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Local Former Portland residents to pay art tax Former Portland residents to pay art tax (Video)
Some former Portland residents from as far as Alaska have received noticies asking them to pay the city's $35 art tax, which they may have ignored while they lived in the Rose City.
Local Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection
Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.
Local Man pleads guilty to his role in Pal’s Shanty fire Man pleads guilty to his role in Pal’s Shanty fire
Michael James Duncan, 32, pleaded guilty Monday to accessory after the fact to arson. He admitted that he knew that his friend, Marcus Tyler, started the fire and that he tried to help him avoid capture, federal prosecutors said.
Local Green Living: Solar Panels Green Living: Solar Panels (Video)
Rising temperatures are a good reminder of the opportunity to make your home more energy efficient by installing solar panels.
Local Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber
Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack.