Portland Oregon

The Mount Tabor number 1 reservoir in Portland, Ore., is seen in a June 20, 2011 photo. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Benjamin Brink)

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen’s urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time […]

04/17/2014

Heidi Lappetito pedals her cargo bike while making a delivery of frozen salmon into Port Townsend, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cargo bikes the new minivan for cycling families

SEATTLE (AP) — One fisherman uses a bike to deliver hundreds of pounds of salmon to local markets. A mom who regularly shuttles her two kids around town once tried to haul a twin mattress […]

12/06/2013

911 call: Sanctuary owner finds mauled employee

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A chilling recording of a 911 call captures the owner of an Oregon wild cat sanctuary dragging an employee who’d been mauled to death from a cougar enclosure and screaming at […]

11/14/2013

Worker killed by wildcat at Oregon sanctuary named

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The employee killed this weekend by a wildcat at an Oregon animal sanctuary was described as an experienced worker who was comfortable with the animals she cared for, but is believed […]

11/11/2013

Stripper: Booker messages blown out of proportion

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A dancer at an Oregon vegan strip club says her online interactions with U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker are innocent, and says she didn’t communicate with the Newark, N.J., mayor outside […]

09/26/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, laughs with Newark Mayor and senate candidate Cory Booker in Newark, N.J., Sept. 25, 2013, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Newark charter schools. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ’s Booker defends Twitter exchange with stripper

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker says the disclosure that he messaged with a stripper aren’t going to change anything about how he uses Twitter. Booker told reporters Thursday that he communicates […]

09/26/2013

Photo provided by the Hood River County Sheriffs Office shows a hiker at the entrance to an ice tunnel that collapsed, trapping a snowboarder at Oregon's Mt. Hood Saturday Aug. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Hood River County Sheriffs Office)

Man buried when tunnel on Ore. mountain collapses

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A snowboarder traveling through an ice tunnel on Oregon’s Mount Hood with five companions was buried Saturday when the tunnel collapsed, officials said. Rescuers quickly responded but halted efforts after dark […]

08/04/2013

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Hitchhiking cat ‘Mata Hairi’ headed home to Oregon

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A well-traveled cat named “Mata Hairi” will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain. […]

06/17/2013

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Hip, cage-free TV: ‘Portlandia’ is renewed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the last season of “Portlandia,” the mayor of this sustainability-obsessed city vanished in shame after he was singled out as Portland’s “No. 1 electricity hog,” Portland went into a blackout, […]

06/12/2013

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Study: Doctors often on board to help sick fliers

(AP) – Is there a doctor on board? Surprisingly often, there is — in half of in-flight medical emergencies — and sick airline passengers almost always survive, a new study finds. The research is the […]

05/29/2013

An Alaska Airlines jet

FBI: Man tried to open exit door on Oregon flight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A passenger on a commercial flight from Alaska to Oregon was arrested Monday after witnesses say he tried to open an emergency exit during the plane’s descent and other passengers had […]

05/27/2013

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Need a beer? Head to your bank

Forget free toasters—think beer and yoga. Those extras are among the draws being used by banks to lure customers to branches in an age when checks can be deposited with a smartphone picture and mortgage applications filled out online.

04/09/2013

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