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Local Oregon Zoo's Rama, son of Packy, dies (New) Oregon Zoo's Rama, son of Packy, dies
The zoo said it had to euthanize the elephant after his mobility significantly deteriorated recently from an injured he received 25 years ago to his leg.

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Local (New) Oregon Zoo's Rama, son of Packy, dies
The zoo said it had to euthanize the elephant after his mobility significantly deteriorated recently from an injured he received 25 years ago to his leg.

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Entertainment Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' (Photo Gallery)
Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

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YouNews The Wonders of the Northwest The Wonders of the Northwest
My name is Liam Stagemeyer, I love taking photos and I wanted to show the public the wonders of the Northwest. I have photos from Multnomah falls, silver falls and places near Multnomah falls. These pictures were taken during the summer and yesterday.

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Local Green Living: Solar Panels (Video)
Rising temperatures are a good reminder of the opportunity to make your home more energy efficient by installing solar panels.

Investigators

KATU Investigators Multnomah Co. explains decision to let reckless driving suspect out of jail Multnomah Co. explains decision to let reckless driving suspect out of jail (Video)
The man accused of plowing into a traffic safety flagger walked out of jail just a few hours after the crash. Patrick Miller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for assault, reckless driving, and DUI. It left many wondering: why was he released so quickly?
KATU Investigators Legal expert: Oregon playing high-stakes poker in Oracle lawsuit (Video)
Two million taxpayer dollars. That's the hefty cost of legal sparring between Oracle and Oregon to decide who is to blame for the state's failed online health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon. Will the state take this to trial or settle? The On Your Side Investigators talked to insiders and legal experts to see how the legal battle over Cover Oregon will impact taxpayers.

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National & World Knox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends Knox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends
Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend says he must heal the "wounds" inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were students.
National & World Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber
Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack.
National & World Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber
Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack.

Sports

Sports Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise
The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games.
Sports Coaches no one wants to face finally face each other
On a cold, rainy spring night five years ago, the room was dripping with superstars. The guest of honor was USA basketball boss Jerry Colangelo. The dinner speaker was Mike Krzyzewski. Kobe Bryant sent a video tribute. Jay Bilas served as emcee.

Travel & Outdoors

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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Politics Capital gains tax part of WA House Democrats' budget plan Capital gains tax part of WA House Democrats' budget plan
House Democrats on Friday released a two-year budget plan that proposes a capital gains tax as part of nearly $1.5 billion in new revenue to address a court mandate on education spending, but Senate Republicans quickly countered that new taxes should not be part of the solution.
Politics U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution where he's served for five terms.

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Technology

Technology Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure
Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes, or redundancies.

Politics

Politics (New) 5 things to know about Oregon's gun-control bill
An Oregon Senate committee will hear public testimony this week on a proposal by gun-control advocates to require a background check any time someone sells or gives a firearm to another person who isn't a relative. Here are five things to know about Oregon's universal background-check proposal.

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