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(Portland, OR)  --  Police say there may be a connection between the shooting death of a Lake Oswego woman and a man's suicide.  Thirty-six-year-old Mitra Mehrabadi was found dead in the Liberty Centre on Northeast Holladay Street in Portland around 7:40 Saturday night.  Earlier in the day, police say they heard a gunshot from inside a vehicle parked on Northeast 19th Avenue, and found 51-year-old Jimmy Alan Morgan dead.  Investigators say Morgan and Mehrabadi were co-workers at Liberty Mutual Insurance in the Liberty Centre.

(Undated)  --  Amanda Knox says condemnation doesn't stop for people who are cleared after being wrongfully convicted of serious crimes.  The Seattle woman was convicted, then cleared twice by Italian courts of the 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher.  Knox writes, in a long op-ed in today's "USA Today," that she's still the target of an endless stream of social media insults and threats.  Knox says she did not get her old life back when she returned home last year after being fully acquitted by Italy's highest court.  She writes that no one who is exonerated ever gets their old life back.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are crediting neighbors for detaining a hit-and-run suspect following two crashes in Northeast Portland.  Authorities say the suspect tried to flee on foot Saturday after he crashed into a minivan after running a red light at the intersection of Northeast 148th Avenue and Halsey Street, then drove on and crashed into a telephone pole on Northeast 160th Avenue.  Police say several witnesses detained 42-year-old Matthew Washington and held him down until officers arrived.  Washington was arrested on multiple charges, including DUII.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland-area fuel prices are higher, according to the latest Triple-A survey.  The average for a gallon of regular is two-55, which is about two-and-a-half cents above the average of a week ago.  The national average for regular is two-22 a gallon.

(Multnomah Co., OR)  --  Officials say they've suspended their search for a Portland woman who vanished while on a hiking trip in the Columbia River Gorge.  Twenty-one-year-old Anna Schmidt was last seen October 16th by her roommate and was reported missing Wednesday.  Search-and-rescue teams covered more than 150 miles of trail in the Gorge, and drones were deployed to aid in the search.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says efforts to find Schmidt will resume once crews establish credible leads.

(Klamath, OR)  --  A Georgia man is in the Klamath County Jail after being accused of trying to leave Oregon with nearly 300 pounds of marijuana.  Oregon State Police say 25-year-old Kim Mason was pulled over Saturday morning in a U-Haul truck along Highway 140E near Klamath Falls.  Troopers say a search revealed 296 pounds of cannabis was being carried inside newly-purchased furniture that had been loaded in the truck.  KOIN-TV reports Mason told troopers he was traveling from Ashland to Salt Lake City.

(Undated)  --  A new report by financial-news and opinion website 24/7 Wall Street ranks Oregon among the states with the best roads in the nation.  The survey, which cites data from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, says Oregon places at number 36 overall on the list, with the 15th-lowest percentage of public roads in poor condition.  However, 23 percent of Oregon's bridges are in the "deficient" category.  The 24/7 Wall Street report lists Rhode Island as the state with the worst roads, while Washington is ranked seventh-worst.

(SeaTac, WA)  --  Officials at Sea-Tac International Airport say a battery connected to a charger for a vape pen caused a man's bag to catch fire, leading to a flight being delayed.  The airport says the incident happened yesterday morning, as baggage handlers loaded luggage onto the plane, which was about to leave Sea-Tac for Houston.  Firefighters put out the blaze, and the owner of the bag was escorted from the plane to I.D. the bag.  Vape pens are prohibited by the FAA from being carried in checked baggage.

(Portland, OR)  --  The cleanup continues for businesses in the popular shopping district rocked by Wednesday's gas explosion.  At least ten businesses have been forced to shut down temporarily during the cleanup.  Authorities haven't yet said how many businesses sustained damage when a natural gas pipeline exploded at the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Glisan Street.

(Gresham, OR)  --  Police in Gresham are looking for a man who robbed an eleven-year-old boy with a knife.  It happened yesterday afternoon as the boy was walking in front of a Safeway store in the 47-hundred block of Southwest 11th Street.  Authorities say the boy wasn't injured in the robbery.  They're now looking for a man in his 30s who had on a dark hoodie and blue jeans.

