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7-year-old Alyssa Whitwell makes the tough call when grandpa falls ill
Officials aim for uniform class standards
Fire chief tracks down gear, equipment for rural station
The good, bad and the ugly of fantasy sports approaches
Suffering in West Africa heightens
Arts and entertainment calendar from July 31, 2014.
Editorial cartoons from July 31, 2014.
If last week’s debate between incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber and challenger Dennis Richardson was any indication, we may be headed into a general election campaign that misses the forest as it concentrates on the trees.
To the editor: I have been pondering a lot of questions. How can wolves be endangered when there are at least tens of thousands in existence? They’re not in my backyard (yet) so does that mean they’re endangered? Why would wolves maim so many sheep in the process of killing what they need to eat and what does wolf taste like anyway?
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 31, 2014.
BANDON — Proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will be open for public comment through Aug. 29. Comments will be taken by email and through a series of four public hearings in August.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County sheriff has declined a request to escort state grain inspectors past picket lines in a long-running contract dispute between a Vancouver, Wash., grain terminal and a union.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County sheriff's office says a woman shot and killed her boyfriend Tuesday night during a domestic dispute in Vancouver.
Riverhawk varsity coach announces training camp for boys on Aug. 10-14 in TD
Weekend fishing opportunities and links to full Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports for the Willamette, Central, Columbia, Northeast and Southeast zones.
Youth football offers fun, excitement for local youths from third-through-sixth grades
Nonprofit events calendar from July 30, 2014.
Five bands will square off for a chance to win cash, prizes and professional exposure at the second annual Rivertap Battle of the Bands, Friday, Aug. 29. Organizers are taking applications now for the event.
Put past unpleasantness behind you. Rehashing former mistakes or disappointments will sap the energy you need to move forward. Hard work and a positive attitude are the best tools to help you move forward. Live in the moment and aim to build a brighter future.
Dear Mary: I sure hope you can help me. I’m at the end of my rope with the floor of our fiberglass shower. It’s stained and gross. I’ve wasted a lot of money on fiberglass cleaners but nothing works. I cannot afford to replace the shower, which is in excellent functional condition. Any suggestions? — Roy M., Utah
DEAR DOCTOR K: I cook with kosher salt, which doesn’t contain iodine. Am I getting enough iodine in my diet? Can I get iodine from other foods?
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