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Thompson, Townsend earn praise

Both coaches awarded 40-year plaque by Oregon Athletic Coaches Association

For the record, Aug. 22

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 22, 2014.

Court rules against state in health-benefits case

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling that damages to be paid to part-time state employees who were wrongfully denied health benefits must take into account more than actual out-of-pocket costs.

Convicts get better access to DNA tests

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for convicts to obtain DNA testing that could prove their innocence.

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Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington

SEATTLE — The National Park Service said Thursday it will consider moving grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state to aid their recovery.

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Elephants enjoy ‘Club Mud’

PORTLAND — As work continues on the Oregon Zoo’s expansive new Elephant Lands habitat, one thing is as clear as mud: Elephants — especially young elephants — love to wallow in the sticky stuff.

Mud, slides trap drivers in Wash.

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Mud, slides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain falling on wildfire-scarred areas of north-central Washington damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded motorists, officials say.

Does ‘no’ mean no for coal terminal?

PORTLAND — The state of Oregon has denied a permit to the company proposing a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River, but Ambre Energy says it is considering “the full range of options” to move forward with its plans.

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Rapping priest performs at parish center

Fortuna was jazz musician before entering the priesthood

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.

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Gaza militants kill 18 ‘spies’

Conspiracy theories on the rise

What's happening from Aug. 22

Nonprofit events calendar from Aug. 22, 2014.

Lupkes builds kiosk for Eagle Scout project

Parker Lupkes is helping make Sorosis Park a better — and more informative — place.

Innovators battle obesity with science

Oregon ranks 28th in the nation in overall obesity rates with 27.3% of its adult population classified as obese.

Lego League kicks off Robotics season

The FIRST Lego League season is kicking off as school is back in session. The league is a team engineering and science program for kids, ages 9 to 14, that culminates in an international robotics tournament.

Oregon Food Bank: Nut butters recalled

PORTLAND — Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

Director: Pool contract missing key protections

Pool correction An Aug. 21 story about swimming pool replacement incorrectly described the nature of the process. The award was made under a construction manager- general contractor process. An initial phase of work with contractor Triplett Wellman has been completed under a separate comment. The comments in the story referred to a contract for the balance of the work on pool demolition and replacement. We apologize for the error.

Crestline tapped for PUD work

New facility will provide backup power

Hot, dry spring cuts NE Oregon wheat yields

Poor weather timing blamed for reduction

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Working for fish, farmers

Fifteenmile Watershed Council looks for innovative ways to protect all interests

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