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Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Democrats
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent....

Mercury cleaned up from Ore. home driveway
BANKS, Ore. (AP) -- Homeowners in the small community of Banks, Oregon, weren't sure whether the little silvery beads on their driveway were tin foil - or mercury....

Coast Guard rescues hiker who fell from Ore. beach cliff
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it sent a helicopter to rescue a male hiker who fell about 40 feet from a cliff on the Oregon coast....

Portland mayor makes changes ahead of Uber vote
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A pilot program allowing ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate legally in Portland has taken another turn....

Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers - fish from Japanese waters - when it was spotted off the Oregon coast....

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