KLAMATH FALLS (AP) — A Klamath County grand jury has returned indictments against 47 people in last week’s drug raids in Klamath County.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The FBI has arrested a suspect in a case involving the discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin and says investigators are working “around the clock” to address any remaining risks. Matthew Ryan Buquet, 37, appeared in federal court in Spokane after the FBI said agents arrested him Wednesday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty to mailing a threatening communication.
CORVALLIS — A local ballerina will learn classic ballet style at a summer program A number attached to her leotard was the only thing that identified 13-year-old Bethany Ayers-Hale in a studio full of strangers.
NEW YORK (AP) — A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City “ghetto” has stopped the bus rides under protest from an outraged neighborhood.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Urban renewal? New census estimates show that most of the nation’s largest cities further enhanced their allure last year, posting strong population growth for a second straight year. Big cities surpassed the rate of growth of their surrounding suburbs at an even faster clip, a sign of America’s continuing preference for urban living after the economic downturn quelled enthusiasm for less-crowded expanses.
DENVER — In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
Institute urges an hour a day of exercise
WASHINGTON — Reading, writing, ‘rithmetic — and PE? The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE be designated a core subject.
This Fall each of the tax paying adults in The Dalles will have a chance to bring something to our town that we can be proud of.
I want to take a moment to address both teens and parents of teens. My step-brother committed suicide Wednesday, May 15, and I don’t understand why or how he could have done this.
Americans have honored our soldiers and those killed in U.S. wars in late May for nearly 150 years. Memorial Day, which became an official holiday in 1868, was originally called Decoration Day and got started when civilian women decided to decorate military graves from both sides of the Civil War. There were already female warriors in our military back then, mostly disguised and fighting as men. In today’s armed forces, women no longer need to hide their gender. But lately it seems like our women in uniform might be better off if they did.
A funny thing happened on the way to health care reform: Insurance companies began to compete with each other, right out in the open.
America is sick with a disease, a disease called complacency. Please bear with me a moment.
If you have ever been in need of emergency medical help or know of someone who has, please take the time to thank your local emergency medical services personnel.
Your friends will have a strong influence over various areas of your life in the year ahead. Fortunately, the aspects indicate that you’re likely to choose those who are likely to help, not hinder.
I know I go on and on about my laundry detergent recipe (find it at EverydayCheapskate.com), but I get so excited when a product does a great job and costs just pennies. What I’m really loving now is hearing from readers with their feedback.
Early reports show more than 17 miles of destruction
MOORE, Okla. — The cost of a massive tornado that battered an Oklahoma City suburb could be more than $2 billion, according to a preliminary estimate announced Wednesday by the Oklahoma Insurance Department.
President’s top aide barred from election
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that a decision by election overseers to disqualify his top aide from next month’s presidential race is an act of “oppression” and that he will take the case to the country’s supreme leader.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — World history conspired to keep George Jones from getting his high school diploma. Bailey Jo Bartlome and other Kuna High seniors conspired to make sure he got it. Jones, now 88, went from a farm at Black Cat and Columbia roads to the Pacific theater and into banking. Bartlome, 18, met Jones at a school veterans celebration last fall. She was so moved by his life and story that she worked with her fellow 250 seniors to include Jones at graduation ceremonies, complete with cap and gown.
Benefit May 25 will help with victim's costs
Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley has been successful in his bid to increase the potential prison sentence for a man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate. The Wasco County Grand Jury, after reviewing evidence in the death of Josh Davitt, 23, has indicted Scott Olenick, 26, of first-degree manslaughter. During the time Davitt was hospitalized at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Olenick faced prosecution for first-degree assault.
A series of monthly “social bike rides” — short, easy jaunts the whole family can enjoy — will start in The Dalles in June and run through September. Organizer Theresa Whitfield said the point of the social bike rides is just to get people outdoors and doing something. Each ride will start and end at City Park.