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Ryan Crouser wins USA shot put title, Williams fourth in 100

Micah Williams misses qualifying for world championships at competition in Eugene.Ryan Crouser made sure he'll get a shot at his first world championship with an impressive performance on Friday at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene. Portland sprinter Micah Williams ran a strong race, but came up just short of qualifying for the World Athletics Championships in the men's 100 meters. And, in the under-20 championships Friday afternoon, Lake Oswego High junior-to-be Mia Brahe-Pedersen broke an Oregon high school 100-meters record for girls that dated to 1968. Crouser won the men's shot put, with...
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SCOTUS ruling draws Portland protests

Angry demonstrations included calls for action to help those without access to abortion. Righteous outrage marked the scene in downtown Portland Friday afternoon, June 24. Hundreds marched from the waterfront to Lownsdale Square, to protest the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case, effectively ending abortion access in several states. Marchers headed on for other parts of downtown after that. Protesters carried signs defending abortion and damning the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday's demonstrations were organized by Pro-Choice Oregon and the Democratic Socialists of America Portland chapter. "They don't care about the American people...
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Abortion rights protests start in Portland

Police said they will investigate and possibly arrest anyone who breaks the law.Protests over the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade started in Portland early Friday evening. The Portland Police Bureau said they expected protests to start at 5 p.m. at Lownsdale Square Park, Salmon Street Springs in Tom McCall Waterfront Park and Pioneer Courthouse Square. Authorities said the police "will monitor these events" and that anyone who is engaging "in violent activity or property destruction will be investigated and are subject to arrest and prosecution," adding that if it doesn't happen at that moment, it could...
PORTLAND, OR

Ron Tonkin Field construction will prepare for future of baseball

Renovations center around new mandates from MLB, as well as a chance to revamp the Hillsboro venue.It's less than a decade old, but Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro is getting a facelift. Officials from the Hillsboro Hops, the minor league baseball team that uses the ballpark, and the city of Hillsboro, which owns it, say the overhaul plans are out of necessity to adhere to new standards for minor league facilities. The Hops started play in 2013 as a Class A Short Season team, one of the lowest in baseball's multilayered minor league hierarchy. That classification was eliminated before the...
HILLSBORO, OR

On the right: Foes of abortion rights hail SCOTUS ruling

Republicans have made opposition to Roe v. Wade a campaign plank for decades; many celebrate Friday's ruling. The issue of abortion rights has been a sort of litmus test between Republicans and Democrats, and the two sides quickly reacted along party lines after Friday's Supreme Court decision to overturn five decades of precedence and Roe v. Wade. Abortion rights in Oregon are codified into law — as they are in Washington and California. The Republican candidate for governor in November's general election, former State Rep, Christine Drazan, did not say she would work to overturn Oregon's protections. But, if elected,...
OREGON STATE

On the left: Many elected officials decry abortion ruling

Elected Democrats and candidates blast Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights. The U.S. Supreme Court's long-anticipated abortion ruling came down Friday, June 24, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. And in Oregon, Democrats quickly slammed the ruling. Gov. Kate Brown and the governors of Washington and California issued a joint statement to protect women's right to access abortion and contraceptives. "When you have to make the most intimate, personal decisions that will impact your life and your health and body, I don't know anyone who wants some politician in the room," U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley...
OREGON STATE

Governor stands firm: Local access to abortion will stay

Gov. Kate Brown and her counterparts in Washington and California issue a 'Multi-State Commitment.' The governors of Oregon, Washington and California today issued a commitment to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to enforce their abortion bans in our states. The announcement comes in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which has provided reproductive rights for nearly 50 years. "The sweeping decision means that for patients in more than half the country, home to 33.6 million...
OREGON STATE

Donations sought for Oregon's Reproductive Health Equity Fund

In wake of SCOTUS decision ending guaranteed abortion access, advocates say more money is needed for the fund.Abortion advocacy groups are seeking donations to Oregon's recently enacted Reproductive Health Equity Fund, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's Friday, June 24, decision that ended guaranteed access to abortion. The fund was established with $15 million from the Oregon Legislature and now is open to donations to expand funding. The Reproductive Health Equity Fund, a byproduct of the Reproductive Health Equity Act, helps pay for abortion services, including travel expenses if needed, to Oregonians and those in neighboring states who...
OREGON STATE

Sunday Parkways return on June 26 in Cully neighborhood

The popular Portland neighborhood celebration program resumes after a two year delay caused by COVID-19.Portland Sunday Parkways returns after two years off due to pandemic restrictions on June 26 in the Northeast Cully neighborhood. Presented by Kaiser Permanente, the event will feature vehicle-free streets, live entertainment, an array of food and drinks, and information from community partners. Many activities will take part in the neighborhood's parks. Activities will last from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers urge attendees to protect themselves against the high temperatures expected on Sunday. More information on this and future events can be found here. {loadposition sub-article-01}
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Beaverton principal's retirement begins summer shuffle

With Twality Middle School's principal moving to Beaverton High, a new principal from PPS has been hired at Twality.A Portland Public Schools principal is moving to the Tigard-Tualatin School District, replacing a principal who is moving to the Beaverton School District. Confused? It's all part of the summer shuffle, a yearly ritual as schoolteachers and administrators shift positions and rise through the ranks in between school years. Andrew Kearl has been named principal of Beaverton High School, succeeding longtime principal Anne Erwin, who is retiring. Beaverton High announced the hiring last month. A D V E R T I S...
BEAVERTON, OR

