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Local Everyday Heroes: Junki Yoshida’s million-dollar donation Everyday Heroes: Junki Yoshida’s million-dollar donation (Video)
Junki Yoshida is well known around here. And when you think of his name, you think of his company’s sauces and his charismatic personality. But he’s also a philanthropist and recently gave a big check to Mt. Hood Community College as a way of giving back.
Local Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat
Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.
Local Natural gas leak briefly closes Highway 99W
Police in the Dundee, Oregon, area southwest of Portland say a highway was temporarily closed and traffic disrupted after a backhoe apparently severed a 2-inch natural gas service line.
Local Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons
The breach could affect Albertsons stores in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; Acme Markets stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.
Local Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared his country's recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the U.S.-led strikes against militants in Iraq and Syria, saying Hamas and the Islamic State group share the same goal of world domination.

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Local Pot entrepreneurs now becoming political donors Pot entrepreneurs now becoming political donors
The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.
Local Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
Local Dr. Steven Fritz memorial: "He was unapologetically himself" Dr. Steven Fritz memorial: "He was unapologetically himself" (Video)
During a celebration of life for Dr. Steven Fritz, who died in a car crash last week, Alessandra Fritz described her dad as "unapologetically kind & unapologetically himself." Hundreds turned out to honor Fritz at Terry Schrunk Park - many adorned in costumes at the encouragement of Fritz's family - because they said that's what their loved one would have wanted.
Local Hempstalk 2014 moves to Portland waterfront Hempstalk 2014 moves to Portland waterfront (Video)
60,000 people are expected to crowd the Tom McCall Waterfront Park this weekend with the promise that the festival all about supporting marijuana legalization will be smoke-free.
Local Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules
A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more established industries.
Local Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Authorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.
Local Boil water notice issued for Mercer Island Boil water notice issued for Mercer Island (Video)
Mercer Island School District will be closed Monday, and residents of Mercer Island are being told to boil their tap water before drinking because tests have found E. coli in the city's water.
Local Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon
In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64 countries have such requirements and labels didn't lead to an increase in their food costs.
Local Photos: The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Photos: The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (Photo Gallery)
If you live in Washington State and have Instagram, Facebook or Twitter - you've undoubtedly seen amazing pictures of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this month. Well, we had to join in the beautiful fun! Check out our gallery from this past Sunday here.
Local Gumby the iPhone Gumby the iPhone (Video)
Here's a high tech question: is your butt bending the new extra big iPhone? Or maybe putting it in your front pocket is giving the phone the bends? CNN's Jeanne Moos is bending more than our ear with this report on the latest brouhaha over the iPhone.