(Undated)  --  Women are getting their fair shake in Oregon in comparison to other states.  Financial site 24/7 Wall Street has ranked Oregon the fourth-best state for gender equality based on factors such as the economy, leadership and health.  Oregon has the ninth-highest percentage of legislative seats held by women and is one of the friendliest states with laws geared toward mothers.  Rhode Island was ranked the best state for women, while Mississippi was deemed worst.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is officially launching his professional music career.  Lillard's debut album under his Dame D.O.L.L.A moniker, was released last night, just days before the start of the NBA regular season.  "The Letter O" is being sold on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.  Lil Wayne is among the guest artists on the album.

(Portland, OR)  --  Disney on Ice is presenting Worlds of Enchantment in Portland through Sunday.  The Moda Center is hosting multiple daily performances.  Tickets are still available at ticketmaster.com.

(Clackamas County, OR)  --  Authorities are looking for a man accused of stabbing a Clackamas County man to death.  Matthew Nelson Timmons, of Milwaukie, was found dead inside a home near Rex Putnam High School in Portland Tuesday night.  Police have declared 51-year-old Dean Boettcher, Timmons's roommate, as the primary suspect and consider him armed and dangerous.  He may be driving a 2010 cream-colored Mini Cooper with the license place 399-JHL.

(Tualatin, OR)  --  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is looking into the subcontractor who caused Wednesday's gas explosion.  KATU-TV reports that the subcontractor has been cited by OSHA six times over the last five years, with some violations considered serious.  The Loy Clark Pipeline Company, out of Tualatin, said yesterday that all proper protocols were followed prior to digging.  Eight people were injured in two simultaneous explosions after the subcontractor struck a gas pipeline at a building in the Northwest 23rd Street shopping district.

(Portland, OR)  --  The jury will continue to deliberate today in the federal conspiracy trial against one of the sons of rancher Cliven Bundy.  Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants are charged in the 41-day takeover of an Oregon national wildlife refuge.  Prosecutors called the occupation "retaliation" for sending two ranchers back to prison.  Defense attorneys argued it was a peaceful demonstration meant to get the attention of government officials who ignored their grievances.

(Aloha, OR)  --  Police are asking for the public's help in locating an elderly Washington County man.  Sixty-six-year-old Dane Davis, of Aloha, was reported missing by his caretaker yesterday afternoon after he hadn't been seen or heard from in three days.  Davis has dementia and may not be able to take care of himself.  He is described as black with salt and pepper facial hair and is five-foot-six with a heavy build.  He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is one of the nation's best cities for business and careers.  That's according to "Forbes" magazine, which ranked the city fifth out of 200 large metro areas in the U.S.  The rankings are based on factors such as job growth, costs, and quality of life.  For the second year in a row, Denver placed first, followed by Provo, Utah, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Seattle.

(Portland, OR)  --  Firefighters and police officers are among those who were hurt in a natural gas explosion in Portland.  The firefighters were investigating a gas leak yesterday morning when the blast happened.  "FOX 12" says it also destroyed three buildings -- Portland Bagelworks, Art Works Rebels Tattoo Shop and Dosha Salon and Spa.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating.

(Portland, OR)  --  Bernie Sanders is announcing his support for Oregon's 'Yes on 97' campaign.  The measure would hike taxes on large corporations, and the money raised would go toward schools, senior services and health care.  The Vermont Senator made the endorsement in a campaign video yesterday, saying "it's time for large, profitable corporations start paying their fair share of taxes."

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland fire lieutenant is being praised for his swift action to save several people during an explosion that rocked a north-west neighborhood.  Chief Mike Meyers says Lieutenant Peter St. John single-handedly ran into a building and pulled the fire alarms, warning people to quickly get out.  St. John was one of eight people hurt during the explosion that destroyed three businesses.   It happened when a construction worker hit a gas line.  No one was killed.

(Gresham, OR)  --  Gresham police are looking for a missing teenage girl who's in need of medication.  Sixteen-year-old Erica Paasch ran away from her home on Northwest Flanders Street on Tuesday.  Police say she was last seen yesterday morning in Hillsboro.  They say she has a medical condition that requires daily care.  Paasch is described as five-foot-seven, 160 pounds with faded red hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information is urged to call police.

(Portland, OR)  --  A new crosswalk and median island are going in at the intersection where a Portland teenager was killed.  City transportation officials plan to make the improvements at Southeast Hawthorne and 43rd Avenue.  That's where 15-year-old Fallon Smart was hit and killed back in August.  The Bureau of Transportation did not say when the project would be completed.

(Portland, OR)  --  The American Red Cross is using Beth Israel as an emergency reception center for people displaced by the natural gas explosion in the Northwest Portland shopping district.  The synagogue on Northwest 19th Avenue and Flanders Street is offering water and coffee.  The Red Cross is teaming up with Northwest Natural to help people who are displaced by the explosion.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland voters are getting their final look at presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump now that the two have finished their three debates.  RealClear Politics says Clinton enters the final stretch of the election with nearly a double-digit lead in Oregon.  Mail-in ballots are already going out to Oregon voters, who now have a couple of weeks to decide before Election Day, November 8th.

(Undated)  --  Oregon is just average when it comes to energy efficiency in a comparison with other states.  In honor of National Energy Awareness Month, financial site WalletHub is ranking Oregon 25th in the nation for energy efficiency.  The study looked at the efficiency of car-energy and home-energy consumption in the continental U.S.

(Portland, OR)  --  Disney on Ice is presenting Worlds of Enchantment in Portland through Sunday.  The Moda Center is hosting multiple daily performances.  Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.com.

(Portland, OR)  --  A new crosswalk and median island is coming to the intersection where a Portland girl was hit and killed in August.  Officials with the Portland Bureau of Transportation are soon beginning work at Southeast Hawthorne and 43rd Avenue to make it safer for pedestrians.  Fifteen-year-old Fallon Smart was struck and killed there in August.

(Portland, OR)  --  Former Oregon Court of Appeals judge Edward H. Warren has died.  His wife, Jeanne Warren, said the longtime judge died Friday of congestive heart failure.  He was 80.

(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Hillary Clinton is still holding a solid lead in Oregon heading into tonight's third and final debate in Las Vegas.  The Democratic nominee is up by more than nine points in the RealClear Politics poll average.  Polls released this week have Clinton up over Republican challenger Donald Trump by seven and ten points in Oregon.

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland school is taking administrative action following reports of teacher misconduct.  Police were called out to North Portland's Astor School yesterday, where they say the teacher's behavior could be considered criminal.  However, the teacher was not arrested and the Youth Services Division and Child Abuse Team are now investigating.

(Sandy, OR)  --  A Sandy man is facing charges of drunken driving and disorderly conduct.  It happened after a video uploaded to YouTube allegedly showed Philip M. Ramirez weaving between lanes in his station wagon.  He is also accused of taking a break to urinate on the side of the road.

(Tigard, OR)  --  A woman is suing a Palm Beach Tan in Tigard after thinking the windows were fitted with one-way glass.  Renee Baker says she was fully nude in her private tanning room and believed no one in the parking lot would be able to see in.  She was later informed by staff that people could see her.  Baker is seeking 325-thousand dollars, claiming the salon was negligent in not properly informing customers about the transparent glass windows.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is in the top 20 when it comes to the most rat-infested cities.  Orkin ranked the city 20th out of 50 major cities and took into account both residential and commercial rodent treatments.  Chicago ranked number one, followed by New York and Washington, D.C.  The pest control company says fall is the beginning of rodent season, as rats will try to find a warm place to hide from the cold.

(Seattle, WA)  --  Weather forecasters are carefully amending their previous predictions surrounding "El Nino".  Initially, they predicted the return of colder ocean currents this winter, making snow once again likely in the Pacific Northwest.  The National Climate Prediction Center now thinks there is a 55-percent chance the area will instead be affected by a "La Nina", which tends to mean warmer weather.

(Undated)  --  Many Oregonians might be illegally surfing the web while tending to flowers.  That's according to new data released by national real estate company Estately.  Using Google Autocomplete and Google Trends, they were able to tell the most popular searches from each state over the last five years.  The top searches for Oregon were "how to hack Wi-Fi" and "how to make floral arrangements."

(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon still isn't making the grade when it comes to high school graduation rates.  New U.S. Department of Education figures show Oregon is third-worst in the nation for the class of 2015.  That's one spot worse than the previous ranking.  The new figures show 74-percent of Oregon students in the class of 2015 graduated.

(Undated)  --  New rankings show Oregon is among the states with the most consistent voting turnout.  Website 24/7 Wall Street says Oregon is sixth in the nation for the highest voter turnout over the last four presidential election cycles.  The site says more than 69-percent of eligible voters in Oregon have turned out to the polls in those elections.  Minnesota has the nation's highest voting rate, while Hawaii is home to the lowest rate of voters.

