The Portland City Council has banned the use by the city of a class of pesticides particularly harmful to bees, including one that is the most effective control of a pest that attacks roses — the city’s symbol.
A Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman says firefighters found an elderly woman still in her home when they arrived to deal with a fire.
An 18-year-old Keizer, Oregon, man has pleaded guilty in the fatal 2014 shooting of his mother and the wounding of his father.
Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.
Portland police say their drug investigators have wrapped up a three-month probe of a drug-trafficking organization in the metropolitan area with the seizure of nearly 14 pounds of heroin with a wholesale value of $650,000.
Officers managed to take into protective custody a 26-year-old man who appeared outside the public safety building screaming that he wanted to be killed.
Authorities in Clackamas County closed U.S. highway 26 on the flanks of Mount Hood on Thursday to check out a report of an explosion.
The boyfriend and pimp of a Portland woman murdered by a Marine in Hawaii two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to a human trafficking charge.
Laws banning the therapy are on the books in New Jersey and California, and advocates say bills have been introduced in about two dozen more states. The District of Columbia recently approved a similar measure.
Though not erupting, Oregon’s signature peak produces frequent earthquakes, and steam and volcanic gases.