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Cause of shellfish deaths complex

Could the solution to ocean acidification and its deadly effects on shellfish lie in a bottle of Tums?

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Oregon scientist helps craft ‘family tree’ for birds

When it comes to the science of speech, it turns out birdbrains aren’t so simple. A Portland researcher and more than 200 colleagues across the globe recently finished a project establishing a family tree for the world’s birds.

Martin, Coles lead Sherman’s road romp

Coming off a physical home win Tuesday against Lyle-Wishram, the No. 11-ranked Sherman Huskies were no worse for the wear at the start of tournament action Friday versus Triad.

WC girls lose by a 32-23 margin

The Stanfield Tigers bolted out of the gates with a 21-10 halftime lead and held off a late South Wasco County rally for a 31-22 win Friday in a girls’ hoops game in Stanfield.

SWC can’t contain Stanfield

The South Wasco County Redsides had four players hit double digits, but the team shot 8 for 25 on three pointers, committed 15 turnovers and managed a 4 for 13 split from the free throw line in a 69-58 loss to Stanfield Friday in a non-league boys’ basketball matchup in Stanfield.

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Riverhawks win a nailbiter

Girl’s hoops team rebounds in second half to post a 40-37 comeback win

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Editorial cartoons from Dec 21

Editorial cartoons from Dec. 21, 2014

Letter to the editor: Common core

To the editor: To those persons interested in The Common Core State Education Standards now being implemented in our U.S. Educational System:

Letter to the editor: Christmas spirit

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy Nichols and his team Rachel, Britney, Fred and Charlene for the beautiful blown glass Christmas tree (Darcy’s Tree) that they donated to the Festival of Trees. They started working on it in May.

Letter to the editor: Deeply disappointed

To the editor: I'm so deeply disappointed with my country. In this holiday season with “Peace on Earth” and “Joy to the World” is just so hilariously hippocritical in regards to our murderous behavior.

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Editorial: County decision lacked transparency

Wasco County has been at odds with the North Central Public Health District almost since its inception five years ago, calling all along for more information and less defensiveness from its director.

Memories of a Christmas truce in WWI

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” (“Silent Night, Holy Night”).

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Christmas towns, and more

Sheila Cordero has been collecting Christmas houses, nativity scenes, and more for 45 years

For the record, Dec. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 19

Church news in brief

Church news in brief

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A holiday contrast: Santa is not Savior

No lump of coal from Christ

Ready to hit its big stride

TD basketball team is building towards solid league finish, postseason berth

Eugene man gets 5 years

EUGENE (AP) — A man who taught for 16 years at a Eugene school and was president of the Sheldon Babe Ruth league was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

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US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

Fewer barriers could help growers export

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September bird deaths explained

Eight birds were reported killed in the September incident at The Dalles Transportation Center, which caused a temporary evacuation of the facility.

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