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Local King County Sheriff backs Oregon pot legalization
A prominent law enforcement official in Washington state says in ads set to air Tuesday in Oregon that his state's regulations involving legalized recreational marijuana are working.

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Offbeat Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent contest Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent contest
The city of Pittsburgh has "won" Gawker.com's ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a reader's poll with more than 54 percent of the vote.

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YouNews Double Rainbow Lights Up Portland Sky Double Rainbow Lights Up Portland Sky
I went out on my deck when the sun peeked out tonight, hoping for a rainbow. Sure enough, a tiny one was emerging, but while I was getting my camera ready, TWO rainbows burst forth, one much brighter than the other. They were brilliantly lit against the storm sky.

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KATU Investigators Protecting the program: 'Lives have been destroyed due to the negligence of U of O administrators' Protecting the program: 'Lives have been destroyed due to the negligence of U of O administrators' (Video)
A three-month examination by the On Your Side Investigators found that the timing of the University of Oregon’s internal investigation of alleged sexual assaults by three basketball players was consistently beneficial to the team’s APR.

Around the World

National & World 1 American released from N. Korea; local man still captive
American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.
National & World FBI: Teen girls may have tried to join jihadis
Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.
National & World Texas man admits setting 1986 fire, killing 2 boys
A Texas man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a surprising end to a long fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully imprisoned him.

Sports

Sports Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster
Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.
Sports Troopers called as school football game turns ugly
A melee erupted on the sideline of a high school football game on Saturday, with the visiting team's coach accusing a home team assistant coach of choking a player, bringing the game to an early end. State police were called to ensure order as the teams and fans left the field.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors Nez Perce Trail siting gets another look Nez Perce Trail siting gets another look
The Nez Perce Trail running from Wallowa Lake to 40 miles from the Canadian border in Montana commemorates the months-long flight for freedom of Chief Joseph and his people. This fall, the U.S. Forest Service invites public comment on the siting of the 1,700-mile trail.
Travel & Outdoors 5 of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes (Photo Gallery)
So far, summer in Seattle has brought us lots of hot days and clear skies: The perfect recipe for hiking. Watching (or swimming in) a waterfall is one of the best ways to end a hike, especially when it’s sweltering. Here are five of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes to enjoy this summer.

Top Video

Home "Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers (New) "Next Glass" app hopes to analyze 40,000 beers (Video)
The makers of a new app are trying to map the beer genome, so to speak. In the world of craft beers, the app developers want to find out -- empirically -- what makes a beer different from other beers. Matt Markovich reports the goal is to give people a better idea of what they should pour into their "Next Glass."
Home Child with cancer gets World Series tickets Child with cancer gets World Series tickets (Video)
As if this year couldn't get any better for fans of the Kansas City Royals, a young fan has been given a special gift. The boy has spent most of the baseball season fighting cancer. Syed Shabbir reports the boy's neighbor started raising money to give him a trip to the World Series.

Your Life, Your Style

Politics Kitzhaber embattled as he seeks 4th term Kitzhaber embattled as he seeks 4th term
A year ago, John Kitzhaber looked invincible. But Kitzhaber's pedestal began to fracture last October under the weight of the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website.
Politics Big donor backs Oregon open primary measure Big donor backs Oregon open primary measure
A Houston billionaire who has given $1.5 million in support of a ballot measure to change Oregon's primary election system says the proposed format is one of the few solutions to lessening dysfunction in Washington, D.C.

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KATU Investigators Kitzhaber continues to deny fiancée blurred personal, professional lines Kitzhaber continues to deny fiancée blurred personal, professional lines (Video)
In the latest gubernatorial debate, incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber maintained that his fiancée did not use her position as first lady to land contracts for her private consulting company. Kitzhaber also maintained that his office established a "rigorous" review of her professional contracts to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.

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Technology

Technology Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
Technology Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month.
Technology Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.

Politics

Politics 2 complaints filed over Oregon governor's fiancee
The Oregon Republican Party and a GOP state lawmaker have filed complaints with a state ethics panel over the role Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee has played in his administration.
Politics Monsanto gives $2.5 million against GMO labeling
Biotechnology giant Monsanto is ramping up its spending toward trying to defeat a November ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods in Orego

Business

Business Sales of existing U.S. homes rise in September
U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.
Business Unemployment rates fall in 31 states last month
Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.
Business New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans
Banks will get a break in easier rules for packaging and selling mortgage securities and fewer borrowers will have to make hefty down payments under actions taken by federal regulators.
Business Coke to slash costs as soda sales remain flat
Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world's biggest beverage maker reported disappointing sales on flat soda volume.
Business McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

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