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1 year 8 months ago

Oregon lawmakers advance teen tanning ban

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon lawmakers have advanced a bill that would ban minors from using indoor tanning beds. The House voted 38-18 in favor of the bill Thursday. The measure now heads to the state Senate. Supporters include medical professionals who point to research that shows a link between...

1 year 9 months ago

Pain killer problems in Colorado

Colorado ranks high when it comes to abuse of prescription pain killers; in fact, only one state ranks higher in a recent study. Prescribing pain killers has been a concern for Doctor Mark Carroll from the beginning. When his practice - Alliance Family Practice and Urgent Care in Colorado...

3 years 4 weeks ago

No. 9 Oregon rolls past Colorado 45-2

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Playing without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James, No. 9 Oregon bulldozed injury-riddled Colorado 45-2 Saturday. The Ducks lost none of their quick-strike scoring ability without their injured quarterback and running back. Thomas was out with a knee injury and James missed his second straight game while...

3 years 2 months ago

Grandparents with webcam become new online stars

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) - An unsuspecting Oregon couple's ascendance to YouTube stardom happened by accident. Grandparents Esther and Bruce Huffman unwittingly pressed "record" on their new laptop's web camera in mid-August. The resulting video, recorded without their knowledge, captures them goofing around, worrying about wrinkles in their faces...

3 years 2 months ago

Multiple wildfires in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Firefighters working on a dozen major fires or groups of fires in central and eastern Oregon have things to worry about as the Labor Day weekend nears. Jeree Mills, a spokeswoman for the federal fire center in Portland, says hot, dry and windy weather is...

3 years 3 months ago

Lost oregon hiker found

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A woman who spent three nights in the Mount Hood National Forest after tumbling off a cliff says she ate berries, drank from a creek and tried to scoot to safety on her bottom because she couldn't walk. Hood River County sheriff's Detective Matt English...

3 years 4 months ago

Audit advises foreign securities for CO treasury

DENVER (AP) - An audit of Colorado's Treasury Department recommends that it should consider expanding investments beyond only U.S. securities and look into foreign securities. Tuesday's audit says lawmakers should examine the possibility of eliminating statutory limits that require only domestic security investments. The audit conducted by Buck Global...

3 years 5 months ago

Rox take lefty in first round of draft

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have selected University of Oregon left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson with the 20th overall pick in the baseball draft. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Anderson was 8-3 with a 2.17 ERA this season for the Ducks. He set a team record with 114 strikeouts. His fastball isn't...

3 years 11 months ago

BCS Bowls are set

UNDATED (AP) - The Bowl Championship Series has officially designated Auburn and Oregon as the participants in the BCS title game January 10 at Glendale, Arizona. The Tigers will be seeking their first national championship since 1957 as Heisman Trophy favorite Cam Newton runs their high-powered offense. Heisman hopeful running...

3 years 11 months ago

BCS Title Game is set

(AP) - Oregon and Auburn have turned Sunday's final BCS standings into a formality. The top-ranked Ducks and No. 2 Tigers each capped perfect regular seasons with lopsided victories this afternoon, putting them in next month's BCS championship game. The Ducks' rushing tandem of LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner combined...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado voters get another heavy-ballot year

Colorado voters are seeing it again: Nine proposals on the November ballot that would transform state policy on everything from bail practices to limits on government borrowing. To help voters wade through the issues, the state has issued a 100-page-plus voter pamphlet. Early voting starts Monday. Colorado...

4 years 2 months ago

Camel freed from sinkhole

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) - It was an unusual call for Oregon firefighters: A 1,500-pound camel, named Moses, needed to be rescued. The call came in Tuesday night in Clackamas County after the Oregon City owners of the camel called firefighters to say that Moses had fallen into a...

4 years 4 months ago

Brothers collide in head-on crash

State police in Oregon say two brothers collided in a head-on crash that left one of the men critically injured and his wife dead. Lt. Pat Ashmore says a tow truck driven by 25-year-old John Arthur Harvey late Tuesday struck a Toyota Corolla driven by his 20-year-old brother, Westun...

4 years 5 months ago

News outlets ask for Boy Scout records

News organizations in Oregon have asked a Portland judge to release more than 1,000 files on suspected child molesters - records a jury used in April when it found the Boy Scouts of America liable for $20 million in damages. Lawyers for the journalists told Judge John Wittmayer on...

4 years 5 months ago

Homeless meters spreading from Colorado

You may have noticed them inside the terminal at DIA. Standard parking meters--with all money going to help the homeless. They're also scattered around Denver. The idea is spreading. Springfield, Oregon is the latest city to install them. City Councilor Terri Leezer is the driving force behind...

4 years 9 months ago

Giant squid invade California waters

Giant squid weighing up to 60 pounds have invaded the California waters off Newport Beach and are being caught by sport fishermen by the hundreds. The squid showed up last week and anglers started booking twilight fishing trips over the weekend to catch them. The animals weigh between...

4 years 10 months ago

Three Fort Carson soldiers die serving in Afghanistan

The Defense Department says three Fort Carson soldiers were killed in an attack by insurgents in Afghanistan. They were identified Tuesday as 24-year-old Sgt. Joshua A. Lengstorf of Yoncalla, Oregon, 24-year-old Spc. Brian R. Bowman of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and 19-year-old Pvt. John P. Dion of Shattuck, Oklahoma. The military says...

4 years 11 months ago

Whiteout on Mount Hood where 2 climbers missing

A dispatcher for an Oregon sheriff's office reports whiteout conditions on Mount Hood, where searchers have been looking for two missing climbers. Officials have to consider the high winds and heavy snow on Oregon's largest peak as they decide how to continue the search. The two, 24-year-old Anthony Vietti of...

5 years 1 month ago

Stinky blue-green algae blamed for dog deaths

Waterways across the upper Midwest are increasingly plagued with ugly, smelly and potentially deadly blue-green algae, bloomed by drought and fertilizer runoffs from farm fields, that's killed dozens of dogs and sickened many people. Aquatic biologists say it's a problem that falls somewhere between a human health concern and...

5 years 2 months ago

Big Foot found lurking on island

Bigfoot has been spotted lurking on an island in Oregon. This faux-fur covered statue of the mythical creature was built on Ross Island near Portland. While nobody knows who built the sasquatch statue, it was first spotted over the Labor Day weekend. Many residents say they just enjoy...

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