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Portland mayor places police chief on leave over shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland mayor has placed Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an accidental shooting while hunting in eastern Oregon.

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BBB warns NW residents: Watch out for rental scams

Rental scams might be a common trick these days, but unfortunately, it is still common for house hunters to fall for it, according to the Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest.

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Feds announce $10 million for wildfire projects in 12 states

MARSING, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday toured a massive wildfire rehabilitation effort in southwest Idaho that's part of the federal government's new wildfire strategy and then announced $10 million for projects in 12 states to reduce wildfire threats.


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Prosecutors want to keep evidence confidential in Bundy case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they fear backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would use names and information that could be disclosed in a case over a 2014 armed standoff to target court officials and intimidate witnesses.

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Memorial Day gas prices at 2016 highs - but lowest in 11 years

Gas prices at the pump are at their highest point for the year as we approach the Memorial Day holiday, but drivers will pay the lowest prices for the holiday since 2005, AAA Oregon-Idaho reported Tuesday.

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Merkley, colleagues cheer VA move to cut red tape - and wait times

Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) welcomed the news Tuesday that the Veterans Health Administration is moving to voluntarily implement one of the key proposals from their bipartisan Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act.

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Coos Bay man makes teens caught breaking into his house call 911

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A Coos Bay homeowner made teens caught breaking into his house call 911 to report themselves.

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Reward of $15,000 offered in bighorn sheep poaching case

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of a bighorn sheep poacher. Oregon State Police say three rams were killed in Gilliam County in Eastern Oregon last month.

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Gresham officer shoots, kills man during domestic violence call

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — A Gresham police officer shot and killed a 22-year-old man during a domestic violence call early Tuesday.

Lawyer to court: Dismiss conspiracy charges in refuge case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A defense lawyer in the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation case argues a federal conspiracy charge leveled against over two dozen people is constitutionally vague, could threaten free speech and should be dismissed.


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