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In this Dec. 18, 2020, photo provided by the Oregon Health & Science University, Danielle Salinas, a frontline employee who works at OHSU's drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Hillsboro Stadium, receives a Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine injection in Hillsboro, Ore. As America's mass vaccination campaign gets underway and the virus surges, the nation is facing a moral dilemma as officials from California to New Jersey decide who gets the vaccine first. (Josh Andersen/OHSU via AP)

Oregon's metro region to receive additional vaccine doses

Jan. 27, 2021 7:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials announced Wednesday that an additional 17,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be allocated to Oregon's Portland metro region. The announcement was made a day after Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington health officials officials said that “tens of...

6 stranded motorists receive vaccine in 'impromptu clinic'

Jan. 27, 2021 6:23 PM EST

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in southern Oregon said staff gave out six doses of the coronavirus vaccine to motorists at an “impromptu vaccine clinic” along a roadside in a snowstorm. Josephine County Public Health said on Facebook that about 20 personnel became stranded Tuesday...

Report: Lawmaker made women feel uncomfortable at Capitol

Jan. 27, 2021 5:51 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers will soon decide how to respond to a new report that found a legislator's persistent and unwelcome romantic advances made two women concerned that the male lawmaker might undercut their work at the Capitol if they rejected his attempts to rekindle romantic relationships....

Interstate 5 south closed in southern Oregon due to storm

Jan. 27, 2021 5:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A winter storm that has brought as much as 3 feet of snow (.9 meters) to northern California has prompted the Oregon Department of Transportation to turn back Interstate 5 southbound traffic near Ashland, Oregon. All traffic was affected by the closure Wednesday afternoon and there...

Resort damaged by Archie Creek fire hopes to soon reopen

Jan. 27, 2021 12:59 PM EST

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The owners of a resort on the Umpqua River that was damaged by last year’s Oregon wildfires are hoping to open for guests by mid-March. The News-Review reports that thanks to favorable weather and fundraising to help pay for the $200,000 in damages from the fire, Travis and...

Leader in oxycodone prescription fraud sentenced to 4 years

Jan. 27, 2021 11:22 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who fraudulently obtained and sold 2,400 oxycodone pills by having others pass fake prescriptions at Portland-area pharmacies was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison. Chase Adam Conway, 36, sent women into pharmacies to fill the bogus prescriptions, obtaining 90 to...

This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 booking photo provided by the Portland Police shows Paul Rivas. Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of the 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said. (Portland Police via AP)

Police find no bias, terror motive in Portland road rampage

Jan. 27, 2021 9:43 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of a 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said....

Evan Mobley #4 of the USC Trojans rebounds against the Utah Utes In the first half of a NCAA basketball game at Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Oregon State at USC tops the week in Pac-12 hoops

Jan. 27, 2021 2:31 AM EST

Things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK: Oregon State at Southern California, Thursday. What would have been the marquee game of the week, Oregon at No. 23 UCLA, was postponed due to COVID-19 issues in the Ducks' program. The other game between the Pac-12's other Southern...

McCray carries Portland St. over St. Martin's 69-60

Jan. 26, 2021 11:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amari McCray had a career-high 22 points as Portland State defeated St. Martin’s 69-60 on Tuesday night. Paris Dawson had 12 points for Portland State (4-8). James Scott added 10 points. Khalid Thomas had three blocks. Tyler Velasquez had 12 points and six assists for the...

In this Dec. 18, 2020, photo provided by the Oregon Health & Science University, Christine Greco, a frontline employee who works at OHSU's drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Hillsboro Stadium, receives a Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine injection in Hillsboro, Ore. As America's mass vaccination campaign gets underway and the virus surges, the nation is facing a moral dilemma as officials from California to New Jersey decide who gets the vaccine first. (Josh Andersen/OHSU via AP)

Thousands of Portland's health care workers not vaccinated

Jan. 26, 2021 10:29 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in the tri-county Portland, Oregon, metro area said Tuesday that “tens of thousands” of frontline health care workers have not received the COVID-19 vaccine and that it will likely take weeks before most do. One solution is allocating more doses of the...