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November 26, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Crow seizures: 30 birds dead in Portland parks

PORTLAND — Police say 30 dead crows have been found in downtown Portland parks after reports that they were having seizures. A police spokesman says there’s no apparent reason for the deaths. The Audubon Society has been called in to help with the investigation. The birds were found Wednesday morning in three areas: Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park…

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November 26, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Minor flooding under way; more rain expected

UPDATE, 7:50 a.m. | Minor flooding was occurring this morning on parts of the Snoqualmie River near Carnation and Snoqualmie, on the Stillaguamish River at Arlington and on the Cowlitz River in Lewis County. Flooding also occurred along the Puyallup River at Orting, where recent levee work was crediting with keeping floodwaters away from the town. Major flooding is not expected, although…

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November 26, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Truck spills dog food in I-5 ditch at Fife

The Associated Press FIFE — The Washington State Patrol says a semi-truck carrying a load of dog food ran off Interstate 5 at Fife, overturned and spilled its load in a ditch. The accident happened around midnight Tuesday but the cleanup restricted northbound lanes into the Wednesday morning rush hour. Trooper Guy Gill says the driver was sore…

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November 25, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Fishermen’s wives sue to keep Oregon rescue station open

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The wives of fishermen from Oregon’s largest commercial fleet are suing to stop the U.S. Coast Guard from closing its rescue helicopter station in Newport. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Eugene argues that closing the Newport Air Station would violate the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which…

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Comments | More in General news, Military | Topics: Coast Guard, Oregon

November 25, 2014 at 1:09 PM

$2.5 million claim filed against city of Seattle over crash involving Councilmember Clark

A $2.5 million claim has been filed against the city of Seattle, citing a collision more than two years ago in which a vehicle driven by Councilmember Sally Clark injured a bicyclist. The claim, brought by Steve Fairbanks, a former Lakewood, Pierce County, man who now lives in Oregon, represents the first step in a potential…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Sally Clark, Seattle City Council, traffic collision

November 25, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Woman chasing dog in Eugene struck by train, dies

The Associated Press EUGENE — Eugene police say they’re trying to identify a woman who was fatally struck by a train as she chased a dog across the tracks. The Eugene Register-Guard reports the woman died at the hospital. Police said the crossing arms were down, and audio and visual warning signs had been activated when the woman…

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November 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Marchers hit the streets in Seattle to protest Ferguson ruling

Update at 1:32 p.m.: Protesters arrived at the U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Seattle at 1:15 p.m. chanting, “No justice, no peace. No racist police ” Many were high-school students, like David Morgan, 16, a junior at Garfield High School. Morgan said he was there “just to support all the black people in the past…

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Comments | More in Education, General news, The Blotter | Topics: Ferguson, protest

November 25, 2014 at 8:43 AM

WSDOT offers Thanksgiving travel tips

Traveling in-state for Thanksgiving weekend?   Your destination is likely set, but if you can be flexible about when you make the trip, you might save yourself a headache. The state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has posted some helpful information online, including color-coded, hour-by hour looks at what to expect on some of the state’s most heavily traveled sections of…

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November 25, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Heavy rains cause flooding; Mt. Rainier National Park closes

UPDATE, 7:05 p.m. | The Snoqulamie River is on a Phase III flood alert, which means flooding of varied depths may occur in the entire Snoqualmie Valley. The Associated Press UPDATE, 12:10 p.m. | Mount Rainier National Park is closing due to flooding of the road by Kautz Creek near the Nisqually entrance, according to the…

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November 24, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Oregon vote on GMO labeling goes to recount

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Tallies of the last remaining ballots show an Oregon measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods lost by only 809 votes and is headed for an automatic recount. Officials released the full statewide count Monday. It shows Measure 92 was defeated by a margin of only 0.06 percentage point. That’s well…

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