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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says a proposal to bring coal to Oregon and Washington state will lead to political corruption and environmental damage, while the actual number of jobs it will create is minimal. Kennedy led a rally in Portland yesterday, where he advocated against the proposal to bring coal from Wyoming and Montana to ports in Oregon and Washington, where it would be exported to China.

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) – A grand jury is set to consider the case this week of a 50-year-old Seaside man accused of fatally bludgeoning his ex-wife and her male friend with an aluminum baseball bat. The Daily Astorian reports that Marcus Foster made an initial court appearance in Clatsop County Circuit Court yesterday and his next court appearance is set for May 15. He’s being held without bail..

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – An atlas of Yellowstone National Park that has been nine years in the making is done. It features about 800 maps and graphics covering topics including archaeology, evidence of climate change, vegetation, bison movement, art, the economy and vegetation in the region, including both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. About 100 experts and 30 cartographers worked on the Atlas of Yellowstone led by the University of Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Actor Matthew Fox, star of the television series “Lost,” has been charged with drunken driving in Oregon. Police in Bend say the 45-year-old who lives in the Central Oregon city was stopped early Friday after an officer noticed a motorist failing to signal properly or stay within a lane of traffic. An officer decided Fox was driving under the influence and took him to the Deschutes (duh-SHOOTS’) County Jail. He was released the same day and a court appearance is scheduled for June 17.


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