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Local Oregon lawmakers vote to help gay veterans, strippers
Oregon is on track to be the first state to hire a coordinator to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation.

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Travel & Outdoors $700 million plan to help salmon habitat faces new challenge (Photo Gallery)
A massive federal habitat restoration effort in the Columbia River Basin has spent more than $700 million on breaching levies, restoring tidal channels, reconnecting floodplains and other actions meant to boost salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by hydroelectric dams.
Travel & Outdoors Trail drawing upsurge of hikers seeking a "Wild" adventure
Build a trail from Mexico to Canada, and a trickle of hardy souls will see if they can cover it, pushing through parched desert, driving rain and sky-high fields of snow. Let Hollywood glamorize the trail a half-century later and the masses will arrive, prepared or not.

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Home Meet Quasi Modo, the 'World's Ugliest Dog' Meet Quasi Modo, the 'World's Ugliest Dog' (Video)
The newly crowned "World's Ugliest Dog" was dogged by fans snapping photos as she took a victory lap around New York City. Not only has she become a media darling, but as Jeanne Moos reports, the ugliest mutt has a makeover in her future.
Home Mayor tries to stop would-be thieves Mayor tries to stop would-be thieves (Video)
The mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana can add another title to his name: crime fighter. The mayor caught a group of teens trying to break into his garage and stepped in to stop them. Janelle MacDonald reports.

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KATU Investigators Family says apt. complex wants them to pay for handicap-accessible curb Family says apt. complex wants them to pay for handicap-accessible curb (Video)
A Gresham family claims their apartment complex wants them to pay to install a handicap-accessible curb near their home, denying what's called a request for reasonable accommodation. A representative for WPL Associates tells KATU News they are "adamant" that they never denied the family's request.

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Technology Hacking Team company appears to get hacked
An Italian surveillance company known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies appears to have succumbed to a damaging cyberattack that sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.
Technology Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions
Drones could replace humans in a variety of ways around large farms: transmitting detailed information about crops to combines and sprayers, directing them very precisely to problem spots and cutting down on the amount of water and chemicals needed.
Technology Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'
Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.

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Politics Construction plan pays for school earthquake improvements
Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced Friday.
Politics As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether.

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