suspected in the 1994 murder of a Vancouver, Washington, woman have been dismissed. Richard Knapp, 60, was released from the Clark County Jail this week after several years in custody. Detectives had used a genealogy database...

Air pollution monitoring to increase for Oregon communities

Nov. 24, 2022 11:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two of Oregon’s most economically disadvantaged and racially diverse communities — one in Portland and the other on the south coast — are getting a boost in their fight against air pollution. The air-quality challenges facing “environmental justice...

Man convicted of manslaughter in killing near Bend nightclub

Nov. 16, 2022 19:50 PM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A jury in central Oregon has acquitted a man of murder but found him guilty of manslaughter in the 2021 shooting death of a Black man outside a nightclub in Bend. The jury convicted Ian Cranston Wednesday on charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter,...

Bennett, Nawaz replacing Judy Woodruff on PBS 'NewsHour'

Nov. 16, 2022 09:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In what's being portrayed as a generational change, PBS said Wednesday that Geoff Bennett and Amna Nawaz will replace Washington veteran Judy Woodruff as anchors of the weeknight “NewsHour” at the beginning of 2023. Woodruff, 75, is leaving the daily anchor job...

Thousands of Portland mayor's texts were missing for years

Nov. 15, 2022 21:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of text messages from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s city-issued iPhone and the phones of other top officials went missing for years from the public record, including texts he sent after former President Donald Trump directed federal agents to the city to quell...

Oregon university plans to develop new rechargeable battery

Nov. 12, 2022 10:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A research team led by Oregon State University is planning to develop a new rechargeable battery that could reduce the need for environmentally destructive mining of rare minerals like nickel and lithium and accelerate the clean energy transition. The U.S....

Prince William's Earthshot Prize ceremony to air on PBS, BBC

Nov. 03, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Earthshot Prize, founded by Britain’s Prince William to honor groundbreaking solutions to environmental issues, will broadcast its second ceremony on PBS and the BBC. William, who launched the global prize with The Royal Foundation, will join the event to...