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VA study of service dogs for vets with PTSD faces questions
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VA study of service dogs for vets with PTSD faces questions
Some worry animals become substitutes for hard work

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Blazers beat Clippers 98-84
Blazers beat Clippers 98-84
Al-Farouq Aminu scored a career-high 30 points and Portland pulled away after Paul left with a broken bone in his right hand, beating the Clippers 98-84 on Monday night to tie their series at two games apiece.
Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros
Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros
Seattle won for the eighth time in 11 games and for the moment moved into first place in the AL West behind an outing from Walker that will rank among the best of his young career.
Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve ‘Deflategate’ penalty
Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve ‘Deflategate’ penalty
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that Commissioner Roger Goodell did not deprive Brady of “fundamental fairness” with his procedural rulings.
Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights
Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights
The Gateway Pacific Terminal, a venture between SSA Marine and Cloud Peak Energy, would handle up to 54 million metric tons of dry bulk commodities, mostly coal, at a deep water port at Cherry Point.
Astoria man dies at Youngs River Falls
Astoria man dies at Youngs River Falls
Man was with his family
Great American Eclipse draws tourists to path of totality
Great American Eclipse draws tourists to path of totality
Tourism boosters are giddy
Orca tagging stops after dead whale found with fragments
Orca tagging stops after dead whale found with fragments
Dart tag had lodged in dorsal fin
Ferry’s mother: ‘I always knew that the cops would kill him’
Ferry’s mother: ‘I always knew that the cops would kill him’
Several perspectives are found in police reports compiled in an investigation into the fatal shooting.
Video documents fatal Seaside police shooting
Video documents fatal Seaside police shooting
Body camera footage shows a hectic scene.
Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home
Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home
The singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist broke through in the late 1970s with the hits “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” and soared over the following decade with such albums as...
Back of the $20 bill for Jackson, as Tubman moves to the front
Back of the $20 bill for Jackson, as Tubman moves to the front
The leader of the Underground Railroad will replace the portrait of Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president and a slave owner, who will be pushed to the back of the bill.
Developer drops plans for methanol plant in Washington state
Developer drops plans for methanol plant in Washington state
Consortium still wants plants in Kalama and St. Helens
Banks, Grand Ronde tribes sign agreement to keep Braves logo
Banks, Grand Ronde tribes sign agreement to keep Braves logo
Some find the use of tribal-themed mascots offensive
Oregon Independent Party gets clarity on presidential nominations
The move won’t affect the Republican or Democratic contests, which are restricted to voters registered in those perspective parties
Clinton on brink of Dem nomination; Trump strengthens path
Clinton on brink of Dem nomination; Trump strengthens path
The front-runners now hope to replicate their strong showings in New York in the cluster of Northeastern states next up on the primary calendar
Everyone lies, but politicians do it more often
Everyone lies, but politicians do it more often
For more than two decades, researchers of different stripes have examined humanity’s less-than-truthful underbelly, and this is what they have found: We all stretch the truth.
As Pacific sardine collapse worsens, scientists worry about possible ripple in the ecosystem
As Pacific sardine collapse worsens, scientists worry about possible ripple in the ecosystem
New federal research indicates numbers of the small, silvery, schooling fish have plummeted further than before the fishing moratorium, dashing any hope of lifting it this year.
Pacific salmon may be scarce, pricey in stores this summer
Pacific salmon may be scarce, pricey in stores this summer
Four years of bruising drought in the West has strained inland rivers where salmon spawn, putting the fish in sharp decline.
Oregon LNG withdraws Warrenton project
Oregon LNG withdraws Warrenton project
Firm had proposed $6 billion terminal and pipeline project
North Coast closed to mussel harvesting
North Coast closed to mussel harvesting
Closed from the Columbia River South Jetty south to Cascade Head
Rip City Return: Blazers make playoffs despite doubters
Rip City Return: Blazers make playoffs despite doubters
The Blazers defied preseason expectations and made the playoffs, claiming the fifth seed in the Western Conference.
So long, suckers! Inky the octopus makes amazing escape
So long, suckers! Inky the octopus makes amazing escape
Clever critter squeezs down the drain to the Pacific Ocean.
California transplant asks Oregonians to pay for his return
GoFundMe campaign to get back to the Golden State
US agency plans to boost timber harvest in western Oregon
The agency has spent years working to update the Northwest Forest Plan, trying to strike a balance between the interests of the timber industry and environmentalists.
Oregon jobless rate drops to 4.5 percent, lowest since 1976
Job gains led to rising wages