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Oregon adds 9,900 jobs in October

SALEM — Oregon employers went on a hiring spree this fall, adding nearly 10,000 jobs in October and producing the largest one-month gain in nearly two decades, the state Employment Department said Tuesday.

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Husky football is hungry for more

Sherman prepares for 1A state semifinal game against No.4-ranked Camas Valley

Ask Dr. K: Hookahs are not harmless, in spite of what teens think

DEAR DOCTOR K: You recently wrote about e-cigarettes not being safe for teens. What about hookahs? I don’t completely understand what they are. Are they OK for my teen? I think he might be smoking them. DEAR READER: A hookah is a water pipe that people use to smoke a specially made tobacco. Often the tobacco used in hookahs is flavored, which makes smoking it more attractive to some people.

For the record from Nov. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Nov. 19, 2014.

Court asked to end GMO ban

MEDFORD (AP) — Two southern Oregon farms are asking a court to end Jackson County’s voter-approved ban on genetically modified crops or force the county to pay the farms $4.2 million.

Wind farm sues to block release of bird-death data

Company seeks to keep information from press

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Editorial cartoons from Nov. 18

Editorial cartoons from Nov. 18, 2014.

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Cold geese

A flock of geese explore the frozen shallows of the Columbia River.

Mayor's report: Number one issue facing TD is road maintenance, repairs

LET’S TALK ROADS! This is our number one issue. It is the largest issue facing most communities. The League of Cities Transportation Policy Committee has concluded there is a $300 million funding gap in Oregon per year.

Letter to the editor: Fight global warming

To the editor: We, in Eastern Oregon, have a unique opportunity to affect the biggest threat to the future of our children and life around us: Global warming. We are all familiar with the scientists’ predictions.

Letter to the editor: Two things to say

To the editor: After reading Donna Quick Polka’s letter, I have two things to say: 1) Your encyclopedia must be very old and 2) if you don’t like cannabis, don’t use it.

Crosstalk: Defining America’s role in the world

The tremendous personal freedoms offered by America are a beacon of hope for oppressed people from around the world, many of whom have risked, or given, their lives to get to our shores.

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Huskies pull off playoff upset over Lowell

Sherman drops No. 1-ranked Red Devils on Saturday

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Rangers punch semifinals ticket

Dufur scores 46 unanswered first-half points on way to 72-20 win over Wallowa

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Helmets now commonplace on slopes

BEND (AP) — They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! ... unfashionable. "Now I feel like if you go up to the mountain, it almost looks weird if you don't have one on," says Mikaela Costigan, accessories buyer for Powder House Ski & Snowboard in Bend.

Plan for Painted Hills wilderness wins broad support

BEND (AP) — A proposed federal wilderness area encircling Oregon's Painted Hills has won the backing of local leaders, but a lot more needs to happen for it to be created. The Wheeler County Court and the city of Mitchell recently voted to support the Sutton Mountain Wilderness. The federal designation of a wilderness, however, requires an act of Congress and approval by the president.

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Study finds likely cause of starfish wasting disease

GRANTS PASS — Scientists have isolated a virus they are pretty sure is causing the mysterious disease that has killed millions of sea stars on the Pacific Coast from Southern California to Alaska by causing them to lose their limbs and eventually disintegrate into slime and piles of tiny bones.

Advocates sue over Lynx habitat

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates sued the federal government Monday after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx.

City annexations on hold

Officials take new look at ‘urbanization’

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Miller often goes it alone on votes

City councilor is opposed to high cost of development

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