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Portland mayor suspends city-funded travel to Indiana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Charlie Hales says Portland's government is joining the reaction against an Indiana law aimed at preventing government from compelling people to do things they object to, such as catering gay weddings.

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Clark County, Wash., jail inmate dead in apparent suicide

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County sheriff's office says an inmate found unresponsive late Monday afternoon in his Vancouver, Washington, jail cell apparently killed himself.

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Oregon Zoo elephant Rama euthanized; loved to paint

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Zoo officials in Portland say they have euthanized a 31-year-old elephant known for his enthusiasm for painting. They decided Rama was in too much pain from an old leg injury.

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Brief lockdown at Vancouver, Wash., school; teen in custody

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An elementary school in east Vancouver, Washington, was locked down for about two hours Monday while police searched for a person reported as having a gun in his waistband.

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OSP trooper rescues woman, 81, from E. Oregon house fire

SUMPTER, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a fish and wildlife trooper managed to rescue a disabled 81-year-old woman from a burning house in eastern Oregon.

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Eugene: Officer fatally shoots reportedly suicidal man

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene, Oregon, police spokeswoman says an officer has fatally shot a reportedly suicidal man.

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Oregon House panel considers bill banning racial profiling

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon House lawmakers are considering legislation that defines and bans racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.

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Project means more Hwy. 26 delays over Mt. Hood

Construction will delay travelers over Mt. Hood on U.S. Highway 26 with congestion, one-hour road closures, 20-minute traffic stops and increased truck traffic west of Government Camp, ODOT said Monday. The project will take place April through October in 2015 and 2016.

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Publication bias, 'spin' raise anxiety drug questions

A new analysis involving Oregon researchers and reported in JAMA Psychiatry raises serious questions about the increasingly common use of second-generation antidepressant drugs to treat anxiety disorders.

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OLCC signs contract for online marijuana licensing

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Monday it has signed an agreement to build the online application necessary to handle requests for commercial recreational marijuana business licenses.

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