Public art project is “tree lighting” for busy Maine corner
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Christmas is several weeks away, but Maine’s largest city is inviting the public to a tree lighting of a different kind.
Portland officials are holding a ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the installation of a piece of public artwork entitled “Luminous Arbor.” The ...
New England’s shuttered shrimp fishery faces key decisions
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two days of meetings will determine if there’s going to be a shrimp fishing season in New England next year, and it doesn’t look promising.
The fishery, based mostly in Maine, has been shut down since 2013 over concerns about a depleted population of the shrimp. An ...
Testing of 2012 sexual assault kit led to rape conviction
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than two years in Oregon prison after a recently tested sexual assault kit linked him to the rape of a 14-year-old Portland girl.
Driver sentenced in crash that injured 2 Portland officers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A driver who injured two Portland police officers after crashing into a patrol car parked along Interstate 5 has been sentenced to 20 days in jail and three years of probation.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Air quality in Salem and Portland was considered unhealthy for sensitive groups Wednesday afternoon as smoke from wildfires burning in California moved into the state.
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Portland City Council rejects new protest restrictions
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council on Wednesday rejected an ordinance that would have given Mayor Ted Wheeler new powers to regulate protests.
The mayor’s proposal failed 2-3 when Commissioner Nick Fish cast the deciding vote against it, the Oregonian/OregonLive
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A driver charged with intentionally ramming his SUV into three women at Portland State University in May has been ordered to get a mental health evaluation.
Multnomah County Circuit Judge Nan Waller on Tuesday agreed with a prosecutor’s request to have 61-year-old ...
Holiday tree to arrive in Maine’s largest city on Thursday
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest city will kick off its celebration of the holiday season with the annual arrival of a tree to one of its most visited public spaces.
The 40-foot spruce will come to Portland’s Monument Square on Thursday. It was donated by the South Portland Fire ...
Portland officer hit with pipe sustained fractured skull
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Court documents say a Portland police officer sustained a fractured skull after being hit with a pipe by a man he was trying to arrest.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine, officials are moving forward with talks for a proposed homeless shelter.
City Council’s Health and Human Services and Public Safety Committee plans to review a new analysis that includes 30 possible sites for the shelter Tuesday night. City Manager ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland’s incumbent mayor has filed initial paperwork that allows him to begin raising money for next year’s mayoral race.
Democratic Mayor Ethan Strimling filed the initial campaign paperwork last Monday, one day before Election Day. Strimling
Fishermen try to stop Portland waterfront development
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen have launched a campaign to contain development and protect Portland’s waterfront.
The Portland Press Herald
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Police says a 36-year-old man is in jail accused of striking a police officer in the head with a pipe over the weekend.
Police say the officer was hospitalized with serious injuries following the incident late Saturday.
They say a woman who initially ...
Body of missing New Hampshire hunter found in Maine
NEW PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service says the body of a missing hunter from New Hampshire has been located.
Authorities say wardens found 59-year-old Todd Babula, of Portsmouth, late Sunday afternoon, a day after he was reported missing.
There was no immediate word on ...
Blazers win fourth straight with 100-94 victory over Boston
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Al-Farouq Aminu says he’s grateful his teammates trust him in the big moments.
Aminu hit a pair of late 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers won their fourth straight game, holding off the Boston Celtics 100-94 on Sunday night.
Damian Lillard had 19 points ...
Vote this week on keeping New England shrimp fishery shut
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing managers will decide this week if New England’s fishery for shrimp must remain closed because of concerns about the environment and the animal’s population.
The shrimp fishery, based mostly in Maine, has been closed since 2013. The small, pink shrimp, once a ...
NEW PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is looking for a missing hunter from New Hampshire.
Authorities say 59-year-old Todd Babula, of Portsmouth, has a camp in New Portland, Maine, and has been deer hunting in the woods nearby for many years. On Friday afternoon, his uncle ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Derek Brown scored eight of his 12 points in the final nine minutes on Saturday night and Portland State rallied to beat UC Riverside 71-64.
Dikymbe Martin’s layup with 8:24 left gave UC Riverside a 58-54 lead. The Highlanders then missed their next 11 shots from the ...
3 men arrested after cyclist injured by booby trap on path
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three men authorities say set up a booby trap on a walking and bike path in Portland, Oregon, that injured a female cyclist have been taken into custody.
KOIN-TV reports that 23-year-old Justin J. Jones, 27-year-old Antonio R. ...
Portland City Council considers new protest limits
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council heard testimony on an ordinance that would give Mayor Ted Wheeler immense new powers to regulate protests, an idea that residents told city officials is wrong.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of Portlanders whose families were displaced by city-sponsored urban renewal in North and Northeast Portland will soon move into the first affordable housing development to open under the city’s preference policy.
Lillard scores 25 as Trail Blazers beat Clippers 116-105
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gritty group of Trail Blazers backups was able to put away the Los Angeles Clippers.
Damian Lillard had 25 points and Portland won its third straight game, 116-105 over the Clippers on Thursday night. It was a tight game until the fourth quarter, when the Blazers’ ...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has filed what may be a first of its kind Medicare lawsuit against PeaceHealth, claiming the organization didn’t follow federal Medicare guidelines specific to Oregon and overbilled him for treatment.
