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The Latest: Kincaid wins 10,000 at U.S. Olympic trials

Jun. 18, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The latest on U.S. Track and Field Olympic trials (All times PDT): ___ 9:06 p.m. Woody Kincaid sprinted the final stretch to hold off teammate Grant Fisher and win the 10,000 meters at U.S. Olympic trials to...

Weather service spotter reports tornado in eastern Indiana

Jun. 18, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A tornado has been spotted in eastern Indiana with reports of damage to some homes in the area. The National Weather Service in northern Indiana received an indication by radar of a tornado in Jay County which was verified by a spotter in Portland...

PacifiCorp proposes big build of Rocky Mountain region wind

Jun. 18, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A utility proposes to build six wind farms that could supply enough electricity for over 1 million homes by 2024. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp, whose subsidiary Rocky Mountain Power serves Wyoming, Utah and Idaho, announced the plan this week. ...

Recall effort against second Oregon state GOP senator

Jun. 18, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A second Republican in the Oregon Senate is facing a recall effort after showing up to oppose a gun-control bill earlier this year. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that this week a Mount Vernon resident named Patrick Kopke-Hales initiated a...

Officers resign from Portland, Oregon, protest response unit

Jun. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of 50 police officers who serve on a specialized crowd-control unit in Oregon and respond to Portland's ongoing, often violent protests have resigned en masse after a team member was indicted on criminal charges. During a Wednesday night...

After tumultuous year, can Portland make a comeback?

Jun. 17, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The smell of fresh empanadas wafted through the stands at Portland's Saturday Market. People talked through their masks with artists as others sifted through fork windchimes, crystal necklaces, tie dye dresses and clay mugs. The weekly event was...

Oregon lawmakers discuss amendment to "pause" evictions

Jun. 17, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the state and federal eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of June, Oregon lawmakers are hastily working on an amendment to keep financially struggling tenants housed and avoid mass evictions next month. The proposed “Safe Harbor”...

Washington Wizards fire coach Scott Brooks after 5 seasons

Jun. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and the Wizards will have another coach next season after general manager Tommy Sheppard decided the organization is better off moving on from coach Scott Brooks. Washington made the playoffs three times under Brooks but...

Oregon Gov. Brown signs human composting bill

Jun. 16, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill passed by the Legislature legalizing human composting. Brown signed House Bill 2574 on Tuesday, which will legalize what’s also known as natural organic reduction, KOIN-TV reported. It also clarifies...

MacKenzie Scott donates $4M to Maine arts programs

Jun. 16, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has included the Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Expansion Arts Fund and Yarmouth's 317 Main Community Center in her latest round of donations. The Maine Expansion Arts Fund received $2.5 million and...