New Oregon lab, seed certification bring standards to hemp

AURORA, Ore. (AP) — A unit of wheat is a called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp see...

Ex-Oregon football star stops gunman at Oregon school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed man at a Portland, Oregon, high school before any shots were fired. ...

Hand on doomed Oregon ship texted, called wife before death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A crew member on a doomed Oregon crabbing vessel that sank in rough seas, killing all three aboard, sent desperate texts and told his wife he was putting on his life vest in the ...

Hearing held on Oregon crab boat sinking that killed 3

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The captain of a crabbing vessel that sank in high waves, killing him and two other fishermen, had methamphetamine and alcohol in his system, according to testimony Monday at the...

Remains of WWII soldier identified 76 years after going MIA

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The remains of a World War II soldier who went missing in final weeks of the Guadalcanal campaign have been identified 76 years after he was listed as missing in action. ...

Pot or hemp? Local police lack technology to tell difference

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that m...

Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general ...

CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died after getting cut while playing on a farm. A medical paper pub...

Oregon man snowed in with taco sauce grateful for rescue

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who had only taco sauce and melted snow to eat while he was snowed in for five days with his dog is grateful to his rescuer and sorry to have caused so much trouble...

Measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest about half of US cases

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The focus on measles in the Pacific Northwest intensified Friday as public health officials in Oregon announced a new case of the highly contagious disease unrelated to an ongoin...

Authorities: Photographer drugged, raped young models

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A professional photographer drugged and sexually assaulted young models or aspiring models he worked with in Oregon and California, federal and state authorities said Wednesda...

Snow in San Francisco? Mild cities don't escape winter storm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Snow, ice and shivering cold blasted normally mild cities from Seattle to Las Vegas to San Francisco on Tuesday as the winter weather sweeping across the U.S. West shuttered scho...

Northwest US measles cases prompt look at vaccine exemptions

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called personal belief exemptions to childhood vaccinations. At least 43 people ...

Authorities: 38 now sickened in Northwest measles outbreak

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say there are now 38 confirmed cases of measles in an outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. The confirmed cases are mostly centered in southwest Wash...

Measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, sickens 35

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington, with 11 more cases suspected. Thirty-one patients had not been vaccinated ag...