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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.

Student's death linked to meningitis outbreak

Student's death linked to meningitis outbreak »Play Video
Before the Oregon-Colorado basketball game on Wednesday, February 18, the crowd at Matthew Knight Arena observed a moment of silence for Lauren Jones, a freshman member of the Acrobatics and Tumbling team at the University of Oregon, who passed away the day before. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

A University of Oregon freshman died this week from meningococcemia, the fourth case of the bacterial infection in a student there since mid-January.

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Oscars: What's in those $160,000 gift bags?

Oscars: What's in those $160,000 gift bags? »Play Video
Stars who don't go home with an Oscar on Sunday night won't leave the gala empty-handed. There's always a famous swag-bag of goodies to ease any pain of losing out. Jake tapper takes a look inside this year's outrageously high-dollar consolation prize.

Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in

Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in »Play Video
A thief in Florida used his head -- literally-- to get his hands on a potential jackpot thousands of dollars worth of scratch-off lottery tickets. But, in the end, he only ended up with a headache. Bob Kealing has more on what the merchant did to keep the robber from cashing in.

Blow to the head turns man into a genius

Blow to the head turns man into a genius »Play Video
Jason Padgett
How about this for a movie script: A man who hates math gets punched in the face and turns into a math savant. It's not Hollywood -- it's real. In fact, experts say it could happen to any of us.

Man tries to take child from classroom: 'I think we handled it very well'

Man tries to take child from classroom: 'I think we handled it very well' »Play Video

Police officers are patrolling a Forest Grove elementary school Friday after a man went into a classroom and tried to take a child the day before.

Long range forecast maps: Short term gain, long term pain

Long range forecast maps: Short term gain, long term pain
Brilliant sunset on Feb. 16. (Photo credit: Mirwais Azami Photography)

It's the third week in February, and that means it's time for NOAA's monthly long range forecast update. But while skiers and snow lovers have probably trained themselves by now to just skip reading this type of entry in my blog, I bring tidings of GOOD NEWS!

Sort of.

Roseburg attorney finds way around OSP ticketing system

Roseburg attorney finds way around OSP ticketing system »Play Video
OSP e-ticket next to a standard citation

Charles Lee has won 16 traffic citation cases in the past two years because of the e-ticket (electronic ticket) sizes from the Oregon State Police.

Brown holds first press conference as governor

Brown holds first press conference as governor »Play Video
Gov. Kate Brown

Gov. Kate Brown plans to continue her predecessor's moratorium on death row executions - for now.

"I certainly agree with The Oregonian that there needs to be a broader discussion about fixing the system," Brown said. "Until fixing that discussion, I am upholding the moratorium imposed by Governor Kitzhaber."

Brown addressed the media Friday for her first time since taking over office.

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