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Local Deputies find Eagle Creek woman with dementia safe
Deputies have found Paulette Louise Chandler, 68. She is safe. They found her near 82nd Drive and Highway 212 in Clackamas at about 11 a.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said.
Local Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?
As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.
Local Seattle man found guilty in fatal Oregon crash
A Seattle man has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter after driving a car that crossed a center line and crashed head-on against another vehicle, killing two Seaside residents.

Entertainment

Entertainment Willie Nelson refuses to give up pot in Texas Willie Nelson refuses to give up pot in Texas
Pot smoker Willie Nelson is refusing to slow down on his marijuana intake when he tours through his native Texas because he can afford the fines he's handed for breaking the state's strict possession laws.

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YouNews Labor Day Feast Labor Day Feast
Our Labor Day Feast.
we get chicken and squash and our son gets some squash.

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Local & Regional

Local Molalla teen driver arrested after DUII crash
A teen driver was arrested for a DUII after he drove his truck with five passengers over a hill and lost control causing the truck to flip onto a grassy field.

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Around the World

National & World Obama promoting economic gains as elections near
Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm congressional elections.
National & World US eating habits improve a bit -- except among poor
Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
National & World Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in Ukraine peace talks
Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
National & World Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage
Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.

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Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors 5 of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes (Photo Gallery)
So far, summer in Seattle has brought us lots of hot days and clear skies: The perfect recipe for hiking. Watching (or swimming in) a waterfall is one of the best ways to end a hike, especially when it’s sweltering. Here are five of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes to enjoy this summer.

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Home Delicious school-lunch ideas from the Healthy Grocery Girl Delicious school-lunch ideas from the Healthy Grocery Girl
Megan Roosevelt, aka the Healthy Grocery Girl, was at KATU on Monday morning with healthy ideas for school lunches. Click play on the video to watch!

Roosevelt also offered the advice and recipes below:

When packing lunches, choose as many “whole foods” as possible.

Your Life, Your Style

Politics Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics
Gubernatorial candidates accused each other of not being sufficiently supportive of issues important to women, and Republican Dennis Richardson grabbed some big checks from the timber industry. After backing the Republican last time, the firefighters union is throwing its support to Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley. And Republicans came out against most Oregon ballot measures.
Politics 5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections 5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections
By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John Kitzhaber's cowboy boots and Senate candidate Monica Wehby's surgeon scrubs will be all over television. But here are five things you might now know about the upcoming election.

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KATU Investigators Mom alleges students read erotic literature with school iPads Mom alleges students read erotic literature with school iPads (Video)
A mother in Forest Grove said she made a shocking discovery when she browsed through her daughter's school iPad - issued from Neil Armstrong Middle School - and found erotic literature. It's the same school the On Your Side Investigators revealed was linked to cyberbullying issues after students breached the iPad security system.

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Technology

Technology Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest
ony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.
Technology 'Halo' makers shed light on live-action series (Photo Gallery)
The overseers of the popular franchise at 343 Industries announced Saturday at the PAX Prime gaming convention that the upcoming live-action "Halo" series would take place on a surviving fragment of the Alpha Ring, the intergalactic locale from the original "Halo: Combat Evolved" sci-fi shooter.
Technology Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms
Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information.
Technology Ecuador heralds digital currency plans
Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control.
Technology Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters
Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the "Pokemon" and "Legend of Zelda" leading men, the starting line-up will include Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran, Kirby, Fox McCloud, Marth, the "Wii Fit" Trainer and the Villager from "Animal Crossing."

Politics

Politics Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban
A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

Business

Business Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years
The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday morning.
Business N.C. offered $100 million for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid
North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.
Business Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades
Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.

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