CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte officials are putting together a bid for Boeing’s new plant to build its 777X jetliner. Former city aviation director Jerry Orr said Chicago-based Boeing has sent the city a request for a proposal for the plant, The Charlotte Observer reported.
FOREST GROVE (AP) — A school district official in Forest Grove, Ore., says nearly a dozen first- and second-grade students ate de-icer pellets off the ground during a lunch-time recess. Five complained of stomach aches but all are expected to be OK.
BNSF grants benefits to end engineer suit
SEATTLE — A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation’s largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.
Pianist Hyperion Knight performs for the Mid-Columbia Community Concert series Dec. 11.
A Trail Band Christmas comes to The Dalles with special guests for the band's 20th anniversary.
Extremely cold weather with temperatures in the single digits is predicted for this weekend and The Dalles public works reminds residents to protect water lines to avoid property damage and the inconvenience of frozen pipes.
Cinematic trailer will premier Saturday
Mike Davis lived all over the world during his long business career, but when he returned home to Tygh Valley after the death of his parents, he discovered he had a story to tell.
PORTLAND — A federal appeals court has ruled that a police officer who complained about his department’s safety standards is not entitled to First Amendment protection of his speech.
Oregon State University to offer local options
Oregon State University Extension Services has had a presence in the community for many decades, but OSU has decided to bring its Open Campus program to the Columbia Gorge as well.
You can turn a possibility into a reality if you are receptive to new ideas. Strive to be your best, and you will find ways to improve your standard of living. Stick to your game plan and refuse to take on burdens that don’t belong to you.
Dear Mary: This may be the ultimate in stupid questions but it’s been plaguing me for a while. Is there any value in converting my existing 401(k) into cash without removing the funds from my 401(k)? Do they even allow that? I hate losing all that lovely money as things dip and swirl. I would continue to contribute at my existing rate, 12 percent, including the company match of 3 percent for the 401(k). — Symantha
DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have “functional dyspepsia.” Medications haven’t helped. Could something more serious be wrong?
GRANTS PASS (AP) — Conservation groups are challenging U.S. Forest Service plans to log and thin outside Crater Lake National Park in an area that the groups want to see protected as wilderness.
Dad says law needs an exception
PORTLAND (AP) — An 11-year-old Lake Oswego girl who went into the holiday greenery business to help pay for her braces but ran into a legal roadblock got some orders and a big donation. Now she has the top row of her braces.
Wasco County Circuit Court Judgments
For the Record - Wednesday, December 4, 2013
DETROIT — City-bought works at the Detroit Institute of Arts have an estimated value roughly between $450 million and $870 million, according to an appraisal conducted by New York auction house Christie’s.
South Wasco County hoops focused on Baker City run
It has been a long off-season for the South Wasco County Redsides. With the memories of last year’s state playoff loss to country Christian in the rearview mirror, the three seniors, David Ocacio, Nathan Duling and Tucker Nannini have demonstrated leadership and stability to a roster that is optimistic of continuing its rise in the 1A ranks with a slot in the Elite 8 in Baker City.
New coach Bill Blevins brings new philosophy and breeds new hope for Sherman High
Sherman’s first-year head coach Bill Blevins is bringing in an intriguing new change to the Husky basketball program with hopes of getting this group back to the successful run it had in year’s past.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years.