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KATU Investigators Grand Ronde Tribe, Willamina School Board at odds over tribal flag display Grand Ronde Tribe, Willamina School Board at odds over tribal flag display (Video)
The Willamina School District and the Grand Ronde tribe are at odds over a request to hang the tribal flag in the high school gym. Tribal leaders pressed the school board for a quick decision a few weeks ago. The school board said 'not so fast'. Now, the tribe has to wait another month for an answer.

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KATU Investigators Grand Ronde Tribe, Willamina School Board at odds over tribal flag display (Video)
The Willamina School District and the Grand Ronde tribe are at odds over a request to hang the tribal flag in the high school gym. Tribal leaders pressed the school board for a quick decision a few weeks ago. The school board said 'not so fast'. Now, the tribe has to wait another month for an answer.
Local No-kill animal shelter in danger of closing (Video)
It’s not just an animal shelter. It’s a safe haven for creatures big and small that might not otherwise have a home. NW Love All Animal Rescue is a no-kill shelter.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call
OK, it is a stuffed tiger - but it's a very large stuffed tiger. And the sight of it lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real.

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YouNews you never know what you'll get you never know what you'll get
A tasty treat me and my daughter likes but when she tipped the bag after eating chips yesterday this is what she bit into so I called manufactur they foreword me to a nother number I had to leave a message I don't get a call back. At least someone could return phone messages..

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Local & Regional

Local 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.
Local Government seeks 2 years in parking meter bribery case
Federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of more than two years for a former Portland city official who pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for steering a parking meter contract to a Florida company.

Investigators

KATU Investigators Man gets 6 months in jail for DUI-marijuana crash that killed pedestrian (Video)
A Milwaukie man will spend six months in jail for killing another man in Vancouver while driving under the influence of marijuana. A judge handed down the sentence to Scott Rowles in court on Tuesday. The family of Donald Collins, the man who died, doesn’t believe the punishment fits the crime.

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National & World Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested
A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.
National & World Prosecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats
One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.
National & World Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers
Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

Sports

Sports Skyview’s Hampton seeking 4th title Skyview’s Hampton seeking 4th title (Video)
Skyview High School's Sammi Hampton may be the best girls’ tennis player ever in southwest Washington, and she's got a personality to match her game.

Travel & Outdoors

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 Father chases thief to get daughter's car back Father chases thief to get daughter's car back (Video)
A Wichita father goes on a car chase, after his daughter's car is stolen. He said he happened to be heading home when he spotted his daughter's car. That's when he decided to take the law into his own hands. He says now looking back, he probably shouldn't have followed that car, but at the time, all he cared about was getting his daughter's car back. Akeam Ashford reports.
Home Ikea's 'Breakfast in Bed' cafe Ikea's 'Breakfast in Bed' cafe (Video)
London has a new pop-up cafe that's offering breakfast, and better sleep. if you want to visit, you'd better make a reservation soon. Tige Enright has more.

Your Life, Your Style

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.

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KATU Investigators Mystery man frightens Gresham teen Mystery man frightens Gresham teen (Video)
Police said the man didn’t commit a crime, but his behavior was without a doubt suspicious. The man was caught on the home’s surveillance cameras in the Hollybrook neighborhood.

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Technology

Technology Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star
An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.

Politics

Politics Interview: Indicted gyrocopter pilot says he has no regrets about Capitol flight (Video)
Doug Hughes is back in the nation’s capital to face a judge Thursday, just a few blocks from where he was put into handcuffs. On Wednesday, he was indicted on six counts—two felonies and four misdemeanors—and could face roughly 10 years maximum in prison.
Politics Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.

Business

Business Renters appear more satisfied in many pricey US cities
Tenants in the most expensive cities expressed more confidence in the local economy, felt safer from crime and enjoyed the parks, recreation and nightlife, according to the survey of more than 18,000 renters.