A person looks from the south bank of the Skagit River across to the collapsed portion of the Interstate 5 bridge Friday, May 24, 2013, in Mount Vernon, Wash. A truck carrying an oversize load struck the four-lane bridge on the major thoroughfare between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below Thursday evening. All three occupants suffered only minor injuries. At an overnight news conference, Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste blamed the collapse on a tractor-trailer carrying a tall load that hit an upper part of the span. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

I-5 bridge failure hits Wash. retailers

Researchers at Western Washington University have been observing the number of Canadian and U.S. vehicle license plates at various points al…

Gorge wildfire threatens city water supply

The “Government Flat Complex” fire is burning about 7 miles southwest of the Oregon city of The Dalles. If fire conditions aren’t brought un…

House destroyed in Salem fire

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OSP: Convicted murderer killed in cell

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Traffic stop leads to meth bust

A routine traffic stop by Beaverton police turned up seven pounds of methamphetamine in a 30-year-old Mexican national.

Portland goes for redhead record

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Fmr Linn GOP chair to challenge Merkley

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John Kitzhaber

Kitzhaber eyes special session decision

Gov. John Kitzhaber says he hopes to decide within 10 days whether to call the Legislature into special session to work on a deal that would…

FILE - The state of Oregon uses reloadable debit-like cards known as "Oregon Trail" cards instead of food stamps. Undated photo. (KOIN 6 News)

Food stamp ‘humiliation’ spurs debate

Oregon Trail guidelines say that, in general, if it’s edible a card-holder can buy it. But alcohol, tobacco, hot food or any food sold for “…

OSP: No abduction, but man choked woman

She and her daughter got out for a brief walk when, she said, she was struck from behind, then repeatedly hit by a man who tried to strangle…