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Neil Goldschmidt, former Oregon governor who confessed to sex with a minor in the 1970s, has died

Jun. 13, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

Former Oregon Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, who as mayor of Portland was credited with starting the city on its path to becoming a magnet for the young, hip and liberal but whose reputation unraveled after it was revealed he had sex with a 14-year-old, has died. He was 83. Goldschmidt died...

High school biology teacher looks to make the most of his 'Tin Cup' moment at the US Open

Jun. 12, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Colin Prater feels a little like Kevin Costner’s character in “Tin Cup” this week — a relative unknown who suddenly finds himself thrust onto one of golf’s biggest stages at the U.S. Open. It’s a movie Prater is quite familiar with, which is why...

Planned Parenthood Oregon leaders plan to dissolve political arm, sparking concerns about advocacy

Jun. 12, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The new leaders of Oregon's two Planned Parenthood affiliates want to dissolve the political arm of their organization to focus more on providing health care, a move that has sparked inner turmoil and opposition from advocates concerned about the future of reproductive...

Bull that jumped the fence at Oregon rodeo forced to retire from competition, owner says

Jun. 11, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Party Bus, a 3-year-old bull bred for bucking, has performed in his first and last rodeo. Party Bus — named after his father, Short Bus — made national headlines last weekend at his first rodeo when he jumped the fence of a crowded arena in central Oregon...

Oregon man who drugged daughter's friends with insomnia medication at sleepover gets prison term

Jun. 11, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who drugged his daughter and her friends with fruit smoothies laced with a sleeping medication after they didn’t go to bed during a sleepover was sentenced to two years in prison. Michael Meyden, a 57-year-old from the Portland suburb of Lake...

A dog helped his owner get rescued after a car crash in a remote, steep ravine in Oregon

Jun. 10, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

BAKER COUNTY, Ore. (AP) — A dog has helped his owner get rescued after a car crash in a steep ravine in mountainous northeastern Oregon, authorities said. A man was driving with his four dogs on a remote U.S. Forest Service road on June 2 when he crashed into a ravine below, the...

Things to know about FDA warning on paralytic shellfish poisoning in Pacific Northwest

Jun. 10, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says consumers should avoid eating shellfish from Oregon and Washington state as they may be contaminated with toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning. At least 31 people have been sickened in Oregon so far, according to state...

No. 2 seed Kentucky edges Oregon State 3-2 to win first super regional title, earn first trip to CWS

Jun. 10, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Nolan McCarthy doubled and scored the go-ahead run from second base on a wild pitch in the seventh inning and No. 2 seed Kentucky held on for a 3-2 victory over 15th-seeded Oregon State on Sunday night, sweeping the Lexington Super Regional and earning the Wildcats their...

Oregon closes more coastal shellfish harvesting due to 'historic high levels' of toxins

Jun. 07, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities have expanded shellfish harvesting closures along the state's entire coastline to include razor clams and bay clams, as already high levels of toxins that have contributed to a shellfish poisoning outbreak continue to rise. The Oregon...

Rare 7-foot fish washed ashore on Oregon's coast garners worldwide attention

Jun. 07, 2024 17:13 PM EDT

GEARHART, Ore. (AP) — A massive rare fish thought to only live in temperate waters in the southern hemisphere has washed up on Oregon's northern coast, drawing crowds of curious onlookers intrigued by the unusual sight. The 7.3-foot (2.2 meter) hoodwinker sunfish first appeared on...