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Black Lives Matter demonstrators enter Portland mall

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Demonstrators with the Black Lives Matter movement took their protest inside a Portland shopping mall.


Canal-clogging weed spreads as regulations slow removal

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An aquatic weed capable of clogging irrigation canals and other waterways is spreading along the Columbia River while the federal government is grappling with regulatory hurdles to remove it.

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Group on track to get term limits on Union County ballot

UNION, Ore. (AP) — A group in Union County says it is on track to meet the Feb. 17 deadline to collect more than 627 signatures supporting a ballot measure to limit commissioners' terms.

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Wallowa County holds public hearing on pot business ban

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) — Despite voting 2-to-1 against marijuana sales in 2014, residents of Wallowa County voiced strong opinions for both sides about a proposed ordinance to prohibit wholesale and retail marijuana operations in unincorporated areas of the county.


Biologists to use new system to track endangered suckers

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Biologists hope a new underwater monitoring system will be able to give them an idea of how endangered suckers are using Oregon's Link River.

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Feds extend comment period on plan to close areas to mining

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the agency's plan to withdraw 10 million acres of public lands from mining in six western states to protect greater sage grouse habitat.


S. Ore. firefighters rescue owl tangled in fishing line

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitation workers say a great horned owl is resting after becoming tangled in fishing line and being rescued by Oregon firefighters.


OSP: Archer killed deer out of season near Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — State police are trying to find an archer who killed a blacktail deer out of season near Grants Pass.

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Portland high school cancels dance over dirty dancing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Administrators at a Portland high school have canceled an upcoming winter dance because of concerns about dirty dancing.


Tests suggest Oregon crabbing could reopen soon

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say the levels of harmful domoic acid that closed South Coast crab fisheries are now falling, and crabbers could return within weeks.


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