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Obama talks oil train safety in Portland TV interview

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the federal government plans to strengthen regulations regarding oil train safety.

Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye.

Redmond Airport facing major contract spat

Redmond Airport facing turbulence from contract dispute

An immediate departure for Redmond’s only aviation fueling company could leave the airport in limbo. The city says it is for the sake of keeping the airport's crucial federal grants.

Prineville dad charged in Crook County HS outburst

Father charged in Crook County dispute

John Kriner of Prineville was charged with disorderly conduct, but he said all he was doing was helping his autistic son, Christopher.

Oregon AG backs bill to block sales of student data

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum testified Thursday before the Senate Education Committee in support of SB 187, the Oregon Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (OSIPA).

School reviews tardiness punishment after Facebook outrage

Grants Pass boy behind cardboard screen

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A southern Oregon school district is reviewing its tardiness punishments after a picture posted on Facebook of a 6-year-old sitting behind a cardboard screen in the lunchroom generated widespread outrage.

Meet The Candidates

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

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Former governor of Massachusetts

Joe Biden

Joe Biden file

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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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