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Oil Terminal
7:01 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Hundreds Protest Vancouver Oil Terminal

The rally and march, organized by Portland Rising Tide, drew marchers from as far away as Benton County, Oregon and Olympia, Washington, with concerns about a range of processing and transportation projects.
Credit April Baer

Hundreds of people came to Vancouver's waterfront Saturday for a sun-baked demonstration against the fossil fuel industry, and its projects in the Northwest. April Baer reports.

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Oregon Timber Counties
6:26 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Oregon Congressmen Want Hearings On Timber Counties

Senator Ron Wyden has been asked by three Oregon congressmen to hold hearings about the financial problems faced by southern Oregon counties.
Credit Ron Wyden's website

  Three Oregon congressmen have asked Sen. Ron Wyden to hold hearings about the financial problems faced by southern Oregon counties.

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Gun Violence
4:30 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Summit On Gun Violence Focuses On Preparation

 Sheriffs, prosecutors, social service providers and others attended a summit on gun violence Wednesday, convened by U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall. The sessions focused on mental health, the legal tools for  disarming dangerous people and other public safety topics.

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Mohamud Verdict
5:05 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Mohamud Jury Alternate Says Verdict No Surprise

Mohamed Osman Mohamud booking photo.
Credit Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 With sentencing ahead for the man convicted of Portland's holiday tree-lighting bomb plot, those who watched the trial are processing its outcome. One alternate juror says she was not surprised at the verdict.

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Bomb Plot Trial
6:40 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Defense Rests In Oregon Bomb Plot

All that remains is closing statements in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud (mo-hah-MOOD). Jurors will soon decide whether the 21-year-old defendant was responsible for the bogus plot intended to kill thousands at Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square, or whether the FBI lured him into it. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports.
 

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Mohamud Trial
4:26 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Mohamed Mohamud's Father Takes The Stand

Prosecutors rested their case against 21-year-old Mohamed Mohamud, a young man raised in Beaverton who stands accused of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports.  

U.S. Attorneys' closing witness was Even Kohlmann, a consultant who analyzes messages and media from jihidist websites, and keeps a database of those findings. 

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Mohamud Trial
4:21 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Mohamud Trial: Botched Recording Takes Center Stage In Court

Mohamed Mohamud
Credit Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

A botched recording took center stage Friday morning at the trial of an Oregonian accused of a 2010 bomb plot. An FBI agent testified why a key face-to-face encounter was not recorded.

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Mohamed Mohamud Trial
4:20 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Mohamud Trial: FBI Agents Detail Involvement In Alleged Bomb Plot

Testimony in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud focused on some FBI agents involved in the case.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Morning testimony in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud focused on some FBI agents involved in the case. Undercover agents worked with Mohamud on a plan to bomb Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square two years ago. The government says that while the device wasn't real, the threat posed by the defendant was.

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Foiled Suicide Attack
4:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

FBI Employee Believed Mohamud Was Ready For Suicide Attack

Mohamed Mohamud
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting website

Tuesday prosecutors played video clips of undercover operatives working with Mohamed Mohamud. He's on trial for a plot to detonate a bomb in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square two years ago. The entire operation was an FBI sting.

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Shooting Suspect Identified
4:33 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Victims, Suspect Identified In Oregon Mall Shooting

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified the suspect of yesterday's shooting as 22-year-old Jacob Taylor Roberts.
Credit The Clackamas County Sherriff's Office

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified victims of Tuesday's shooting at Clackamas Town Center mall.

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