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Robbery suspect wounded, arrested in Eugene

EUGENE — Passers-by helped subdue a man Saturday afternoon after he allegedly tried to rob an armored truck and was shot multiple times by one of the truck’s guards in front of the Albertsons supermarket at 55 Division Ave. in Eugene’s Santa Clara Square.

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It’s gone.’ Community copes with deadly mudslide

OSO, Wash. — First there was a “whoosh.” Elaine Young said she thought it might be a chimney fire, a rush of air that lasted about 45 seconds. But when she stepped outside there was ominous silence. Something felt very, very wrong.

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Hidden gem: Oregon’s Niagara Falls are spectacular

Few people have even heard of this spectacular Siuslaw Forest hideaway

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Elk research under way at Fort Clatsop on Oregon coast

Herds benefit park ecology and story

Wash. demands pumping of Hanford tank

Officials say it’s clear Energy Dept. not timely

Save a life over spring break

Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Transportation urge all drivers to drive safely and save lives during the spring break period, March 22-30.

Gov. John Kitzhaber seeks Cover Oregon shake-up

SALEM — Oregon’s Gov. John Kitzhaber asked for a shake-up of Cover Oregon’s top leadership Thursday after an independent investigation found that state managers had repeatedly failed to heed reports about problems that prevented the online health insurance exchange from launching on time.

Court: Suspects can be ordered to take meds

PORTLAND — State judges can force defendants to take medication against their will so they can stand trial, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Anomalies sought in Seattle crash

SEATTLE — The challenge of determining what caused a fatal helicopter crash near the Space Needle that killed two men on board and burned a third on the ground is complicated by the fire that charred much of the wreckage, a federal investigator says.

Hood River County sets pot dispensary hearing

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will be seeking the public’s input next month on whether or not it should temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop in the county’s unincorporated areas.

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Oregon AG will implement gay marriage if ban fails

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon’s attorney general told a federal court Tuesday why she believes the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages violates the federal constitutional rights of homosexual couples.

Oregon jobless rate continues slow decline

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon’s jobless rate continues to inch down, falling under 7 percent last month.

High tech workers more in demand at lumber mills

ROSEBURG (AP) — Jobs in southern Oregon lumber mills go increasingly these days to people with college degrees, a change in a region where young people used to make a good living in the timber business right out of high school.

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Two die in news helicopter crashes

SEATTLE — A news helicopter crashed into a city street near Seattle’s Space Needle on Tuesday, killing two people, critically injuring a person in a car on the ground and sending plumes of black smoke over the city during the morning rush hour.

State won’t release Salem child bone cancer study

SALEM (AP) — In a reversal, the Oregon Health Authority now says it won’t release the results of a statewide analysis of bone cancer cases.


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