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Travelers walk on the carpet that is being replaced at the Portland International Airport. (credit: Jerry.McCarthy/Port Of Portland)

Old Airport Carpet Finds New Fame In Portland, Oregon

Visitors and locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity — a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet.

04/02/2015

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Oregon Committee To Vote On Gun Background Checks Bill

An Oregon Senate committee is scheduled to vote on a proposal requiring background checks on all private firearms sales.

CBS Seattle–04/02/2015

State officials accused the tree care company of "carelessly" spraying pesticides on flowering trees. (Photo by FRANK RUMPENHORST/AFP/Getty Images)

Portland, Oregon Bans Pesticides Harmful To Bees

The Portland City Council has banned the use by the city of a class of pesticides particularly harmful to bees, including one that is the most effective control of a pest that attacks roses — the city’s symbol.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2015

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Oregon House Fire Extinguished; Resident Didn’t Want To Leave

A Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman says firefighters found an elderly woman still in her home when they arrived to deal with a fire.

CBS Seattle–03/27/2015

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Oregon Teen Pleads Guilty To Murdering Mother, Wounding Father

An 18-year-old Keizer, Oregon, man has pleaded guilty in the fatal 2014 shooting of his mother and the wounding of his father.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2015

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Oregon Democrats Introduce Gun Background Checks Bill

Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2015

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Portland-Area Investigation Nets Nearly 14 Pounds Of Heroin

Portland police say their drug investigators have wrapped up a three-month probe of a drug-trafficking organization in the metropolitan area with the seizure of nearly 14 pounds of heroin with a wholesale value of $650,000.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2015

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Ore. Police Calm Agitated Man Asking To Be Killed

Officers managed to take into protective custody a 26-year-old man who appeared outside the public safety building screaming that he wanted to be killed.

03/21/2015

File photo of members of a bomb squad.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Explosion Reported Along Road Near Mount Hood; US 26 Closed

Authorities in Clackamas County closed U.S. highway 26 on the flanks of Mount Hood on Thursday to check out a report of an explosion.

CBS Seattle–03/19/2015

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Pimp Of Prostitute Killed By Marine Pleads Guilty

The boyfriend and pimp of a Portland woman murdered by a Marine in Hawaii two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to a human trafficking charge.

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

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