(Eugene, OR)  --  Phil and Penny Knight are donating a half-a-billion dollars to a new science complex at the University of Oregon.  School officials are expected to announce the large gift from the prominent alum this morning.  The new complex is expected to have a big impact in the science community.

(Undated)  --  Financial site WalletHub says Oregon voters aren't among the most powerful to impact next month's presidential election.  The site ranked Oregon 36th in the nation according to a Presidential Election Voter Power Score it developed.  It combines each state's probability of going red or blue with its population.  The study found Arizona voters have the most power in the November 8th presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while California is the least powerful.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is dead after crashing into a telephone pole in southeast Portland yesterday morning. Police say the man was traveling eastbound on Holgate Boulevard and 118th Avenue at a high speed when he left his lane.  He then struck an SUV, which caused his car to spin and crash into the pole and a large boulder.

(Gresham, OR)  --  One photo featuring some Gresham-area teenagers is going viral.  It was taken in the boys' locker room at Centennial High School, and six student athletes are seen sporting t-shirts that read "Wild Feminist."  The shirts were originally printed by Portland company Wildfang.  The boys say they wanted to wear the shirts as a way to highlight women's rights and gender equality.

(Sandy, OR)  --  A Sandy man is finding himself on thin ice after attempting a business transaction via Craigslist.  Officials say Jason Owen contacted the seller of a snowmobile and offered him one pound of pot in exchange for the vehicle.  Unfortunately for him, the seller was an Oregon state trooper.  Owen has been cited for adult possession of marijuana, adult delivery of marijuana, and driving with a suspended license.

(Portland, OR)  --  A Spanish restaurant recognized in a Michelin guide is coming to Portland.  Restaurante Can Font is located near Barcelona, Spain, but Eater-dot-com is reporting that a second restaurant will open in the Pearl District early next year.  According to one of the owners, Can Font Portland will continue to serve the traditional Catalan cuisine it's famous for and will use locally sourced products.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland will soon be feeling the Bern again.  Senator Bernie Sanders will be stopping by the Powell's bookstore on Burnside on December 1st to promote his new book titled "Our Revolution," which comes out next month.  The stop at Powell's will be for photo ops only, and the purchase of the book is required in order to attend.

(Portland, OR)  --  Storm preparations are showing they worked as officials reported no road closures or traffic disruptions over the weekend.  The city has received reports of dozens of trees and debris blown down as of yesterday.  Portland Parks and Recreation Department officials are working on cleaning up a small landslide in Sellwood Park.

(Portland, OR)  --  Saturday's windstorm is blamed for leaving tens of thousands without power for parts of the weekend.  Portland General Electric says about 40-thousand customers were affected with four-thousand still without power into yesterday.  The outages affected Banks to the north down to Salem to the south.

(Portland, OR)  --  A stabbing suspect is wanted in Northeast Portland.  Authorities say an unidentified person was stabbed in the upper chest.  It happened last night near Northeast Broadway and Eleventh Avenue.  Police haven't yet released details on the suspect.

(Manzanita, OR)  --  Volunteers are still helping to clean up damage in Manzanita from last week's tornado.  Work was made tougher with the second storm that blew through Friday and Saturday.  Authorities say 128 houses were damaged in the storm, but fortunately nobody was injured.

(Portland, OR)  --  No-cause evictions against renters in Portland can't be altered without a state law change.  That's according to a new analysis by the Oregon Legislative Counsel.  Portland Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler and House Speaker Tina Kotek are in favor of halting the evictions.  But the analysis says state law allows a landlord to end month-to-month leases without a reason, as long as the landlord gives notice.

(Portland, OR)  --  One-hundred years of Planned Parenthood isn't going unnoticed in Portland.  The Morrison Bridge turned pink for an hour last night in honor of the group's 100th birthday.  Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette has been here for 53 of those years.  Planned Parenthood plans to celebrate its be centennial across the country all year long.

(Yacolt, WA)  --  Authorities are investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old in Yacolt, Washington, but they haven't released the boy's condition.  It appears the shooting was accidental, but details aren't yet available.  The boy's parents were apparently upstairs at the time of the shooting.

(Portland, OR)  --  Safety concerns have led to the closure of all grass Portland Parks and Recreation sports fields through the weekend, as bad weather continues.  Officials say the closure affects grass fields at PP&R sites, as well as events permitted by the department at Portland Public Schools facilities.  However, all fields with synthetic turf will remain open.  The Parks and Recreation Department says the wet conditions present safety hazards, and use of the grass fields could impede efforts to maintain and care for them.

