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1 hr ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

Pranksters smear Ore. cars with doughnuts

Police in Oregon are on the hunt for vandals who are smearing cars in one neighborhood with doughnuts and other baked goods.

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2 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Mount Hood, seven great hikes around one of 7 Wonders of Oregon

Here are seven wonderful hikes at Mount Hood and the surrounding Mount Hood National Forest , in Clackamas and Hood River counties of the northern Oregon Cascades.

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Related Topix: Hood River County, OR, Clackamas County, OR, Government Camp, OR, Travel

7 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Governor candidates sharpen differences

Richardson seeks to paint Kitzhaber as someone voters should not have elected a record third time, let alone win a fourth term on Nov. 4. During their first joint appearance last week in Salem, Richardson played up the failures of the Cover Oregon website and the Columbia River Crossing, labeling Kitzhaber as an absentee governor during the past ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Marijuana

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

No, we're talking pastry here - maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard.

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Related Topix: Weird

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Prisoner scales fence to escape Oregon jail

A man awaiting trial for theft managed to escape an Oregon jail after he was let outside as part of a work crew, fled across the jail parking lot and jumped a fence in the latest in a string of Oregon prisoner escapes, authorities said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Deschutes County, OR

OregonLive.com

Why raising Oregon's speed limit to 70 mph would likely lead to more highway deaths

Oregon law allows interstate speed limits of up to 70 mph . So why doesn't the state Department of Transportation go ahead and just put the metal to the pedal already? In my latest Oregonian commuting column , I explained how ODOT has sided with highway engineers and medical experts who insist that even a 5 mph boost in the state's maximum speed ... (more)

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The Oregonian

Central Oregon wildfires: Firefighters battle winds but make headway

Firefighters battling six large wildfires or sets of blazes in Central Oregon have been up against gusty winds over the past 24 hours but cooler temperatures have enabled crews to make some headway.

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Related Topix: Weather, Prineville, OR, Fossil, OR, Grass Valley, OR

Wall Street Journal

In Portland, Riders on Tiny Bikes Go 'Zoobombing'

Every Sunday night, bikers gather in the hills of Portland, Oregon to race on bikes made for children.

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Bend Bulletin

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Joel "Charley" Jones sits outside the trailer he lives in with his girlfriend at Robbin's Nest RV Park in Bandon on Jan. 23. Jones shattered his heel bone in October 2012 and almost had his foot amputated after it became infected with gangrene.

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Related Topix: Bandon, OR, Medicine, Coos County, OR, Medicaid, Health, Oregon Government

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

The former governor died at 8:15 p.m. PDT at Portland's Providence St. Vincent Medical Center of complications from renal failure, said Denny Miles, who had formerly served as Atiyeh's press secretary.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government

KLKN

Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Israel, World News, Middle East, Family, Teenagers, Palestinian Territories,

KHOU-TV Houston

Family spokesman: Ex-Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh dies

Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government

Beach Connection

Oregon Astronomy Expert: Zero Sun Spots a Mystery

Sunday is now the fifth day in a row with little to no sun spot activity on the surface of the sun, something that has scientists scratching their heads.

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Related Topix: Cannon Beach, OR, Manzanita, OR, Lincoln City, OR, Yachats, OR

KATU-TV Portland

'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Analyzing Oregon governor's debate

Former state representative and Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith and Lewis and Clark Law School professor and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Huffman join KATU's Brian Wood Sunday, July 20 in analyzing the gubernatorial debate Friday between Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and his challenger Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber

KVAL-TV Eugene

Oregon fire crews fight nearly 200 square miles of wildfire

Smoke from the Bear Butte 2 fire, burning in the Sunflower Complex about 10 miles north of Monument, Ore.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Monument, OR, Weather, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

The Island Packet

Left sees way to get past Oregon Senate roadblock

Sen. Betsy Johnson, a conservative Democrat from Scappoose who's willing to buck her party and its interest groups, has joined with Republicans on several key votes to deprive advocates of their needed Senate majority.

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Related Topix: US News, Scappoose, OR, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

OregonLive.com

Sister Barbara Jean Laughlin of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon to celebrate 60th Jubilee

When she was a child, Sister Barbara Jean liked to play Mass and school. Throughout her life, faith and education have remained the most cherished things to her.

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OregonLive.com

Smith Rock State Park, seven great hikes in one of 7 Wonders of Oregon (with neighbors); photos

Here are seven wonderful hikes in Smith Rock State Park and the surrounding high desert/river ecosystems of central Oregon, in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties.

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Related Topix: Wallowa, OR, Cove, OR, Culver, OR, Prineville, OR, Travel

OregonLive.com

Putting Oregon's best economic foot forward: Economic Agenda 2014

The emergence of small businesses has helped boost commercial strips like this one on Southeast Gladstone Street near Southeast 39th Ave. Portland and other cities need to encourage such entrepreneurship by keeping regulations and fees for new businesses as low as possible.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Small Business, Personal Finance, Portland, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, Medford, OR, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

2014 wildfire season worse than usual across the West

A massive, swiftly-moving wildfire has destroyed some 100 homes in several small communities in Washington State northeast of Seattle , sending residents fleeing under mandatory evacuation orders.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Oregon Government, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Washington Government, Arizona, Arizona Government

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