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Oregon Medicaid limits costly hepatitis drug

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.


Portland flushes outdoor toilet business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland is out of the business of selling outdoor potties, but it will still get a cut of the revenue from the solar-powered bathrooms city workers developed.

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Lightning continues to spark wildfires in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lightning continues to spark wildfires in Oregon, including two new large fires in the southwest and central parts of the state.


Fire eases as it approaches Yosemite sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park officials say the section of a wildfire burning two miles from a grove of treasured giant sequoia groves has died down, though it is closer to the grove than initially estimated.


Homeless woman dies outside Albany shelter

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A woman who was found dead near an Albany homeless shelter died of natural causes.

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Update: Wilderness camp walkaway found OK

Searchers on horseback Thursday morning found an Illinois teen who walked away without shoes from a remote wilderness camp in northern Lake County more than 24 hours earlier, officials said.


Predicting Northwest quakes just got tougher

Nearly forgotten research from decades ago complicates the task of quantifying earthquake hazards in the Pacific Northwest, according to a new report from scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Washington and other universities.


Eugene twins accused of child pornography jailed

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene twin brothers Jody and Jacky Allard have been returned from Colorado where they were arrested in May as fugitives. The two 42-year-olds were lodged Wednesday in the Lane County Jail on felony child pornography charges.


Sidewalk skateboard crackdown in downtown Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police plan a crackdown Thursday afternoon on bicyclist and skateboarders riding on sidewalks in downtown Portland.


Fire burns wood pellet business in Banks

BANKS, Oregon (AP) — A two-alarm fire has damaged the West Oregon Wood Products business in Banks, which makes pellets for wood stoves.


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