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Pink Martini band member Rieth found dead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say the longtime percussionist for Portland band Pink Martini has been found dead.


Jumbo ship, dock parts expected on Columbia River

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jumbo shipment is headed up the Columbia River this weekend.

Judge blocks challenge to Multnomah County gun ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge has ruled that residents who challenged the county's gun control ordinance have no legal grounds to sue.

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Eugene man dies after fight outside 7-Eleven

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police say a 23-year-old man who died Wednesday after being found unconscious in a downtown alley had been in a fight earlier that morning.

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Agency to release extra water for Klamath salmon

A federal agency says it will release more cool, clean water into Northern California's Klamath River to prevent a repeat of a 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.


$2B economic value seen in Vancouver oil terminal

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An oil export terminal at the Port of Vancouver could generate an estimated $2 billion in economic value, according to an analysis prepared for the companies planning the project.

High court suspends lawyer in priest-abuse case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has handed a 90-day suspension to a Salem lawyer accused of ethics violations for the way he allocated settlement money to victims of alleged sexual abuse by a Catholic priest.

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Oregon's new quake prep comic book targets teens

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Dark Horse Comics released a new comic book titled "Without Warning" this week, aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers.

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Driver arrested in fatal Hwy. 20 crash at Albany

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — The Benton County sheriff's office says a 32-year-old man is suspected of being under the influence of drugs when his car crashed head-on into another vehicle on Highway 20 at Albany.

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Coast gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach left a suicide note that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself.


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