Children await winter’s arrival for many reasons. Those who live in cold climates may be anxious to see the snow and enjoy sledding or throwing snowballs with friends. The season also is prime time for magical holidays, like Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $9 million in damages to a man and woman from Vancouver, B.C., who were struck by an 18-wheeler truck while riding their bikes along Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Read more
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A prosecutor in Oregon has declined to file charges against 21 protesters who were arrested during a sit-in at the governor's office last month as they protested a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline and marine terminal, a spokeswoman said Friday. Read more
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, panhandler who threw rocks through the windows of five businesses because she said no one was giving her money was sentenced Wednesday to 20 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $9,000 for the damage. Read more