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9 counties sue Oregon over state's paid sick-leave law

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Nine counties are suing the state, claiming Oregon's new paid sick-leave law is an unfunded government mandate.

Fired Clatsop County clerk feels 'vindicated' by jury award

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A former Clatsop County clerk fired after two errors were discovered on the November 2014 ballot says she feels vindicated after a jury awarded her nearly $440,000 in damages in her lawsuit against the county.

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Two hikers rescued from shoreline of Crater Lake

Two hikers who illegally entered the caldera of Crater Lake were rescued Monday after they were stranded overnight on the shoreline of the nation's deepest lake, one seriously injured in a 250-foot fall, national park officials said.

Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town

DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — Residents of a small Idaho town are defending their community after receiving national attention over reports that a black high school football player was raped by three teammates.

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Idaho Falls Zoo welcomes baby Reeves's muntjac

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The newest resident of the Idaho Falls Zoo looks like a typical baby deer, but it barks like a dog and has fangs like a vampire.

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Idaho GOP convention to take place in Nampa

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican leaders will gather in Nampa next week for the Idaho GOP convention.

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Man faces attempted murder charge in Hood River assault

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A 41-year-old California man is facing charges of attempted murder and assault, after a citizen reported seeing what appeared to be a badly beaten woman being loaded into the back of an SUV.

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Ocean 'robot' to help identity toxic algae off Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — After a massive toxic algae bloom closed lucrative shellfish fisheries off the West Coast last year, scientists are turning to a new tool that could provide an early warning of future problems.

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Regulators to weigh proposed Vancouver oil terminal

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Both supporters and opponents of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver are preparing to face off in June in front of state regulators tasked with deciding the fate of the project.

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Campfire sparks wildfire near Gorge amphitheater

GEORGE, Wash. (AP) — Grant County officials say a weekend wildfire that burned within three miles of the Gorge Amphitheatre was started when a campfire got out of control.

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