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Portland police shoot, arrest I-84 gunman

A Portland police officer shot a man who was pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 off-ramp, and the ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway.

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Oregon students face tough test this academic year

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 500,000 students return to school in Oregon this week, and their parents will need to add a phrase to their own vocabulary — Smarter Balanced.

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Police: Man stepped into path of car near Florence

FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Highway 101 north of Florence in what may have been an intentional act on the part of the pedestrian.

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Police seek suspect in Wash. backyard stabbing

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Vancouver woman reported being stabbed in in the chest and lower abdomen while on her backyard deck on Labor Day afternoon.

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Turnout turnoff: Will Ore. voters cast ballots in fall?

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs the question: Why?

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OSP: Texting Hwy. 30 driver hit, killed bicyclist

A Vernonia man without a valid driver's license was texting on his cellphone when his pickup traveled onto the shoulder of Highway 30 just west of Rainier and struck a 74-year-old bicyclist from St. Helens, OSP said Sunday. The driver continued on for five miles, until he was stopped and arrested.

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Driver killed in crash near Lebanon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a woman died early Monday in a fatal crash along Highway 34 west of Lebanon.

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Proposed UO golf course has yet to reach the green

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A proposed University of Oregon golf course near Creswell is chipping along behind the scenes while developers work out land use, wetlands and water issues.


Early, low pear harvest in S. Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Midway through an early harvest, one of the world's largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn't meeting expectations.

Seattle man found guilty in fatal Oregon crash

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle man has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter after driving a car that crossed a center line and crashed head-on against another vehicle, killing two Seaside residents.


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