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Sen. Wyden speaks on Senate floor on Planned Parenthood measure

Wyden, Merkley oppose Planned Parenthood defunding

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., spoke on the Senate floor before Monday's vote in which the Senate rejected removing federal funding for Planned Parenthood, an organization that the senator said provides many vital women’s health services.

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Oregon confident of meeting president's carbon goals

GRANTS PASS, Oe. (AP) — State officials say Oregon is in good shape to meet the lower carbon emissions goals for power plants set by President Obama's new plan for combating climate change.


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Inmate escapes Portland prison by breaking door, window

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Corrections says an inmate who escaped from a Portland prison did so by breaking a kitchen door and window.


Man without pants arrested for trespassing in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Corvallis police arrested a man who they say tried to enter a woman's home wearing only a shirt.


Watermelon seed-spitting competition returns to Portland

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Lawmakers from northern Oregon's east and west sides spat seeds from Hermiston watermelons in a competition aimed at promoting the city and its agriculture.

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Cooler temperatures aid firefighters in SW Oregon

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Cool and cloudy weather is helping firefighters make progress on two wildfires in the foothills of the Cascades of southwestern Oregon. Smoke continues to choke communities to the south in the Rogue Valley.

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Dallas, Ore., asks residents to voluntarily curb water use

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Residents near the Rickreall Creek in northwest Oregon are being asked to voluntarily reduce water use to benefit neighbors downstream.


U of O raises record amount toward $2 billion goal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new president is leading a $2 billion capital fundraising effort at the University of Oregon on the heels of a record-breaking year for donations.


Fire rips through 2-story Tualatin home

TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — A home in Tualatin was up in flames as about 50 firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze that had broken out near the back of the house.


Oregon State Fair recruiting 400 workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Fair is looking to hire 400 workers.


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