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Offbeat Canadians 'Spocking' the image of ex-minister on $5 bill Canadians 'Spocking' the image of ex-minister on $5 bill
The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy's famous "Star Trek" character.

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Local Oregon House sends low-carbon fuels bill to governor Oregon House sends low-carbon fuels bill to governor
The bill passed Wednesday by the narrowest of margins after five hours of debate. The 31-29 vote sends the bill to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who has spoken favorably of it.

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KATU Investigators Police training trouble? City auditor points to high-profile cases Police training trouble? City auditor points to high-profile cases (Video)
The report, the first from the city auditor’s office since the U.S. Department of Justice criticized the bureau’s use of force, says the department is very quick to make training changes after shootings or deaths, but after that flurry of activity is over, the training tapers off.
KATU Investigators 'Puzzling' stickers found at school revealed to be marketing stunt (Photo Gallery) (Video)
When stickers were found plastered over Portland high schools, which linked to a website with a mysterious countdown, students and parents raised concerns with district leaders. Their concerns gained traction once they learned Portland Police launched an investigation.
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.

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National & World House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

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Home Weasel flies on woodpecker Weasel flies on woodpecker (Video)
T's a bird! It's a plane... No wait... It's a weasel... On the back of a bird!? What? The story behind this photo and hashtag-weasel-pecker straight from the photographer. Jeannie Moos has more.
Home Man builds neighborhood luge track Man builds neighborhood luge track (Video)
A Pennsylvania man is celebrating winter and giving back to his community. For the third year in a row, he's turning his backyard into an icy carnival ride. Keleigh Gibbs checked out the fun.
Home Stranger pays for bride's wedding dress Stranger pays for bride's wedding dress (Video)
A Utah bride-to-be is giving thanks to the total stranger who paid for her wedding dress. She learned of the surprise as she went to pay for her dress. Felicia Martinez reports

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Politics Oregon class-actions bill headed to governor Oregon class-actions bill headed to governor
Oregon legislative Democrats voted Tuesday to change the way the state handles class-action lawsuits, a move that is likely to add millions to the price tag of a suit that the oil company BP lost last year.
Politics Oregon House OKs bill to allow workers to discuss wages Oregon House OKs bill to allow workers to discuss wages
House lawmakers narrowly passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting employers from punishing employees who ask other employees about what they are paid, part of a package of bills designed to close the wage gap between male and female workers.

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Politics Oregon House OKs bill that would let workers discuss wages
House lawmakers narrowly passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting employers from punishing their workers who ask other employees about what they are paid, part of a package of bills designed to close the wage gap between male and female workers.
Politics Washington House readies its version of pot-market overhaul
With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores
Politics Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.
Politics 'Your Voice, Your Vote': The Kitzhaber saga continues (Video)
Nigel Jaquiss, a reporter at KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week, and KATU’s Hillary Lake join host Steve Dunn to discuss the lawsuits surrounding Oregon’s failed Cover Oregon, those personal emails Kitzhaber’s office asked to be deleted from state servers and the investigations into him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.

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Business McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken
McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial growth hormone.
Business Exxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices
Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth.

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