Seized elephant tusks are displayed by the Thai Customs Department at their headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Oregon Senate backs ban on ivory sales

The 19-11 vote Tuesday followed strong objections from Republicans, who said the move would render relics worthless and put dealers out of b…

President Barack Obama and the first family disembark Air Force One after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for their annual family Christmas vacation Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Honolulu. The first family will be staying in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Obama coming to Portland for fundraiser

The event will be held at the Sentinel Hotel, Democratic sources told KOIN 6 News. The funds — from tickets priced between $500 and $10,000…

Portland Police Bureau SERT team members leave the scene of a search warrant in SE Portland (April 28, 2015/KOIN)

SERT team detains 1 in SE Portland

One person was detained early Tuesday morning after the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) executed a search wa…