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Hundreds turn out for Olympia oil trains hearing

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 750 people turned out for a Thursday night public hearing in Olympia on the safety of oil train shipments through Washington. Most of the crowd was opposed to increased oil train traffic in the state.

Court says Oregon woman to remain on death row

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of a Eugene woman who tortured and killed her 15-year-old daughter.

Gustafson sex-abuse trial begins in Bend

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Nine months after sex abuse allegations first surfaced, the founder of a Bend gymnastics center went on trial Thursday -- and in a late twist, Richard Gustafson waived the right to a jury trial, so a judge will decide his fate.

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

10 national parks vandalized investigation underway

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

Richardson accuses Kitzhaber of hiding from press

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican governor candidate Dennis Richardson is accusing Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber of hiding from the press and public.

Roats responds to registraton-address dispute

Bend City Council candidates Lisa Seales, Casey Roats

The residency debate in one Bend City Council race took yet another turn Monday as a supporter of candidate Lisa Seales filed a complaint with the secretary of state’s office, alleging voter registration fraud by candidate Casey Roats; the candidate defended his actions in an e-mail Tuesday.

Meet The Candidates

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

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Former governor of Massachusetts

Joe Biden

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Vice President of the United States

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan Path to Prosperity (Sized)

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Congressman, R-Wis.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

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President of the United States

'Let's be clear:' Obama's favorite sayings

Despite being known for his prolific public-speaking skills, President Barack Obama often falls back on certain phrases in his news conferences in the United States and overseas.

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