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Kitzhaber, Hayes talk Oregon economy

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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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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.

Kevin Vickers applauded, House of Commons, Canada Parliament

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Canadian official hailed as a hero

During a long standing ovation by grateful lawmakers Thursday morning, the sergeant-at-arms credited with downing a gunman at Canada's Parliament appeared emotional.

Kevin Vickers, who regularly leads a procession into the House of Commons as session...

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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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Bend transformer fire knocks out power, traffic lights

A transformer fire overnight cut power to about 75 Pacific Power customers in northwest Bend, also knocking out traffic signals along Wall Street in the area of Revere Avenue and Hill Street, officials said.

State lawmakers take field trip of Deschutes Forest

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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BLM to gather "nuisance" mustangs in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal wranglers are gearing up for an unusual wild horse roundup near the Nevada-Utah line where ranchers say U.S.-protected mustangs are knocking down fences and impregnating their mares.


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Robin Williams' daughter gets tattoo tribute

Robin and Zelda Williams

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Robin Williams' daughter chose a hummingbird to honor her late father.

'Age of Ultron' trailer might make you squee

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The new trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is, in a word, "Hulktastic."

Actress Peña's death linked to alcohol abuse

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Actress Elizabeth Peña died partly because of alcohol abuse, according to her death certificate, obtained by CNN.

Toys R Us puts 'Breaking' figures on 'sabbatical'

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"Breaking Bad's" drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White will have to stop making the sale at Toys R Us.

One Direction is going on tour -- again

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Good luck stopping the phenomenon that is One Direction. According to Forbes, the group has announced 2015 summer tour dates just two months after their highly successful Where We Are Tour ended.


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