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Military spouses gain new education benefits

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., commended Tuesday’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs that the Fry Scholarship will be available starting on November 3, 2014 to spouses of servicemembers who died on active duty.

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Eugene woman accused of running over boyfriend twice

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Eugene say a 23-year-old woman is accused of running over her boyfriend twice in the same day. After the second run-in, officers say she gave him a ride to the hospital.

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Kitzhaber, Richardson meet in final debate

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

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Ore. agency: worker severs fingers at potato plant

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating after a female employee severed four fingers on her right hand in a workplace accident at a potato plant in Boardman.

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Wash. man, 80, dies in I-84 wreck in E. Oregon

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say an 80-year-old Washington state man is dead after a multi-vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Boardman.

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GMO measure poised to set spending record

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon spending record.

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Wealthy put $800K into Oregon pot campaign

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two groups tied to wealthy donors have put $800,000 toward legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon.

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Resident, pets die in home fire near Roseburg

WINCHESTER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Douglas County say a fire in a double-wide home four miles north of Roseburg has killed the resident and pets.

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Effort underway to preserve Wallowa Lake moraine

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) — An effort is underway in northeastern Oregon to preserve a prominent part of one of the state's premier camping, tourist and scenic areas — the east moraine along Wallowa Lake.

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Portland trail find: tripwire, improvised firearm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a bomb squad technician removed an improvised firearm loaded with a shotgun shell that appeared to be designed to be fired by a tripwire across a trail near Portland's Forest Park.

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