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US judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Portland protest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for the Arctic.

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8 states probe slain Springfield man's possible serial killer ties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say police in at least eight states are investigating unsolved cases that may be linked to an Oregon man who was recently killed by an escort in West Virginia.

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Attempted kidnapping reported in NE Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Umatilla County are searching for two men after a woman said they tried to force her into a car.

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3 Eugene reports of kids locked in hot cars on 100-degree day

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A mom is facing charges related to her child being left in a hot car on Wednesday.

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Oregon National Guard's top general gets promotion

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of the Oregon National Guard is getting a promotion.


Grant to fund access for disabled at Shakepeare Festival

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Shakespeare Festival is spending a $250,000 grant on making a courtyard more accessible to people using wheelchairs, canes and walkers.


Ore. work-related deaths decline overall, but reach 5-year high

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Work-related deaths are declining historically in the state, but reached a five-year high in 2014.


Marion Co. urban backyard chicken ordinance gets nod

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An urban backyard chicken ordinance is moving forward in Marion County, south of Portland.


Salmon habitat protected in E. Idaho conservation easement

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A conservation easement has been signed on an east-central Idaho ranch that's been a top priority for state and federal authorities for years because it contains prime spawning streams for threatened salmon and steelhead.


Springfield police look for woman accused of trying to kidnap boy

SPRINGFILED, Ore. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman who allegedly tried to snatch a 4-year-old boy from his grandmother on a Springfield street.


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