3 killed, 1 injured in head-on collision in McMinnville

Oregon State Police say three people were killed and another person was seriously hurt in a head-on collision on a highway southwest of Portland
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A trail less traveled: Paddling from the capital to Canada

A Swiss couple was paddling all the way to Ketchikan, Alaska
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Agencies map tectonic fault that touches southeast Alaska

Federal agencies have completed the first high-resolution mapping of a fast-moving underwater tectonic fault that extends from Vancouver Island, Canada, to southeast Alaska
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Author, actor, Kennedy scion Christopher Lawford dead at 63

Author, actor and member of the Kennedy clan Christopher Kennedy Lawford has died
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Authorities identify woman killed in Ridgefield house fire

Authorities have identified the 23-year-old woman who died in a house fire in southwestern Washington state
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Battle Ground teachers latest to reach contract deal

Teachers in the southwest Washington city of Battle Ground have reached a tentative agreement to end a teacher strike
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Bill allowing more sea lions to be killed clears key hurdle

A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that gobble endangered salmon in the Columbia River has cleared a key committee in the U.S. Senate
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California Editorial Rdp

California Editorial Rdp
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Canadian company ditches plans for large pot grow in Maine

A Canadian company has ditched plans buy a marijuana growing facility in Auburn, Maine
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Canadian firm acquires 1 of Maine's major lobster dealers

A Canadian specialty foods company is acquiring one of the biggest names in Maine lobster
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Canadian man sentenced for bilking US victims out of $18M

A Canadian con man who bilked at least 60,000 people through a cross-border a telemarketing scheme has been sentenced to federal prison
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Cantwell, Hutchison advance in Senate race

Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican Susan Hutchison have advanced to the November ballot in Washington's primary election.
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Chemical plant explodes, catches fire; wide area evacuated

An Ohio chemical manufacturing plant has exploded and caught fire, prompting authorities to evacuate a large area around it
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Coast Guard crews search for a man missing from cruise ship

Coast Guard crews are responding to an emergency call from a cruise ship off the Washington coast reporting a possible man overboard
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Coast Guard crews search for man missing from cruise ship

Coast Guard crews responded to an emergency call from a cruise ship reporting a possible man overboard off the coast of Washington state
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Coast Guard recovers body of man missing from cruise ship

A Coast Guard helicopter crew has recovered the body of a cruise ship passenger who went overboard off the coast of Washington state
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Collapse at Oregon State project trouble for CLT industry

Oregon State University was determined to construct the building for its forestry school out of cross-laminated timber, an emerging wood product that's said to rival the strength of steel
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Congressional race in southwest Washington draws spotlight

A congressional race in southwest Washington has drawn national attention
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Cops search for armed man who may be in Portland, Vancouver

Authorities say they are searching for a man who could be in the Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington, area after they say he shot a woman several times south of Tacoma
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Deals reached to end 2 Southwest Washington teacher strikes

Teachers in two Southwest Washington school districts say they've reached deals to end their strikes
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Decision soon on whether to file charges in bridge push

Authorities say they'll decide soon whether to charge a woman accused of pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge in Washington state, an incident that was captured on video
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Delegate, delegate? It's not so easy, business owners say

Let it go: Business owners can find it nerve-wracking to cede decisions to employees
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Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary, seeking to be the first member of her party to ever win the seat
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Democrats see opportunity in Washington congressional races

Democrats are celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state's primary election
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Deputy cleared in fatal shooting of inmate at hospital

The Clark County Prosecutors Office has cleared a corrections deputy who shot and killed an inmate at a Vancouver, Washington hospital
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Dueling Portland political protests raise fears of violence

Groups in Portland, Oregon, are warning of the potential for violence at dueling protests between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascists that could be greater than previous clashes
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Durango woman lends an ear to homeless teens

Durango resident Loretta Meushaw was volunteering at her first Rainbow Family Gathering in 1998 when she was struck by the homeless teenagers who attended
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EPA delists federal Superfund site in Washington state

A federal Superfund site in Vancouver, Washington, has been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency's National Priorities List
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Fire captain accused of groping woman during training

Authorities say a fire captain from Washington state is accused of groping a woman during a training exercise in Oregon
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Former Mayo Clinic employees reunite after 50 years

Five former surgical recorders who worked for the Mayo Clinic reunite for the first time after 50 years
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Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West Coast

With the Pacific Northwest's killer whales struggling, an environmental group is suing to force President Donald Trump's administration to expand protected habitat
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Health officials suspect measles case in Washington state

Health officials say a child in southern Washington state is suspected of having measles contracted from someone in the Portland-area where two cases were found
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Hiker falls 100 feet to death in Skamania County

Search crews have recovered the body of a 23-year-old woman who was killed in a 100-foot fall while hiking in Skamania County
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Man denies negligent homicide charge in July 2013 death

A former Montana man has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the death of a man who was run over in an alley in the south-central Montana town of Absarokee
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Missing hiker found on Mount St. Helens ate berries, bees

Authorities say an Ohio man who was missing on Mount St. Helens has been found flank of the peak nearly a week after he set out on a day hike
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New Marine Research Center offers unique environment

Southern Miss' new Marine Research Center offers unique environment for ocean exploration
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Ohio awards latest prizes in opioid science challenge

Ohio is awarding another round of prizes totaling $2.4 million in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid crisis
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Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

Portland, Oregon, police accused of being heavy-handed against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators, reportedly causing some injuries; police chief orders review of officers' use of force
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Owner of famed Seattle music venue site sues city

The owner of a building that houses an iconic Seattle music venue has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it failed to follow proper protocols when officials approved a measure aimed at preserving the site
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Pedestrian hit at Portland street race; driver arrested

Authorities say a pedestrian suffered serious injuries when he was by a car at an illegal street race in North Portland
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Prosecutors consider charges after teen pushed from bridge

Police say they've finished an investigation into an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was hurt when she was pushed off a bridge and fell 60 feet into water in Washington state
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Rallying around Trump, Proud Boys raise profile

The Proud Boys, a right-wing men's group, is claiming a higher profile role in the region, with two members involved in a confrontation outside the Vancouver Mall that raised concerns for some about a miscarriage of justice
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School delayed for thousands as teachers hit picket lines

School has been delayed for more than 75,000 students in southwest Washington this week as teachers union and districts failed to reach deals over teacher pay
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School delayed, teachers strike in southwest Washington

Several school districts in southwest Washington state have canceled the start of the school year this week as teachers unions and districts failed to settle wage agreements
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Some teachers striking in Washington have reached deals

Some of the teachers who were striking in Washington state have reached tentative deals
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Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

Starbucks will rid its stores of plastic straws at locations around the world, citing threat to oceans, environment
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Suit over toddler death in hot apartment settled for $100K

An insurance company for a Portland apartment complex has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died in her bedroom after a heater malfunctioned
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Teams pack boats with fish to prepare to feed ailing orca

A team of whale experts has injected an ailing killer whale with antibiotics in a rare emergency effort to save her
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Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

Experts have done a practice run to work out feeding live fish to a whale off Washington state so they're ready when they get a chance to save an ailing orca
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Teen accused of shoving friend off bridge appears in court

An 18-year-old woman charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge has made her first court appearance
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