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Local Woman dies in rollover crash outside Willamina Woman dies in rollover crash outside Willamina
A woman died in a rollover crash along a rural Yamhill County road Thursday night, and investigators said she may have been speeding in a corner along Gilbert Creek Road.

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Local Woman dies in rollover crash outside Willamina
A woman died in a rollover crash along a rural Yamhill County road Thursday night, and investigators said she may have been speeding in a corner along Gilbert Creek Road.
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.

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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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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.

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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Sports 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 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 Happy 35th anniversary Pac-Man - Wakka Wakka! Happy 35th anniversary Pac-Man - Wakka Wakka! (Video)
35 years ago, a legend was born. "Pac-man" made its debut in Japanese arcades. Three-and-a-half decades and billions of glowing dots later, the yellow gaming icon has appeared in more than 70 titles. Chris Boyette takes a look at the colorful history of Pac-man!

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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 Bill to limit grounds for expulsions clears Oregon House 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.

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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 FAA unveils next-generation message system to reduce delays
A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors.

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 $100 billion Saudi built-from-scratch city to be ready by 2035
A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new emerging market," said the CEO of the company in charge of the mega-project.
Business Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects
America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

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