Inslee: More work to prevent oil train spills

Gov. Jay Inslee urged the federal government on Wednesday to immediately lower the speed limit for trains carrying crude oil throughout the state and accelerate the pace of replacing outdated rail cars.

Salem drinking fountain took $6,000, 2.5 years

SALEM, Ore. — A newly installed drinking fountain adds a classy touch to a West Salem neighborhood, but for Marvin Sannes it's also a parable about bureaucracy.

U.S. Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

DALLAS — The sister of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States says he told officials the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting from Liberia.

Florida man guilty of killing black teenager

A white Florida man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a black teenager who was playing loud music in a car in a Jacksonville parking lot.


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Quiet truths and big explosions at the movies: “Boyhood”

It’s summer, so moviegoers must by law shut down their brains and become laser

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Star gazing with the kiddos: Perseid meteor showers

Do you have happy childhood memories of lying on your back and watching shooting stars–

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Portrait 2014

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This year's edition reflects a new approach as we share stories and videos of some of the people who make our county such a special place to live, work, learn and play. More


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