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Local Your Black Friday shopping guide (Photo Gallery)
It's looking like many big-box stores will open their doors as early as 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Black Friday shopping -- no word yet whether you can shop with a turkey leg in hand.
Local (New) What was the best Oregon Civil War game ever?
Oregon senior defensive lineman DeForest Buckner's favorite Civil War was in 2013 when the Ducks won at home, 36-35. Marcus Mariota threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to a leaping Josh Huff with 29 seconds left, and the defense held for the victory.



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Sports Lillard, McCollum lead Blazers past Lakers, 107-93 (Photo Gallery)
Damian Lillard saw potential in the Los Angeles Lakers' talented young guards. The Portland star guard also demonstrated just how far D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson have got to go to catch up with the Trail Blazers' brilliant young backcourt.

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Travel & Outdoors Savvy skiers, snowboarders never pay full price Savvy skiers, snowboarders never pay full price
Skiing is an expensive sport, but I've been told by some in the industry it's not necessarily the biggest obstacle keeping skiers off the slopes. The other biggie: Not having somebody to ski with you.
Travel & Outdoors US rejects endangered status for sage grouse
The U.S. Interior Department says the greater sage grouse does not need federal protections across Oregon and 10 other Western states after some limits were put on energy development and other activities.

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Politics Trump called out for appearing to mock disability Trump called out for appearing to mock disability
Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy" and make fun of him.


Weather Blog As El Nino rages, still a warm winter foreseen, but 2016's looking wetter As El Nino rages, still a warm winter foreseen, but 2016's looking wetter
SEATTLE -- It's probably the first time in several months an update to the long range seasonal forecasts hasn't been met with total dread by skiers, snowboarders, and anyone else who is a fan of a snowy winter.

That's probably because November has been kind to snow lovers so far with a parade of storms that have brought enough mountain snow for some ski resorts to open before Thanksgiving!

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Technology Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping
For the first time, there's expected to be more people visiting retailers' web sites through their smartphones than on desktop computers or tablets during the first weekend of the holiday shopping season that begins on Thanksgiving Day.
Technology Target profit climbs as customer traffic increases
Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by strengthening flagship categories like clothing and children's products.



Business (New) Local free community college plans may be template for US
An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.

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