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Local U of O announces $2 billion fundraising campaign U of O announces $2 billion fundraising campaign
The University of Oregon is offering two new scholarships to students who have worked hard through high school. If you qualify, the money is automatically awarded to in-state students.
Local Mayhem erupts near pumpkin fest in New Hampshire Mayhem erupts near pumpkin fest in New Hampshire
Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend Sunday after violent parties near the city's annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries.
Local Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found
After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.
Local Calif. man charged in 14-year-old Oregon girl's disappearance
The San Francisco Bay Area man accused of bringing a 14-year-old girl he met online back to his home traveled to Oregon with his daughter to pick her up and had met her once before, when the two had a sexual encounter, federal authorities said.
Local Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned (Photo Gallery)
A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire.
Local Big donor backs Oregon open primary measure Big donor backs Oregon open primary measure
A Houston billionaire who has given $1.5 million in support of a ballot measure to change Oregon's primary election system says the proposed format is one of the few solutions to lessening dysfunction in Washington, D.C.
Local Child flu vaccine in short supply Child flu vaccine in short supply (Video)
Twelve-month-old Evelynn may not realize it now, but she's one of the lucky ones. That's because she was able to get the flu shot despite a shortage that's impacting the area.
Local Judge: Cave Junction can ban medical pot dispensaries
A judge in the heart of southwestern Oregon's marijuana country has ruled that the city of Cave Junction has the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries outright, not just declare a moratorium.
Local California man arrested; Oregon teen goes home
An Oregon teenager has been returned to her family after police found her in the San Francisco Bay Area with a 41-year-old man she'd met online in a chat room.
Local Man blamed for 2 Ore. bank robberies in 1 day
An FBI spokeswoman says law enforcement officers believe the same man robbed two Willamette Valley bank branches Thursday — one in Salem and one in Eugene.
Local Cover Oregon: Tax credit error affects thousands Cover Oregon: Tax credit error affects thousands
Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange say thousands of Oregonians could owe money to the federal government because they were given tax credits that were too large — not hundreds as previously reported.
Local Man found naked, bleeding, dies. Was it an accident or a crime?  Man found naked, bleeding, dies. Was it an accident or a crime? (Video)
Thirty-eight-old Cougar Burleigh visiting from Olympia, Washington died after he was found naked and unconscious near the Burnside Bridge early Sunday morning. Police say there is no evidence of a crime, but his friends and family say investigators can't prove his death was an accident.
Local Monsanto gives $2.5 million against GMO labeling Monsanto gives $2.5 million against GMO labeling
Biotechnology giant Monsanto is ramping up its spending toward trying to defeat a November ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods in Orego
Local Renton high school student sues over F-grade Renton high school student sues over F-grade
A Renton high school student accused of cheating on a test is suing the school district over the F-grade she was given for chemistry last year.
Local Washington state puts pot sales, fines online for banks Washington state puts pot sales, fines online for banks
Banking remains a thorny issue for legal marijuana businesses, but regulators in Washington state are trying to make it easier for financial institutions to track their pot-related customers.