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Lost climber rescued from Mount Hood

May. 24, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Searchers rescued a lost climber on Mount Hood by tracking his phone data, officials say. The crew found 31-year-old Nicolas David Larson, of Sunriver, early Saturday morning. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of hypothermia. Larson was reported missing Friday evening...

Judge told vacate or explain order nixing virus restrictions

May. 23, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court is giving a rural judge until Tuesday to toss out his ruling that found the governor's coronavirus restrictions are invalid. If the judge declines to do so, justices said Saturday that Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff must explain why and give the...

Children sue day care owner, state agencies over sex abuse

May. 23, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The representatives of three children who attended a Polk County day care are suing multiple people and state agencies over sexual abuse for $5.1 million. The children attended the now-closed Stinky Feet Childcare in Independence owned by Ceola Harden, the Statesman Journal reported. ...

Rectangles designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging social distancing line a city-sanctioned homeless encampment at San Francisco's Civic Center on Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

San Francisco sanctions once-shunned homeless encampments

May. 22, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is joining other U.S. cities in authorizing homeless tent encampments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a move officials have long resisted but are now reluctantly embracing to safeguard homeless people. About 80 tents are now neatly spaced out on a wide street...

Oregon gov. approves Clackamas County phase 1 reopening

May. 22, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has given the green light to Clackamas County’s phase 1 reopening plan. It will be the first of the state’s three most populous counties in the Portland metro area to start reopening restaurants, gyms, salons and bars with safety measures on...

Fagan wins Democratic primary for secretary of state

May. 22, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Shemia Fagan, a state senator from Portland, has won the Democratic primary for Oregon secretary of state. Fagan beat fellow state Sen. Mark Hass, of Beaverton, in a very tight race. She will face state Sen. Kim Thatcher in the fall. Thatcher, from Keizer, won the GOP primary. The...

24 workers at Vancouver fruit plant have coronavirus

May. 22, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Two dozen employees at a Vancouver, Washington, food processing company have been sickened with the coronavirus, officials said. It may be the Portland area’s biggest workplace outbreak reported thus far, excluding the health care sector, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. ...

Man charged with making meth, heroin, west of Salem

May. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine and heroin. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched a home this week west of Salem in Otis and found stolen property including firearms that had been taken during recent burglaries in the...

Rule allowing self-serve gasoline in Oregon ends Saturday

May. 22, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Office of the State Fire Marshal’s temporary rules change allowing Oregon gas retailers to provide self-service on a voluntary basis ends at midnight, May 23. Starting May 24, attendants will again be providing service at gas stations in Oregon where self-service is not...

Oregon unemployment claims spike again during virus crisis

May. 21, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

The number of new jobless claims in Oregon climbed last week for the first time since March as more people filed for benefits during the coronavirus outbreak. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the state received nearly 16,000 new jobless claims. That brings the total number of benefits applications during the...