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Murder trial beginning in Salem in prison killing

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A murder trial is beginning in Salem for an Oregon State Penitentiary inmate accused of beating another prisoner to death. Full story

Ore. penitentiary on lockdown after more fights

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Penitentiary has been placed on full lockdown after more inmate fights. Full story

Oregon penitentiary on lockdown after more fights

The Oregon State Penitentiary has been placed on full lockdown after more inmate fights. Full story

Oregon lawmakers consider governance in disaster

The state Constitution requires that the Oregon Legislature meet in Salem. So what would happen if disaster struck and lawmakers needed to urgently approve relief funds in a capital city they couldn't reach? Full story

GOP agrees to advance Oregon health exchange grant

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon House have agreed to advance a bill that would allow the state to accept a $48 million grant to create the computer infrastructure for a health insurance exchange. Full story

Oregon State Prison reopened to visitors after lockdown caused by fight involving over 80 inmates

An Oregon State Penitentiary spokeswoman says the Salem prison plans to return to normal operations Wednesday after restrictions that followed a weekend fight involving 81 inmates. Full story

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  The House on Murder Mountain

A hill just outside Salem, Oregon is a place where many lives have ended in mysterious ways. 26-year-old Jason Kinser, a property caretaker, his fiancé, and a friend were shot and killed on an estate in 1998.

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