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Oregon to draw on pot revenue

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers have decided to tap the popular medical marijuana program for an estimated $7 million to fund other health programs and reject a pile of …


Astoria proud to be oldest U.S. settlement west of Rockies

ASTORIA, Ore. – This coastal town, writer Calvin Trillin once said, “remains a place strongly marked by its history.” You can see that strolling along the waterfront, where every turnoff …


Huge crowd watches Oregon spring game

EUGENE, Ore. – Just a few months removed from the BCS championship, the Oregon Ducks played their spring game Saturday before a Pac-10 record crowd of more than 43,000. Heisman …


CdA rape suspect may be headed to Oregon

A rape suspect wanted by Coeur d’Alene police may be traveling to Florence, Ore., authorities announced Monday. Scott Patrick Giordano, 30, was reported to be in a 1973 GMC truck, …


Tsunami debris could wash ashore in Oregon

Some debris from the tsunami that hit Japan could be washing onto Oregon beaches in about a year.


Oregon coach Altman has a dilemma

Oregon coach Dana Altman says Creighton wouldn’t have been his first choice for an opponent in the College Basketball Invitational championship series. Altman had 11 straight 20-win seasons and seven …


Vandals will play at USF in CollegeInsider.com event

Former NCAA tournament darlings Northern Iowa and Valparaiso highlight the 24 teams selected to play in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Sunday. As previously announced, Idaho will play at San …


Oregon linebacker’s family has long history of championship wins

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – If Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews should need to seek any outside advice – or even any words of encouragement – before the national championship, he’s got a …


Nation’s top two offenses square off in BCS championship game

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Oregon has the fastest car. Auburn has the best driver. The college football season is a race to the finish. Don’t blink Monday night during the BCS …


Oregon sage grouse map to help steer development

A new map illustrating key sage grouse breeding habitat across the West is designed to help land managers make decisions about where to allow developments like wind power facilities or …


Ducks-Tigers for BCS title

EUGENE, Ore. – Change is coming to the national title game, though it has nothing to do with any of those BCS busters you heard about all season. Southeastern Conference …


Broncos poised to pass TCU

NEW YORK — Boise State has pushed closer to TCU in the latest BCS standings and seems primed to pass the Horned Frogs with one more big victory. Oregon and …


Wallowa Lake produces record kokanee

A lake near enterprise is producing kokanee — land-locked sockeye salmon — big enough to be prizes even for saltwater fishermen.


Clues emerging about wrecked WWII plane in Ore.

Officials investigating the wreckage of a World War II-era dive bomber found in the Oregon woods say at least three U.S. Navy planes of that type went down in that …


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.


GoGo Finder helps you fill up your spring, summer

Plenty of events, concerts and other diversions are awating you through the greater Northwest.


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 …


GoGoFinder helps keep you occupied

Looking for something to do, anything to do? Then enjoy our GoGoFinder, Awayfinder’s exclusive activity guide.


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 …