Western governors stand opposed to abortion ruling

Gov. Kate Brown and her counterparts in Washington and California issue a 'Multi-State Commitment.' The governors of Oregon, Washington and California today issued a "Multi-State Commitment" to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to enforce their abortion bans in our states. The announcement comes in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which has provided reproductive rights for nearly 50 years. "The sweeping decision means that for patients in more than half the country, home to 33.6...
OREGON STATE

My View: My belief in the right to choose

Legislator: Oregon must continue its leadership in standing up for access to reproductive care. In more than 30 years of ordained ministry, I have been asked countless times to provide counsel, prayerful support and pastoral care to people making medical decisions. I believe that individuals are the best decision-makers when it comes to their own sacred bodies, in consultation with their health care providers. During those 30 years, I have seen a lot. That's why I'm calling for stronger pro-choice leadership in Oregon than ever before. I believe in the separation of church and state. Laws which restrict abortion use...
OREGON STATE

Oregon City-based wagons teach technological innovation

Curtis Heritage Education Center moves its large collection of 1800s horse-drawn vehicles, artifactsOne of the largest collections of 1800s horse-drawn vehicles and artifacts in the nation and celebrated its move to Oregon City with an open house on June 4. Located at the Berry Hill Shopping Center, at the intersection of Highway 213 and Beavercreek Road, the Curtis Heritage Education Center wagon collection is not open to visitors from the public, but it will be making an appearance on July 16 at this year's First City Celebration in downtown Oregon City. The wagons had previously been housed in a...
OREGON CITY, OR

TriMet dealing with assaults, staffing shortage

The regional transit agency said it needs 350 more employees but driver safety is a big concern.On the same day TriMet announced they're facing its worst staff shortage in its history, one of its drivers was assaulted on the 75 Bus Route near Hawthorne and Cesear Chavez boulevards. Dispatch audio recorded the driver saying she was hit on and spit on by a passenger. The alleged passenger, Michelle Hamberg, has been charged with disorderly conduct. Court records show Hamberg has several charges of interfering with public transportation, including third-degree assault in January. "Operator assaults are on the rise," said Shirley...

U.S. Supreme Court overturns reproductive rights

Oregon reactions roll in on the ruling that ends federal guarantees of a woman's right to choose.The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling Friday, June 24, which has protected women's reproductive rights for nearly half a century. A leaked document had foreshadowed the seismic shift in the court, which had upheld other reproductive rights cases in the decades following Roe. The high court on Friday eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion, which leaves the questions of abortion to the states, not the federal government. The ruling was on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a...
OREGON STATE

Part of I-84W to close over the weekend

TriMet will close a portion of the Banfield Freeway until Monday, June 27 for MAX project.Drivers that frequently use I-84 West should prepare for delays as TriMet is continuing their work on their Better Red Project and are shutting down a significant portion of the road for the entire weekend. The closure for the two mile stretch of I-84 near the I-205 interchange from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday, June 27. The detour will be southbound I-205 as an alternate route to get around the construction and it will drop them off right before 82nd on the other...
PORTLAND, OR

U.S. Supreme Court overturns reproductive rights

The ruling puts an end to federal guarantees of a woman's right to choose, enshrined in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case. News sources across the nation began reporting around 7:30 a.m. Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court had overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which had protected women's reproductive rights for nearly half a century. A leaked document had foreshadowed the seismic shift in the court, which had upheld other reproductive rights cases in the decades following Roe. "When you have to make the most intimate, personal decisions that will impact your life and your health and body,...
PORTLAND, OR

Clackamas Repertory Theatre to open with 'Desperate Measures'

Lively musical kicking off 2022 season is set in the Wild West, runs from July 1-24 "Desperate Measures," Clackamas Repertory Theatre's first on-stage presentation of the 2022 season, is not your typical musical. The production, opening July 1, is set in Arizona in 1892, takes place in a barn and features a four-piece band onstage. The action revolves around handsome Johnny Blood who must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters, including a mysterious sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good and a nun out of the habit. It...
CLACKAMAS, OR

'We're not good enough yet': Blazers GM Joe Cronin talks Sharpe, NBA Draft

Cronin spoke on first-round pick Shaedon Sharpe, Damian Lillard's involvement and more on draft night. Portland Trail Blazers first-year general manager Joe Cronin confirmed what everyone suspected: The team was shopping the No. 7 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft that took place Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. However, the Blazers hung on to it and took Kentucky guard Shaedon Sharpe despite him not playing at all last season for the Wildcats. At 18-years-old, Sharpe is the definition of young, raw talent. And ultimately that ceiling is what tipped Portland in his favor despite the highest level of...
PORTLAND, OR

Blazers draft Shaedon Sharpe at No. 7 in NBA Draft; Jabari Walker at No. 57

The Kentucky guard never played for the Wildcats, but was the No. 1 recruit out of high school.The Portland Trail Blazers have selected Kentucky guard Shaedon Sharpe with the No. 7 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Sharpe is consider a highly skilled offensive player despite a lack of time at a level beyond high school. He has the ability to create his own shot, shoot it well and make plays using his speed and athleticism. "I'm really excited to get started," Sharpe said. "From a young age I've always dreamed of playing in the NBA. My dream came true...
PORTLAND, OR