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Repeat hair-snipper pleads guilty to doing it again

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man previously convicted for cutting women's hair while riding on transit buses has pleaded guilty to snipping another woman's hair as she waited in a checkout line at an Oregon City discount store.

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Canby man pleads guilty to aggravated murder in pot robbery

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and first-degree robbery in the 2014 death of a Grants Pass man in a marijuana robbery scheme.

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New Oregon rule restricts use of bee-killing products

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new Oregon state rule bans the use of four types of bee-killing insecticides on certain trees.

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ODFW set to collar, GPS track 500 deer in S. Blue Mtns.

Data from 500 GPS radio collars will soon replace an older population model and conventional wisdom about mule deer in the southern Blue Mountains.

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Parents say school drops cardboard screen for punishment

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon school that was the focus of outrage on Facebook over the tardiness punishment given to a 6-year-old boy says it won't be doing that again.

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DHS showdown: Merkley urges House to 'pass clean bill'

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the following statement Friday after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security for several weeks.

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Despite West Coast deal, Portland container terminal hurting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The settlement of contract negotiations at West Coast ports didn't resolve the union-management differences that are hurting the container business at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6.

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Oregon AG: State to defer to feds on Kitzhaber-Hayes investigation

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Friday that, at the request of federal authorities, she will temporarily defer the Oregon Department of Justice’s investigation into allegations against former Governor John Kitzhaber and fiancee Cylvia Hayes.

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Oregon House votes to dissolve Cover Oregon

The Oregon House voted Friday to abolish Cover Oregon as a public corporation and transfer management of the state’s health insurance exchange to the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

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OLCC urges separate medical, recreational pot sales

Recreational and medical marijuana should not be sold at the same retail outlets unless both products are tracked and tested in the same way, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Friday in a message to the Oregon Legislature.

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