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Local & Regional State calls parents of boy who fell at Silver Falls State Park 'negligent' in counter-lawsuit (New) State calls parents of boy who fell at Silver Falls State Park 'negligent' in counter-lawsuit
Family of a Portland boy, who nearly died last year after a traumatic fall at Silver Falls State Park in Marion County, wants a court to hold the state responsible for what happened. The state has now filed a counter-suit calling the boy’s parents “negligent.”

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Local & Regional (New) State calls parents of boy who fell at Silver Falls State Park 'negligent' in counter-lawsuit
Family of a Portland boy, who nearly died last year after a traumatic fall at Silver Falls State Park in Marion County, wants a court to hold the state responsible for what happened. The state has now filed a counter-suit calling the boy’s parents “negligent.”

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Entertainment Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat? Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?
Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.

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Outdoors Fourth baby for endangered Puget Sound orcas
The endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters is experiencing a baby boom with a fourth baby orca documented this winter.

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Home Bear breaks into home, eats Easter chocolate Bear breaks into home, eats Easter chocolate (Video)
Call it Goldilocks in reverse. A Florida homeowner woke up to find a black bear in her kitchen last week. He enjoyed a sweet treat, then showed up again on Saturday. Bryan Anderson visited the neighborhood.

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Health E-cigarette use among teens on the rise E-cigarette use among teens on the rise
E-cigarette use among teens has skyrocketed over the past few years and a new Centers for Disease Control report is revealing an alarming trend.
Consumer Credit card debt still a serious problem in the U.S. Credit card debt still a serious problem in the U.S.
First the good news: American families are making some progress at whittling down their credit card debt. But according to a new survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), we’ve still got a long way to go.

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Technology PC sales decline to lowest level in 6 years
Weak demand for desktop computers caused PC sales to plunge again in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the industry's ongoing struggles with the shift to smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets.

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Health Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.
Health Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.
Health Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

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Business Gauge of US economy rises 0.2 percent in March
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy slowly crept upward for the third straight month, a sign that the pace of growth has been weakening since the start of 2015.
Business Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor
President Barack Obama pushed back Friday against Democrats who oppose a bipartisan accord on trade, dismissing their stand as a "ratification of the status quo" that would give countries like China a leg up on global commerce.

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Consumer The dangers of thirdhand smoke
You've heard about secondhand smoke and you know that it can hurt people who breathe it.

Now scientists are researching the health consequences of thirdhand smoke: The residue that tobacco smoke leaves on furniture, carpets, walls, clothing and other inanimate objects.
Consumer Some popular plants are toxic to pets
Think about your pets as you do your springtime gardening and get the yard back in shape. The ASPCA reminds pet parents to be wary of some popular, but poisonous plants.