Giant ship brings gigantic dry dock to Portland

PORTLAND — A giant transport vessel has maneuvered the parts of a major new dry dock up the Columbia River to its destination in Portland, where it's expected to hold large ocean-going ships for maintenance.

Impressive sides for Labor Day feast

Burgers. Dogs. Steaks. Maybe some sausages. We know you've got the grilling part of your Labor Day cookout covered. So rather than mess with that, we'll offer up some delicious sides that will complement whatever else you have on the menu.

Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays.

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans. The president was to announce his initiatives during an appearance before the American Legion National Convention that is fraught with midterm politics.

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The price to pee privately in a public park

Scanning through city council emails the other day, this phrase caught my eye: “port-a-potty

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Scotland’s Music United at Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield

Old Liberty Theater presents, Scotland’s Music United, Saturday, Aug. 30th 2014 at 7:30 pm

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Portrait 2014

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This year's edition reflects a new approach as we share stories and videos of some of the people who make our county such a special place to live, work, learn and play. More