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Local Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake
New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads and bridges in Oregon are most likely to be usable following a major subduction zone earthquake that is expected in the future of the Pacific Northwest.

The maps were created by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, or DOGAMI, as part of a research project for ODOT. They outline the landslide risks following a large earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Police: Witnesses say driver ran red light before hitting, killing 3 kids

Police: Witnesses say driver ran red light before hitting, killing 3 kids
The first report of the crash came in at 4:51 p.m., almost a full hour before sunset. The driver remained on scene. Investigators spent 7 hours at the scene gathering evidence.

Witnesses told investigators that a driver ran a red light before he hit and killed 3 children and injured their mother Sunday, according to police.

Law professor: Source of leaked former Gov. Kitzhaber emails could be protected by whistleblower laws

Law professor: Source of leaked former Gov. Kitzhaber emails could be protected by whistleblower laws »Play Video
FILE -- Former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

A source who leaked emails about embattled ex-governor John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, might be protected by Oregon whistleblower laws, according to a Portland law professor following the scandals swirling around the former first couple.

Fish native to Japan found in Oregon crab pot: Is it tsunami-related?

Fish native to Japan found in Oregon crab pot: Is it tsunami-related? »Play Video
A team of scientists from Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is studying an unusual fish captured alive in a crab pot near Port Orford this week called a striped knifejaw that is native to Japan, as well as China and Korea.

A team of scientists from Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is studying an unusual fish captured alive in a crab pot near Port Orford this week called a striped knifejaw that is native to Japan, as well as China and Korea.

Oregon State begins offering meningococcal vaccine

Oregon State begins offering meningococcal vaccine »Play Video

The Oregon State student health center just received a shipment of the new vaccine intended to prevent the strain of meningococcal bacteria that killed a University of Oregon student-athlete and sickened 3 others.