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As August visitors from around the globe stop by the White House for photos and tours, an Ashland entrepreneur is visiting to showcase her innovative electric vehicle.President Barack Obama hosted the first White House Demo Day Tuesday, signaling the administration's push for expanded resources for innovative enterprises through public and private financial backing and university support.Among the 32 entrepreneurs and innovators scattered around the White House was Rogue Rovers...

Updated at 4:58 PM

Kicking a severe drug habit can be life threatening, but a new Medford treatment facility that will open in September should help local residents on the path to recovery.“Any type of cold-turkey quitting is dangerous,” said...

Updated at 3:54 PM

SEATTLE — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research...

Updated at 3:49 PM

Grants Pass voters will be asked in November if they want to add a 2 percent sales tax in exchange for eliminating a public safety levy and a utility fee that pays for jail beds.The sales tax would cover the retail sector, as well as...

Updated at 3:45 PM

  PENDLETON — After a harrowing ride down Cabbage Hill with failed brakes and three thoroughbreds, a Bend man won't soon forget his Pendleton adventure.Gary Morris, a racehorse owner and trainer, was winding his way down...

Updated at 3:41 PM

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from an Ashland woman, the city has shaped and erected a torii gate at the entrance to Lithia Park’s Japanese garden.Made from steel columns with lintels from the wood of a monkey puzzle tree that fell in...

Updated at 3:41 PM

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Environmentalists opposed to the construction of the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Vancouver say it could be a "game-changer" that two federal agencies have recently expressed concerns...

Updated at 3:39 PM

CORVALLIS — Rae DeLay had a problem. A problem in the form of half a pallet of new-in-the-box jockstraps from the 1980s.As the materials manager for Oregon State University, DeLay is the person in charge of selling off its surplus...

Updated at 3:38 PM

PORTLAND — An NAACP chapter president says police in Eugene used excessive force on his sister after she tried to stop an officer from deploying a Taser stun gun on her 19-year-old son.Eugene-Springfield NAACP President Eric...

Updated at 3:35 PM

ASHLAND — Have you ever wanted to see if you could break the world record for most spoons balanced on your face? How about trying to set a record for the largest thumb-wrestling circle or the most lab coats worn at...

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