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WWII plane found near Oregon coast

PORTLAND – Loggers working near the Oregon coast discovered the wreckage of a World War II-era warplane in woods not far from a naval air station decommissioned in 1948, military …


Oregon plagued by steelhead

Biologists are urging anglers to catch and keep a larger portion of the huge bounty of steelhead expected to continue pouring into Oregon Coast rivers for the next week or …


It’s coming up roses for Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — It was billed as a Civil War for the ages, the biggest of all of them. It might have been the best.


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Unemployment soaring in Bend

BEND, Ore. – Cessna Aircraft Co. announced plans Wednesday to close a manufacturing plant in Bend that it bought nearly 18 months ago for $26 million, its hopes for a …


Court allows sea lion trapping

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A federal appeals court has refused to block plans to start trapping and killing sea lions that eat endangered salmon at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia …


New strain of fungus found in Oregon

PORTLAND – A new and potentially fatal strain of an airborne fungus, related to one that killed several people on Canada’s Vancouver Island, has turned up in Oregon and researchers …


‘Waldorf of the West’ goes out of business

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The Columbia Gorge Hotel was built in 1921 as the “Waldorf of the West” and housed the likes of Rudolph Valentino, Shirley Temple, Calvin Coolidge and …


Peruvian shooting victim remembered at memorial

WHITE SALMON, Wash. – A foreign exchange student killed during a shooting spree in Portland, was remembered as a kind and curious young woman – eager to learn about life …


Removal of sea lions to resume

PORTLAND – A federal judge Thursday denied a request by the Humane Society of the United States for a stay of his order allowing three Western states to resume capturing …


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Victim’s father wants ‘kids to live their lives’

PORTLAND – A foreign exchange student critically wounded in a downtown shooting rampage is expected to live, and her parents say they want her to complete her experience of studying …


Shooter left note, but no motive

PORTLAND – The man suspected of shooting nine people and himself outside a Portland nightspot left a note in which he bequeathed his car and PlayStation 3 to a roommate …


Two killed outside Portland club

PORTLAND – A gunman opened fire outside an under-21 nightclub in Portland, killing two girls and wounding seven other people before shooting himself in what police say might be a …


Portland mayor apologizes, says he won’t resign

PORTLAND – Mayor Sam Adams said Sunday he will not resign despite calls for him to step down after admitting he lied about a sexual relationship with a teenager. “Tomorrow, …


Center trying to encourage bird romance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – It’s a birds and bees kind of question that confronts a Southern Oregon wildlife organization: How to encourage some rare birds displaced by natural disasters to …


Town’s only store closing up

ADAMS, Ore. – The bad economy has claimed all the business in a northeastern Oregon town – the Adams Store and Cafe. Owner Barbara Beamer said rising gasoline prices in …


Bird-watchers track famous eagle

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Jack Noller isn’t the kind of guy who spends his days stalking celebrities. But one sort of fell in his lap when he was photographing bald …


Oregon’s expanded bottle deposit law kicks in on Jan. 1

EUGENE, Ore. – Starting Jan. 1, Oregonians will have to cough up an extra nickel when they buy a bottle of water. Adding deposits for water containers is one of …


Police say man lit fire during fight

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Jackson County man is being held on bail of more than $1 million after he allegedly tried to burn his house down with his girlfriend, her …


Father, son plead not guilty in Ore. bank bombing

SALEM — A father and son accused of killing two Oregon law enforcement officers in a bank bombing have pleaded not guilty.


Portland’s snow ‘is over with’

PORTLAND – The winter weather that has already blanketed much of the state with snow delivered more of the same Thursday. But not too much more.


Portland greets rain with relief after big snarl

PORTLAND – Portlanders are finally getting winter weather they’re familiar with: rain, then a chance of rain, followed by rain. A snowstorm moved over northern Oregon on Christmas Eve morning, …


Two injured in roof collapse

PORTLAND – Two men were injured Wednesday when a piece of the partially collapsed building they were inspecting fell on them, the authorities said. The men, a structural engineer and …


Congregation moves forward after Oregon church fire

SHERIDAN, Ore. – Members of a historic church in Sheridan say they won’t be deterred from worship by the fire that ruined the United Methodist Church. “The spirit of the …


Man not snowbound after all; charges filed

LA PINE, Ore. – Authorities say Deschutes County deputies spent hours Tuesday searching for a man stuck in deep snow south of La Pine, only to learn later that his …


Suspect’s farmhouse yields explosives

SALEM – Investigators found explosives in the rural home of a 57-year-old man accused of killing two police officers in a bank blast last week, as well as items like …


Father of suspect arrested in bombing

JEFFERSON, Ore. – A 57-year-old man living on a rented farm in the Willamette Valley was arrested on Tuesday, suspected of helping build a bomb that his son is accused …


Police identify Oregon bank bomber

SALEM – A 32-year-old Salem man has been charged with murder and other crimes after a bomb explosion at an Oregon bank killed two law enforcement officers and critically injured …


Police arrest suspect in fatal Oregon bank bombing

PORTLAND – Authorities announced an arrest late Sunday in the Oregon bank bombing that killed two officers and critically injured the Woodburn police chief. They declined to release the suspect’s …