Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

One student died last week and three others were sickened as the result of an outbreak at the University of Oregon. 

Shutterstock illustration##Portland cyclists have become so alarmed by a growing number of bike thefts that Portland police are creating a task force to catch more of the culprits.

Portland police forming task force to tackle bicycle theft

Portland police records show that thieves stole more than 2,100 bikes last year worth more than $1 million, reports The Oregonian. Records also show an arrest in only about 2 percent of the cases.

Official says he was questioned by FBI, IRS in Kitzhaber case

The director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services says he was questioned two weeks ago by agents from the FBI and the IRS in a federal investigation of former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.

Oregon seeks to force Oracle to keep hosting Medicaid system

SALEM - Four days before a contract to host Oregon's health insurance system for low-income Oregonians is due to expire, state officials asked a judge on Tuesday to force technology contractor Oracle Inc. ...

State seeks criminal investigation of Kitzhaber email leak

A state agency has asked the Oregon State Police to investigate the disclosure of some of former Gov. John Kitzhaber's personal emails to a reporter.

Oregon panel considers bill banning 'gay conversion therapy'

An Oregon gay rights group asked the state Legislature on Monday to outlaw therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of young people, arguing the practice often does more harm than good.

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public.

Rescued sea turtle flying from Oregon to California

NEWPORT — A distressed sea turtle that was rescued from frigid Northwest waters and treated at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is catching a ride back to California on a Coast Guard training ...

3 teens from Portland suburbs killed in 2 weekend crashes

WEST LINN — Suburban Portland students from West Linn and Oregon City high schools set aside their rivalries Monday night for a joint vigil for three students killed in weekend traffic crashes. KOIN ...

State gives homeless campers 2 weeks to leave land near Bend

BEND — The Oregon Department of State Lands has posted emergency closure signs on land east of Bend that's been home to transient campers. The Bulletin newspaper reports the campers have been ...

Man accused of punching police officer at Portland bus depot

PORTLAND — Portland police arrested a 47-year-old man accused of punching a police officer in the head during an incident at the Greyhound bus depot. Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers responded Monday ...

Clean-up of Coos Head contaminants nearly finished

Ten years after The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians regained the 43 acres located near Charleston known as Coos Head, the area has reached a point where it is 80 percent cleaned up from the various contaminants left behind. That milestone has tribal administrators beginning to turn their focus to what kind of facilities the almost entirely remediated area will feature.

Oregon has plans, but no cash, highway projects

Oregon has a plan for retrofitting the hundreds of aging bridges but no way to pay for it all.

Bacterial infection caused Oregon student's death

 The recent death of a University of Oregon student was caused by meningococcemia, health officials said Friday.

Tentative contract reached in West Coast port dispute

Portland dockworkers among those going back to work. 

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