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Downtown Salem's Center Street skybridge removal faces unexpected delays

The Center Street skybridge that was set to be removed by mid-morning on Saturday still stood as of 5 p.m. after crews were confronted with unforeseen and time-consuming challenges.  The construction crew’s crane arrived at about 9 a.m. with the expectation the project would be finished “in a couple hours,” crew members said. After several delays, the crews were uncertain exactly what time the bridge removal would be finished, except to say it had to be done by the end of the weekend.  ...
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Suspect sought after shooting in SE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police are searching for a suspect after a shooting sent a man to the hospital in Southeast Portland. The shooting was reported just after 2 p.m. near Southeast Powell Boulevard and 129th Avenue. Police said the man was seriously hurt, but is expected to survive. The...

Blazers’ Damian Lillard posts IG story with him playing besides Kevin Durant

Damian Lillard may be up to something. The Trail Blazers superstar took to Instagram Saturday, posting a picture of himself and Kevin Durant decked in a Portland jersey.  The post sent shockwaves across social media, with some accusing Lillard of tampering. Others posted tentative trade options for the Nets forward. Even Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic jumped in on the mayhem via Twitter, captioning puzzle pieces to the photoshopped pic. The turmoil surrounding the Nets regarding Kyrie Irving’s contract situation has also brought a question of Durant’s future with the team. As for the Blazers, they are looking to build around their superstar Lillard...

NBA Draft: The best 3 draft picks of the 2022 NBA Draft

The 2022 NBA Draft was an event filled with excitement for the NBA, as teams gathered their staff to welcome their newest additions to the roster. Excitement for the upcoming season grew with each selection. While fans watched some of college best athletes’ dreams come true, analysts were busy evaluating...

In 1985, Protests and Vandalism Against Portland Abortion Clinics Were on the Rise

This story first ran in the Sept. 19, 1985 edition of WW. At 10:16 on the night of Saturday, Aug. 17, someone living near the Lovejoy Surgicenter heard a loud pop and rushed to the window of his home. The neighbor saw flames leaping over the east wall of the clinic and called the fire department. Before fire fighters arrived, another neighbor had doused the blaze with a small extinguisher. The fire fighters mopped up, but they quickly realized the cause of the fire: arson. Someone had tried to burn down Lovejoy, a day-surgery clinic and the largest single provider of abortions in Oregon.

Trail Blazers Notes: Sharpe, Lillard, Durant, Free Agency

Shaedon Sharpe required more in-depth scouting than the other top prospects in Thursday’s draft, but the Trail Blazers are comfortable that they made the right decision, according to Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. Because Sharpe never played after enrolling at Kentucky, general manager Joe Cronin sought game film of him in international competitions and anything else he could find. Cronin was sold on Sharpe after bringing him to Portland for a 3-on-3 workout.

Lillard posts picture of Durant in Trail Blazers jersey

Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard is trying to recruit Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant to Portland. The 10-year veteran shared an image of Durant in a photoshopped Trail Blazers jersey on his Instagram story. Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic also shared the image on his Twitter account a few minutes...
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Damian Lillard adds fuel to Kevin Durant trade rumors with photoshopped image of Nets star in Trail Blazers uniform

It, uh, looks like Damian Lillard has an eye on what's going on in Brooklyn. On Saturday, the six-time All-Star took to Instagram to share an image of him standing next to Kevin Durant. Harmless, right? Not exactly. The image wasn't of Lillard standing next to Durant wearing a Nets uniform. It was of him standing next to Durant wearing a photoshopped Trail Blazers uniform.

Amendola Vs. Blades Ignites Portland’s Mississippi Studios With Skerik & Cyro Baptista [Review, Videos]

Amendola Vs. Blades, the buzz-worthy Bay Area funk-jazz duo consisting of drummer Scott Amendola and Wil Blades, is currently in the midst of a brief tour with two very special guests—eccentric Seattle saxophonist Skerik and Brazilian percussion master Cyro Baptista (Trey Anastasio Band). The foursome stopped in Portland, OR on Thursday and astounded an intimate crowd at Mississippi Studios.

Thunder Expect To Guarantee Luguentz Dort’s Contract For 2022/23

The Thunder are planning to guarantee Luguentz Dort‘s contract for next season, tweets Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman. Dort is set to make $1,930,681 in the final season of a four-year deal he signed as a rookie. Oklahoma City has until June 29 to reach a decision, but general manager Sam Presti told Mussatto that all signs point to guaranteeing the contract rather than making Dort a restricted free agent.

Drowning victim located near Catfish Junction

HUNTINGTON, Oregon — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced the drowning victim was located Saturday near Catfish Junction. The drowning occurred Wednesday evening about 4 miles west of Weiser in the Snake River. The man was identified as Bernardo Garcia Jr. He was 50 years old, from Beaverton, Oregon. Sheriff Matt Thomas said his family has been notified. Chief Deputy Brady Johnston with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said dispatchers...

Union Athletics Club’s Sinclaire Johnson wins women’s 1,500 at USA championships

EUGENE — Sinclaire Johnson doesn’t really remember anything specific about the last lap in the 1,500 meters on Saturday, but that’s normal for her. Johnson’s mind is entirely in the moment when she’s racing. There was a crowd at Hayward Field and runners behind her vying for her spot, but all she sees is whatever’s ahead. As she headed into the backstretch in the final lap, that was Cory McGee. When McGee made a move, Johnson was ready.

Chris Sale has solid outing in second rehab start, could pitch in Portland next week

Sale struck out six hitters in 2 2/3 innings on Saturday. Chris Sale is moving closer and closer to returning to the Red Sox and making his 2022 MLB debut. The Red Sox’ southpaw threw his second rehab outing on Saturday since he suffered a stress fracture in his right rib cage in February. Sale’s start, which came with the Florida Complex League Red Sox, yielded good results, throwing 2 2/3 innings and striking out six hitters.