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

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