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Local Gay marriage supporters 'ecstatic' after day in court Gay marriage supporters 'ecstatic' after day in court(Photo Gallery)(Video)
The lawyers representing the four couples focused on liberty and equality. They said the state’s ban on same-sex marriage demeans same-sex couples and humiliates children, and they said voters in 2004 who approved the ban were misinformed.
Local Avalanche warning for Mount Hood, Mount Rainier(New) Avalanche warning for Mount Hood, Mount Rainier
The National Weather Service is warning of avalanches on the west slopes of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon Thursday morning because of heavy snow and rain in the mountains.
Sports Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105(Updated) Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

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Local Gay marriage supporters 'ecstatic' after day in court(Photo Gallery)(Video)
The lawyers representing the four couples focused on liberty and equality. They said the state’s ban on same-sex marriage demeans same-sex couples and humiliates children, and they said voters in 2004 who approved the ban were misinformed.
Local (New) Avalanche warning for Mount Hood, Mount Rainier
The National Weather Service is warning of avalanches on the west slopes of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon Thursday morning because of heavy snow and rain in the mountains.
Sports (Updated) Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
Local (Updated) Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes
An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.
Local White supremacist pleads guilty in NW killing rampage
A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday as part of a plea agreement that netted lighter punishments for two accomplices.
National & World Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast
The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

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Offbeat Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event(Photo Gallery)
Lucey beat out 49 drooling competitors Monday to take this year's "Beautiful Bulldog" pageant, a tongue-in-cheek event designed to kick off the weeklong Drake Relays, an internationally renowned track and field meet in Des Moines.

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Local Another top Cover Oregon official resigns
Cover Oregon officials said chief operating officer Triz delaRosa relinquished her duties on Tuesday but will remain as an adviser until May 16.

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National & World New Georgia law allows guns in bars, churches, schools
Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
National & World Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human
A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin."

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Sports Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
Sports Leier caps comeback with OT goal as Winterhawks take 2-1 series lead
The Portland Winterhawks made a dramatic third period comeback to force overtime, where Taylor Leier scored the game-winner to give the Hawks a 4-3 win and 2-1 series lead over the Kelowna Rockets Tuesday in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at the Moda Center in front of 9,259 fans.

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Home Trimming time of your ER visit Trimming time of your ER visit(Video)
A trip to the ER can be daunting for more reasons than one. Thursday at 11 p.m., we'll break down the hospital waiting room times in the metro area that could save you time and headaches.
Home Boy forgoes PS4 to buy smoke detectors Boy forgoes PS4 to buy smoke detectors(Video)
A fire that claimed the lives of a mother and her son has inspired a little boy to go on a mission to help save lives. The eight-year-old from Texas had been saving his money to buy a Playstation 4 -- but the deadly fire changed his mind. Brian New reports.

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Politics Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign
Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor.
National & World Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, 9.2 quake in Alaska Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, 9.2 quake in Alaska(Photo Gallery)
The earth shook for 4 1/2 minutes on March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. as the largest earthquake in U.S. history tossed and bent Alaska. The 9.2 magnitude earthquake killed 15 people. Another 113 died in tsunamis, including 4 in Oregon. The damage was costly: $113 million in 1964 dollars, more than $2.3 billion by today's standards.

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KATU Investigators Flooding fiasco leaves Portland family in lurch Flooding fiasco leaves Portland family in lurch(Video)
Would you live here? This Southeast Portland apartment was damaged so badly from flooding that the family felt like it was unlivable. They moved into a hotel, for the time being, but reached out to KATU after they felt the landlord wasn't doing enough to help them get back into their apartment.

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Technology

Technology Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps(Photo Gallery)
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.

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Business Gay small business owners still face challenges
Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.
Business European recovery shows signs of strengthening
A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.

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