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Local St. Helens police: Oregon's dog tethering law difficult to enforce St. Helens police: Oregon's dog tethering law difficult to enforce (Video)
A viewer called KATU with concerns that her neighbor was breaking Oregon's dog tethering law, which forbids dogs from being tethered for more than a few hours at a time. The On Your Side Investigators pressed for answers from St. Helen's police and the dog's owner.
Local Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban
A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.
Local Small city's lawsuit could derail state's recreational marijuana law Small city's lawsuit could derail state's recreational marijuana law
If the courts won't let Fife ban licensed pot growers, processors or sellers, the city wants the judge to address a second question: Should Washington's entire legal marijuana scheme be thrown out as incompatible with the federal prohibition on pot?
Local Streetcar, van crash on West Burnside Streetcar, van crash on West Burnside
Traffic on West Burnside at the scene is down to one lane in each direction. Police said at about 9 p.m. officers were awaiting for a crane to arrive and lift the street car back onto the tracks, and it will likely be three more hours before the train is cleared.
Local Deception Complex jumps lines, residents prep to evacuate near Oakridge Deception Complex jumps lines, residents prep to evacuate near Oakridge (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The highly-active Deception Creek fire escaped some containment lines Wednesday, spreading nearly a mile away from some homes along Highway 58. Willamette National Forest officials issued a level 2 evacuation for some residents near Westfir, which asks people to get ready to leave their homes.
Local Judge won't stop water for Klamath salmon Judge won't stop water for Klamath salmon
A federal judge has denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California's Central Valley to stop emergency water releases intended to help salmon hundreds of miles away in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.
Local 2 plead guilty to murder in police informant killing 2 plead guilty to murder in police informant killing
Prosecutors in Polk County, Oregon, say two men have pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the kidnapping and killing of a police informant last December.
Local Oregon close to triggering 'kicker' rebates Oregon close to triggering 'kicker' rebates
For the third time this year, economists revised their revenue forecast upward, leaving it just $27 million shy of the kicker threshold.
Local Police: Man violates custody order, could be leaving U.S. with 4 children Police: Man violates custody order, could be leaving U.S. with 4 children
Officers said they are looking for a man who may be taking his four children from their mother, who has custody in Eugene. Police said Torata Tanaka, 40, could be taking two girls, ages 10 and 3, and two boys, ages 8 and 6, to Canada or possibly back to his native country of Japan.