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Priest escapes jail time in attempted luring case

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car while she was walking home in Vancouver has avoided additional jail time in the case.

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Harney sheriff: Contrary stories in Portland police chief shooting

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Harney County sheriff says when he first heard about an April 21 hunting accident in which a man was shot, he was told the wound was self-inflicted.

Lawyer to court: Dismiss conspiracy charges in refuge case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A defense lawyer in the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation case argues a federal conspiracy charge leveled against over two dozen people is constitutionally vague, could threaten free speech and should be dismissed.

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'Gigantic' corporate tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — This November, Oregon voters could decide on a $2.8 billion annual tax hike on large corporations as a way to boost funding for public services such as education and health care.

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Man shot by police officer in Oregon City identified

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police have identified the officers and man involved in a fatal shooting Saturday in Oregon City.

Malheur sheriff warns Owyhee proposal could trigger standoff

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Sparks flew during a hearing in the state Capitol on a proposal to turn 2.5 million acres of canyonlands in southeastern Oregon into a federally protected monument.

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Fatal log truck crash closes Sunset Highway near Banks

BANKS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Transportation says a fatal log truck crash closed Highway 26 early Monday morning, near the intersection with Highway 47. Authorities say at least one person died in the crash.


Mushroom hunting heating up in wake of Northwest wildfires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — From flames come fungi.

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Oregon officials clamp down on lead in Portland air

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a significant turnaround, Oregon officials are clamping down on lead in Portland's air.


New Marine Life Center on Oregon Coast opens

SEATTLE (AP) — The new Marine Life Center on the Oregon Coast is part museum, part aquarium, part learning lab and part gallery. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held over the weekend at the new attraction at the mouth of Coos Bay.


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