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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.

New speed for Central Oregon highways?

Oregon lawmakers consider bill to raise speed limits

It's 55 miles an hour along most stretches of Highway 97, but that could all change, as lawmakers are working on a bill to increase speeds to 70 miles an hour along rural stretches of Oregon highways.

Drivers stuck in snow Kentucky

Mandi Witek

Drivers in Kentucky on move again after hours stuck

Patrick and Sue Ellen Kilgallon knew the storm was coming. They tried to get out of northern Kentucky on Wednesday night. Instead, they got stuck in the snow on Interstate 65.

The Florida couple and their two dogs were still there Thursday morning, m...

Plane skids off runway close-up

Jared Faellaci

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 ...

Albertsons Haggen

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

University of Oregon Archaeological Field School

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.

Grants Pass boy behind cardboard screen

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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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HBO without cable will reportedly cost $15 a month

Game of Thrones

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HBO without the rest of cable's trappings. We knew it was coming, we just didn't know when.

The International Business Times is reporting the streaming service will launch in early April, ahead of the April 12 debut of the new season of "Game of Thron...

Netflix movie shut out by big theater chains

Regal Cinemas

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Netflix's latest film acquisition is being shut out of the some of the country's biggest movie theater chains because of Netflix's plan to release the movie online at the same time.

Major American theater chains like Regal Cinemas will not show "Beast...

Buddy Holly plane crash may be re-examined

Buddy Holly, Brunswick Records promo photo

Brunswick Records

It's the day the music died.

In the early morning hours of February 3, 1959, a small aircraft carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson crashed a few miles from Mason City Municipal Airport, near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Pilot...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Netflix partner on film projects

Leonardo DiCaprio, 2014 Golden Globes

CNN

Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, has agreed to a partnership with Netflix to produce documentaries for the streaming service.

'Sharknado 3' to storm back this summer

Sharknado returns

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Say what you will about the "Sharknado" franchise, but there's no doubt, it's swimming in irony.

Take a couple of a key casting choices announced this week.

"Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the President of the United S...

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