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Past articles by Helen:

Judge refuses U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall's call to withdraw opinion that lambasted handling of Pedersen case

The government's conduct, arguments and "almost total lack of contrition" convinced him months ago that he should write the opinion to "deter future illegal conduct," U.S. District Judge Ancer Haggerty said in his reply, adding that "your letter confirms that I was correct." → Read More

Oregon State Police detective's 'egregious misconduct' in Pedersen case triggers review of more cases

The judge in a 63-page supervisory opinion lambasted both Steele's misconduct and federal prosecutors' "laissez-faire" approach to their legal obligations in the investigation of white supremacist David "Joey" Pedersen. → Read More

No-fly list: Seven of 14 plaintiffs declared free to fly in court filing

The seven who are free to fly do not include two Portland-area plaintiffs. → Read More

Portland commute: Traffic updates for your Friday morning

Check out area roads before starting your morning commute. → Read More

Portland weather: Fog, clouds and rain on the way

Expect a high near 71 degrees today with rain possible before midnight. → Read More

Crash on Interstate 84 East near Baker City kills one, injures four

The crash occurred on I-84 East near milepost 294, northwest of Baker City, Oregon State Police said. → Read More

Portland weather: Sunny with temperatures in the 70s

A high of 76 degrees is expected for Friday with similar forecasts for the weekend. → Read More

Mohamed Mohamud: Where will he serve his time?

Senior U.S. District Judge Garr M. King recommended that Mohamud remain at Federal Correctional Institution-Sheridan, where Mohamud has been for the past two years. → Read More

Mohamed Mohamud sentenced to 30 years in prison for tree-lighting bomb plot

Mohamud's attorneys were seeking a 10-year prison term while the government requested at least 40 years for Mohamud, now 23. → Read More

Mohamed Mohamud reading list: Storm Large, Emily Dickinson, Che Guevara among 200 authors

Mohamud's reading choices while in custody include a wide range of spiritual, entertainment and literary writings. → Read More

Mohamed Mohamud awaits sentencing for 2010 tree-lighting ceremony bomb plot

Mohamud's attorneys are asking for a 10-year-sentence. The government is seeking at least 40 years in prison for the now 23-year-old. → Read More

Mohamed Mohamud: Bomb plot sentencing to weigh remorse, background, future threat

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, now 23, is to be sentenced Wednesday in a hearing that begins at 10 a.m. for attempting to detonate a bomb in November 2010 at the holiday tree-lighting ceremony at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The bomb was a fake provided by undercover FBI agents. → Read More

Pickup driver in Tillamook County crash that killed cyclist won't face criminal charges

According to investigators, Frank B. Bohannon was driving west when he rounded a curve and was temporarily blinded by sun glare, authorities said. He came up behind Kunsman, who was riding about two feet into the roadway and struck him. → Read More

Portland weather: Feels like fall

The forecast calls for scattered showers and a high near 70 degrees. → Read More

Mohamed Mohamud deserves 10-year prison term, lawyers argue, as would-be bomber's sentencing approaches

Mohamed Mohamud is to be sentenced on Oct. 1, nearly four years after he tried to detonate a bomb at the holiday tree-lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The bomb was a hoax device. → Read More

Forest Grove man who claimed to be Arabian horse dealer, gold investor, sentenced for wire fraud

Amir Shamim, 37, persuaded investors to give him tens of thousands of dollars even telling one woman that he needed the cash to buy a special Arabian horse embryo for his wife. → Read More

Vehicle crashes into East Portland apartment building

The crash caused "significant damage" to the apartment building in the 5000 block of East Burnside and medics are still evaluating possible injuries. → Read More

Wildfire roundup: Crews hold 36 Pit Fire, with cooler conditions on the way

The 36 Pit Fire near Estacada is now at 5,424 acres. → Read More

Two possible cases of Enterovirus-caused respiratory illnesses reported in central Oregon

St. Charles Medical Center in Bend is awaiting tests whether two children with severe respiratory illnesses had been sickened by the Enterovirus D68 strain that has infected people in 22 states. → Read More

Puppy stolen in 'brazen' theft, Oregon Humane Society says

Marlowe was last seen on Tuesday around 3 p.m., when she was returned to her locked kennel after getting vaccinated. Anyone who may have information about the puppy is urged to call Oregon Humane Society's tip line at 503-285-7722, ext 214. → Read More