Amelia Templeton

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Residents of Mosier, Oregon were told Sunday night they can return to their homes.

An oil train that derailed and caught fire forced more than 100 to evacuate last week. Just over 400 people live in the sleepy town surrounded by cherry orchards and basalt cliffs.

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The Federal Government outlined its case Wednesday against the group led by Ammon Bundy.

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Mayors from five West Coast cities announced a new alliance Thursday. The leaders of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and Eugene say they will collaborate on issues including climate change and reducing homelessness.

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Weyerhaeuser announced a merger today that will nearly double the amount of timberland it owns.

The company, based in Washington, was already the largest timber owner in the United Sates.

The Douglas county sheriff Saturday confirmed that the shooter at Umpqua Community College was a student at the school.

Four hundred guests at the Ka-Nee-Tah resort on the Warm Springs Reservation have evacuated due to an advancing wildfire.

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Law enforcement and firefighters have begun removing demonstrators who spent two straight days dangling from a bridge or paddling kayaks to blockade a Shell Oil icebreaker bound for the Arctic.

Oregon Public Broadcasting News reporter Amelia Templeton described the scene Thursday afternoon around the Willamette River's St. Johns Bridge — which is downriver from where the icebreaker Fennica was docked.

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The Oregon Senate has approved a bill doubling the amount of time rape victims will have to press charges. It now goes to Governor Kate Brown for her signature.

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This week, Oregon voters chose to legalize marijuana and to direct the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to draw up rules to tax pot and to keep it out of the hands of people under 21. Now regulators in Oregon have to figure out how to take the pot economy that’s been operating under their noses and turn it into a regulated market.

Friends, admirers, and dignitaries from across Oregon gathered at the capitol Wednesday to remember Vic Atiyeh. The former governor was elected in 1979 and held the office for 8 years. He died in July at age 91. Amelia Templeton reports.


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