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Exec who started email leak investigation resigns
State COO, the executive who called for a criminal investigation into the leak of former Gov. John Kitzhaber's personal emails, has resigned.

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Tide gate failure threatens Brownsmead
Tide gate failure threatens Brownsmead
No structures or roadways have been flooded as of Monday afternoon from the tide gate break, which was first noticed Sunday.
Broken press may delay some print Daily Astorians
Press trouble may mean your newspaper is late today.
Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind’s future
Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind’s future
Clues to answering humanity’s most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the size of the United States and half of Canada: Where did we come from? Are we alone in the universe? What’s the fate of our warming planet?
Homeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power
Homeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power
The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner’s weakness in the face of rebellious conservatives.
Congress tries 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
Acting without fanfare, the Senate cleared the measure less than four hours before the deadline that would have triggered a partial shutdown at the federal agency with anti-terrorism responsibilities.
Leonard Nimoy, word famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek’, dies
Leonard Nimoy, word famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek’, dies
Leonard Nimoy's son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.
Regulators OK ‘net neutrality’ rules for Internet providers
Regulators OK ‘net neutrality’ rules for Internet providers
The plan, which puts the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices that are “unjust or unreasonable,” represents the biggest regulatory shakeup to the industry in almost two decades.
FBI, IRS join in Kitzhaber clamor
FBI, IRS join in Kitzhaber clamor
Michael Jordan also disclosed Wednesday in an interview with The Oregonian that state technicians went through the offices of the governor after Kate Brown took office to gather computers and other electronics used by Kitzhaber staffers.
New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister
New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister
The new name, !Nami#nus, is proposed by some local officials and tribal authorities, incorporates click-like sounds in the language spoken by the Nama ethnic group in the southern African nation.
WDFW approves razor clam dig starting Monday
WDFW approves razor clam dig starting Monday
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig at Long Beach and Twin Harbors after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.
Fractured Framework: Oregon has plans but not enough money for highway projects
Fractured Framework: Oregon has plans but not enough money for highway projects
The federal gas tax hasn’t been raised in 21 years, and Oregon’s share has been declining for years.
Fractured Framework: States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding
Fractured Framework: States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding
Built in the 1950s and ’60s with a 20-year-life expectancy, the four-lane highway is crumbling beneath its surface and clogged with traffic as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many of its rural stretches, requiring more frequent...
Newsletter covering Oregon government debuts today
Newsletter covering Oregon government debuts today
Two family-owned Oregon media groups create electronic newsletter to provide indepth, timely coverage of state government.
New gov. inherits a
daunting to-do list
New gov. inherits a daunting to-do list
America's first openly bisexual governor was sworn in Wednesday, becoming Oregon's 38th leader after fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber resigned amid ethics questions.
US labor official to sides in seaport dispute: Reach a deal
US labor official to sides in seaport dispute: Reach a deal
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez held what his office characterized as “positive and productive meetings” Tuesday with both the dockworkers’ union and the maritime association representing companies that own, load and unload massive...
Tiny Oregon minnow is first fish taken off endangered list
Tiny Oregon minnow is first fish taken off endangered list

GRANTS PASS (AP) — A tiny minnow that lives only in backwaters in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is the first fish to be formally removed from Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer in danger of extinction.

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Melcher to lead Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission
Melcher to lead Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission
ODFW selects new director
Brown names OHSU lobbyist gubernatorial chief of staff
Brown names OHSU lobbyist gubernatorial chief of staff
Oregon Secretary of State has named Brian Shipley to be her chief of staff when she becomes governor Wednesday.
Legal woes grow for governor, fiancée
Legal woes grow for governor, fiancée
Oregon probe focuses on financial crimes
Happy birthday, Oregon
Happy birthday, Oregon
“Our task, our challenge is to make sure we keep Oregon the very special place that it is and I look forward to working with you to make sure that happens.”
It’s no hoot: Oregon city to post signs about attacking owl
It’s no hoot: Oregon city to post signs about attacking owl
One jogger, a surgeon, said the owl hit him twice in Bush's Pasture Park in Salem, and so hard he thought he was having a stroke or an aneurysm.
AG: Kitzhaber/Hayes investigation will continue
AG: Kitzhaber/Hayes investigation will continue
John Kitzhaber has resigned, but the criminal investigation into allegations against him and his fiancee Cylvia Hayes continues.
Kitzhaber scandal timeline
Key dates related to the ethics scandal now threatening Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s unprecedented fourth term.
Democratic officials call for Kitzhaber’s resignation
Democratic officials call for Kitzhaber’s resignation
Gov. John Kitzhaber faces increased pressure to resign.
Brown: Kitzhaber situation ‘bizarre, unprecedented’
Brown: Kitzhaber situation ‘bizarre, unprecedented’
Secretary of State Kate Brown says she returned early from trip to Washington, D.C. at governor's request to discuss a possible transition, but at their meeting he told her he would not resign.