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Hospice care for man hit while trying to help victim

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A southwest Washington man accused of causing a sequence of injury collisions on Interstate 205, then driving away, has been ordered held on $200,000 bail while one of the injured has been moved to hospice care.

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ID theft suspect found hiding in clothes dryer

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Here's one takeaway from the Cowlitz County sheriff's office account of a woman's arrest: hiding in a clothes dryer may not be a successful strategy.

Feds charge 3 in Portland-area hash oil explosions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Portland have charged three men this week in two separate explosions tied to the dangerous practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana.

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Site, backup picked for new Multnomah County Courthouse

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County commissioners have chosen their preferred site for a new courthouse in downtown Portland — and a backup site.

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Kitzhaber picks Lynne Saxton to head health agency

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has nominated Lynne Saxton to head the Oregon Health Authority.

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Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 months

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Uber says it's suspending operations in Portland, Oregon, for three months to work out its differences with city officials, less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app's launch was greeted with a lawsuit.

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Former mental hospital in Pendleton to be razed

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Plans are underway in Pendleton to raze the Blue Mountain Recovery Center, a state mental hospital that was closed in March.

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Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.

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Governor proposes capital gains tax for Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The governor is proposing a new capital gains tax to help address a projected state budget gap of more than $2 billion over the next two-year budget cycle.

Teen admits killing 2 at E. Oregon hunting cabin

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A defense lawyer says a 15-year-old boy who shot and killed his foster father and another man at a hunting cabin in northeastern Oregon never meant to kill anyone.

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