An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least six others were hurt overnight in downtown Portland when someone started shooting into a crowd of people near a food truck pod.
The largest wildfire burning in the country isn’t expected to be fully contained unless a “season-ending weather event,” such as significant rain or snow, lends a helping hand.
Portland has been the site of frequent protests, many involving violent clashes between officers and demonstrators. The latest comes after police shot and killed a man Friday.
Four people are being monitored by Oregon public health officials after potentially being exposed to Ebola while on a recent visit to Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to an Oregon Health Authority news release.
The illnesses range from asymptomatic to mild.
The Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students from using locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.
An oncology nurse in Oregon has been placed on administrative leave after she bragged on social media that she does not wear a mask in public and flouts other COVID-19 restrictions.
The Oregon drug initiative will allow people arrested with small amounts of hard drugs to avoid going to trial, and possible jail time, by paying a $100 fine and attending an addiction recovery program.
The Oregon National Guard was directed to place its members on standby ahead of potential election unrest in Portland, Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday.
Oregon could be the first state in the US to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs. Instead of being arrested, the users would have the option of paying $100 fines or attending free addiction recovery centers.
Protest organizers dubbed the event “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” in response to Monday’s federal holiday named after 15th-century Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.
A little green doll has served as a morale booster and has brought smiles and a feeling of comfort and connection to fire crews battling wildfires in Oregon and Colorado, and he just might be making plans for a visit to California soon.
An Oregon police department has announced the removal of thin blue line vinyl decals from its patrol cars, saying they have become a divisive symbol to some in the community.
An Oregon sheriff’s department arrested 21 people in Level 2 and 3 wildfire evacuation zones over the past two weeks on various charges involving alleged looters accused of trespassing and stealing property left behind by homeowners who fled from the blaze.
The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American cities.”
The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against local city officials as violence erupted night after night on the streets of Portland, Oregon.
Police say a cab driver in Oregon was able to disarm a robbery suspect and the suspect was then shot with his own gun.
Oregon drivers have been illegally stopped at gunpoint by armed groups patrolling evacuation zones over the past week as massive wildfires sweep through the West, destroying more than 1 million acres in the state and displacing hundreds of thousands.
Scientists say wildfires are all but inevitable, and the main drivers are plants and trees drying out due to climate change and more people living closer to areas that burn. And while forest thinning and controlled burns are solutions, they have proven challenging to implement on the scale needed to combat those threats.
Deadly windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest destroyed hundreds of homes in Oregon, the governor said Wednesday, warning it could be the greatest loss of life and property from wildfire in state history.