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Politics Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.


Entertainment Comedy Central: 'Unfair' to judge Noah based on tweets Comedy Central: 'Unfair' to judge Noah based on tweets
A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," his graphic tweets targeting women and Jews are causing a social media backlash and Comedy Central is defending its newest late-night star.


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YouNews Beautiful day at the Tulip Farms! Beautiful day at the Tulip Farms!
My husband and I spent a beautiful evening at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. It's only minutes from Portland, but you'll feel like you're in Holland. Watched the clouds roll in...


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Local Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection
Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.


KATU Investigators Multnomah Co. explains decision to let reckless driving suspect out of jail (Video)
The man accused of plowing into a traffic safety flagger walked out of jail just a few hours after the crash. Patrick Miller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for assault, reckless driving, and DUI. It left many wondering: why was he released so quickly?
KATU Investigators Legal expert: Oregon playing high-stakes poker in Oracle lawsuit (Video)
Two million taxpayer dollars. That's the hefty cost of legal sparring between Oracle and Oregon to decide who is to blame for the state's failed online health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon. Will the state take this to trial or settle? The On Your Side Investigators talked to insiders and legal experts to see how the legal battle over Cover Oregon will impact taxpayers.

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National & World Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison
President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.


Sports Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise
The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors 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 Senate Republicans release Washington state budget proposal (New) Senate Republicans release Washington state budget proposal
Washington Senate Republicans on Tuesday released a two-year state budget proposal that doesn't include any new taxes, mostly relying instead on existing revenue, fund transfers and earmarking tax income from recreational marijuana sales for education.
Politics  Democratic state revenue plan gets first public hearing (New) Democratic state revenue plan gets first public hearing
In a crowded House Finance Committee meeting Tuesday, lobbyists, students and users of Washington's social services debated Democrats' plan to help fund the next state budget with $1.5 billion in new revenues, including a capital gains tax.
Politics Watchdog group says four 2016 prospects dodging finance law (New) Watchdog group says four 2016 prospects dodging finance law
In complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, the Campaign Legal Center says Florida Republican Jeb Bush, Maryland Democrat Martin O'Malley, Pennsylvania Republican Rick Santorum and Wisconsin Republican Scott Walker are raising money and campaigning for the presidency without incorporating presidential campaigns.
Politics State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton (New) State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton
The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.


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Technology Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure
Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes, or redundancies.


Politics 'Your Voice Your Vote': Amanda Fritz (Video)
This show was joined in progress. Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz talks openly and bluntly about what she thinks is wrong with the Portland City Council. Plus, her personal and painful motivation behind the Frits-Fairchild Act that she's pushing in Salem.


Business Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15
Fast-food labor organizers say they're expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including other low-wage workers and demonstrations on college campuses.

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Entertainment Wife, children of Robin Williams try to avoid court battle
The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor.