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Coos County deputy on forest patrol dies in ATV accident

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — A Coos County deputy sheriff doing a forest patrol on an all-terrain vehicle has died in an accident.

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7-hour hearing set for bill expanding background checks

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A seven-hour hearing has been scheduled for a bill expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales.

State countersues family over Portland boy's 60-foot fall

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state filed a countersuit against the family of a Portland boy who fell 60 feet in Silver Park Falls State Park and is suing for up to $875,000.

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No federal protection for Nev., Calif. sage grouse

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Interior Department will not order Endangered Species Act protection for a type of sage grouse found only in California and Nevada.

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FAA: Report of laser pointed at Ore. airplane; no one hurt

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says investigators are looking into reports that a laser was pointed at an airplane near a suburban Portland airport.


Ky. students biking West Coast to build Habitat house

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A couple of University of Louisville students are hitting the road to find the remaining money needed to build the first completely student-funded Habitat for Humanity house in Louisville.

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Drought emergencies in Baker, Wheeler counties

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared drought emergencies in two more counties — Baker and Wheeler — due to drought, low snowpack levels and low water conditions.


Man gets 10 years in fatal Oregon City stabbing

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Oregon City man to 10 years in prison in a fatal stabbing.

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Fire crews battle blaze at condo structure near Mount Hood

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters from around Clackamas County have responded to fight a stubborn blaze at a three-story Government Camp condominium structure near Mount Hood.

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Watch sage grouse strut dance, live online

The greater sage-grouse's strutting dance is one of North America's defining wildlife spectacles, and one that few Americans have ever seen - until now.


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