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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

July 20, 2016 7:53 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/618 WHITE-SOX-MARINERS Cabrera, Frazier homer as White Sox beat Mariners 6-1 SEATTLE (AP) — Melky Cabrera hit a tie-breaking homer leading off the seventh inning, Todd Frazier added a two-run shot in the ninth and the Chicago White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on […]

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Latest Oregon News from the AP

July 20, 2016 7:51 pm Associated Press, News

RANCHING STANDOFF Key Oregon refuge occupier pleads guilty PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A military veteran who the government says took leadership roles in two standoffs involving the Bundy family has pleaded guilty in Oregon and is expected to soon do the same in Nevada. At the federal courthouse in Portland, Ryan Payne of Anaconda, Montana, […]

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Florence Voters to decide pot tax; deadline nearing for replacing health CO-OP coverage; Mercer Lake to get cellular boost; Pink Martini served up in Florence this fall; and Humane Society presenting animal rescue documentary
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Florence Voters to decide pot tax; deadline nearing for replacing health CO-OP coverage; Mercer Lake to get cellular boost; Pink Martini served up in Florence this fall; and Humane Society presenting animal rescue documentary

July 19, 2016 9:54 pm News

Recreational pot tax to be on November ballot Florence voters will be deciding on a new tax in the fall. Erin Reynolds – “A local marijuana tax, for recreational only, not medical, and that will be something you’ll see on the ballot in November.” City manager Erin Reynolds said City Councilors approved the referral of […]

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Emeralds outlast Hops
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Emeralds outlast Hops

July 19, 2016 9:36 pm Eugene Emeralds, Sports

a Eugene one win away from claiming first half title A late game rally on the part of the Hillsboro Hops fell short last night and the Eugene Emeralds held on for a 6-4 win at home.  The Hops committed five errors on the night, including two on one play that led to one run […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

July 19, 2016 7:56 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/1060 WHITE SOX-MARINERS Lind’s pinch-hit homer in 9th lifts Seattle past White Sox SEATTLE (AP) — Adam Lind hit a three-run pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a comeback and walk-off 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox last night. The Mariners handed the Sox their fifth consecutive […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

July 19, 2016 7:52 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1233 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE-OFFENSIVE FACEBOOK POST GOP House candidate asked to withdraw over Facebook post (Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon House Republicans are calling on one of their legislative candidates to withdraw from the November election because of an image posted on his Facebook page showing President Barack Obama […]

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Work begins on Rhody Drive paths
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Work begins on Rhody Drive paths

July 18, 2016 10:03 pm News

City says local contractor going extra mile Construction crews began work last week on two 6-foot wide shoulders along Rhododendron Drive through the Greentrees Area.  Instead of using heavy equipment to cut back the brush, workers with Ray Wells Incorporated started with hand tools. City of Florence Spokesperson Megan Messmer said the workers used chainsaws, […]

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Emeralds win four straight
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Emeralds win four straight

July 18, 2016 9:54 pm Eugene Emeralds, Sports

Claim series victory in Pasco After losing three straight, the Eugene Emeralds strung together four consecutive wins… the most recent three were over the weekend over the Tri-City Dust Devils.  All of them were close… Friday Eugene came out on top 9-7; Saturday it was 4-3; then yesterday they closed out the series with a […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

July 18, 2016 8:04 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/1041 ASTROS-MARINERS Altuve, McHugh pace Astros past Mariners SEATTLE (AP) — Jose Altuve homered among his four hits and drove in three runs, Collin McHugh escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams to pitch six scoreless innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1 on Sunday. Altuve had a two-run homer and […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

July 18, 2016 8:01 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1050 KITZHABER INVESTIGATION-SPOKESWOMAN LAWSUIT Former Kitzhaber spokeswoman sues over firing PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A spokeswoman fired months before former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation has filed a federal lawsuit against him and others, alleging she was wrongly let go. Nkenge (nuh-KIN’-gay) Harmon Johnson said months after the July 2014 firing that it was […]

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