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Oregon Senate candidates push dueling narratives

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley wants to talk about taxes and the middle class. His Republican rival, Monica Wehby, would love to talk about the federal health care law.

Lightning bad - but most wildfires human-caused

Bryant Fire

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While firefighters continue to battle dozens of wildfires throughout the Northwest, there's one thing they don't need: Help from careless people.

Bend OSP trooper honored for heroism in fiery crash

Shannon Jackman, Kendall and OSP Trooper Travis Ring

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A Bend-area Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division trooper received an ward from the agency on Friday for his heroic, lifesaving action responding to a fiery injury traffic crash east of Bend. Also on hand: The mother and daughter he rescued.

Jefferson County treasurer indicted on 36 fraud counts

Jefferson County Treasurer Deena Goss

Jefferson County Treasurer Deena Goss has been indicted on 36 counts of fraud following a state Department of Justice investigation into apparent check-altering and discrepancies in the county’s books, the agency confirmed Friday.

Columbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?

Cormorants

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ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding public meetings and has extended the comment period on a plan to protect endangered salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River estuary by shooting thousands of double-crested cormorants.

Oregon releases 2015 health insurance plan rates

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators have set 2015 rates for individual and small employer health insurance plans in preparation for people to sign up for another year of health insurance.

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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