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  • Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.

  • DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    DeFazio, D- Ore., said the Formosa Mine, which is on federal and private land outside Riddle, illustrates what is wrong about the 1872 Mining Act: the Canadian companies that reopened the mine in the 1990 s have disappeared; the bond put up for cleanup was nowhere near enough to cover the true costs; and the federal government never got a penny in royalties.

  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    That means some of Wall Street's largest hedge funds and private equity firms are largely escaping close scrutiny by the IRS, said Sen. "Auditing less than 1% of large partnership tax returns means the IRS is failing to audit the big money," said Levin, who chairs the Senate subcommittee on investigations.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

  • APNewsBreak: Oracle says it's not to blame Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    In a letter to Cover Oregon's temporary leadership last week, obtained by The Associated Press, Oracle Corp. President and Chief Financial Officer Safra Catz wrote that Oracle provided "clear and repeated warnings" to Cover Oregon that the exchange website would not be ready to launch last October.

  • California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    FRESNO, Calif.— While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State.

  • Oregon reports significant jobs growth in March Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Oregon state economists say March saw the largest one-month increase in jobs since well before the Great Recession. The news came Tuesday in the monthly report on jobs and joblessness.

  • CenturyLink: 4,500 calls failed during 911 outage Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:11 PM ET

    SEATTLE— About 4,500 calls failed to get through during a six-hour Washington state 911 outage last week, CenturyLink said Monday. The problem did not involve the computer bug known as "Heartbleed," nor any malfunction in CenturyLink's network, the Monroe, La., company said in a statement.

  • Oregon State U launches craft-beer project Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    CORVALLIS, Ore.— A new project at Oregon State University is aiming to create a definitive historical archive of craft beer's history and impact in Oregon. In fact, the Oregon Hops& Brewing Archives is the first of its kind in the United States, The Eugene Register-Guard reported Sunday.

  • FOREX-Dollar inches higher on equities gloom Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    Global equities fell to two-week lows, triggered by selling on Wall Street on Thursday. Wall Street stocks continued their decline on Friday, spurring a broad risk-averse environment that led to selloffs in higher-yielding and emerging market currencies.

  • CenturyLink: Washington 911 outage due to vendor Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Dispatchers who couldn't answer the 911 call of Washington woman facing an intruder are deeply troubled by the statewide system failure but relieved she wasn't injured, the dispatch center's executive director said Friday. The 911 outage lasted about seven hours early Thursday and was resolved at about 7 a.m., CenturyLink said.

  • New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare' Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political. Burwell, until now White House budget director, was named by President Barack Obama on Friday to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the messy rollout of the health care overhaul.

  • Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    "And I'm hoping that we can use that to get a better understanding of GE products in Oregon and the contours of the controversy." An exception was made for Jackson County in southwestern Oregon because it has a measure to prohibit such crops on the May ballot.

  • Cover Oregon narrows exchange future to 2 options Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange say they've narrowed the options for the site's future to two: switching to the federal exchange, or staying with the current technology and hiring a new contractor to fix it.

  • GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight, with GOP lawmakers using it as the latest front in their attacks on President Barack Obama's trustworthiness.

  • Judge says flashing headlights is free speech Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.— Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. Claims fell to their lowest point since May 2007 _several months before the Great Recession started later that year. Pennsylvania: Down 2,007, due to fewer layoffs in food service and construction.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of U.S. home foreclosure filings slid 23 percent in March from a year ago, helping bring first-quarter foreclosure activity to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2007, a report from RealtyTrac showed on Thursday.

  • April 9- A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The bill, dubbed the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," was drafted by U.S.

  • Sicklier patients enroll in Obamacare, study finds Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Early enrollees in health exchanges were more likely to face serious health problems than those who get coverage through their employer, NYT reports.

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