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Corps will disclose pollutants released by dams in historic deal

The eight dams affected by the settlement are the Bonneville, the John Day, The Dalles and McNary in Oregon and the Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite in Washington state.

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Woman accused of killing one daughter, cutting other

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman going through a divorce and custody battle is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and severely cutting her teenage daughter at a popular inn on the northern Oregon coast, a crime that shocked tourists and residents.

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Mom accused of killing daughter to be arraigned

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter at an Oregon coastal inn goes to court Monday.

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Jessica Smith in custody on aggravated murder charge, police say

UPDATE: Jessica Smith has been arrested, will be charged with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder. CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Jessica Smith, 40, of Goldendale, Washington, the mother of a toddler found dead and teen girl found seriously injured in a room at a coastal Oregon resort is now wanted on suspicion of murder, authorities searching for the woman said Sunday.

Girl gets $1.2M settlement over Wash. school shooting

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The family of a girl who was critically wounded two years ago when a gun went off inside a classmate's backpack a

Owner of Everett bikini barista stands convicted

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of two bikini barista stands in Everett has been convicted of sexually exploiting a minor.

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Woodworker's camp wagon built on memories

Shepherds wagon designed from memories of an abandoned Gypsy wagon

Oregon releases 2015 health insurance plan rates

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will see a much tighter range of premium prices in 2015 for individual and small employer health insurance plans, according to new rates announced Friday by state regulators.

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Artful Wright house right for art

SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) — People who appreciate inviting, glass-framed living rooms, subtle red concrete floors and custom fretwork see Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House as a piece of art. Wright, however, envisioned the two-story residence as a place for art.

18-year-old apparently drowns in Willamette River

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man who apparently drowned at a riverfront park in Portland was a poor swimmer who wasn't wearing a life jacket.

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Fires force evacuations in West Coast states

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes.

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Infant found dead at Oregon resort; Goldendale woman sought

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday, and police were searching for their mother.

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Camp teaches students about sales, loans, charity

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Andrew Gottlieb and his business partners determined they would need money to start their small business.

Agency OKs gas exports from proposed LNG terminal

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has conditionally authorized a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal at Warrenton to export to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States.

Man jumps off Coos Bay bridge, dies during attempted arrest

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — The Coos County major crimes team is investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who jumped off a bridge Thursday as a sheriff's deputy was attempting to arrest him.


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