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PORTLAND, Ore. —Federal prosecutors in Oregon on Wednesday announced charges against six people involving two "vast" interstate trafficking operations that delivered marijuana to Texas, Virginia and Florida. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 520 words. With AP photos.


SALEM, Ore. — Personal and corporate income tax collections were higher than forecast as job growth remained strong in Oregon, state economists said on Wednesday. SENT: 269 words. By Andrew Selsky.


LOS ANGELES —With America's multibillion-dollar marijuana industry beginning to flower, cannabis advocates are trying to dispel the idea that people who toke up still live in their parents' basements and spend their days eating Cheetos and playing video games. SENT: 1040 words, AP Photos. By John Rogers and Krysta Fauria.


BEND, Ore. — A Bend Democrat is running for a seat in the Oregon House as a third-party candidate after the Democratic candidate refused to drop out of the race following sexual misconduct allegations. SENT: 325 words.


BEND, Ore. — An Oregon county is considering stricter marijuana rules that could reduce the amount of county land available for cultivation by more than 75 percent and expand buffer zones between pot grows and schools, national monuments and public land. SENT: 509 words, AP Photos.


PORTLAND, Ore. — A Chicago-based conservative group is threatening to sue Oregon government officials if they don't stop collecting union dues and agency fees from workers' paychecks, a newspaper reported Wednesday. SENT: 300 words, AP Photo.


SALEM, Ore. — A federal judge says a project to thin 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of timberland in northeastern Oregon's Wallowa-Whitman National Forest can move forward. SENT: 307 words.


PORTLAND, Ore. — Wildland firefighters who primarily speak Spanish struggle with instruction materials, signage in only English as they combat the U.S. West's big blazes. By Emily Cureton of Oregon Public Broadcasting. SENT: 505 words.


RENO, Nev. — A U.S. judge who earlier ruled federal wildlife officials illegally denied Endangered Species Act protection for a population of bi-state sage grouse in California and Nevada in 2015 has reinstated the proposed listing of the bird as threatened until a new review determines whether it's on the brink of extinction. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 644 words, photos.


The school year has been delayed for more than 75,000 students in southwestern Washington state this week after teachers and districts failed to reach contract agreements over teacher salaries. SENT: 420 words. With AP photos.


LEWISTON, Idaho — A conservation group bought a 4.5-square-mile (11.7-square-kilometer) ranch in Idaho with the purpose of protecting bighorn sheep. SENT: 270 words.



PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers have lost four straight and sit just outside of playoff contention heading into Wednesday night's game against Toronto FC. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 500 words and photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. By AP Sports Writer Anne M. Peterson.


PORTLAND, Ore. — Had Lindsey Horan not become a soccer player, she suggests she might have been a tennis player. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 780 words. With AP photos.

CAR-WICKENS INJURED MUNOZ: Carlos Munoz to replace Wickens for final 2 IndyCar races.


—WOLF PUPS CASCADES: Two wolf pups have been seen near Mount Hood, marking the first known reproduction by wolves in the northern part of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon since wolves began returning to the state in the past decade.

— BOAT CAPTAIN-ASSAULT: Authorities say the U.S. Coast Guard arrested the captain of a commercial fishing vessel off the coast of Oregon after receiving an anonymous call about a woman in distress earlier this month.

— BROWN DONATION-EMILY'S LIST: Gov. Kate Brown's re-election campaign has received a $500,000 contribution from a national political group.

— WOLF SHOT: Washington state wildlife officials say a rancher in northeast Washington shot and injured a wolf last week.

— TRACK COACH SENTENCED: A man who worked as a track coach, custodian and bus driver at a Wasco County school has been sentenced to prison on charges he sexually abused two female students.

— TRADE WAR-WASHINGTON: The trade war with China is making life difficult for many farmers across Washington state.

The AP-Portland, Ore.