The only four sheet cakes you’ll ever need for entertaining

Someone asks you to bring a dessert to a block party, birthday or barbecue. Or you’re heading out of town for a weekend getaway. Or you just need something to keep all the kids happy on a Saturday night. There’s really only one answer and it’s a thing everyone wants to eat: sheet cake.

Think of these as cakes that are as easy to make as a boxed mix but exponentially better-tasting.

All the cakes are served in their pans (you could use disposable foil ones for zero cleanup) and get iced only on the top — no pesky edges to deal more at

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Arrested Prosecuted Witnesses in McKinleyville Murder Case Granted Limited Immunity, Offer Contradicting Accounts of Day That Led to Man’s Death

witnesses against murder suspect Brian John Lieteritz Jr. were
granted immunity from prosecution for their testimony about the
events of Aug. 9, and then proceeded to offer contradicting accounts
of the events that led to Dylon Liakos being stabbed to death outside
Leiteritz’s home in McKinleyville.

Tuesday Judge Marilyn Miles, at the request of Deputy District
Attorney Steven Steward, granted immunity to witnesses Terrance Ford,
who drove Liakos to Leiteritz’s home; and Alicia Rose, Leiteritz’s
former girlfriend, who may or may not have sent Liakos to retrieve
personal property from the house on Boss Road.


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Oregon wildlife officials ban trapping of martens in bid to revive its population

(CNN) – There are fewer than 200 of the beady-eyed and bushy-tailed Humboldt marten in Oregon. But conservation groups are hoping that number will rise in light of new restrictions on trapping.

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Volunteers invited to help with chinook research

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help with the fall chinook program at Salmon River Hatchery.

Shifts are now available and may continue into November. Visit for more information and to sign-up for a volunteer shift.

The Salmon River Hatchery releases 200,000 adipose-marked and coded wire-tagged fall chinook salmon smolts each year to support a popular in-river recreational fishery, supplement ocean recreational and commercial fisheries, and provide information for the Pacific Salmon Treaty negotiations that can have a significant effect on Oregon’s chinook salmon populations.

Salmon River Hatchery fall chinook are used as an indicator more at

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Oregon Moves To Ban Trapping Of The Rare Humboldt Marten

Oregon officials have voted to ban the trapping of the rare Humboldt marten along the southern coast.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-3 Friday to set new rules that ban Humboldt marten trapping, hunting and roadkill salvaging west of Interstate 5. The new rules also ban trapping in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and prohibits traps and snares suspended in trees in the Siskiyou and Siuslaw National Forests.

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World War II on the Oregon coast

Joann Kangiser Schneider, who was a teenager during World War II, and North Lincoln County Historical Museum President Mick McLean will give a presentation about WWII on the Oregon coast.

Their presentation will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at North Lincoln County Historical Museum, located at 4907 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City.

There will be a slideshow, and they will lead discussions and encourage stories about “dim outs,” rationing cards, coast patrols and more happening in north Lincoln County during WWII.

Schneider (Taft High School Class of ’47) will share her personal experiences and those of her four more at

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Suspected impaired tour bus driver crashes in Manzanita with dozens of National Guard members on board, police say

Kenneth Alexander assured the tour bus filled with Oregon National Guard members that he knew the way to Portland.

But the 46 National Guard members based in Medford started to get concerned when their driver blew past the turn onto U.S. 26 and was allegedly on his cell phone and “showing signs of impairment” on U.S. 101 early Monday morning.

The National Guard crew expected to travel on the large white EcoShuttle from Camp Rilea in Warrenton to Portland. But about 17 miles into the journey, Alexander kept driving south instead of turning east to Portland. more at

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Juvenile whale washes ashore near Waldport | Northwest

WALDPORT, Ore. — A 20-foot juvenile humpback whale washed shore north of the Alsea River near Waldport on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and remains beached Thursday morning.

Waldport is on the central coast of Oregon, just south of Newport.

A team organized by the Oregon State University-based Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network (OMMSN) responded to the report early Wednesday morning and coordinated an all-day effort to relieve the animal’s stress while waiting high tide. After two high tides — one mid-day Wednesday and one shortly after midnight Thursday — the whale remains stranded. A team of contractors representing the federal National Oceanic and more at

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Cannon Beach 2019 Fourth of July Celebrations

A rousing small-town parade and the Great Puffin Watch are among the fireworks-free Independence Day festivities in Cannon Beach. With Haystack Rock, a National Wildlife Refuge, at the edge of the shoreline, fireworks are not permitted on the beaches to protect the nesting seabirds and natural environment, but you can watch another unique colorful aerial display: Tufted Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock! Knowledgeable interpreters will help you spot puffins with spotting scopes on the beach during scheduled times. These fireworks-free festivities make this a great weekend for families and pets.

Join the Fun at the Patriotic Parade
A late morning Independence more at

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Instagram Bloggers Face 10 Years Imprisonment in Iran for Flying Drone Without Permission

A couple who quit their jobs to go travel blogging have had their dream trip descend into a nightmare, after being detained in an Iranian jail. They are now facing up to ten years in prison after they flew a drone in Tehran without the correct license, but claim to have been unaware of the country’s strict drone operating policies.

Jolie King, a building designer, and her construction manager boyfriend Mark Firkin were caught operating the drone without permission back in July. Their families are speaking out to claim the entire situation is a “misunderstanding.” The pair frequently post to their 21,000 more at

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