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Settlement of Portland police lawsuit before city

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland is set to pay $110,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city's police department.

ODOT reviews safety after 2 hwy. worker deaths

Construction workers killed on job

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating the Oregon Department of Transportation following two separate incidents in which construction workers were killed on the job this week on northeast Oregon highway projects.

Madras man struck, killed walking on Hwy. 26

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A 52-year-old Madras man walking in the travel lane of Highway 26 north of Madras was struck and killed Thursday night, Oregon State Police reported.

Kitzhaber issues oil train safety review

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a statewide review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.

New photos show wandering wolf OR-7 has 3 pups

Wolf OR-7 pups, US Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — New photos show that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.

86 family members disenrolled from Oregon tribe

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman says 86 members of her family have been disenrolled from an American Indian tribe that operates the state's largest tribal casino, as leaders review the tribe's rolls and enforce new enrollment requirements.

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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