Obama: 'You can come out of the shadows'

President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants.


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Oregon immigrants, activists celebrate Obama plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants who lack legal status and reside in Oregon could be eligible for protection from deportation and a federal permit to work legally under a plan announced by President Barack Obama.

Appeals court hears emergency contraceptives case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal appeals court judges challenged the state of Washington's decision to force a pharmacy to prescribe emergency contraceptives and also questioned the pharmacy owners' dedication to public health.


Custody case: Ore. man surrenders; daughter safe

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A McMinnville has surrendered in Ashland, a day after losing custody of his 7-year-old daughter but failing to give her to her mother,


2nd lawsuit planned over Hanford vapors

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A second group has announced its intention to file a lawsuit over the exposure of some Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers to harmful vapors.


Winter weather wreaks havoc across Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Winter storms were causing problems across the state on Thursday.


Ex-massage therapist guilty of inappropriate touching

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man accused by seven women of inappropriate touching in massage sessions has been convicted in Salem of sex abuse and invasion of personal privacy.


Groups call for closure of NW nuke plant

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Two Seattle-based groups are calling for the closure of the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant.

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Freezing rain in Columbia Gorge, NE Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The rain moving into the Northwest Thursday is falling as freezing rain in the Columbia River Gorge and other parts of eastern Oregon and Washington where temperatures have been below freezing for more than a week.


Linn County Jail inmate who died had infection

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — The Linn County sheriff's office says a woman who died in the jail Monday at Albany had a bacterial infection.


Oregon quarterback Mariota ticketed for speeding

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was ticketed by Oregon State Police for speeding 80 mph in a 55 mph zone on a highway about 12 miles west of Eugene.


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