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Police seek painting stolen from Eugene

EUGENE — (AP) Eugene police detectives are attempting to find a stolen painting and reunite it with its owners, who transported the painting on its own paid-for airplane seat all the way from Vietnam.

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Nez Perce Trail gets another look

Forest Service invites comment on trail site

Judge tosses sneaker warning suit

PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon judge needed less than a half hour to dismiss a $100 million lawsuit filed by an imprisoned pimp who contended Nike should have included a consumer warning on the sneakers the man used to beat a prostitute’s customer.

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2010 bomb plot leads to a 30 year sentence

Portland man given 30 years

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Mount St. Helens dome-building eruption recalled

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Ten years ago, Mount St. Helens awoke from an 18-year geological slumber.

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

Temperatures drop in Oregon; some areas will see frost

PORTLAND (AP) — Some of the coolest temperatures of the season so far are expected this week in Oregon.

Amid charges of racism, fired OLCC worker gets job back

PORTLAND (AP) — An arbiter has ordered the state of Oregon to give back a job to an African-American who accused co-workers of throwing “Heil Hitler” salutes and leaving a noose at his workstation in the state liquor agency’s warehouse, The Oregonian reported Friday.

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Governor candidates clash over staff pay

SUNRIVER — Meeting his Republican challenger in their first televised debate Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber forcefully rebutted a charge by state Rep. Dennis Richardson that the governor pays women on his staff less than men.

Coyotes target roaming cats in Bend

BEND (AP) — A Bend resident who lost her cat is now posting warnings to other pet owners about coyotes. The message from Leila Thompson gives the same advice as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Don’t let your cats roam at night.

Unemployment claims fluctuate

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago.

Walden wins small Federation of Independent Business honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Walden received this award for his outstanding voting record in the U.S. House on behalf of Oregon small businesses.

Study: 95 percent of Oregonians now insured

PORTLAND — A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state’s expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults.

200 rally in HR on climate

About 200 people marched through downtown Hood River Sunday afternoon, chanting as part of a rally that was held to raise awareness about issues affecting climate change both globally and locally.

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Washington bigfoot believers not discouraged

SEATTLE — When you’re a Bigfoot believer in Washington state — for some, the epicenter for the creature — you don’t get discouraged.

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