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Worker dies in blender at Oregon meat plant

CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon cleaning worker was killed when he fell into a running blender at a meat-processing plant, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

04/30/2013

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Need a beer? Head to your bank

Forget free toasters—think beer and yoga. Those extras are among the draws being used by banks to lure customers to branches in an age when checks can be deposited with a smartphone picture and mortgage applications filled out online.

04/09/2013

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Ore. lawmakers hear chilling quake forecast

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s lawmakers are getting briefed Thursday on an extensive report on the potential damage from a monster earthquake and tsunami off the Pacific coast. The report predicts unprecedented devastation when the big one hits.

03/14/2013

Michael "Chad" Boysen mugshot in undated King County sheriff's office photo. (AP Photo)

Suspect in killing of grandparents hospitalized after capture

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of killing his grandparents last week in Washington state, just hours after his release from prison, is hospitalized in serious condition after his capture yesterday at a seaside motel in Oregon.

03/13/2013

Gas tax revenue down, officials eye mileage levy

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Carpooling, higher fuel economy, hybrids and electric cars may be good for the environment, but they’re bad for government transportation funding, which relies on gasoline and diesel taxes.

01/18/2013

Lola Jane

Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs: Dawg Grog

BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch. Daniel Keeton works at Bend’s Boneyard Brewery tasting room and calls his canine creation Dawg Grog.

01/07/2013

Gray wolf

1 year later, lone CA gray wolf still on the prowl

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — After tracking him for a year, California wildlife officials say that the lone gray wolf who migrated from Oregon likes to travel more than most.

01/06/2013

bus crash

9 killed in tour bus crash along Oregon highway

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – A tour bus careened through a guardrail along an icy Oregon highway and several hundred feet down a steep embankment Sunday, killing nine people and injuring more than 20 others, authorities said.

12/30/2012

Missing Calif. couple found safe in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A couple reported missing after failing to arrive at their daughter’s Redding, Calif., home for Christmas Eve dinner were found safe about 400 miles away in Oregon.

12/26/2012

Man fires some 50 shots at Fashion Island parking lot

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man was arrested Saturday after firing about 50 shots in the parking lot of a Southern California shopping mall, prompting a lockdown of stores crowded with holiday shoppers.

12/15/2012

Nike Campus

Oregon governor says Nike plans expansion

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Nike wants to expand its Oregon operations and hire hundreds of workers but is asking the government to promise it won’t change the state tax code.

12/10/2012

Senate backs quick withdrawal from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has voted to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

The 62-33 vote on Thursday reflected the nation’s war-weariness after more than a decade of fighting.

11/29/2012

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