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ROSEBURG, Ore.— The man accused of killing a Roseburg convenience store clerk by beating her with a mallet and stabbing her did not know her, but he told investigators he hated her, police said.
PORTLAND, Ore.— A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults. The study, released Thursday, was conducted by Oregon Health& Science University in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority.
PORTLAND, Ore.— More than 140,000 Oregon workers will get a pay raise when the minimum wage goes up the first of the year, the state Bureau of Labor and Industries said Wednesday. It will affect 141,822 people, roughly 8 percent of Oregon's workforce. The increase means Oregon will have the nation's second-highest minimum wage behind Washington.
WASHINGTON— The nation's economic recovery has been slow to reach the Philadelphia metropolitan area and income inequality has widened, hurt in part by an exodus of residents and a continued collapse in mid-wage jobs. Philadelphia posted the largest income drop among large metro areas outside the Sun Belt, a sign of its persistently weak job market.
GRANTS PASS, Ore.— For the second time this year, federal officials are releasing additional water from a Northern California reservoir to combat a parasite that threatens to kill thousands of salmon in the drought-parched Klamath River.
WASHINGTON— China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON— Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.
DALLAS, Oregon— The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.
PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon employers have been hiring at a steady pace, and jobseekers in large numbers have gotten the word. That represents newcomers to Oregon as well as Oregonians joining the workforce, or finally returning to it after a long, slow recovery from the Great Recession, The Oregonian reported.
PORTLAND, Ore.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that's trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market.
John Kitzhaber, legislative Democrats and others to overhaul Oregon's tax code. With no sales tax and property taxes constrained by 1990 s ballot measures, Oregon relies on the income tax for nearly $7 of every $10 it collects— more than any other state.
He's the subject of an exhibition at Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery where he's buried— just miles from Coney Island where he lived and worked. "William F. Mangels: Amusing the Masses on Coney Island and Beyond" runs through Oct. 26 at the cemetery's chapel.
PORTLAND, Ore.— Hundreds of thousands of salmon are making their way from the ocean up the Columbia River this month, a windfall for salmon eaters, and for tribal and recreational fishermen in the Pacific Northwest.
SALT LAKE CITY— One of Utah's largest ski areas was sold to Vail Resorts Inc. Thursday, resolving a legal battle between two ski titans and paving the way for the creation of what could be the country's largest resort. The Colorado- based company is already leasing the upper 3,000 acres of slopes, but couldn't use them without the base area owned by Powdr Corp..
District Judge Richard Jones in Seattle on Tuesday that his company shared confidential information with the Fox Rothschild firm that could benefit Roman Seleznev. Roman Seleznev was arrested July 5 in Maldives and taken to Guam for an initial court appearance before being brought to the U.S., where he pleaded not guilty to 29 counts on Aug. 8.
The groups, led by the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the Communications Workers of America, the Citizens Trade Campaign, and Public Citizen, said TPA should be replaced with a new system that gives both Congress and the public a louder voice in trade negotiations.
BOISE, Idaho— The likely causes of a 2012 airplane crash that killed the head of memory chip maker Micron are a decrease in engine power during takeoff and the man's ill-fated decision to turn the experimental plane around rather than make an emergency landing, federal investigators say.
SAO PAULO, Sept 9- The streets of Jardim São Luis, a poor and violent neighborhood near the edge of São Paulo, have not been this quiet in years. After a decade of economic growth and welfare policies that lifted more than 30 million Brazilians out of poverty, Jardim São Luis and other tough neighborhoods across Brazil had high hopes for the future.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 8- Mooo-ve over milk, Starbucks Corp is testing coconut milk in stores in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Oregon as alternatives to traditional dairy products grow more popular. Starbucks, which has nearly 11,800 cafes in the United States, regularly tests new products.
*Focus shift to U.S. payrolls data, ceasefire talk in Minsk. NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. August payrolls data and scheduled talks in Minsk aimed at ending a five-month war between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists.