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OSU students running across Oregon pass through Sherman County

Oregon State University is celebrating the new accreditation of its College of Public Health and Human Services in a big way.

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Russian columns enter Ukraine

Ukrainian president urges calm

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Rangers strive to capture that magical feeling

Dufur has its top assets back in the fold for 2014 season

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New coach, new name, new attitude

With Fanene at the helm, The Dalles Riverhawk volleyballers primed to take flight

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Lawnmower racers gather in Wamic

The final two-day lawn mower racing competitions of the season will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, in at the Pub and Grub Sportsman’s Park in Wamic.

Arts and entertainment calendar from Aug. 28

Entertainment calendar from Aug. 28, 2014.

Waucoma hosts author Jane Kirkpatrick Sept. 5

Waucoma Bookstore host author Jane Kirkpatrick for an author reception and book signing, Friday, Sept. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River.

Comic prepares teens for earthquake damage

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Dark Horse Comics have released a new comic book titled, "Without Warning," that is aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers.

TD, Mosier students in state spelling bee

Sonja Jacobsen of The Dalles and Skyler Reid of Mosier will be representing Wasco County this year at the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship.

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Editorial cartoon from Aug. 28

Editorial cartoon from Aug. 28, 2014

Letter to the editor: Caring ‘family’

To the editor: How do we begin to thank the wonderful friends who became family to our dear Father, John Vaday, at the Oregon Veterans Home for the last 5 years. He came to them from Florida in 2008, in very bad health, and in need of much special care. He was on a path of deep dementia, from which we thought he would never recover, and leave us within a few short months.

Editorial: Liquor surcharge "tax" needs changed

The (Bend) Bulletin, Aug. 23: You may not have known this, but Oregon doesn’t “tax” liquor. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission simply raises its margin on the stuff when the state needs more money. The taxes it does collect go to the federal government.

Editorial: High stakes on tribal recognition

Just short of his 92nd birthday, Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe Chairman and hereditary Chief Joe Scovell died earlier this month, just after U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici introduced federal legislation to recognize the tribe.

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A Dog Day of Summer

AMIE DIGENNARO hides her phone behind her back while her lab Mohz splashes in with a ball as she and her daughter Lyda celebrate National Dog Day and enjoy a break from the heat at Riverfront Park in The Dalles Aug. 27.

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See Spot saved with oxygen masks

EUGENE — When firefighters respond to a house fire in the Eugene-Springfield area, they’ll now be better prepared to rescue not only human victims of smoke inhalation, but furry friends in distress as well.

Library district seeks board members

The Wasco County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for the Library Service District board of directors at-large position.

Use caution in Labor Day driving

Law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon are joining a nationwide effort to prevent traffic crashes by targeting impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.

Threat made against Hood River toll bridge

The Hood River toll bridge was shut down for a time Wednesday night after the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office dispatch received a bomb threat by phone. In a call at 10:11 p.m., the caller told the dispatcher a bomb would detonate on the bridge in 20 minutes, then disconnected. The bridge is owned by the Port of Hood River.

For the record, Aug. 28

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 28, 2014.

D21 appoint McCanna to school board

District 21 School Board members appointed Lori McCanna to fill the long-unoccupied Zone 3 seat following two Aug. 26 candidate interviews.

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