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Clackamas County is once again in the top tier of Oregon counties for a range of health factors, according to a new national report that ranks each county in every state where there is sufficient data.

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Related Topix: Hood River, OR, Washington County, OR

Thu Apr 24, 2014

The Newberg Graphic

Lawsuit claims Sherwood K-9 had no business on patrol

A Sherwood police officer is suing Clackamas County and a California dog training organization for more than $1 million after he was attacked by the Sherwood Police Department’s own K-9 police dog.

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Related Topix: Sherwood, OR

OregonLive.com

Clackamas County drug deaths increase by 30 percent in 2013

Drug-related deaths in Oregon , from 2003 to 2013, according to the state medical examiner's office.

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Related Topix: Drugs

The Oregonian

Clackamas County commissioners want to light up McLoughlin Boulevard with money from pole sales

McLoughlin Boulevard moves upwards of 50,000 cars a day. Lighting along the stretch is sparse and inconsistent.

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The Oregonian

Wrongful discharge; Lakeridge football; how to get convicted five times: Clackamas County news

WRONGFUL DISCHARGE : A month after Molly Harbarger reported on the wrongful discharge of a Clackamas County whistleblower, the tables have turned.

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Portland Tribune

Sources Say: Cash washes in to buck, back water measure

Money is beginning to pour into the campaign to defeat the proposed Portland Public Water District on the May 20 primary election ballot.

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Related Topix: Multnomah County, OR

Eugene Weekly

Ruling on Immigration Holds Affects Lane County Jail

The Lane County Jail announced on April 21 that it will no longer hold inmates on Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers without a warrant or a court order.

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Related Topix: Lane County, OR, Clackamas, OR

Wed Apr 23, 2014

OregonLive.com

Clackamas Community College business classes support Goodwill Industries managers

Clackamas Community College is offering workshops designed to prepare Goodwill employees to earn a retail management certificate.

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Related Topix: Wilsonville, OR

The Oregonian

Man who slashed throat in Clackamas County courtroom pleads guilty to smuggling razor

A man charged with smuggling a razor into the Clackamas County Courthouse took a stab at defending himself Monday before pleading guilty.

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The Oregonian

Oregon Zoo's new Condors of the Columbia exhibit makes room for three enormous birds

The Oregon Zoo's Condors of the Columbia exhibit , scheduled to open to the public on May 24, now houses three of the jumbo-sized birds.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

Woman wants $275K for 'abnormally dangerous' duck attack

ESTACADA, Ore. A Washington woman said she was attacked by a duck with "abnormally dangerous propensities" and is seeking $275,000 in damages, according to court documents obtained by kgw.com.

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Related Topix: Estacada, OR, Weird, Entertainment

OregonLive.com

Clackamas County must pay nearly $800,000 in damages, fees for wrongful dismissal of WES employee

Fired in 2012 from Water Environment Services of Clackamas County after blowing the whistle on the director of the department, Dan Henninger is still out of work.

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The Courier Mailer

Clackamas County to celebrate program to retain, expand agriculture

Persimmons have been among the crops cultivated in the community gardens at Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Lake Oswego, OR, Life, Food, Organic Food

Tue Apr 22, 2014

OregonLive.com

Clackamas County Dog Services offering 75 percent off on adoption fees for older dogs

Clackamas County Dog Services is offering a 75 percent discount on adoption fees for dogs ages six years and older through Saturday, May 3. Tamara Moxon, assistant manager of dog services, says that, although puppies get most of the attention, there are some real advantages to adopting a senior dog.

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Albany Times Union

Fugitive killed in Oregon had 'moveable dungeon'

In this combo made from photos taken Jan. 21, 2014, left, and Nov. 6, 2013, and supplied by the Clackamas County Sheriff's office shows Kelly Vern Swodoba.

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Business Journal

Land use ace Elissa Gertler on her new gig as head of Metro planning

Elissa Gertler is a long-time veteran of Portland-area land use planning with a resume that includes stints with the Clark County Homebuilders Association to the Portland Development Commission , Clackamas County and most recently, Metro.

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OregonLive.com

Milwaukie father charged; Rex Putnam prom photos: Clackamas County news

OREGON CITY FACELIFT : Oregon City is spending $4.4 million to a upgrade short stretch of McLoughlin Boulevard that serves as the town's front door.

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Related Topix: Oregon City, OR, Milwaukie, OR

The Oregonian

Immigration detainer changes spread across Oregon: Noteworthy quotes not included in original coverage

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts said a federal court ruling has forced jailers to release suspected undocumented immigrants who aren't facing criminal charges.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Clackamas, OR

Cactus Thorns

Portland accept fate of two missing climbers

After days without a sign of two lost climbers on Mount Hood, Clackamas County Sheriffs have officially ended the rescue effort.

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Related Topix: Avalanche

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Oregonian

Police arrest motorcyclist in West Linn after high-speed chase from Tualatin

Sgt. Neil Hennelly, West Linn Police Department spokesman, said a Tualatin police officer stopped a motorcyclist shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Interstate 205 north near the Stafford Road exit .

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Related Topix: West Linn, OR, Tualatin, OR, Lake Oswego, OR, Milwaukie, OR

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