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Project means more Hwy. 26 delays over Mt. Hood

Construction will delay travelers over Mt. Hood on U.S. Highway 26 with congestion, one-hour road closures, 20-minute traffic stops and increased truck traffic west of Government Camp, ODOT said Monday. The project will take place April through October in 2015 and 2016.

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Mt. Bachelor outlines cause of chair's fall from lift

A “component failure” caused an empty Mt. Bachelor ski lift chair to fall 20-plus feet to the snow-covered ground below Sunday afternoon, resort officials said Monday as they put the Sunrise Express lift back into operation.

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Wildlife group condemns Bend police cougar kill

A Eugene-based wildlife advocacy group on Monday condemned the actions of Bend police for shooting and killing a cougar near the summit of Pilot Butte over the weekend.

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Buehler's 'Right to Try' bill clears House hurdle

The Oregon House Health Care committee voted unanimously Monday to pass HB 2300, a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not yet been approved for market.

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Germanwings co-pilot suicidal at one time

The investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 has not revealed evidence of the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's motive, but he suffered from suicidal tendencies at some point before his aviation career, an official said.

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Portland mayor suspends city-funded travel to Indiana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Charlie Hales says Portland's government is joining the reaction against an Indiana law aimed at preventing government from compelling people to do things they object to, such as catering gay weddings.

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OLCC signs contract for online marijuana licensing

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Monday it has signed an agreement to build the online application necessary to handle requests for commercial recreational marijuana business licenses.

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Audit: Oregon IT projects need more oversight

The state of Oregon has taken positive steps to ensure the success of major information technology projects, but further action is needed, according to a new state audit announced Monday.

Briton pleads guilty in NYC to trying to set up Bly terror camp

NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan.

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Publication bias, 'spin' raise anxiety drug questions

A new analysis involving Oregon researchers and reported in JAMA Psychiatry raises serious questions about the increasingly common use of second-generation antidepressant drugs to treat anxiety disorders.

Oregon AG asks lawmakers for elder abuse prosecutor

Ten organizations wrote letters or testified Monday before the Subcommittee on Public Safety of the Oregon Legislature’s Committee on Ways and Means in support of funding for the state's first statewide Elder Abuse Resource Prosecutor.

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