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Thursday night July 31st 2014 there was an unusual weather event in North Albany. The thunder and lightning show was intense in every direction.I was fortunate to catch a dramatic image of this event among about 50 attempts.

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Local Everyday Heroes: Be The Match (New) Everyday Heroes: Be The Match (Video)
PORTLAND, Ore. - A stranger helped save a local boy’s life by donating her bone marrow.

Now the mother of that boy is paying it forward. Click "play" on the video to see the story.

You could save a life, too. If you would like more information about Be The Match click here.

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Sports Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."
Sports A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.
Sports NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

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Home Cooking on a molten bed of lava Cooking on a molten bed of lava (Video)
Behold the first steak ever grilled... On lava! Jeanne Moos reports this gastronomic eruption has been described as tasting like "the best steak ever."

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Politics Gov. Kitzhaber issues oil train safety review Gov. Kitzhaber issues oil train safety review
Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a statewide review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.
Politics Class size initiative makes Washington ballot Class size initiative makes Washington ballot
The Secretary of State's office has certified that a ballot initiative to decrease public school class sizes has enough qualified signatures to make the November ballot.

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Technology Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge
Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why.
Technology Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'
- 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.
Technology Twitter's 2nd quarter results soar, stock flies high
The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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Business U.S. job growth eases but tops 200,000 for a 6th month
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.
Business Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June
U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened.

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