U.S. Supreme Court rejects bathroom case appeal seeking to limit transgender students – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted December 7, 2020 12:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students […]

Oregon nurse on leave after bragging of COVID-19 violations on TikTok – National

A nurse in Salem, Ore., has been placed on leave after mocking coronavirus safety measures on TikTok in a video that provoked anger online. Salem Health announced on Saturday that it was punishing the nurse for showing a “cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic,” after she posted her video on TikTok Friday. Read […]

‘Home Improvement’ actor Zachery Ty Bryan arrested, facing assault charge – National

EUGENE, Ore. — Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com Home Improvement was arrested in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault. The Eugene Police Department said officers were dispatched to a North Eugene apartment Friday night on a report of a physical dispute. They […]

24 arrested after protesters clash with police in Portland – National

Protesters and Portland police clashed again in Oregon’s largest city late Monday, with demonstrators hurling rocks, punching a police sergeant in the face and spraying a chemical irritant at officers, police said in a statement. Twenty four people were arrested. The demonstration with about 150 protesters took place outside a police union building that […]

U.S. Justice Dept. threatens to revoke federal funds from cities permitting ‘anarchy’ – National

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday threatened to revoke federal funding for New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, saying the three liberal cities were allowing anarchy and violence on their streets. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance,” Attorney General William […]

Firefighters begin to battle exhaustion alongside wildfires on U.S. West Coast – National

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with embers. They lose track of time when the sun is blotted out by smoke, and they sometimes have to run for their lives from advancing flames. Firefighters trying to contain the massive wildfires […]

‘Nothing left in the bucket’: Resources scarce as crews battle California wildfires – National

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire, California’s state firefighting agency, said […]

Dangerous air from U.S. wildfires seeping into homes, businesses and cars: scientists – National

Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park. People in Oregon, Washington state and California have been struggling for a week […]

Some risk real wildfire danger to guard against fake Antifa threats in Oregon – National

Deadly wildfires are destroying homes and killing people in Oregon, but some homeowners have decided to risk the flames in order to stand guard against imaginary Antifa anarchists rumoured to be invading the state. There is absolutely no evidence of Antifa provocateurs at work in Oregon, and any reports about them are falsehoods or […]

Crews search for survivors as wildfires in western U.S. burn millions of acres – National

Crews were to resume searching for the dead on Sunday among blackened ruins left by massive wildfires raging in three western U.S. states, where millions of acres have burned in weeks and “mass fatality” incidents are feared in Oregon. A blitz of wildfires across Oregon, California and Washington has destroyed thousands of homes and […]