(Seattle, WA)  --  Amazon.com says it will hire about 120-thousand people for seasonal positions nationwide in the coming weeks.  The online retail giant says it will fill positions at fulfillment centers and customer-service sites.  Amazon officials say more than 14-thousand seasonal employees were promoted to full-time jobs after last year's holiday season.  Mike Roth, who's Amazon's Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment, says they expect to increase that number this year.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are looking for a man who's wanted in connection with a sexual assault and robbery at a lingerie modeling shop.  Authorities say 31-year-old James Ellis is suspected of having assaulted a female employee during an armed robbery Monday at Pussycats on Northeast 82nd Avenue.  Police say Ellis, who's considered armed and dangerous, is a Pacific Islander, standing five-feet-eight and weighing 165 pounds.  Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities say the first of two forecast storm systems caused damage as it moved through the Portland area.  KATU-TV reports a tree took down a power line and one fell on TriMet's MAX Blue Line near the Quatama Park-and-ride in Hillsboro.  A power outage prompted crews to evacuate a train at the 185th and Baseline Park-and-ride and passengers boarded a shuttle bus.  The second storm system is expected to bring higher winds to the region tomorrow.

(Spokane, WA)  --  A Spokane woman says she lost a few teeth and suffered other injuries when an e-cigarette exploded in her mouth.  The 45-year-old woman was one of four people across Washington to file lawsuits yesterday against makers of e-cigarettes.  The lawsuits claim the plaintiffs suffered severe injuries when the lithium-ion batteries powering the e-cigarettes exploded.  The other three plaintiffs are from Kelso, Vancouver, and Seattle.

(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead following a hit-and-run crash in Southeast Portland.  Police say after the wreck happened around nine o'clock last night at the intersection of Southeast Division Street and 139th Avenue, the driver and two passengers in one of the vehicles fled the scene on foot.  The driver of the other car died at a hospital.  Police say the people who left the scene have been described as African-American males.

(St. Helens, OR)  --  Three people are under indictment in connection with the murder of Apache Hightower, a Portland mother of three.  Jesse Allen Lane was extradited back to Oregon after being arrested earlier this month in Santa Barbara, California.  Authorities say Lane and Charles Vernon are accused of strangling Hightower last month after she was abducted and beaten because they wanted to prevent her from being a witness in a criminal case.  Twenty-year-old Stephanie Toney is accused of collaborating with Vernon and Lane to hide evidence and avoid arrest.

(Tacoma, WA)  --  Democratic incumbent Governor Jay Inslee is scheduled to meet with Republican challenger Bill Bryant for a dinner forum less than a week before the November 8th election.  The event is slated for 6 p.m. on November 2nd at the Wheelock Student Center at the University of Puget Sound.  Ballots will be mailed out across the state starting October 21st.   

(Undated)  --  Portland is ranked among the ten "greenest" cities in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study.  The analysis shows Portland is ranked eighth, with San Francisco placing at the top of the list.  The report ranks Portland 20th in greenhouse gas emissions per capita, 16th in the percentage of green spaces; 13th in percentage of commuters who drive, and fourth in bike commuting.  Seattle is eleventh overall in the WalletHub rankings.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  Authorities say they've found a "vehicle of interest" in their investigation of the death of a Vancouver woman.  Thirty-seven-year-old Lilia Cosco-Ortiz was found dead in a blueberry field on October 4th after she failed to return from a drive to the coast. Yamhill County authorities found a white 2003 Toyota pickup unattended near 170th and Merlo Road in Beaverton on October 11th.  Officials say person of interest Victor Melcher Villalba, who was in a relationship with Cosco-Ortiz, was seen driving the vehicle but hasn't been found.

(Spokane, WA)  --  Gonzaga University is getting ready to host the first of two scheduled U.S. Senate candidate debates between Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Chris Vance.  Vance, a former state Republican Party chairman, is hoping to make a positive impact in the debate, as Murray has both experience and fundraising on her side.  The debate is set for seven o'clock this Saturday night.

