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Richardson seeks investigation of Hayes contracts

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Dennis Richardson is asking Oregon's top federal prosecutor to investigate whether the fiancee of Gov. John Kitzhaber violated federal law through her consulting work.

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ODOT drops guardrail unit amid safety concerns

ODOT said Thursday it has removed the ET-Plus energy-absorbing guardrail end terminal from its "qualified products" list  and is directing contractors and  maintenance crews to not install them amid growing safety concerns.

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Oregon 3rd in TV ad spending on ballot measures

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new analysis shows Oregon trails only California and Colorado in terms of spending on television ads for ballot measures this election cycle.

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Walden, colleagues press president on Ebola

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and 27 fellow Republicans on House panel wrote to President Obama and other administration officials Thursday, seeking more answers on the administration's response and preparedness to treat Ebola patients and prevent further spread of the virus.

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Oregon's GMO task force issues draft report

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon task force studying issues related to genetically modified organisms has issued a draft report with few conclusions.

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Driver killed in cross-over I-5 crash near Albany

A driver was killed Thursday morning when her car crossed the median of Interstate 5 in north Albany and struck an oncoming semi-truck, which in turn crossed the median as well and crashed, Oregon State Police reported. The crash shut the busy freeway for hours.

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Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials are investigating paintings and drawings of eerie faces found on rocks across the West in some of the country's most recognizable national parks.

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Analysis: Wildlife crashes rise sharply in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The number of reported auto crashes and injuries involving wildlife on state roads has increased dramatically in the past decade, according to an analysis by The Oregonian.



Reports: 3 dead in Md. plane, helicopter collision

An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair on Thursday at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland, police told The Associated Press.

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Amid fall weather, forests start pile-burning

As fall weather brings more moisture, shorter days and cooler temperatures, fuels specialists are beginning to burn piles across Central Oregon, officials said Thursday.

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More state money sought to fund forest thinning

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Forestry wants the governor to include $6.5 million in his upcoming budget to finance collaborative efforts to increase thinning and logging on national forests.

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