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Oregon class-action lawsuit bill headed to governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon legislative Democrats have voted to change the way the state handles class-action lawsuits.

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Wyden seeks to spur short-line railroad investment

Sens. Ron Wyden and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)  introduced Tuesday the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2015, which would extend the short line railroad track maintenance tax credit that expired last year.

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Oregon House OKs bill to let workers discuss wages

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House has passed a measure outlawing employers from punishing employees who inquire about or disclose their wages.

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After expansion, falling shares, Erickson executive leaving

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The leader of Oregon helicopter and aviation company Erickson is leaving after an expansion, debt struggles and low share prices.

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Student abused by teacher sues Western Mennonite School

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who says she was sexually abused by a teacher seeks millions of dollars in a lawsuit against the school near Salem that employed him.

Rep. Greg Walden

Walden backs Netanyahu message to U.S.

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, saying he shares his concern about talks with Iran over the threat ofl nuclear weapons.

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What goes down... Oregon gas prices zoom higher

After months of driver-welcomed declines, Oregon has the dubious distinction of having the second-largest weekly increase in gas prices in the nation this week, AAA Oregon/Idaho reported Tuesday.

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S. Oregon man shoots cougar suspected in chicken attacks

GLIDE, Ore. (AP) — A Southern Oregon man says he thought raccoons had been killing his backyard chickens for a couple of nights, so he took a 20-gauge shotgun with him when he heard a racket Sunday night.

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2 accused in Seaside of using hammers to attack victim

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — Police have accused two men of using hammers to beat a man in Seaside.

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Vancouver council extends new crude oil terminal moratorium

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Vancouver City Council voted Monday to extend a moratorium on new crude oil terminals.

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