Ruling: Officer fired over racist posts entitled to back pay

An arbitrator ruled that an Oregon city was justified in firing a police officer accused of making racially biased comments on social media but must pay lost w
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Ruling: Officer fired for racist posts entitled to back pay

An arbitrator ruled that West Linn must pay at least $100,000 in lost wages to a police officer fired for racist Facebook posts because his colleagues knew abou
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New Mexico approves rules for industrial hemp cultivation

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents has approved a rule to govern the industrial cultivation of hemp starting next year
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Portland tolling plan would cover downtown

Oregon transportation officials have unveiled a proposal to eventually toll two stretches along Portland-area freeways
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Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science

The uproar over the unproven report of gene-edited births in China has researchers elsewhere worried about a backlash
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Bruce helps Texas Southern win home opener

Derrick Bruce came off the bench to score a season-high 21 points and Texas Southern held off NAIA-member Huston-Tillotson in its home opener
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Lawmakers press for fingerprinting of detention camp staff

Lawmakers say detention camp holding thousands of teens in the Texas desert must start putting staff through rigorous background checks and provide adequate men
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California winery and Oregon meet to defuse labeling dispute

Oregon regulators and a California winery accused of misrepresenting the Oregon origins of its bestselling pinot noir say they're working to resolve the dispute
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Lawmakers call for detention camp reforms

Lawmakers say detention camp holding thousands of teens in the Texas desert must start putting staff through rigorous background checks and provide adequate men
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Oregon State student convicted of hate crime

An Oregon State University student with ties to white nationalists in the Pacific Northwest has been convicted for putting offensive stickers on the cars of mem
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Oil and gas flow to Texas coast spawns building, tensions

For Texas ports, the rise in oil and gas exports is a windfall. For some communities, it's not so simple.
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Utah, Washington vie for Rose Bowl spot in Pac-12 title game

While the rest of the Power 5 conference title games have playoff implications, the Pac-12 game has a more traditional prize with the winner getting a berth in
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Da Silva, Sharma lead Stanford past Vikings, 79-67

Oscar da Silva scored 12 points, Bryce Wills added 10 and six others scored at least seven points in helping Stanford down Portland State 79-67 on Wednesday nig
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McConnell's year-end wish: Getting Congress to legalize hemp

The Senate's top leader has his own priority in Congress' lame-duck session: passing a farm bill that includes a full pardon for hemp, the non-intoxicating cous
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Tyree, Ole Miss hold off a San Diego comeback bid, 93-86

Breein Tyree scored 22 points as Mississippi placed five players in double figures to defeat San Diego 93-86
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California court reverses ruling against assisted suicide

A California appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found the state's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional
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California winery and Oregon feud over pinot labeling rights

Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency have told a California winery to back off its claims it makes an Oregon pinot noir from official wine region
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Governor focuses on education, campaign finance reform

Gov. Kate Brown has unveiled her budget and policy proposals for the next biennium, saying she wants to boost education funding, campaign finance reform and ens
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Pinot feud pits California winery against Oregon vineyards

Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency have told a California winery to back off its claims it makes an Oregon pinot noir from official wine region
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Utah QB Jason Shelley embracing new role with confidence

After stepping in for injured starter Tyler Huntley, Utah QB Jason Shelley is embracing his expanded role with confidence
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Ban on parents at school lunchrooms roils Connecticut town

A school system on the Connecticut shoreline has stirred strong emotions by banning parents from visiting with their young children at the town's elementary sch
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Oregon seeing red in its dispute with California winery

Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency have told a California winery to back off its claims it makes an Oregon pinot noir from official wine region
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Groups demand end to info-sharing on asylum-seeking children

Civil-liberties, immigrant-rights groups demand immediate end to information-sharing that has turned agency tasked with welfare of unaccompanied children into a
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Wieskamp helps No. 14 Iowa hold off Pittsburgh 69-68

Freshman guard Joe Wieskamp had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Nicholas Baer scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and 14th-ranked Iowa held off Pittsburgh
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