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After lawsuit Senate Bill hopes to protect ski resorts

Bill in Oregon Senate aims to protect ski resorts

Oregon ski resorts want more protection from liability lawsuits, and a Senate committee is considering a bill to do just that.

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Salem cruise paddleboat hauled from river for inspection

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A sternwheeler paddleboat doing Willamette River cruises from Salem has been hauled out of the water for a Coast Guard inspection that once was in doubt.

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Convicted UO rapist charged in Beaverton woman's killing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The teenager who raped a woman outside Autzen Stadium last football season has been charged with killing a woman at a Beaverton apartment complex.

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Boardman coal export terminal gets water OK from DEQ

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Oregon environmental regulators have given a water quality OK to a proposed coal export terminal on the Columbia River, but the project still faces an adverse ruling from another state agency and questions about its economics in a slumping coal market.

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Ore. lawmakers hear heated testimony on gun-control bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposal that would require background checks on private firearms sales drew two hours of heated testimony from gun-rights advocates and gun control proponents.

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Firefighters battle blaze at Albany high school

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials in Albany, Oregon, say they're battling a large fire that broke out early Wednesday at a high school.

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Adoptee from S. Korea faces deportation from US

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 39-year-old man who was adopted from South Korea as a boy but was never naturalized as a U.S. citizen by his parents is facing deportation.

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Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.

Financier sentenced to prison for defrauding Oregon widow

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who provided investment services to the wealthy has been sentenced to almost six years in prison for defrauding an Oregon widow of more than $1 million during the 2008 recession.

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As Kitzhaber departed, state officials secured electronics

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ten computers and four cellphones used by aides to former Gov. John Kitzhaber were seized after federal authorities issued subpoenas in an influence-peddling investigation.

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