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Local Vancouver triple shooting: Two people shot, shooter dead (Video)
The Clark County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting in Vancouver on 63rd St. and Andresen Rd. Two people have been shot and the shooter is dead according to the sheriff.


Entertainment Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color
Reality TV star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes.


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Local Flashback Friday! Flashback Friday! (Video)
Not only is it Halloween, but it is also Flashback Friday time! Let's take a look back our awesome week!


KATU Investigators Protecting the program: 'Lives have been destroyed due to the negligence of U of O administrators' Protecting the program: 'Lives have been destroyed due to the negligence of U of O administrators' (Video)
A three-month examination by the On Your Side Investigators found that the timing of the University of Oregon’s internal investigation of alleged sexual assaults by three basketball players was consistently beneficial to the team’s APR.
KATU Investigators Cannabis in the classroom: Superintendent tells of problems faced by educators (Video)
Lake Oswego schools Superintendent Dr. Heather Beck knows better than anyone in Oregon what legalizing recreational marijuana will bring in your kid's classroom. She came here from Colorado where she saw firsthand the problems educators experienced after that state legalized recreational marijuana.

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Travel & Outdoors Nez Perce Trail siting gets another look Nez Perce Trail siting gets another look
The Nez Perce Trail running from Wallowa Lake to 40 miles from the Canadian border in Montana commemorates the months-long flight for freedom of Chief Joseph and his people. This fall, the U.S. Forest Service invites public comment on the siting of the 1,700-mile trail.
Travel & Outdoors 5 of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes (Photo Gallery)
So far, summer in Seattle has brought us lots of hot days and clear skies: The perfect recipe for hiking. Watching (or swimming in) a waterfall is one of the best ways to end a hike, especially when it’s sweltering. Here are five of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes to enjoy this summer.

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Home Wedding day bloopers Wedding day bloopers (Video)
An Arizona couple is laughing at their painful, but unforgettable, wedding moment. It started with a cute idea -- the groom carrying the bride in. But as Jeanne Moos shows us, it didn't go exactly as planned.

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Politics Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll
Despite Cylvia Hayes’ recent admission to a “green-card marriage” in 1997 and questions surrounding whether her private consulting business benefited because of her relationship with the governor, Kitzhaber still has a healthy lead over his Republican challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point in the latest poll conducted for KATU by SurveyUSA.


KATU Investigators UO task force recommends 23 ways to prevent sexual violence UO task force recommends 23 ways to prevent sexual violence
The Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support wants to immediately suspend plans to expand Fraternity and Sorority Life, saying the Greek system and athletics are where multiple studies show a prevalence of sexual violence.

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Technology Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data
A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.
Technology WhatsApp founders own nearly $9 billion in Facebook stock
WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month.
Technology Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking
Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.


Politics Oracle tells lawmakers lawsuit is a waste of money
In a letter sent last week to Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, Oracle CEO Safra Catz hints that the Legislature should pull funding for the lawsuit.
Politics 1 in 5 Oregonians have returned ballots
One in five Oregon voters have returned ballots with one week left before the Nov. 4 deadline, according to the latest figures from the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.
Politics Portland Parks Replacement Bond hot topic for November ballot (Video)
"I feel like we all benefit from the parks wherever they are."Voters will decide whether to approve a Parks Replacement Bond November 4th. The City of Portland Parks commissioner says the priority for the parks department is improving neglected neighborhoods in the city.
Politics Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incumbents
Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections.


Business U.S. consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September
U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.

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Entertainment Review: 'Interstellar' a sublime cosmic knockout
Since his breakthrough with the backward-running "Memento," Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In "Interstellar," he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It's an absurd endeavor. And it's one of the most sublime movies of the decade.