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Local Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll Kitzhaber, Merkley, marijuana winning in latest exclusive poll
Despite Cylvia Hayes’ recent admission to a “green-card marriage” in 1997 and questions surrounding whether her private consulting business benefited because of her relationship with the governor, Kitzhaber still has a healthy lead over his Republican challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point in the latest poll conducted for KATU by SurveyUSA.
Local Cannabis in the classroom: Superintendent tells of problems faced by educators Cannabis in the classroom: Superintendent tells of problems faced by educators (Video)
Lake Oswego schools Superintendent Dr. Heather Beck knows better than anyone in Oregon what legalizing recreational marijuana will bring in your kid's classroom. She came here from Colorado where she saw firsthand the problems educators experienced after that state legalized recreational marijuana.
Local Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight
From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
Local Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay' Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.
Local Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride
All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on an hour-long bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.
Local 4 missing hikers on Larch Mountain found safe
The sheriff’s office said one of the hikers called his mom at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to tell her they were lost. He said the group is composed of three teens and a woman in her 20's. Search and rescue teams found them safe last night.
Local Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP
The 25-year-old Bumgarner capped off a most splendid October and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.
Local Taking Halloween too far? Taking Halloween too far? (Video)
From the perspective of passers-by, it looked like a limp body with a rope around its neck. Several drivers stopped and took photos of it.
Local Oracle tells lawmakers lawsuit is a waste of money Oracle tells lawmakers lawsuit is a waste of money
In a letter sent last week to Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, Oracle CEO Safra Catz hints that the Legislature should pull funding for the lawsuit.
Local Buy Partisan Buy Partisan
Is your toilet paper Republican? Does your deodorant vote Democrat? The companies that make the products you buy in stores give thousands, sometimes millions of dollars to political parties.
Local Measure 92, an extremely close race
There is one race in this election that is extremely close according to an exclusive KATU News Poll done by Survey USA. There’s a 1% difference between supporters and opponents of Measure 92 (the GMO labeling measure).
Local Deaf Montesano councilwoman demands new interpreter Deaf Montesano councilwoman demands new interpreter
The City Council meeting in Montesano was forced to recess minutes after it started Tuesday night when a council member who is deaf said she could not understand the sign language interpreter.
Local Trial begins this week in murder of Beaverton woman Trial begins this week in murder of Beaverton woman
Jury selection started this week for David Bowen of Cottage Grove, who is accused of murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence in the death and disappearance of Beaverton resident Tammy Borda in Lane County.
Local National Cat Day viewer photos National Cat Day viewer photos (Photo Gallery)
It's National Cat Day right meow. We asked for photos and you answered showing us cats lazing around, cat selfies, and adorable shots of people with their cats too.
Local Police: Friend of hotel employee beats sleeping guest with pool cue
In what was either a series of very bad decisions or the worst hotel wake-up call in history, a guest found passed out in a downtown Seattle hotel's recreation room was reportedly beaten with a pool cue by the friend of a hotel security guard.
Local UO Senate Task Force on sexual violence suggests halting Fraternity/Sorority expansion UO Senate Task Force on sexual violence suggests halting Fraternity/Sorority expansion (Video)
Last week, the U of O’s Senate Task Force addressing sexual violence and victim support programs on campus issued a list of recommendations to university officials.

On the list of over 20 suggestions was a call to immediately suspend the university’s plans to expand fraternity and sorority life.

Lubash said they also want to have a member of each Greek Life house to sit on a task force so they can educate each fraternity and sorority on the reporting process.