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$40K awarded to woman injured by Portland police at protests

Oct. 04, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday awarded $40,000 to a woman who sued the city of Portland, Oregon, over police use of force at a 2020 protest against police brutality, agreeing police used unreasonable force against her and committed battery. Erin Wenzel sued the city for...

Portland OKs Zenith Energy plan to phase out crude oil

Oct. 04, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland city officials have approved Zenith Energy’s plan to phase out crude oil at its terminal and move to renewable fuels in the next five years. The Portland Bureau of Development Services OK’d the company’s land use compatibility statement on...

Paris joins big screen boycott of World Cup games from Qatar

Oct. 04, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris will not broadcast World Cup matches on giant screens in public fan zones amid concerns over rights violations of migrant workers and the environmental impact of the tournament in Qatar. It follows similar moves by other French cities, despite France going in as...

Oregon issues $2.7M fine to electric charging company

Sep. 30, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon environmental regulators have issued a $2.7 million fine to an electric charging company over accusations it sold fraudulent credits through the agency’s clean fuels program. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said Friday it discovered...

Report: Kotek didn't violate workplace rules as Speaker

Sep. 30, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A draft report of an investigation into the work environment created by the Democratic candidate for Oregon governor when she was House Speaker has found that Tina Kotek did not break workplace rules when pressuring another lawmaker. Oregon Public Broadcasting...

1st civil trial over Portland cops’ use of force begins

Sep. 28, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first civil suit alleging Portland police used excessive violence against a 2020 racial justice demonstrator opened Tuesday before a jury in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Civil rights attorneys are paying close attention because the outcome could answer...

A letter to a billionaire sparked a W.Va. economic windfall

Sep. 24, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Driving back home from a West Virginia University research and technology department session, Sen. Glenn Jeffries, D-Putnam, was inspired to write a longshot “come to West Virginia″ letter to nine global billionaire investors, including Berkshire Hathaway Chairman...

Portland, Oregon, to use microphones to track gunshots

Sep. 23, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To help combat a growing gun violence problem, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, is launching a system proponents say can track the location of gunshots using hidden microphones. Oregon Public Broadcasting report s a panel recommended the city adopt ShotSpotter...

Oregon State Hospital issued $54K workplace safety fine

Sep. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Hospital is facing a $54,000 fine for failing to investigate workplace injuries. The citation, brought by the state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, alleges that from January 2021 to June 2022 the hospital didn’t investigate...

Portland candidate fined $77K over campaign office deal

Sep. 21, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man running for a seat on the Portland City Council has been fined $77,000 for accepting and failing to report a steep discount on campaign office rent. Since May, Rene Gonzalez’s campaign has paid a paltry $250 a month to rent more than 3,000 square feet...