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SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Three 15-year-old boys accused of setting the fire that damaged Woodburn High School have been arraigned in court on first-degree arson counts. The boys appeared Monday before Marion County Judge Tracey Prall, who told them they would be prosecuted as adults in Friday’s fire. No one was hurt when the blaze forced the evacuation of the 1,400-student high school.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say it was a simple stop for a traffic violation – but it netted more than 60 pounds of marijuana valued at $150,000. Sgt. Steve Yates says a trooper stopped a rented white car with Nevada license plates as it traveled on Highway 395 near Lakeview. The pot was later found in the trunk. Authorities say 27-year-old Brandon Ace Colby of Veneta, Ore., was arrested Friday.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Some State of Oregon websites were down for much of the day yesterday. A spokeswoman for the Department of Administrative Services says the outage was related to trouble at the Texas data center that stores their content. It began at 6:31 a.m. Monday, but websites were functioning normally by mid-afternoon. The outage did not affect any internal state business operations.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Motorists across most of the country have been getting a break on gas prices, but not on the West Coast. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Oregon is $4.17. That’s up 16 cents from last week. The average is $4.20 in Washington state and $4.35 in California. Both of those states had double-digit increases while the national average price dropped 5 cents to $3.73.


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