Cougars treat Ducks like any other foe

SPOKANE — No. 2 Oregon is as high profile as a team gets but Washington State linebacker Cyrus Coen says he sees the high-flying Ducks as just another "faceless opponent."

Study: Washington, Oregon invest in fossil fuel projects

State investment boards in Washington and Oregon are "bankrolling" oil, coal and gas infrastructure, a new analysis asserts, despite public calls by those states' governors to shift to renewables to fight global climate change.

The Garden Life: Transplanting can help transform your garden

The approach of autumn signals considerable changes in the well-planned garden. This is when the foliage of trees, shrubs and many perennials take on the color shades of the season. Rusty red and pumpkin orange, burnished bronze and the faded gold of ornamental grasses. As gardeners, we have chosen fall foliage plants carefully in seasons past and quite often in years gone by. As time passes in the garden, we sometimes find that a tree or shrub we selected for specific characteristics is not living up to its potential. This is the perfect time of year to transplant the right plant to the right place in the garden.

Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

Police: Cardinals' Dwyer head-butted wife

PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

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What’s in a name? Ask Brian Budz

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LCB reports $14 million in pot sales through Sept. 15

The state Liquor Control Board reported recreational marijuana sales of $14.05 million and excise

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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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