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Local Inspectors use ropes to check Lewis and Clark bridge (Photo Gallery)
Bridge inspectors from the Washington State Dept. of Transportation are doing a rope access check of the SR-433/Lewis and Clark Bridge over the Columbia River. With rope access, workers are suspended by rope connections to access hard-to-reach areas of the bridge.

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Sports Change to extra points likely in NFL
The NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season.

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Travel & Outdoors Salmon fishing off S. Oregon coast looks good for 2015 Salmon fishing off S. Oregon coast looks good for 2015
Enough adult salmon are now finning off the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts to give Brookings a good chance to repeat as Oregon's top port for boating chinook. But the ever-changing ocean currents have to do their part.

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Politics GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits
Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.

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Concussion concerns: Youth football leagues opt for new tackling technique

From the NFL down to youth leagues, football season is almost here. But as kids go back to school and the excitement for weekend games builds, fewer kids will be taking the field for tackle football nationwide this year.

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Technology Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online?
Would you pay to see some of the Internet's best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting on it.

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Politics Walden: Timber county payments extension in Medicare bill
Rep. Greg Walden says House Speaker John Boehner has agreed to include a two-year extension of subsidies to Oregon timber counties in a bipartisan agreement to reform the way doctors are paid by Medicare.
Politics Cruz wants to scrap IRS, but that's easier said than done
Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters. It's also unlikely to ever happen, no matter how easy folks such as Sen. Ted Cruz like to make it sound.

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Business Democratic, Republican lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules
Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common. Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

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