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Home Tart Brewing Fest hosted by Cascade Brewing Tart Brewing Fest hosted by Cascade Brewing (Video)
Don't let the name scare you- these tart concoctions are tasty and balanced too. From beers with lemon peel to orange peel, these brews have just the right amount of pucker.

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Home Tart Brewing Fest hosted by Cascade Brewing (Video)
Don't let the name scare you- these tart concoctions are tasty and balanced too. From beers with lemon peel to orange peel, these brews have just the right amount of pucker.
Local Seattle sets twin records for warmest February, winter on record (Photo Gallery)
In what will go down as one of the best -- or worst -- winters on record, depending on what you want out of a Seattle winter, now there will be some meteorological trophies to go along with the memories.

Seattle has set its record for all-time warmest February since official measurements began at Sea-Tac Airport. The average temperature (high temperature plus low temperature, divided by two) was 48.8 degrees narrowly edging 1977's record at 48.7. (And I mean narrowly. Had Saturday just been one degree cooler, it would have been a tied record instead.)
Local Blazers come from behind for 115-112 win over Thunder
After the Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook's third straight triple-double, Damian Lillard sensed his team was recapturing its form of earlier this season.

Entertainment

Entertainment Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million
Will Smith's caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

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YouNews Cannon Beach Sunset Cannon Beach Sunset
Sunday, February 22 did not seem an usual day for me and my family, felt a strong desire to make peace with loved ones and the ones I have considered not very friendly or loved until now. It was an unique sunset:)
Make every day a special day in your life and others
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Local & Regional

Local Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake
New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads and bridges in Oregon are most likely to be usable following a major subduction zone earthquake that is expected in the future of the Pacific Northwest.

The maps were created by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, or DOGAMI, as part of a research project for ODOT. They outline the landslide risks following a large earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Investigators

KATU Investigators Protecting the program: 'Lives have been destroyed due to the negligence of U of O administrators' (Video)
A three-month examination by the On Your Side Investigators found that the timing of the University of Oregon’s internal investigation of alleged sexual assaults by three basketball players was consistently beneficial to the team’s APR.

Around the World

National & World Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.
National & World New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
National & World Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters
Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.
National & World 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," tens of thousands of people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.

Sports

Sports Major league baseball's 1st black Latino star Minoso dies Major league baseball's 1st black Latino star Minoso dies
Minnie Minoso, the seemingly ageless Cuban slugger who broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game's first black Latino star, has died, a medical examiner in Illinois said Sunday.
Sports Process gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine
Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use.
Sports Stolen NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta
The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.

Travel & Outdoors

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Home Power of the Purse celebrates 10 years Power of the Purse celebrates 10 years
Power of the Purse was created ten years ago to raise awareness about the importance of economic independence for women.
Home Willamette Week's Cartathlon Willamette Week's Cartathlon (Video)
If you're looking for some crazy fun to take part in with your friends on Sunday - Cartathlon is back.

It's hard to describe the mix of costumes, challenges, and food by itself, so Willamette Week's Steph Barnhart came into the KATU newsroom to explain it to us.

Your Life, Your Style

Politics OLCC tackles how to regulate medical, recreational pot OLCC tackles how to regulate medical, recreational pot
The agency in charge of implementing Oregon's legal marijuana program said Friday that medical and recreational pot should be subject to the same tracking and testing systems if they're to be sold in the same retail outlets.
Politics GOP contenders push for military action against ISIS GOP contenders push for military action against ISIS
The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East.
Politics Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

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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 Senate votes unanimously to outlaw 'revenge porn'
Oregon state senators voted unanimously Thursday to outlaw so-called revenge porn, when jilted ex-lovers distribute intimate photos that were shared consensually during a romantic relationship.

Business

Business Buffett reflects on his firm's success and strength
Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.
Business As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises
Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year and McDonald's opened a cafe that lists lentils and eggplant on its menu.

Entertainment News

Entertainment Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy (Photo Gallery)
Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature - and a nuisance - for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears: