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Business New year brings new rules for Oregon workplaces
From paid sick leave for part-time workers to recreational marijuana, Oregon's employers and workplaces face a slew of new local, state and federal requirements starting January 1, 2015.
Outdoors Oregon Caves expansion expected to boost tourism
You won't see a different cave or a new chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument. But some are calling the expansion of the landmark, with legislation attached to a defense spending bill signed recently by President Obama, a monumental change.
Outdoors 'He was really upset and really scared. And then the line went dead' (Photo Gallery)
What exactly drove an Oklahoma teenager to travel to Oregon, leave his truck and survival gear behind and disappear on Steens Mountain will remain a mystery. But at least friends and family of Dustin Self know what happened to the 19-year-old after he was last seen in March 2013.

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YouNews Vintage Christmas at Home Vintage Christmas at Home
Christmas Day dinner at Aunt Kandi's includes vintage Santas on the hearth and other decorations throughout the house that bring back memories of Christmas' past.

Entertainment

Entertainment Michael Sam: Coming out was right thing to do Michael Sam: Coming out was right thing to do
The Oprah Winfrey Network said in a release that the 90-minute program followed by a one-on-one with Winfrey and Sam was the player's first TV appearance since being cut by the Dallas Cowboys in mid-October. After one day of filming last spring, the Rams pulled the plug on the network's plans for a Sam documentary during training camp.
Entertainment Guitarist doesn't miss day of Vegas Cirque work Guitarist doesn't miss day of Vegas Cirque work
It's easy to miss Bruce Rickerd during the "Mystere" show at Treasure Island especially when there's a man balancing upside-down on the foot of another, or a giant inflatable snail emerging from the massive moving stage or the gasp-inducing drops from acrobats above.

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Sports 3 showdowns highlight final weekend 3 showdowns highlight final weekend
'Tis the season to watch bowl games. So if anyone is dubbing the Panthers-Falcons matchup for the NFC South title the Garbage Bowl, well, let them - while also remembering the winner will make the playoffs.
Sports Photos: Superbowl Memories (Photo Gallery)
Call us nostalgic, but we've been scrolling through our photos of last year's New York City Superbowl this past week as it becomes more and more of a viable opportunity again for us this year! Take a look at some of our favorite (some as-yet-unpublished) pictures from February 2014 in New York City.

Outdoors

Outdoors Thousands flock to Peacock Lane for Christmas light show (Video)
Thousands of people spent the last few hours before Christmas taking in the lights on Portland's famous Peacock Lane. This is a decades-old tradition for so many people. A woman who made a visit there on Christmas Eve is making it a new tradition for her new life in Portland.

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National & World Congress likely to make key decisions on drones
The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.

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Home Mall has child-birth simulator for men Mall has child-birth simulator for men (Video)
The pain of child birth is something only a woman can understand, at least it was, until now. A hospital in china is hooking men up to a simulator to mimic women's labor pains. David McKenzie, who's about to become a father for the second time, agreed to give it a try.

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Technology Chattanooga touts transformation into Gig City Chattanooga touts transformation into Gig City
A city once infamous for the smoke-belching foundries that blanketed its buildings and streets with a heavy layer of soot is turning to lightning-fast Internet speeds to try to transform itself into a vibrant tech hub.
Technology PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims
Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.

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Technology It's down to the wire for online shopping
As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.

Health

Health Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Health Administration says HealthCare.gov working well
As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.
Health Helmets have become commonplace on the slopes
They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! . unfashionable.

Business

Business AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about the economy
Few issues in a presidential campaign come close to being as meaningful as the economy. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll offers a look at how the public feels about this issue, which touches nearly every aspect of American life. As the 2016 candidates get set to kick off their campaigns, here are five things to know about public opinion on the economy.
Business Flying high: Airstream can't keep up with demand
Not only are the retro-looking "silver bullet" travel-trailers still being built by hand at the same western Ohio site that has produced them for 60 years, but the company also can't roll them out of there fast enough to meet the demand these days.
Business Japan's McDonald's to put big fries back on menu
McDonald's Japan said Friday it will resume serving all portion sizes of fries on Jan. 5 after resolving shortages due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast. The fast-food giant began limiting customers to orders of small fries earlier this month.

Consumer

Consumer Bagging extra discounts on holiday purchases
If you're among the millions who'll be shopping online this holiday season, make sure you're not paying more than you need to. Here are some tips for snagging extra discounts at checkout.
Consumer Some foods don't mix with certain prescription drugs
As we get older, we often take more drugs. It's not uncommon for someone in their mid to late 60's to be on more than a dozen prescription medications.

That's why it's so important to watch what you eat. Certain foods can interact with these drugs and cause serious problems.
Consumer Price-matching policies expanded at some major retailers
Attention holiday shoppers! Two big retail chains have expanded their holiday price-matching policies this year. Target and Wal-Mart will now match prices from some online competitors, including Amazon, and from their own websites – something they did not do in the past.