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Western lawmakers seek probe of refineries

Six Democratic senators representing states along the Pacific Coast are asking the Justice Department to investigate the role of oil refineries in gas spikes that occurred in May and October even as crude oil prices were declining.

11/27/2012

Deflate-gate

USC hosts Arizona State. And apparently, all the footballs will be properly inflated.  Seems USC fired a student manager who allegedly let the air out of some balls in the Oregon game ’cause slightly under-inflated […]

11/09/2012

4.2-magnitude quake reported off Ore.-Calif. coast

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 4.2-magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday morning in the Pacific Ocean about 140 miles off the coast of Oregon and California. The U.S. Geological Survey said it struck at a depth […]

11/07/2012

Rescued sea turtle released off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A 150-pound sea turtle rescued from the Oregon coastline has been returned to the sea off San Diego. City News Service says the green sea turtle, named Koa, released into the […]

10/18/2012

BART installs quake early-warning system

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to […]

09/28/2012

Comcast plans to take 1,000 jobs out of Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s struggling economy is taking another hit of bad news: Cable provider Comcast says it is closing its three customer call centers in Northern California and moving the 1,000 jobs they […]

09/26/2012

Victory dinner

After Oregon State beat UCLA Saturday coach Mike Riley wanted to do something special for his guys. So he took them all to an “In-and-Out-Burger.” He tweeted… “Double-Doubles for everyone!!”  Final tally… 200 burgers!!  That […]

09/24/2012

Unbeaten UCLA hosts well-rested Oregon State

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Although Jim Mora’s first year as a college head coach has been a blast so far, he realizes UCLA’s season is about to get serious with the start of Pac-12 play. […]

09/21/2012

Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

DENVER (AP) – Marijuana legalization pending in three states this fall could turn the drug into a serious cash crop and a tax windfall. But there are more questions than answers about the tax implications […]

09/19/2012

Portland, Ore., approves adding fluoride to water

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The City Council approved a plan Wednesday to add fluoride to Portland’s water, meaning Oregon’s biggest city is no longer the largest holdout in the U.S. The ordinance calls for city […]

09/12/2012

Oregon high school team to play on black turf

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Boise State is known for its blue football field, and at Eastern Washington University it’s red. Now, at West Salem High School in Oregon‘s Willamette Valley, the old green turf has […]

08/31/2012

Oregon agency posts video of wolf pup howling (video)

(AP) – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has captured video of a wolf pup howling with other members of its pack in northeastern Oregon. It shows a pup by itself in a forested […]

08/03/2012

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