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Ore. Senate OKs bill making voter registration automatic

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has voted to send Gov. Kate Brown a bill automatically registering voters by using state driver's license records.

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Harrison Ford seriously hurt in plane crash

Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured Thursday after crash-landing a small plane on a golf course in California, TMZ and NBC News reported.

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Delta plane skids off LaGuardia runway

A Delta airplane slid off a runway late Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport, its nose busting through a fence before skidding to a halt mere feet from frigid waters.

Delta Flight 1086 briefly circled New York City due to issues with snow ...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants

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Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants from circus shows

The Greatest Show on Earth will soon be without elephants.

Ringling Bros. announced Thursday it will gradually reduce the use of elephants in its shows, and all will be retired by 2018.

It's the end of an era for the animal that Ringling calls "a lif...

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Two Bend Albertsons to become Haggen in May

Two Bend Albertsons grocery stores will be converted to Haggen in May as part of a 20-store changeover in the wake of their recent sale to the West Coast regional grocery chain, officials said this week.

Oregon governor replaces top official from Kitzhaber era

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is replacing a senior state official closely linked to former Gov. John Kitzhaber, who resigned in disgrace last month.

Rimrock Draw Rockshelter site

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Small tool big 'tantalizing' find at SE Oregon dig site

Near the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter outside of Riley in southeast Oregon, archaeologists recently discovered evidence suggesting one of the oldest known human occupations in the western United States, officials said Thursday.

Smoke alarms reminder

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal

Time to 'spring forward' - and test smoke alarms

Sunday marks the beginning of daylight saving time and also serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.

Driver who killed 3 Springfield kids faces limited charges

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — If police and prosecutors find no evidence of reckless or negligent driving, the man who killed three children in Springfield could face only traffic violations.

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Donated minivan for family of child punished for tardiness

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Thanks to the generosity of some southern Oregon businesses, a family whose 6-year-old son was publicly punished for tardiness now has a refurbished minivan to help make sure he gets to school on time.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Beaver problem in Beaverton in Beaver State

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Beaver dams are causing a problem in Beaverton, Oregon, whose official nickname is the Beaver State.

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Bend-area home price rise still No. 8 in U.S.

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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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