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PORTLAND — Portland's green sheen is being put to the test these days as a steady stream of newcomers crowds into a city where popular land-use laws sharply limit the spread of city boundaries into the countryside. By Steven DuBois. AP Photos.


SALEM — The Oregon Senate has voted to allow some young illegal immigrants to pay resident college tuition if they were brought to the United States as children. The Senate's 19-10 vote sends the measure to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, who says he will sign it. By Jonathan J. Cooper.


SALEM — Oregon lawmakers have heard testimony on several bills to require labels on genetically modified food and prohibit importing genetically modified fish. Supporters say consumers should know what kind of food they are buying at the grocery store, and genetically engineered fish threaten Oregon's native fish. Opponents say labeling foods would stigmatize the products, and the engineering process has been proven safe. By Lauren Gambino.


GRANTS PASS — Sen. Ron Wyden is shopping the idea of returning control to two Indian tribes of nearly 30,000 acres of federal timberlands in southwestern Oregon. The tracts are part of the millions of acres known as O&C lands, which share half their federal logging revenues with counties. By Jeff Barnard.


PORTLAND — A Portland family made off with nearly $4 million by staging robberies of armored cars, but it didn't make them happy, prosecutors said. Three members of the Cabello family have been sentenced, after the mother and son cooperated with the government and testified that the father masterminded the thefts.


EUGENE — Three civilian employees of the Eugene Police Department are under investigation after auditors couldn't locate 1,100 items that had been held in the evidence room.


BEAVERTON — Nike Inc. says its third-quarter net income rose 55 percent as the athletic gear maker's resurgence in North America and easing material costs helped offset continued weakness in China.



WASHINGTON — The Senate Energy Committee has endorsed President Barack Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell to be Interior secretary, moving her nomination to the Senate floor for an expected vote next month. The committee's 19-3 vote in favor of Jewell came after current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar agreed to review a decision blocking construction of a gravel road through a wildlife refuge to provide access to an all-weather airport in rural Alaska. By Matthew Daly.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Damyean Dotson scored 17 points and Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 17 rebounds to help 12th-seeded Oregon extend a run that began in the Pac-12 tournament by beating fifth-seeded Oklahoma 68-55 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. By Josh Dubow.


CHICAGO — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers completed a season sweep of the Chicago Bulls with a 99-89 victory on Thursday night.


— PORNOGRAPHY CONVICT FOUND — Ore. fugitive found in Mexico, returned to US.

— MEETING-DEATH — 1 man dies, more than dozen others fall ill after attending Ore. meeting.

— SPRING SNOW — Spring? Wash highways slowed by snow, tornado damages SW Wash. barn.

— DOG RESCUE — Suburban Portland officer rescues injured dog from train tracks.

— PIG ON THE RUN — 'Regular farm pig' reported running loose in Portland suburb; taken to animal shelter.

— SPOTTED OWL-LAWSUIT — Timber industry files lawsuit challenging habitat protections for northern spotted owl.

— ACCIDENT-SHOOTING — Grand jury says nobody to be charged in Woodburn shooting that followed accident.

— BOMB THREATS-MULTIPLE STATES — Ohio man accused in federal investigation of dozens of courthouse bomb threats in 5 states, including Oregon.

— COPPER THEFT-SERVICE CUT — Thieves who took cable from electrical poles for the copper knocked out phone and internet service in the Southern Oregon town of Ruch.

— WASHINGTON FUGITIVE — King County, Wash., prosecutors charge man accused of killing grandparents with aggravated first-degree murder.

— ROBBERY SUSPECT IDENTIFIED — FBI identifies, arrests 'Tall Man' suspect in string of Eugene-area bank robberies.


Upcoming stories from the AP in Oregon:

— May 14: Sentencing scheduled for Mohamed Mohamud on terrorism charges. He was convicted of plotting in an FBI sting to detonate a bomb at the 2010 Portland tree-lighting celebration.

— May 21: Primary elections: Curry, Josephine and Lane counties vote on tax increases to pay for public safety, Portland votes on fluoridation.

— June 18, Trial date for Rebecca Rubin, accused of taking part in fires set by ecoterrorism group.

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