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Eugene man gets 5 years

EUGENE (AP) — A man who taught for 16 years at a Eugene school and was president of the Sheldon Babe Ruth league was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

Clemency granted

President Barack Obama has granted clemency to 20 people, including two from Oregon.

Body of missing man found in Wasco County

The remains of a Portland man were found Monday about one mile from his vehicle in Mosier and Wasco County Chief Deputy Lane Magill said there was no evidence of foul play. Magill said Joseph Sizemore, 42, had been reported missing by his family on Sept. 7.

Police arrest suspect in shooting near Portland school

Four wounded at Portland HS

Confluence nets a $500,000 grant

New funding will be used to build an elevated walkway

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Tagger sought

PURPLE PAINT with the letters “TRN” was sprayed last weekend on the interpretive sign at Rowena Crest and a nearby stone wall. A Facebook conversation was initiated about the possible identity of the tagger, believed to be a local teen, and that information was turned over to the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Youth sexuality conference under fire

Huffman calls for House inquiry into lesson plans

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Trail closure

The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday that a landslide has led to the indefinite closure of Larch Mountain Trail No. 441 near Multnomah Falls Lodge from Benson Bridge to the junction of the No. 400 trail.

Wash. to sue over tank vapors

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington plans to sue the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor to protect workers from hazardous vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday.

Rural economies still struggling

Some rural areas yet to recover from economic downturn

Home construction fell last month

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.

Oregon adds 9,900 jobs in October

SALEM — Oregon employers went on a hiring spree this fall, adding nearly 10,000 jobs in October and producing the largest one-month gain in nearly two decades, the state Employment Department said Tuesday.

Court asked to end GMO ban

MEDFORD (AP) — Two southern Oregon farms are asking a court to end Jackson County’s voter-approved ban on genetically modified crops or force the county to pay the farms $4.2 million.

Wind farm sues to block release of bird-death data

Company seeks to keep information from press

Plan for Painted Hills wilderness wins broad support

BEND (AP) — A proposed federal wilderness area encircling Oregon's Painted Hills has won the backing of local leaders, but a lot more needs to happen for it to be created. The Wheeler County Court and the city of Mitchell recently voted to support the Sutton Mountain Wilderness. The federal designation of a wilderness, however, requires an act of Congress and approval by the president.

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