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Editorial cartoons from Aug. 16

Editorial cartoons from Aug. 16

Letter to the editor: City on top of it

To the editor: I belong to Floozies and Friends. We are volunteers who welcome the sternwheelers when they dock in The Dalles and have a blast doing so.

Letter to the editor: Emperor Obama?

To the editor: Once again President Obama has shown his disregard for American law by getting involved in an investigation of a black man’s shooting by a police officer. His prior intervention in the Trayvon Martin shooting was unprecedented and incredulous.

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Editorial: A long road ahead

Wasco County and The Dalles City elected bodies looked into the future and made the right choices this week in delaying their plans to bring road funding plans to the voters in November.

What's happening from Aug. 17, 2014

Nonprofit events calendar from Aug. 17, 2014

Conservation corner: Water quality effort takes a new approach

Whether you have one or 500 acres, if you live along a stream you must take care of it. Water quality laws in Oregon require that agricultural activities do not pollute surface or ground water, correctly manage wastes (including manure) and provide adequate vegetation along streams.

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Evacuations: 'Controlled chaos'

Telling people to leave their home, or not return, is tough

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Deconstructing a Fire

Likely scenario training had included a fire like Rowena

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Liberia opening 2nd Ebola center in capital

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia opened a new center to treat Ebola patients in the capital Saturday after the existing one became overwhelmed with patients, underscoring that the health crisis is far from under control.

5 aid workers abducted in western Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat province, a spokesman said Saturday.

Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after 'massacre'

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq's largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged of the massacre of some 80 members of the Yazidi religious minority by Islamic extremists.

Judge releasing Oregon coal terminal documents

Columbia Riverkeeper wanted to know why the corps agreed to an easier environmental review for Ambre Energy's terminal than two others in Washington state.

Sentencing Monday in Medford DA office blast

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The man who tried to blow up the Jackson County district attorney's office is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Medford.

Sheridan prison complex well over capacity

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The medium-security federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, is 47 percent over its intended population.

Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is calling for a shift in surveillance policy.

OSU wins grant for manufacturing innovation

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University researchers are hoping to restore some lost U.S. manufacturing jobs by developing improved injection molding techniques using a $590,000 grant from Wal-Mart.

Oregon coast tribe seeks federal recognition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon congresswoman wants federal recognition for the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes on the northern Oregon coast.

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Wildfire managers: Drones a threat to firefighters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers say.

Portland light-rail train derails; 1 hurt

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A regional transit agency says a light-rail train derailed in northeast Portland on Friday and one rider was injured.

Fire disables tanker off Oregon coast; 1 dead

CAPE BLANCO, Ore. (AP) — An engine-room fire has disabled a private commercial chemical tanker 700 miles off the Oregon coast, and one crew member has died, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday.

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