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Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

SEATTLE — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership. A Boy Scouts attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last week that it no longer could host troops under the Boy Scouts name.

Portland K-9 shooting suspects have local ties

Shoot-out in Portland ends with injured officer, dead K-9 partner

Oregon ranchers kill 500-lb black bear

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Ranchers in south-central Oregon have legally killed a nearly 500-pound black bear after one of their heifers was killed by a bear and the giant animal was found in the family’s cattle herd.

New judge takes seat in federal court in Eugene

EUGENE (AP) — Oregon’s newest federal judge was officially installed in a ceremony Monday at the Courthouse in Eugene. Michael McShane was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed last year by the Senate. He was previously a judge for Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Mortuary error leads to body mix-up

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — A funeral home worker’s failure to immediately attach ID bracelets to the bodies of two men who died at the same hospice caused the mix-up that led to one man’s body ending up in a casket at the other man’s funeral, a Washington state agency said Monday.

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Oregon mine illustrates problems with national law

RIDDLE — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation’s primary mining law.

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Audit questions $17 million Wash. spent on bridge proposal

THE WASHINGTON State auditor’s office questions $17 million of the $188 million the state spent on plans to build a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River before the project was aborted.

County backs off deportation holds

HILLSBORO (AP) — The Washington County sheriff’s office says it will no longer hold people for possible deportation.

Wash. man chases his stolen truck

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — The Grant County, Wash., sheriff says a man who spotted his own stolen truck and started following it helped officers recover two stolen vehicles and make two arrests.

School district told to pay $1.3M in stabbing case

SEATTLE (AP) — Jurors have told the Snohomish School District to pay $1.3 million for negligence in failing to protect two high school girls stabbed in 2011 by a mentally disturbed classmate.

Oregon appeals court affirms dogs are property

PORTLAND (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a Portland-area woman found guilty of starving her dog.

Leash to be recognized for Landmark efforts

SALEM — Doug Leash of The Dalles is among some of the some of the volunteers from throughout Oregon will be recognized as outstanding for their hard work and achievements at the April 24 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon.

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Vet with one leg to run Boston Marathon

Diagnosis doesn’t stop Lychik from running

Wolf panel moves forward

Wasco County prepares to deal with livestock losses

Bodies found in Columbia, Willamette near Portland

PORTLAND, (AP) — A Multnomah County sheriff’s spokesman says river patrol deputies responding to a report April 14 of a body in the Columbia River in the Portland area spotted another body floating mid-channel in the nearby Willamette River. The bodies — both adult men — have been recovered.

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