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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.


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.


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.


Site narrows for new Multnomah County Courthouse

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County commissioners are expected to vote Thursday on a preferred site and a backup site for a new courthouse in downtown Portland.


Increased charges in Springfield hit-and-run

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Additional charges of manslaughter and intoxicated driving have been filed against the driver accused of hitting a man in Springfield and carrying him on top of her car for 11 blocks.


Seattle charter school placed on probation

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's first charter school has been placed on probation for not meeting all the requirements of its charter.


9 years for wrong-way fatal crash in Longview

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — A 33-year-old Portland woman was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison for a drunken, wrong-way crash in Longview that killed a man and injured seven other people.


Lab tests: Pesticide killed Portland crows

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A wildlife official says lab tests have confirmed that a pesticide killed more than two dozen crows found in downtown Portland, but investigators still can't say whether the birds were poisoned intentionally.


Gunfire damages BPA insulators, reward offered

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Bonneville Power Administration says people shooting at its high-voltage power line near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the Tacoma, Washington, area have damaged power line insulators. The agency is offering a maximum $25,000 reward for tips leading to those involved.


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