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Local Heald College campus closing in Oregon, Corinthian shuts down (Video)
Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation.



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YouNews Rowena Crest 04-24-2015 Rowena Crest 04-24-2015
Stuck around for the variable weather conditions on Friday. Everything from sun, wind, rain, hail, and warm light @ sunset.


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Local DOE awards geothermal research grants in 5 states, including Oregon
The U.S. Energy Department awarded grants Monday to scientists in Nevada and four other western states to develop research for a national lab aimed at tapping hard-to-get-to geothermal energy they say someday could provide enough power to supply 100 million homes.


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National & World 'Batman' trial tries to look inside Colorado shooter's mind
Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details about his conversion from a promising grad student to a gunman capable of opening fire on hundreds of unsuspecting moviegoers at a "Batman" premiere.


Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors Jet boats provide family fun on Snake River rapids
Hells Canyon might be God's best-kept hideaway if you're a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb.
Travel & Outdoors Salmon fishing off S. Oregon coast looks good for 2015
Enough adult salmon are now finning off the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts to give Brookings a good chance to repeat as Oregon's top port for boating chinook. But the ever-changing ocean currents have to do their part.

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Home ICYMI: Busy breakfasts for busy people ICYMI: Busy breakfasts for busy people (Video)
The Healthy Grocery Girl, Megan Roosevelt, stopped by the KATU studio to tell us all about how to make quick breakfasts before heading out the door.

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Politics WA asks court for more time to deal with education budget WA asks court for more time to deal with education budget
The Legislature needs more time to figure out a state education budget before it can properly reply to a contempt order from the Washington Supreme Court, the state attorney general told the high court Monday.
Politics GOP ethics bills get airing in Oregon House committee GOP ethics bills get airing in Oregon House committee
Local government officials and lobbyists told an Oregon legislative committee Monday that it would be too expensive and time consuming to comply with a proposal to strengthen the state's public records laws.
Politics Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign
Jeb Bush's super PAC is raising eye-popping sums in a multi-pronged effort to define the former Florida governor for Republican presidential primary voters before his rivals can, donors say.
Politics 'Your Voice Your Vote': Gun regulation backlash & how Gov. Brown stacks up against possible GOP candidates   'Your Voice Your Vote': Gun regulation backlash & how Gov. Brown stacks up against possible GOP candidates (Video)
Possible new gun regulations are the straw that broke the camel's back for one grass-roots group. Now, some lawmakers in Salem are targets of a recall attempt. KATU's Steve Dunn talks to Norm Voshall, a representative from the group Oregonians for Social Accountability that's leading the recall charge against two lawmakers, and Jake Weigler, spokesman for Oregon Alliance For Gun Safety, a group that supports new gun regulations. Plus, a new poll shows how Governor Kate Brown stacks up against possible GOP candidates in the 2016 election. Steve Dunn talks to one of those Republicans, former state party chair Allen Alley.


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Technology Starbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved
A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.
Technology Bezos, Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race
An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.


Politics Rand Paul faces tough questions from Orthodox Jewish crowd
Looking to woo New York's Orthodox Jewish community, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul faced tough questions Monday about his support for Israel and his approach to foreign policy in the Middle East.
Politics Inslee calls for special session to start next Wednesday
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday called for a special session to start April 29 in order for lawmakers to finish work on a two-year state operating budget, but said that he wants budget negotiators in his office on Monday to get a head start.


Business With economy uncertain, no Fed rate hike is seen before fall
For 6½ years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero, and for nearly that long the financial world has speculated about when the Fed will start raising it. Don't look for it soon.

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