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Local Ice and wind in the Gorge causes trouble for travelers (Video)
Days of strong east wind conditions in the Columbia River Gorge have left cold air entrenched in the area. Sub-freezing temperatures turned just a little moisture into icy conditions Tuesday morning creating trouble spots near the falls.


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Sports Jordan grabs 24 rebounds, Clippers beat Blazers 102-87
Blake Griffin scored 23 points, DeAndre Jordan had a season-high 24 rebounds along with 18 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 102-87 on Monday night for their third straight victory.

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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 Bush: Uncertain I would have attended Paris climate summit (New) Bush: Uncertain I would have attended Paris climate summit
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he's not so sure he would have attended this week's international climate talks in Paris. The policies being discussed, he said, could hurt the U.S. economy at a time Americans are struggling to recover from the recession.


Weather Blog New weather model predicts vivid sunsets before they happen New weather model predicts vivid sunsets before they happen (Photo Gallery)
Pacific Northwest residents have been treated to some dramatic sunsets this year -- one of the many benefits of living in an area framed with dramatic mountains and shimmering waterways.

Most nights, they kind of sneak up on us - sure, a sunset happens every day but you need specific conditions for nature to put on a show-stopper. Yet when those conditions come together, it's 30 minutes of sheer beauty rarely matched anywhere else.

But what if you knew ahead of time the upcoming sunset was going to be worthy of a drive to your favorite vista point?

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Technology For some people, the older the cellphone, the better
Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist.
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.


Politics Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
Politics Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting
Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially charged rhetoric, with several describing a meeting that became tense at times as attendees raised concerns about his blunt language.
Politics Clinton pledges hundreds of billions for infrastructure
Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising hundreds of billions of dollars in new federal spending in an effort to compete with the liberal economic policies of her presidential primary challengers.


Business European unemployment rate falls to near 4-year low
Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone economy has fallen to its lowest level in nearly four years, official figures showed Tuesday, in another positive sign for an economic region that has struggled to get people back to work for years.

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