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ODOT set to roll out per-mile road use charge program

The implementation team for Oregon’s Road Usage Charge Program, enacted by the Oregon Legislature last July, has qualified three companies to help build and support Oregon’s mileage charge collection system, which starts -- on a voluntary basis - July 1.

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Feds issue new policy for snowmobiles in national forests

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has issued a new policy requiring forest managers to limit where snowmobiles can go by specifically designating what areas are open.

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Parents, teachers at Eugene event critical of state testing

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon schools chief Rob Saxton visited Eugene to hear what parents and teachers think about the new state standardized tests.

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Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes off California coast

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Millions to owe Affordable Care Act tax penalty

Some 3 million to 6 million Americans will have to pay an Affordable Care Act tax penalty for not having health insurance last year, Treasury officials said Wednesday.

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Parole board holds hearing for John Day cop-killer

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Board of Parole says it will rule as soon as possible on the latest release request from Sidney Dean Porter who killed a police officer in 1992 in John Day.

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Airlines get more than 50 threats since Jan. 17

There has been a spike in online threats made against airlines since Jan. 17, when a bomb threat was made against a flight between Atlanta and Raleigh, according to a U.S. official.

Since that threat, authorities have received more than 50 threats mad...

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California measles outbreak grows

California has reported more measles cases.

The number of cases has increased to 73, with 50 of those cases linked to an outbreak at Disneyland, the California Department of Public Health reported Monday.

Last week, public health officials reported 59...

Chiloquin man gets 7 years for hitting pedestrian while drunk

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for driving drunk and killing a 63-year-old woman walking along the road in the Klamath County community Sprague River.

Beaverton teen wants tougher penalties for hidden cameras

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A Beaverton teen who was recorded in her bedroom by a hidden camera says the neighbor who secretly spied on her is getting off too easy.

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Oregon craft beers boom as Super Bowl Sunday nears

The Seattle Seahawks make a return trip to this year’s Super Bowl to take on the New England Patriots. The advice to beverage drinkers who will be watching the game on TV is simple: Enjoy a Northwest brew while cheering for a Northwest team.

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Deschutes County’s home prices are still rising among the 10 fastest in the country, though the market reflected some…

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