Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans

U.S. 11/27/19, 11:59

A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. The storm, which was blamed for one death and hundreds of canceled flights, ...

Update: California, Oregon brace for ‘bomb cyclone’

U.S. 11/26/19, 10:40

The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Northern California and southern Oregon residents are bracing for a “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon that’s expected at one of the busiest travel times of the year. Martin Rabago shovel snow from a walkway in Scottsbluff, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 26, ...

Colorful Columbia Sportswear Co. chairwoman Gert Boyle dies

U.S. 11/03/19, 18:43

Gert Boyle, the colorful chairwoman of Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear Co. who starred in ads proclaiming her as "One Tough Mother," died Sunday. She was 95. Company spokeswoman Mary Ellen Glynn did not disclose the cause of death. Boyle, who was chairwoman of the company board of directors, died at a Portland, ...

Police: Shooter killed 9 in Ohio, including his sister

U.S. 08/04/19, 15:10

A gunman in body armor opened fire early Sunday in a popular entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people, including his sister, and wounding dozens of others before he was quickly slain by police, city officials said. Connor Betts, 24, was killed by police less than a minute after he ...

Far-left Antifa protesters attack known conservative journalist

U.S. 07/01/19, 04:00

A Portland-area event with right-wing demonstrations and far-left groups counterprotesting escalated to civil disturbances over the weekend, when various people and officers were attacked by alleged far-left Antifa protesters, leaving a journalist with brain hemorrhaging, and needing hospitalization. He shared his ordeal online, soon after. Right-wing demonstrators Proud Boys and the ...

Senate president: Not enough votes for Oregon climate bill

U.S. 06/25/19, 14:54

The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren't enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and left other key issues such as the state budget in limbo. The disclosure prompted young climate activists in the Senate ...

Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

U.S. 06/21/19, 23:12

The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature — and some, the state — earlier this week to deny the majority Democrats enough votes ...

Oregon senators face $500 fines for fleeing, threaten to sue

U.S. 06/21/19, 16:18

Republican state senators in Oregon continued to engage in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers, saying they are prepared to sue if the Senate president goes through with a threat to impose a $500 fine for each day they delay a vote on a landmark climate plan. "We ...

Police: Bodies of mom, son found where boy’s father cut wood

U.S. 06/17/19, 16:45

The bodies of an Oregon mother and her 3-year-old son have been found more than a month after they vanished, hidden in a forest where the boy's father cut wood, authorities said Monday. "Really good detective work" led authorities to find the bodies of Karissa and Billy Fretwell on Saturday in ...

Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon

U.S. 06/16/19, 23:36

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.Supporters call it the United States' most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions but invests in transitioning the state ...

Pilot, passenger injured in Oregon small airplane crash

U.S. 06/08/19, 20:53

Authorities say the pilot and a passenger were injured after a small plane has crashed in Medford.The Medford Mail Tribunereports the pilot and passenger of the private plane sustained minor injuries about 1 p.m. Saturday when the aircraft crashed into trees and vehicles on Whittle Avenue.The Mail Tribune says witnesses ...

Helicopter rescues climbers from near Mount Rainier summit

U.S. 06/06/19, 15:03

A helicopter crew has rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak in Washington for several days.The National Park Service said in a statement the climbers were suffering from exposure and being taken to local hospitals. Rescuers in ...

Ore. lawmakers add Holocaust education to school curriculum

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:11

Oregon will require public schools to teach about the Holocaust under a measure sent to the governor. Lawmakers unanimously voted Tuesday to add Holocaust instruction to the school curriculum starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Ten other states require some level of genocide education in schools. Under the measure, high schools in ...

Never-ending reading: Oregon GOP tries to tie up Legislature

U.S. 05/28/19, 15:22

Republicans have forced a clerk in the Oregon Legislature to read aloud every word in nearly every piece of legislation, giving granular details about farm loans, motor vehicle taxes and other government minutiae as the minority party uses the stalling tactic to try to gain leverage.Democrats have supermajorities in both ...

Oregon man arrested after disappearance of mother, young son

U.S. 05/24/19, 20:51

Police in Oregon arrested a man Friday on suspicion of murder and kidnapping following the disappearance of a woman and their 3-year-old son. A search was continuing for the mother and son, but police had little hope they were alive. Karissa Fretwell, 25, of Salem and her son William haven't been heard ...

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