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Several shots fired in SW Redmond; 2 hit homes

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Someone fired as many as 13 gunshots in the area of a southwest Redmond park Friday night, then apparently sped away in a car, police said Saturday night. At least two of the bullets hit nearby homes, but no injuries have been reported.

Umatilla tribe gets 4,000 acres in buy-back program

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The Umatilla tribal government in eastern Oregon has already purchased more than 4,000 acres of fractionated land as part of the federal government's efforts to buy back and consolidate Native American land holdings splintered by 19th century acts of Congress.

ODOT: Studded tire use down - road damage, too

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A new study of studded tire use in Oregon shows drivers have changed their habits -- with fewer drivers using studded tires, leading to less damage on the roadway, ODOT said Friday.

Pawn shops oppose photos for theft investigations

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Pawn shop owners in Medford oppose a proposal that would require photos of all purchased items to help police identify stolen goods.

Family of man who died at Oregon State Hospital sues

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The family of a patient who died at the Oregon State Hospital in January is suing the state, alleging his death was a result of hospital staff retaliation after he reported sexual abuse at the facility.

Whistleblower: LNG site contamination ignored

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A biologist who consulted on preparations for a liquefied natural gas plant planned at Coos Bay has told a federal agency that contaminated soil issues at the site were ignored and not reported properly to state environmental regulators.

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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