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Openly bisexual woman to become Oregon's next governor

Portland - The governor of the U.S. state of Oregon resigned under pressure Friday, faced with new revelations in a widening political influence scandal involving his fiancee.

Dirty milky rain falls over Washington and Oregon

Residents of Washington and Oregon are cleaning up a strange white milky residue that fell from the sky during the last rain storm.

Hat-stealing owl attacks joggers

Salem - An owl in the city of Salem, Oregon is reportedly swooping down on unsuspecting early-morning joggers and grabbing their hats, according to state officials.

Cat receives breath of life after fire destroys home in Oregon

Prineville - With flames crackling in the windows of an Oregon home and time growing short, firefighters battled the blaze and struggled to save three dogs and a cat trapped in the home.

Terminal California woman who sought right to die does it her way

Portland - A terminally ill Northern California newlywed who went public about her desire to choose the time and place of her death has died after taking a prescribed fatal dose of medication.

Weed man charged with starting Northern California wildfire

Weed - A 24-year-old Northern California man was arrested and charged Saturday with starting the Boles fire that burned through the tiny lumber town of Weed, destroying more than 150 homes.

Indigenous Peoples' Day replaces Columbus Day in Seattle

Seattle - Generations of youngsters in the U.S. grew up knowing Columbus discovered America. Celebrating the Italian explorer's discovery on October 12, 1492 became a celebration of Italian heritage, even though we later learned he didn't discover America at all.

Oregon authorities warn of toxic algae in Willamette River

Portland - After a blue-green film was discovered on the surface of the Willamette River earlier this past week, health officials in Oregon have now confirmed the culprit to be Microcystis aeruginosa, a toxic algae dangerous to humans and animals.

Terrier found nearly 3,000 miles from home is homeward bound

Tualatin - After traveling thousands of miles on a journey that resembles something out of a Walt Disney movie, a Pennsylvania dog is finally headed home to be reunited with her owner.

Organizations demand trained interpreters for deaf Oregon inmates

Last Monday, three organizations filed a letter to the Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC), Colette S. Peters on behalf of deaf inmates in Oregon.

Woman sparks 51,000 acre wildfire to help bored firefighters

An Oregon women admitted tossing a lit firework out of a car last summer because her firefighter friends were bored and needed some work.

Oregon proposes smoking ban along entire coastline

Salem - Authorities with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department have called for a ban across 362 miles of coastline. The ban would include 224 state parks as well.

Wildfire backdrop makes for amazing wedding photos (Video)

Bend - Michael and April Wolber had picked out the perfect spot for their wedding at Rock Springs Ranch in Oregon and couldn't wait to celebrate with family and friends. Only problem was, a wildfire had different ideas.

Dozens wed after judge strikes down Oregon same-sex marriage ban

Portland - Dozens of Oregon same-sex couples rushed to marry on Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Op-Ed: Clay Aiken, politician to be

During the 11th grade I was "selected" (really my parents paid for the right) to participate in a "leadership conference" in Washington D.C.

Tiny Oregon Chub is the first fish taken off the endangered list

Corvallis - A small Oregon backwater minnow has been taken off the endangered list and takes its place as the first fish to ever do so, announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Oregon fugitive caught in Montana after 15-year manhunt

On Friday police said that an Oregon fugitive, who faked his death, was arrested in Montana after being on the run for 15 years.

Lottery ticket turns into $17,500 tip for Oregon bartender

Springfield - Aurora Kephart will never receive such a tip again. The Springfield, Oregon, bartender plans to save some of the $17,505 from two lottery tickets and also to buy a couch. She gave some of the money back to her customer.

Wine Country Oregon offers alternative to Napa Valley Special

When most people think about wine in the United States, they associate it with Napa Valley in California. But Oregon is making its own waves in wine at the many wine tasting stores and restaurants in the McMinnville – Carlton, Oregon region.

Op-Ed: Is your summer BBQ missing something? Try serving cheese fondue Special

San Francisco - Summertime is a time for backyard barbecues and easy-to-make foods that please gatherings on warm evenings when being outside is best. Is your BBQ in need of a little something more than burgers and hot dogs?

Oregon Governor signs bill for overdose prevention programs

On Thursday, January 6th, Oregon Governor, John Kitzhaber, signed SB 384 A into law. The bill requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish rules for training programs that will instruct individuals on "lifesaving treatments for opiate overdose."

