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Peak yet to come, as Oregon sets daily COVID case record

Jan. 21, 2022 18:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials predict the number of COVID-19 cases will reach its peak within the next week amid a boom caused by the omicron surge. And authorities believe in early February coronavirus-related hospitalizations will likely surpass previous surge’s...

DeHoog appointed to Oregon Supreme Court

Jan. 21, 2022 18:31 PM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former Deschutes County Circuit judge serving on the state Court of Appeals has been named to Oregon Supreme Court. Roger J. DeHoog’s appointment, effective immediately, was announced this week by Gov. Kate Brown’s office, The Bulletin reported. ...

1 killed, 1 hurt in hit-and-run collision, man arrested

Jan. 21, 2022 17:14 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 22-year-old man is facing manslaughter and other charges after police say he ran from a vehicle collision that killed one person and injured another in Portland. At around 11:30 p.m. Thursday officers responded to a report of a crash in southeast Portland,...

Report: Oregon has too few public defenders

Jan. 21, 2022 12:21 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has only roughly one-third of the public defense attorneys it needs to provide reasonably effective assistance to low-income defendants, a committee of the American Bar Association and a major accounting firm said in a report released Friday. “We all...

Brown scores 27, Washington defeats Oregon State 82-72

Jan. 21, 2022 02:07 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Terrell Brown Jr. scored 27 points and Washington turned back Oregon State 82-72 on Thursday night despite being without head coach Mike Hopkins. With Hopkins in COVID-19 protocol, assistant Will Conroy stepped in as head coach. And the Huskies (9-7, 4-2...

Bannan scores 22 to lift Montana over Portland St. 66-64

Jan. 21, 2022 00:44 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josh Bannan had 22 points as Montana narrowly defeated Portland State 66-64 on Thursday night. Robby Beasley III had 18 points for Montana (12-6, 5-2 Big Sky Conference). Cameron Parker added 13 points. Damion Squire had 17 points for the...

Portland city workers take initial step toward strike

Jan. 20, 2022 21:43 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 1,100 municipal trade workers may strike as Portland leaders and a coalition of public employee unions remain at an impasse on a new contract agreement. Members of the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) voted to authorize a strike after...

Oregon residents decry proposed 'permanent' mask mandate

Jan. 20, 2022 20:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of Oregon residents claimed government overreach on Thursday, as officials at the state’s health authority consider indefinitely extending the current indoor mask requirement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oregon Health Authority held a public...

Energy entities eye clean-energy strategy for western states

Jan. 20, 2022 19:43 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two electric utilities and a federal energy agency with millions of customers in eight western states have reached a tentative agreement centered on a new energy transmission line connecting their power grids. Idaho Power, PacifiCorp and the Bonneville Power...

Valeri leaves Timbers for Lanus in Argentina's top division

Jan. 20, 2022 18:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is heading home to Argentina. The Timbers on Thursday announced an agreement with Lanus for the transfer of the 35-year-old former league MVP. Lanus plays in Argentina's top division. A nine-year veteran...