(Gardiner, OR)  --  Officials say human bones that were found earlier this month in Douglas County were those of a woman.  Authorities say the remains were found on October 1st on a bank of the Umpqua River near Gardiner.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office says the woman was 30 to 45-years-old at the time she died, which was one to three years ago.  The office says it will likely take some time to identify the remains.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say they arrested ten people as a result of a protest at City Hall.  Demonstrators clashed with officers after the Portland City Council voted to approve a new police union contract.  The trouble began when protesters refused to leave the building after it was closed to all non-employees at 12:30 yesterday afternoon.  Authorities say one officer suffered minor injuries after being assaulted.  Protesters had cleared out by around five p.m.

(Sandy, OR)  --  Authorities say an eleven-year-old boy is suffering from a broken leg after being hit by a car in Sandy.  The boy was struck at the intersection of Meinig Avenue and Highway 211 yesterday evening.  Police say the boy was hit as he crossed the street where there was no crosswalk.  The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officers.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say a second Pussycats lingerie shop has been robbed.  Officials say the holdup at the Southeast Foster Road store happened yesterday, two days after a Pussycats shop on Northeast 82nd Avenue was robbed.  Authorities say a shot was fired by the suspect before he fled, but no one was injured.  Police say an employee of the 82nd Avenue store was sexually assaulted during that robbery.

(SeaTac, WA)  --  Alaska Airlines officials say a passenger was booted off a flight about to take off from Seattle after he verbally harassed a female flight attendant.  A passenger on the flight posted a message on Facebook about the Sunday incident, saying the man called out "ooh, sexy" and "oh, baby" during the demonstration.  The man was then told by airline employees to collect his things and leave.  Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Ann Zaninovich says the passenger left the plane just before departure.

(Undated)  --  Days after the release of a video that contains lewd remarks about women made by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a former Miss Washington USA is making national headlines with accusations that Trump inappropriately grabbed her at the time of the 2013 Miss USA pageant.  "Yahoo News" reports Cassandra Searles  posted Facebook messages in which she called Trump a "misogynist" and said he treated contestants "like cattle."  Trump owned the Miss Universe Organization from 1997 until 2015.  The director of the Washington state Trump campaign, state Senator Don Benton, tells KIRO-TV there will be no response to "every wild accusation from someone who may or may not have known Mr. Trump."

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man continues to recover, after being bitten by a shark while surfing off Indian Beach at Ecola State Park.  Twenty-nine-year-old Joseph Tanner suffered serious wounds to his leg in the Monday attack, and used his knowledge as a registered nurse to direct onlookers in rendering aid.  Tanner's brother, Noah Beck, says Tanner punched the shark in the gills after the animal grabbed his leg, and forced the shark to let go.  Beaches remain open at Ecola State Park, but warning signs about the presence of sharks have been posted.

(Portland, OR)  --  Don't Shoot Portland protesters are camped out on the plaza outside City Hall.  The building was locked yesterday, well in advance of the protesters' arrival.  The group plans to attend today's meeting of the Portland City Council, which is scheduled to take up the contract that was recently ratified by the Portland Police Association.  Don't Shoot Portland members say the contract doesn't do enough to address the issue of police accountability, and wants a vote on it delayed until Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler takes office in January.

(Undated)  --  A new report by financial news-and-opinion website 24-7 Wall Street ranks Corvallis as Oregon's most educated city.  The study says 55 percent of all adults in Corvallis have at least a bachelor's degree, which is the highest share in Oregon and the third-highest in the U.S.  The study notes Corvallis is home to Oregon State University.  The city's median household income is nearly 53-thousand dollars.

(Olympia, WA)  --  Washington state elections officials say voter registration numbers set single-day records for two straight days this week.  The Secretary of State's Office says more than 24-thousand people registered across Washington Sunday, and another 27-thousand signed up Monday, which was the deadline to register to vote online.  Officials say there are now four-point-two-million registered voters in Washington state.

(Salem, OR)  --  The number of registered voters in Oregon is at the two-point-five-million mark for the first time.  The Secretary of State's Office says the figure surpassed two-million-500-thousand by the end of September.  That's about 36-thousand above the tally at the end of August.  Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins predicts that a quarter-million new registrants will have signed up because of Oregon's new Motor Voter Act.

(Portland, OR)  --  A product offered by a Portland bakery is stirring controversy.  Anjelica Hayes, owner of Fat Cupcake, says she didn't intend to offend anyone when she included an Oreo cupcake she called "Mr. President."  Hayes tells Fox 12 she's from a biracial family and is upset that customers posting reviews on "Yelp" are accusing her of racism.  She says she would never support any form of racism and has changed the name of the cupcake to "The Professional."


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