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Politics Oracle lawsuit: Kitzhaber advisers manipulated Cover Oregon
Oracle America Inc. has filed a lawsuit accusing former Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign consultants of orchestrating the abandonment of the now-defunct Cover Oregon health insurance exchange portal to assist his re-election effort.
Local Man accused of DUII in deadly Columbia Blvd. crash
Police say Joshua James Vann swerved his 2002 Toyota Prius, struck a curb and then lost control of his car. He slammed into a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by 55-year-old Dale Edward McConachie.

Entertainment

Entertainment Bill Cosby: 'I am far from finished' Bill Cosby: 'I am far from finished'
Comedian Bill Cosby has issued a new statement as women continue to add their names to the list of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior accusers speaking out about alleged trysts with the funnyman

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Local Wildlife agencies plan to restore grizzlies in Wash. state Wildlife agencies plan to restore grizzlies in Wash. state
There's an effort under way to help ensure grizzly bears don't become extinct in the North Cascades. The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working with other agencies on a plan to bring grizzly bears back to this part of their natural range.

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Sports

Sports Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL
The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.
Sports Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement
A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.
Sports Hitmen beat Winterhawks in OT, 5-4
Jake Bean scored 1:36 into overtime as the Calgary Hitmen extended their win streak to six games with a 5-4 victory over the Portland Winterhawks on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.
Sports 2 prep coaches suspended for encouraging teams to lose game
Two Tennessee girls basketball high school coaches have been suspended for trying to get their teams to lose a game in an attempt to avoid the top-ranked squad and improve their chances of advancing in the state tournament.

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Home Oscars: What's in those $160,000 gift bags? Oscars: What's in those $160,000 gift bags? (Video)
Stars who don't go home with an Oscar on Sunday night won't leave the gala empty-handed. There's always a famous swag-bag of goodies to ease any pain of losing out. Jake tapper takes a look inside this year's outrageously high-dollar consolation prize.
Home Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in (Video)
A thief in Florida used his head -- literally-- to get his hands on a potential jackpot thousands of dollars worth of scratch-off lottery tickets. But, in the end, he only ended up with a headache. Bob Kealing has more on what the merchant did to keep the robber from cashing in.

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Politics What determines the perfect candidate for 2016? What determines the perfect candidate for 2016?
Let's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have — and what they can do without.

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Weather Blog 2 routine events combine for spectacular scene over Canadian skies 2 routine events combine for spectacular scene over Canadian skies (Photo Gallery)
Those who were up early enough Sunday morning in Surrey, B.C. and happened to look up were treated to a spectacular scene in the heavens that looks like something straight out of the imagination of a futuristic Hollywood alien blockbuster film.

In actuality, it was the combination of two rather routine events that just happened to have impeccable timing:

A sunrise (one for the ages on its own) …and a plane descending through a solid, stable cloud layer.

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Technology

Technology Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

Politics

Politics Oregon seeks to force Oracle to keep hosting Medicaid system
Four days before a contract to host Oregon's health insurance system for low-income Oregonians is due to expire, state officials asked a judge on Tuesday to force technology contractor Oracle Inc. to continue running the system.

Business

Business No thanks! Companies reject 'Shark Tank' deals, still thrive
Entrepreneurs may be all smiles when they get an offer on the show, but the deals aren't set in stone. Negotiations start soon after episodes are taped. Contestants can walk away if they don't like the terms.
Business Make me a match: Fidelity to match some IRA contributions
Fidelity is taking a page out of the 401(k) playbook to try to make it happen for your individual retirement account. The company will begin offering a match on contributions that some savers make to their IRA.
Business Orders for U.S. durable goods up 2.8 percent in January
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in January, rising by the largest amount in six months, although much of the strength came from a big jump in airplane orders.

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