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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.

Oregon AG asks lawmakers for elder abuse prosecutor

Ten organizations wrote letters or testified Monday before the Subcommittee on Public Safety of the Oregon Legislature’s Committee on Ways and Means in support of funding for the state's first statewide Elder Abuse Resource Prosecutor.

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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.


Brookings man among those honored as Carnegie Heroes

Winners of Carnegie Hero medals to be formally announced Tuesday:

Briton pleads guilty in NYC to trying to set up Bly terror camp

NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan.

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Newberg police: 4 cars torched in a day

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Police in Newberg say four cars were torched Sunday, and they're looking for clues that could lead them to a suspect.

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Audit: Oregon IT projects need more oversight

The state of Oregon has taken positive steps to ensure the success of major information technology projects, but further action is needed, according to a new state audit announced Monday.

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More truck traffic reported on US 97 at southern border

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Southern Oregon has a sign of economic recovery: Lots more big rigs at the weigh scales on Highway 97 near the border with California.


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