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Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon....

Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long....

Financier sentenced to prison for defrauding Oregon widow
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The former chief executive of a Portland firm that provided investment services to the wealthy was sentenced Tuesday to almost six years in prison for defrauding a widow out of more than $1 million....

As Kitzhaber departed, state officials secured electronics
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Ten computers and four cellphones used by aides to former Gov. John Kitzhaber were seized after federal authorities issued subpoenas in an influence-peddling investigation....

Democratic schools budget clears Oregon House
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers made the case for increasing state revenue as the Oregon House approved two years of funding for schools Tuesday....

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