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Judge: Cylvia Hayes must pay $128,000 to The Oregonian

Cylvia Hayes

KGW

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ordered former first lady Cylvia Hayes to pay The Oregonian/OregonLive nearly $128,000 in attorney fees the news organization incurred in her unsuccessful lawsuit to stop the release of her emails.

Median barrier project to begin on Hwy. 97 south of Bend

Hwy 97 Romaine Village Way four-lane no median barrier

ODOT

Beginning next Tuesday, crews from Knife River Corporation, in a contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation, will widen and add a median barrier to U.S. Highway 97 between Romaine Village Way and Lava Butte, south of Bend.

Forest Service officals expect 'normal' fire season in C.O.

Officials expect normal fire season

Officials with the Forest Service are expecting the 2016 fire season in Central Oregon to be 'normal.' We look at what that means.

University of Oregon investigating mess at California lake

UO frat trashed Lake Shasta Island

Jennifer Vick Cox/Facebook

REDDING, Calif. (AP) —University of Oregon officials say they are investigating whether other campus fraternities and sororities were responsible for a trash-strewn mess at a California lake after one fraternity was suspended.

GOP, Democrats trade barbs over Cover Oregon report

Cover Oregon logo

SALEM (AP) — A Republican-controlled House panel on Wednesday blamed former Gov. John Kitzhaber, his advisors and a federal agency for failed oversight of the troubled Cover Oregon health insurance Website, but Democrats on the panel said contractor Oracle was to blame.

Wyden bill directs presidential nominees to release tax returns

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced a bill Wednesday directing presidential nominees to release recent tax returns in order to give the public honest insights into the candidate’s actions and values.

Meet The Candidates

Mitt Romney

Former governor of Massachusetts

Paul Ryan

Congressman, R-Wis.

Joe Biden

Vice President of the United States

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

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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