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National & World Warning about NY cop killer came moments too late (New) Warning about NY cop killer came moments too late
The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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National & World (New) Warning about NY cop killer came moments too late
The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
Local (New) Inslee criticized for ignoring school levy equity
When the Washington Supreme Court told the Legislature it needed to fix the way the state pays for public schools, it also ordered lawmakers to stop relying so much on local levy dollars to pay for basic education.

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YouNews Orenco Christmas Parade Orenco Christmas Parade
Tonight (Saturday, December 20th) is opening night of our Christmas parade. It meets at 6:45 beside Orenco Elem. School (225th Ave, between Birch & Dogwood in Hillsboro). It will be touring The Orenco Townsite, Hillsboro Elks Lodge and Danbury Park neighborhoods, ending around 8pm.

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Local Russell Wilson: 'This is what you play in the NFL for' (New) Russell Wilson: 'This is what you play in the NFL for'
This may be the longest week of the season to be a Seahawks fan. The showdown with the Cardinals has been looming all week, and by the time the game finally kicks off Sunday night in Arizona, the intensity surrounding this divisional game with so much on the line will be at a fever pitch.

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KATU Investigators Confiscated Carry-Ons: 'It just boggles your mind' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A fake bloody chainsaw. A grenade gag gift. A blade to skin an animal. They're all holiday presents that have held people up at airport security. During the busiest travel days before Christmas, the On Your Side Investigators reveal what will and won't get confiscated by TSA screeners at Portland International Airport.

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National & World (New) States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice
By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attorneys.

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Sports Tiebreakers and scenarios take center stage Tiebreakers and scenarios take center stage
Already in are AFC division winners Denver (West), New England (East) and Indianapolis (South). Arizona owns at least a wild-card spot in the NFC and will take the West title by beating Seattle on Sunday.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors Skiing bounces back; Idaho resorts upgrade Skiing bounces back; Idaho resorts upgrade
Not long after the recession put the skids on skiing like an unwaxed board in heavy crud, Sun Valley, Brundage and Tamarack resorts are applying a fresh coat and hoping to slide into a smoother future.
Travel & Outdoors 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.

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Home Healthy stocking stuffers for the holidays Healthy stocking stuffers for the holidays (Video)
The Healthy Grocery Girl stopped by to give us some tips and tricks for healthy holiday stocking stuffers. Watch the video for fun ideas you could use for last minute gift ideas.

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Politics HealthCare.gov deadline Dec. 15, Oregon's insurance signup low HealthCare.gov deadline Dec. 15, Oregon's insurance signup low
The state abandoned its troubled Cover Oregon portal this spring and switched to the federal site, HealthCare.gov. That means all Oregonians who bought coverage through the now-defunct state exchange must re-enroll via the federal site by Dec. 15 or face a break in coverage in January.

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Technology Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.
Technology Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping
Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem.
Technology Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers
Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

Politics

Politics CIA chief challenges Senate torture report
CIA Director John Brennan, responding to the Senate torture report, acknowledged Thursday in a rare televised news conference that "abhorrent" tactics were used on terror detainees and said it was "unknown and unknowable" whether the harsh treatment yielded crucial intelligence that could have been gained in any other way.
Politics Oregon GMO labeling proponents concede defeat
Backers of Oregon's measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods have lost a court fight they hoped would help them garner enough votes to pass the measure in an ongoing recount of ballots.
Politics House approves $1.1T bill financing government
Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would also ease bank regulations imposed after the economy's near-collapse in 2008.

Business

Business Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.
Business Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port negotiations
While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren't close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.

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Entertainment Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'
Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release.