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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 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.
Local (New) PODS delivers containers after moving snafu (Video)
Wil and Nicole Porter rented a PODS storage unit before settling on a downsized home and they say the company won't deliver their mobile storage container to their property north of Longview.
Local (New) Motorcycle driver struck by car, ejected and killed
MARION COUNTY, Ore. -- Officials say a motorcycle driver was struck by a car, ejected and killed at the scene of the crash Wednesday night.

Crews responded to the intersection of Highway 22 and Niagara County Park around 12:30 p.m.

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Local UO basketball program narrowly avoids academic penalties (Video)
A new National Collegiate Athletic Association report card shows the University of Oregon’s basketball program avoided potentially disastrous academic penalties last year despite cutting three players who were caught up in a rape investigation.

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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.

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National & World Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico
A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man while off-duty evaded authorities for more than two months by moving between the homes of family members in Mexico, staying mostly indoors and avoiding cellphones and social media, the FBI said Wednesday.

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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.
Sports Timbers fall 1-0 on the road against Toronto FC (Photo Gallery)
Despite a strong second-half performance, the Portland Timbers could not overcome an early goal against the run of play in a 1-0 road loss against Toronto FC in front of 23,569 fans at BMO Field on Saturday evening.

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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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Technology YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off
YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests.
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 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 U.S. bank earnings up 6.9 percent in 1st quarter
U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low.

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