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Local & Regional Oregon promotes prison visits to combat recidivism
When they read a study that suggested inmates who were visited by their families while in prison were significantly less likely to return to prison, officials in the Oregon Department of Corrections crunched their numbers and found about 60 percent of the state's inmates never received a visitor.

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Entertainment Coachella's young audience a marketers paradise Coachella's young audience a marketers paradise
When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. Tickets were $65. A few dusty stands sold hot dogs and Cokes. It was the end of grunge and the start of a new millennium, and it was all about the music. All for one weekend.

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Local & Regional New SAT: What will those questions look like?
The College Board released sample test questions on Wednesday, offering clues to how the revised college entrance exam, taken last year by 1.7 million students, will look when it rolls out in 2016.

Sports

Sports Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
Sports Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.
Sports Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team
Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million.

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National & World Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats
As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
National & World Documents detail another delayed GM recall
General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.
National & World Users to change passwords following health care site security flaw
People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

Outdoors

Outdoors Coast Range a great place for spring hikes
These are destinations every bit as spectacular as Oregon's main tourist draws — Mount Hood, Columbia River Gorge, Silver Falls — that are visited a fraction of the time.

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Home Love letters from World War I found in home Love letters from World War I found in home(Video)
Pieces of history were found during a home renovation in Jasper, Indiana. The homeowners found letters a World War One soldier sent to the woman he loved. Nick Lagrange has the story.
Home 102-year-old bucket list item: ascend 103 floors 102-year-old bucket list item: ascend 103 floors(Video)
A 102-year-old Indiana woman can cross visiting the top of the Willis Tower off her bucket list. She traveled to the skydeck of the Chicago Building, formerly called the Sears Tower. Frank Mathie reports.

Your Life, Your Style

Technology 5 features an Amazon phone might offer 5 features an Amazon phone might offer
Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.

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Politics Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities
At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, and more than 40 others are considering bans, according to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties.
Politics Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel
Gov. John Kitzhaber told members of his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture that he does not expect them to reach a consensus or produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session.

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Technology

Technology Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip
Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.
Technology Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment
A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

Health

Health DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
Health Spring Health Tips
Finally!!! It's spring. What a winter, especially for those in the northeast US. What follows are several very interesting tips.
Health Dieters move past calories, food makers follow
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients
Health Diet Detective: News you should use: get tv out!
Get The TV Out of Your Child’s Bedroom!; Size Does Matter When It Comes To Cereal Flakes; Happy Thoughts Lead To Fewer Calories; Diet Drinks Get Another Ding; Even Very Young Kids Need Sleep To Stay Healthy and Eat Less; Beer May Reduce Harmful Substances in Grilled Meat; Seven Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Daily Save You

Business

Business Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month
More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
Business Venture investments highest since 2001
Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.
Business Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'
Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in."

Consumer

Consumer Is it really an allergy? How you can tell
Maybe it's watery eyes, stuffy nose, hives or itchy skin. Whatever they may be, your symptoms have you wondering if you're allergic to something. Finding out isn't all that difficult.
Consumer Tax day freebies
Tuesday is Tax Day and a number of companies – especially restaurants – will celebrate by offering Tax Day Freebies. Here are just a few of the many offers collected by DealNews.com:
Consumer Tinted glasses for migraines?
People who get migraines are often hypersensitive to light and other visual stimuli. And it seems, the color of that light can make a difference.
Consumer Investigators, victims weigh impacts of tax ID fraud, Oso disaster relief(Video)
Despite earlier alerts, IRS imposters continue to steal millions by calling taxpayers on the phone and threatening jail time if delinquent taxes are not paid immediately. Even if you're savvy, think of friends, family, neighbors and others in your community who might be fooled by these clever creeps. Spread the word that IRS agents do not call you with threats. They do not use other law enforcement to threaten you. They don't text your cell phone or send unsolicited emails. Bottom line: hang up on all threatening calls, delete all unsolicited emails, and notify the U. S. Treasury Inspector about any scam attempts.