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Local Ride planned after Reed College grad hit, killed by tow truck (New) Ride planned after Reed College grad hit, killed by tow truck
A bicycle rider was hit and killed in Southeast Portland Wednesday. In response to the recent Reed College grad's death, a group of cyclists will hit the streets Friday for “No More Ghost Bikes” – a ride meant as a statement on safely sharing the roads.
Local Kitzhaber whistle blower says he'd do it again Kitzhaber whistle blower says he'd do it again (Video)
A data center employee who says he leaked thousands of emails that eventually led to the resignation of then-Governor John Kitzhaber says he would do it over again, if he could.

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Local (New) Ride planned after Reed College grad hit, killed by tow truck
A bicycle rider was hit and killed in Southeast Portland Wednesday. In response to the recent Reed College grad's death, a group of cyclists will hit the streets Friday for “No More Ghost Bikes” – a ride meant as a statement on safely sharing the roads.
Local Kitzhaber whistle blower says he'd do it again (Video)
A data center employee who says he leaked thousands of emails that eventually led to the resignation of then-Governor John Kitzhaber says he would do it over again, if he could.

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National & World Twice-caught fugitive's clean life led to 55 years of freedom (Photo Gallery)
In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice. The first time, in 1975, the escaped Ohio inmate's good behavior helped him avoid a trip back to prison when West Virginia's governor refused to extradite him. It would be almost 40 years before he was caught again.
National & World Former NY governor George Pataki joins race for president
George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation.

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Sports Chris Hansen says no hockey-first plan in Seattle yet
Throughout the process, Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen has remained open to the idea of a hockey team being the first tenant for a proposed facility in the city's stadium district even if his focus is on basketball.

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Travel & Outdoors What's happening this year at Crater Lake National Park
Major road and parking lot improvements, a possible Sister City agreement with China, the Crater Lake Lodge's 100th anniversary, the National Park Service's 2016 Centennial, expanded vehicle-free days and creation of a possible Crater Lake symphony are among many projects at a busy Crater Lake National Park slated for this season.

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Home 6th grader speaks 7 languages 6th grader speaks 7 languages (Video)
For some of us, learning another language is on our bucket list. But reporter Natalia Martinez found one young man who's already got several languages under his belt. And he's only in the 6th grade! Mohamed Nashaz has blown his teachers away with his ability not only to learn, but also to help others.

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Travel & Outdoors Jet boats provide family fun on Snake River rapids 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.
Politics Clinton received sensitive info on private email account Clinton received sensitive info on private email account
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.

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Weather Blog Watch: Time lapse video of gorgeous Mt. Rainier lenticular cloud Watch: Time lapse video of gorgeous Mt. Rainier lenticular cloud (Video)
They're sometimes mistaken for aliens, but really, it's just a sign rain might be on the way.

Luke Meyers just recently published this time lapse video of a rather strange-looking lenticular cloud over Mt. Rainier last March. It's a good illustration of how they form -- the clouds look stationary but there's quite a bit of movement in them as air rises just enough to saturate, then dries enough as it sinks to "go invisible" again.

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Politics Bill to limit grounds for expulsions clears Oregon House
A measure trimming back the reasons school children can be kicked out of school in order to address what supporters call the "school-to-prison pipeline" cleared the Legislature on Thursday with bipartisan support.
Politics Bush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act
Likely Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie on Friday heartily endorsed the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk, mocking those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties.

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Business Why a shrinking U.S. economy last quarter isn't cause for fear
On Friday, the government will likely estimate that the economy shrank in the January-March quarter for a second straight year, depressed by brutal weather, a reeling energy sector and an export slump. Yet few will see any cause for panic.