City Council in Portland, Oregon, Approves $2.6M for Police Body Cameras

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, approved $2.6 million for permanent police body cameras in a unanimous vote, a crucial step toward the city no longer being among the last major U.S. police agencies without the technology. All of the city’s roughly 800 uniformed officers who interact with the public … Read more

Young Humpback Whale Leaps Out of Seattle Bay, Dazzling Onlookers

[ad_1] SEATTLE (AP) — A humpback whale visiting the waters off Seattle dazzled onlookers Thursday morning with several breaches in they bay just beyond the city’s downtown area. The whale has been spotted for the last three days swimming around Elliott Bay. But on Thursday, the whale breached for about 40 minutes, also performing several … Read more

Leaked Document Says US Is Willing to Build Replacement Energy Projects in Case Dams Are Breached

[ad_1] SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government is willing to help build enough new clean energy projects in the Pacific Northwest to replace the hydropower generated by four controversial dams on the Snake River, according to a leaked Biden administration document that is giving hope to conservationists who have long sought the removal of the … Read more

Michigan Democrats Poised to Test Ambitious Environmental Goals in the Industrial Midwest

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is on the verge of implementing one of the nation’s most ambitious clean energy mandates, aiming to be carbon-free by 2040 in what is a pivotal test of the Democrats’ environmental goals in a state with a long-standing manufacturing legacy. Michigan will join four other states in requiring utility … Read more

Person Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting Outside Salem

[ad_1] SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One person was dead in an officer-involved shooting outside Salem, Oregon, on Friday after police responded to a report of a male suspect firing a gun. The shooting happened at about 11 a.m. Law enforcement from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Salem Police Department and the Oregon State Police and … Read more

Oregon Judge Rules That Voter-Approved Gun Control Law Violates the State Constitution

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge ruled Tuesday that a voter-approved gun control law violates the state constitution, continuing to block it from taking effect and casting fresh doubt over the future of the embattled measure. The law, one of the toughest in the nation, was among the first gun restrictions to be … Read more

Judge Bars Media Cameras in University of Idaho Slayings Case, but the Court Will Livestream

[ad_1] The judge overseeing the case of a man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death late last year is banning members of the media and the public from using cameras and audio recording devices in the courtroom, saying they jeopardize the defendant’s right to a fair trial. Second District Judge John … Read more

Deep Sea Explorer Don Walsh, Part of 2-Man Crew to First Reach Deepest Point of Ocean, Dies at 92

[ad_1] Retired Navy Capt. Don Walsh, an explorer who in 1960 was part of a two-man crew that made the first voyage to the deepest part of the ocean — to the “snuff-colored ooze” at the bottom of the Pacific’s Mariana Trench — has died. He was 92. Walsh died Nov. 12 at his home … Read more

Canned Seafood Moves Beyond Tuna Sandwiches in a Pandemic Trend That Stuck

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sardines swirling in preserved lemons. Mackerel basking in curry sauce. Chargrilled squid bathing in ink. All are culinary delicacies long popular in Europe that are now making their mark on U.S. menus. The country’s canned seafood industry is moving well beyond tuna sandwiches, a pandemic-era trend that began with Americans … Read more

Oregon’s First-In-The-Nation Drug Decriminalization Law Faces Growing Pushback Amid Fentanyl Crisis

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s first-in-the-nation law that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs in favor of an emphasis on addiction treatment is facing strong headwinds in the progressive state after an explosion of public drug use fueled by the proliferation of fentanyl and a surge in … Read more