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The Dalles could attract pot grows

GRANTS PASS — It will be nearly two years before Oregonians can drop by the corner marijuana store to pick up some bud for the weekend, but growers are already gearing up to meet the increased demand of the coming Green Rush.

Escaped Goldendale inmate captured in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a jail in Goldendale, Washington, has been captured in Portland, Oregon.

More are targeted by PUD scam

Local businesses seem to be the focus

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HR woman accused of killing son

Mother reportedly threw child off bridge

State ballot count is low, six days to go

One in five Oregonians have voted

Six Oregon hospital groups prep for Ebola, if needed

PORTLAND — Oregon health officials have designated six hospital systems as the go-to centers for treatment in case a person in the state is suspected of having Ebola or is diagnosed with the disease.

Fatal crash puts cable barriers on fast track

ALBANY (AP) —  In the wake of Thursday’s fatal crossover crash on Interstate 5 near Albany, the Oregon Department of Transportation hopes to begin construction on cable barriers through Linn County, and in Salem, in mid-November, according to an agency spokesman.

Prosecutors: Mom high when child died

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 23-year-old woman was high on marijuana when she fled an apartment fire in Keizer, leaving her 4-year-old son inside.

Name a state trail

The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) invites trail users to nominate additions to the state’s network of non-motorized trails.

Oregon tests per-mile tax

SALEM (AP) — Oregon will test a new road tax option that would charge drivers for each mile they travel, instead of the tax now added when filling up at the pump.

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Washington student kills one, shoots 4

UPDATED Student gunman was a homecoming prince

Fight beetles, save trees

The five-spined Ips bark beetle continues to rampage through Columbia Gorge-area ponderosa pines, killing many in a distinctive pattern of reddened tree tops. What’s expected for our pine trees? And is there any help for area homeowners with dying pines?

Wash. man, 80, dies in I-84 wreck in E. Oregon

BOARDMAN (AP) — Oregon State Police say an 80-year-old Washington state man is dead after a multi-vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Boardman.

Goat droppings blamed for Oregon E. coli death

PORTLAND — The parents of a Lincoln County girl who died last month of E. coli bacteria say public health officials suspect the 4-year-old was infected by droppings from the family's goat. But Rachel Profitt told The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/1w6ZXAW) lab tests have not been conclusive and the investigation continues into the death of her daughter Serena.

Beachgoers form human chain to rescue swimmer

PORTLAND — Beachgoers in Oregon pulled a struggling swimmer to shore by forming a human chain after she and seven others were stranded on a rocky outcropping during high tide.

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