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Oregon rallies against rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans; Metro to increase trash clean-up in Portland; Beavers continue improbable run, reach Sweet 16

Rallies across Oregon denounce racism, rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans

Vigils and rallies held Saturday and Sunday across the state were a call to unify against a documented rise in violence against Asian Americans, including last week's heinous crimes in Atlanta, where a man shot and killed eight people, including six Asian women. "This is the time we need to speak out and make our voices heard," said Stephen Ying, who came to Portland from Hong Kong 50 years ago. "We are not a virus, hatred is a virus. We are all Americans. Stop bullying. Stop hatred. Stop violence toward another race." READ MORE

Metro to increase trash clean-up in Portland

Facing a huge backlog of dumpsites, Metro president Lynn Peterson said they're ramping up the RID Patrol program. "We're staffing up now to deal with the crisis we have on hand." In July, Metro hopes to triple the number of clean-up crews from two to six. READ MORE

Cinderella run continues for Beavers

The 12th-seeded Oregon State men's basketball team shocked top NBA prospect Cade Cunningham and fourth-seeded Oklahoma State yesterday to extend the Beavers' improbable march to the Sweet 16. Up next: No. 8 seed Loyola Chicago. READ MORE

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Oregon State guard Ethan Thompson (5) and head coach Wayne Tinkle celebrate beating Oklahoma State 80-70 after a men's college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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