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Heavy rains close a portion of Ecola State Park
Heavy rains close a portion of Ecola State Park
Heavy rains have damaged roadways and closed a portion of Ecola State Park.

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Macaw poses in man’s mug shot after unlucky court appearance
Macaw poses in man’s mug shot after unlucky court appearance
Tropical parrot a jail bird
Crash kills two, hospitalizes two on Hwy. 26
A crash on U.S. Highway 26 Saturday killed two women from Cornelius and sent two Seaside residents to the hospital.
Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline
Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline
The decision is a victory for the several thousand camped near the construction site, who’ve said for months that the four-state, $3.8 billion project would threaten a water source and cultural sites.
ODFW Commission extends Columbia River reform plan by one year
ODFW Commission extends Columbia River reform plan by one year
Commission will discuss issue again in January
No. 4 Washington beats No. 9 Colorado 41-10 for Pac-12 title
No. 4 Washington beats No. 9 Colorado 41-10 for Pac-12 title
Washington rolled from there to its first conference title since 2000 with a performance likely to keep the Huskies in the top four when the College Football Playoff bids are handed out Sunday.
Ackley prevails in recount
Ackley prevails in recount
Warrenton commissioner beat challenger by six votes
Governor’s budget would close North Coast Youth Correctional Facility
Brown aiming to address a $1.7 billion shortfall
Ashland teens say it’s time to reset political rhetoric
Ashland teens say it’s time to reset political rhetoric
Moving on from heated rhetoric, name-calling and nastiness
Oregon fires Helfrich after losing season
Oregon fires Helfrich after losing season
Ducks were 4-8, lost Civil War
AP, others, want jurors’ names released in Oregon standoff

PORTLAND — Three media organizations, including The Associated Press, have filed a motion asking a federal judge to unseal the identities of the jurors who acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife...

Fewer suppliers means Oregon Christmas trees may cost more
Fewer suppliers means Oregon Christmas trees may cost more

SALEM — Christmas trees in Oregon may cost a bit more this year as the supply of holiday firs in the state has dropped.

An oversupply of trees in 2015 led some growers to leave the market, meaning there are fewer trees to go around this...

Weed is winning, but train could still go off tracks
Weed is winning, but train could still go off tracks

DENVER — Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not by a long shot.

The government...

Brazilian soccer team’s plane crashes in Colombia; 75 dead
Brazilian soccer team’s plane crashes in Colombia; 75 dead

LA UNION, Colombia — A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 75 people and leaving six survivors, Colombian officials said...

Son reflects on dad’s story depicted in ‘Hacksaw Ridge’
Son reflects on dad’s story depicted in ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Mel Gibson’s new film “Hacksaw Ridge” tells the story of a World War II soldier, Desmond Doss, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for single-handedly rescuing 75 wounded soldiers.

On an...

Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for US West
Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for US West

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It sounds like a big fish story: a plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S.

But scientists say they’re...

Rescues in Washington’s Bainbridge woods just got easier
Rescues in Washington’s Bainbridge woods just got easier

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — The Bainbridge park district is trying a high-tech solution to the age-old problem of finding injured hikers.

The district is installing rescue locators in its forested parks and across its growing network of...

Eight stabbed, hit by vehicle or otherwise hurt at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio — At least eight people were stabbed, hit by a vehicle or otherwise injured in an attack Monday on the Ohio State University campus, and a suspect was shot to death, school and hospital officials said.

Hospital officials...

Fewer suppliers means Oregon Christmas trees may cost more

SALEM — Christmas trees in Oregon may cost a bit more this year as the supply of holiday firs in the state has dropped.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports that an oversupply of trees in 2015 has led some growers to leave the market,...

New plan to help disabled save without losing benefits

PORTLAND — A new state program will soon allow Oregonians with disabilities save money without fear of losing their state or federal benefits.

KNKX-FM reports that Oregon lawmakers created the new saving program following the passage of...

Two quakes recorded off Oregon Coast

BANDON — Two earthquakes have been recorded off Oregon’s central coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Monday the pair of earthquakes struck late Sunday and early Monday.

The first quake was a magnitude 4.9 and was recorded...

Hoquiam eyes key permit for oil terminal on Washington coast
Hoquiam eyes key permit for oil terminal on Washington coast
Westway Terminal, recently renamed Contanda, wants to expand its existing methanol facility in Washington state to receive up to 17.8 million barrels of oil a year and store up to 1 million barrels of crude oil.
Celebration, sorrow and slights greet news of Castro’s death
Celebration, sorrow and slights greet news of Castro’s death

While the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted cheers from the country’s exiles in Miami, the 90-year-old revolutionary leader’s passing produced expressions of respect in other parts of the world and measured responses from...

Sneaker waves  are in season
Sneaker waves are in season

PORTLAND — Never turn your back to the ocean.

That’s probably the best piece of advice when it comes to surviving sneaker waves — the sudden, unpredictable surges of water that can knock you over or pull you out to sea. And...

World in Brief: Nov. 25, 2016
World in Brief: Nov. 25, 2016
International, national and regional news
Mount Hood, Bachelor to open lifts today

SALEM — Skiing season in Oregon is set to begin today as Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor are both expected to open.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports that officials with Mt. Hood Meadows plan to open three lifts this morning and Mt. Bachelor...

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