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Local The 'real' Christian Grey The 'real' Christian Grey
Portland's Heathman Hotel has become a star thanks to the E.L. James book, "50 Shades of Grey." But did she take inspiration for her lead character from a real man named Christian who works there? KATU's Mary Loos goes in search of answers.
Local Mt. Rainier casts big shadow to kick off Thanksgiving week Mt. Rainier casts big shadow to kick off Thanksgiving week (Photo Gallery)
There are a number of reasons fall and winter are my favorite times of the year, but this is one of the biggies: the amazing Mt. Rainier sunrises.

In late fall and into early winter, the sun rises in just the right spot on our horizon to where if there is a mid-to-high level cloud layer, Mt. Rainier casts its large shadow into the sky. It can make for a rather dramatic start to the day!
Local Oregon food label measure headed for recount Oregon food label measure headed for recount
Statewide vote totals released Monday show an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods was losing by a mere 809 votes and will go to an automatic recount.
Local Wilson, Seattle D lead Seahawks past Arizona 19-3 Wilson, Seattle D lead Seahawks past Arizona 19-3 (Photo Gallery)
Russell Wilson found backup tight end Cooper Helfet for a 20-yard catch-and-run touchdown late in the third quarter, Steven Hauschka kicked four field goals and the Seattle Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals their second loss of the season, 19-3 on Sunday.
Local Emergency beacons can be life-savers
Lisa Jo Frech was five days into a 10-day, 170-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail near Glacier Peak when she passed out. She's an experienced hiker, had trained hard for the trail and was feeling strong up to that point.
Local Does bad behavior really hurt business? Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Local Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury (Photo Gallery)
Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.
Local Boy carrying toy gun shot dead by police
Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer.
Local Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' Misunderstood Medicine: 'I feel like a normal boy' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A week after Forrest's 8th birthday, his mother Tanesha Smelser said doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy and prescribed him an anti-seizure drug.

She said the drug made him angry, violent and suicidal.

The Smelser family had reached a breaking point when Tanesha said they decided to ditch the pharmaceuticals in favor of medical marijuana.