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Sheriff: Man shoots, wounds self after Gorge police chase

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff says a St. Helens man has shot and seriously wounded himself after a police pursuit on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge.


Washington Legislature passes state operating budget

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved a $38.2 billion two-year state operating budget, taking swift action to avoid a government shutdown.


Wash. Senate passes $16.1 billion transportation package

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Senate has passed a $16.1 billion transportation revenue package that includes an 11.9-cent gas tax increase that would be phased in over two years.

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Fire chief: Blaze destroys Eugene Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A fire official in Eugene says a spectacular fire has destroyed the city's historic Civic Stadium and prompted the temporary evacuation of a nearby two-block area.

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Sheriff: Boy, 16, dies in N. Oregon coast fall

PACIFIC CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon sheriff says a 16-year-old Salem boy died after falling off a steep cliff onto the rocks below at Cape Kiwanda on the north Oregon coast.


Sheriff: Portland man dies after Wash. music festival

GEORGE, Wash. (AP) — The Grant County sheriff's office says it has assigned a detective to investigate a 22-year-old Portland, Oregon, man's death after a music festival in Washington state over the weekend.

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Fatal shooting by police outside Portland supermarket

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say a man in a grocery store parking lot brandished what appeared to be a gun and officers shot him to death. It turned out he had a starter's pistol.

Legislature looks to speed up traffic on highways

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Slow-poke drivers in passing lanes on Oregon freeways would sometimes have to make way for motorists with heavier right feet under a bill under consideration in the Legislature.

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400,000 baby salmon die when intake plugs at S. Oregon hatchery

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A plugged water intake at a southern Oregon fish hatchery has left 400,000 baby salmon dead.


Portland police: 1 man dead, 1 arrested in stabbing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say one man has been found dead at the scene of a reported stabbing in the southeast part of the city. A second man has been taken into custody.


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