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Ex-mayor accused of theft from Ore. senior center

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The treasurer of the Gold Beach Senior Center surrendered to authorities at the Curry County Jail after she was indicted on charges that she stole money from the organization.

Protesters who blocked coal shipment set for trial

Activist Ken Ward now lives in Oregon.

Five things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John Kitzhaber's cowboy boots and Senate candidate Monica Wehby's surgeon scrubs will be all over television. But here are five things you might now know about the upcoming election:

Girl, 9, dies, was trapped in sand at Oregon beach

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl trapped when a sand hole collapsed on her has died.

Guard shoots, kills inmate; Pendleton prison on lockdown

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Pendleton was shot and killed by a guard Friday while fighting in the yard.

Fire danger extends into the fall, foresters warn

The Oregon Department of Forestry contends that, whether it’s human nature or just wishful thinking, people tend to relax their guard against wildfire at the first signs of the seasonal transition into fall.

Cover Oregon consultant bills state about $600,000

PORTLAND (AP) — The turnaround expert hired to fix Cover Oregon has stayed longer than expected, did more than planned and has left behind a big bill.

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Warm Springs pupils get new school building

WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — New, beautiful schools tend to look a lot alike. There's the entrance with lots of windows, which invite not only light but also help enhance security. Classrooms are centered on open areas, where students can collaborate and move around, while Smart Boards and projectors have replaced chalk and dusty erasers.

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Officer shoots woman at Oregon gas station

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman was shot by police Thursday after pointing a replica handgun at them following a car chase, authorities said.

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Oregon spotted frog to be protected as threatened

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Twenty-three years after it was first proposed for protection by the Endangered Species Act, the Oregon spotted frog is being listed as a threatened species.

Environmental groups seek wolf rules

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday asked Gov. Jay Inslee to push for the creation of strict rules limiting when wolves can be killed in response to livestock depredations.

Swimmer found dead in central Oregon pond

ALFALFA, Ore. (AP) — The Deschutes County sheriff's office says a 66-year-old Bend, Oregon, man has been found dead in a central Oregon pond.

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Suspect arrested in shooting of Klamath deputy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a Klamath County sheriff's deputy in the face during a traffic stop was arrested Thursday after a nearly 18-hour manhunt, and the wounded deputy's condition has improved from critical to serious.

Van collides with Portland streetcar

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A police spokesman says a van driver who reports that his brakes failed has collided with a northbound streetcar in downtown Portland. One person aboard the streetcar reported an injury.

Note left for sex assault victim leads to arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an apology note with a phone number left outside the door of an Oregon sexual assault victim has led to a man's arrest.

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