Oregon man threatens bombing due to missing letter 'd' on signage

A man in Salem, Ore. appears upset about a sign outside the Teacher Standards and Practices Comm. office. He walked into the office today with a pressure cooker bomb, wires sticking out, and said he tried to blow the sign up because it was misspelled.

Op-Ed: 'Racial profile,' white male allegedly plans Oregon school attack

Albany - Grant Alan Acord, 17, was arrested Saturday, for allegedly building bombs with the intent of blowing up West Albany High School. He is a junior at the school and was inspired by the Columbine massacre, authorities say.

Judge jails juror for texting during trial

Salem - An Oregon judge sent a 26-year-old juror to jail for texting during a trial. After explaining to jurors cellphones were not allowed, one juror disobeyed the rule.

Oregon set to ban GM salmon and mandate GMO labeling

People all across the United States are demanding that foods are properly identified, and the state of Oregon is no exception

Unseen dangers from the Japanese tsunami may linger for decades

The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.

Coast Range residents want hatchery steelhead in local streams Special

Deadwood - It was a classic example of participatory democracy in action: volunteer organizers of a public meeting at the Mapleton Lions Club expected a large crowd to show up, so they set out about 100 chairs in the building’s auditorium. They needed more.

Three killed in shooting at Portland, Oregon shopping mall

Portland - A gunman opened fire on a crowd doing their Christmas shopping in a mall at 11900 Southeast 82nd Ave., Portland, Tuesday, killing two people and wounding a third before apparently killing himself. The incident happened at about 3: 20 p.m.local time.

White supremacist couple indicted on murder charges

Portland - A federal grand jury in Portland indicted a militant white supremacist couple on murder charges this past Thursday after the pair allegedly unleashed a wave of terror across the Pacific Northwest region that left four dead last fall.

Video: Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland (update)

Oakland - A rally and occupation action for accused whistleblower Bradley Manning was held at President Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland and Portland on August 16. 12 people were arrested. Updated with photos.
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This grand hotel stands out as a historical landmark in Baker  Oregon
This grand hotel stands out as a historical landmark in Baker, Oregon
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This is a convenience store in Baker, Oregon, the kind where people stop and ask questions and purchase necessary items for their travels.
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These beautiful buildings, homes that wind up the hill, with a sweeping view beyond are part of the legacy of the small town of La Grande, Oregon yet stand in contrast to its simpler neighborhoods.
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The scene here at a bar in Gresham, Oregon is not unlike the scenes in the movie Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges.
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This male wolf from the Wenaha pack was fitted with a radio collar on August 4, 2010.
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Tent camping sites, Charleston, Oregon
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La Grande, Oregon retains the history of the old pioneer settlements in its libraries and bookstores, as the old downtown section continues to retain its traditional look and feel.
City hall in La Grande  Oregon represents the justice concerns of the people.
City hall in La Grande, Oregon represents the justice concerns of the people.
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A viaduct, before the old freeway came, crossed over the railroad dividing the town, bringing joy to children who rode bicycles down the hill.
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Carlton, Oregon offers wine along with a vibrant lifestyle mixed with small town living residents love sharing with visitors.
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Fan malfunction during televised Knicks/Portland game.
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This historic grade school, built in 1906, is attended by many of the town's children, part of the safety and small town ambiance of La Grande, Oregon.
Occupy Portland is a peaceful protest that began on October 6  2011 in downtown Portland  Oregon. It...
Occupy Portland is a peaceful protest that began on October 6, 2011 in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is based on the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City on September 17, 2011.
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The Granada Theater still stands on the main street of town, more years than six decades, all lit up at night, playing Alice in Wonderland, the kind of theater that brings enchantment into children's lives.
Baker is a historical place  built by those who wanted change  but now resisting it.
Baker is a historical place, built by those who wanted change, but now resisting it.
This is the grand  historical hotel in Baker  Oregon  home of one of the most prominent repositories...
This is the grand, historical hotel in Baker, Oregon, home of one of the most prominent repositories of history related to the Lewis and Clark expedition.
A smoking ban is part of a proposed initiative to clean up Oregon beaches.
A smoking ban is part of a proposed initiative to clean up Oregon beaches.
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This motel manager in La Grande, Oregon has found happiness as an ethnic minority in a small town in Eastern Oregon.