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Cash Spencer was a dissenting juror in a sodomy case in the 2017 conviction of Olan Williams. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) 

Oregon is the only U.S. state that allows nonunanimous jury convictions. The amendment allowing split-jury verdicts was voted in place in 1934, after the jury in a Jewish man's trial was unable to find him guilty unanimously.


Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

The NBA reacted in support of Portland's Enes Kanter on Thursday, not long after the league's Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter's efforts in the Trail Blazers' victory over Denver.


Joshua James Huff Photography for Prosper Portland  

Three established, Black-owned businesses to relocate to Alberta Commons shopping center at MLK and Alberta



SB 582 paves the way for export from Oregon to other states


A fire helicopter takes off through smoke rising to make a drop on active fires in Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File) 

Pacific Northwest drought could mean early fire season in Cascade Range and Okanogan region.


2019 Ageless Award recipients Bernie and Bobbie Dore Foster, founders of The Skanner News; Bob Moore, founder and CEO, Bob's Red Mill; and Antoinette Hatfield, wife of former U.S. Senator and Oregon governor Mark Hatfield. (Photo by Andie Petkus) 

The Jessie F. Richardson Foundation was created to serve older adults. View a slideshow of the event and a video interview with the Fosters.


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she is ready to work with Washington to replace the aging span. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File) 

Oregon's Department of Transportation

The transportation budget recently passed by Washington state lawmakers includes $35 million for renewed efforts to replace the Interstate 5 bridge connecting Washington and Oregon.


Native American homes at the Lone Pine fishing site near The Dalles, Ore. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, file) 

Pacific Northwest tribes fighting to get the U.S. government to fully compensate them for the loss of dozens of homes and traditional fishing encampments to flooding caused by hydroelectric dams rejoiced Tuesday after federal legislation to address their cause cleared a first hurdle.


(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) 

A measles outbreak that sickened more than 70 people, mostly children, in the Pacific Northwest is finally over even as the total number of cases nationwide continues to spike to near-record levels , officials said Monday.


U.S. District Judge Michael McShane in Eugene, Ore. 

Judge Michael McShane in Eugene, described the Trump administration's attempt to prevent federally funded health care providers from referring pregnant women to abortion clinics, as "madness."


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