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Hwy. 22 Mill City condenser blockage

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Big, fallen condenser partly blocks Hwy. 22E

Oregon Highway 22E three miles west of Mill City was partially blocked Wednesday while workers sought to clear a truck crash in which a 70,000-pound cylindrical condenser rolled onto the highway, Oregon State Police reported.

Complaint: Racial slurs, threats at Daimler plant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a complaint against Daimler Trucks North America, alleging that five employees at its Portland plant were subjected to racial slurs and threats.

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Ore. man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded holiday event in Portland's town square in 2010.

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Feds give WA, OR more time to repay bridge money

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration is giving the states of Washington and Oregon five more years to repay tens of millions of dollars they were given for the now-defunct Columbia River Crossing — a new Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver.

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Disease nearly wipes out Haystack Rock sea stars

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A wasting disease has nearly wiped out sea stars at Haystock Rock, the popular destination for visitors to Cannon Beach.

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Deer disease in SW Oregon no threat to hunters

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — With the deer season opening Saturday, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says it's OK for hunters to eat meat from black-tailed deer infected in a disease outbreak in the southwest corner of the state.

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Lane County commission OKs marijuana tax

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County commissioners told county attorneys Tuesday to draft ordinances to tax both recreational and medical marijuana — if Oregon voters legalize the drug.

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No suspect identified in fatal Portland shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police are trying to identify suspects in a fatal Tuesday night shooting in southeast Portland's Woodstock neighborhood.

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Portland rally in support of immigrant draws hundreds

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An interfaith service in support of an immigrant activist who has taken refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation drew hundreds of people to Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland.

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal biologists say the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and southern Oregon is a key threat to salmon in danger of extinction.

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