The Register-Guard in Eugene
Company appeals court’s decision in pipeline lawsuit
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Attorneys for the Portland Pipe Line Corp. have filed an appeal seeking to overturn a recent court decision that upheld a Maine city’s ordinance banning bulk loading of crude oil onto tankers.
The Portland Press Herald
Residents vote in support of short-term rental limits
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Voters in a Maine city have approved new rules restricting short-term rentals through services such as Airbnb.
The Portland Press Herald
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine embarked on a voting experiment on Election Day.
Instead of selecting a single winner, voters were asked to rank all of the candidates from best to worst on the ballot in a new way of voting approved by state voters.
The election marked the first time ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman who shot Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller and attacked abortion clinics in several states in the 1990s has been released from prison in Oregon, prompting concern in clinics across the country, according to a published report Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (BREW) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $61,000.
On a per-share basis, the Portland, Oregon-based company said it had net income of less than 1 cent.
The brewer that makes craft beers like Kona, Widmer Brothers and Redhook ...
Maine’s new way of voting to determine US House winner
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Computer-assisted tallying under Maine’s new voting system will be used to determine the winner of the state’s 2nd Congressional District race between Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Jared Golden.
Neither candidate in the most expensive race in state ...
Oregon keeps sanctuary law, rejects limits to abortion
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon rejected a chance to step to the right on hot-button social issues from abortion limits to immigration policy in an election that also swept incumbent Democratic Gov. Kate Brown to victory.
Brown was reelected after a tight race that kindled GOP hopes of a flip ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on Maine election for governor (all times local):
Republican Gov. Paul LePage is wishing his Democratic successor well.
LePage issued a brief statement Wednesday congratulating all the winners of Tuesday’s election in Maine. He told ...
Tight House race might test Maine’s new way of voting
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Jared Golden were locked in a tight race in Maine early Wednesday, with the prospect of a first-in-the-nation re-scoring of the ballots looking increasingly likely.
Poliquin, a two-term representative, was looking to ...
Brown: Governor’s race victory a win for inclusiveness
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ebullient after winning re-election in the most expensive gubernatorial race in Oregon history, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown declared Tuesday that residents’ values of inclusiveness prevailed.
Brown noted that several female candidates had won governorships in the ...
McCollum scores 40 as Trail Blazers beat Bucks 118-103
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In search of his jump shot, CJ McCollum watched every single 3-pointer he took last season looking for what he lost.
Fortunately for the Portland Trail Blazers, he found it.
McCollum scored 40 points and Portland beat Milwaukee 118-103 on Tuesday night to hand ...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s first game drew mixed reviews from coach Dana Altman.
The performances by returning starters Payton Pritchard and Paul White were right on cue, but the rest of the Ducks showed some rough spots that need work, especially under the boards.
Pritchard scored ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills won the race to succeed firebrand GOP Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to serve as governor in Maine.
The former lawmaker and prosecutor defeated Republican businessman Shawn Moody and independent state ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on Maine’s elections (all times local):
Maine voters have rejected a first-of-its-kind referendum to provide universal home care to all seniors and individuals with disabilities despite income.
The referendum drew strong criticism ...
Portland holds off hot-shooting Multnomah, 111-103
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josh McSwiggan posted career highs with 31 points and 11 rebounds and Portland pulled away late to beat NAIA-member Multnomah, 111-103 in a season-opener Tuesday night.
The Pilots got off to a fast start, taking a quick 9-0 lead before Multnomah caught fire from ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s five congressional representatives have all been re-elected.
Democrats Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader won Tuesday night.
The state’s lone GOP House member, Greg Walden in eastern Oregon’s 2nd District, also prevailed. ...
McCollum scores 40 as Trail Blazers beat Bucks 118-103
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 40 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat Milwaukee 118-103 on Tuesday night, handing the Bucks their second loss in 10 games this season.
McCollum, who entered shooting well below his career averages, went 17 for 26 from the field and added six ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown was re-elected Tuesday, saying she won her first full term as leader of the Pacific Northwest state in a “slam-dunk.”
Brown noted that several female candidates had won governorships in the Tuesday elections, and that Oregon voters had rejected ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on Election Day in Oregon (all times local):
Oregon voters have rejected a measure amending the state constitution to ban future taxes on groceries.
Measure 103 was trailing in returns Tuesday night.
Out-of-state grocery and ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A car that struck a utility pole has knocked out power to a Maine airport, delayed 19 flights and snarled rush hour traffic.
The Portland Press Herald reports that ...
RAYMOND, Maine (AP) — Police say a man narrowly escaped from a car that went off a ferry in Maine and into a lake.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year-old Dennis Feeney drove his 2016 Mercedes-Benz onto the Frye Island ferry Monday night and failed to put the vehicle in ...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is set to receive about $1.5 million in expiring state lottery prizes if they are left unclaimed in the next month.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Northwest Natural Holding Company (NWN) on Tuesday reported a loss of $11.8 million in its third quarter.
The Portland, Oregon-based company said it had a loss of 41 cents per share. Losses, adjusted to account for discontinued operations, were 39 cents per ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former inmate is suing staff of the Oregon Department of Corrections, alleging they failed to protect him from a convicted sex offender.
German company fined for illegal discharges in Atlantic
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a shipping company that illegally discharged wastewater to pay a $3.2 million criminal fine and institute an environmental compliance plan.
German shipping company MST pleaded guilty Monday to obstruction of justice and maintaining false ...