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Officer shoots woman at Oregon gas station

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman was shot by police Thursday after pointing a replica handgun at them following a car chase, authorities said.

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Oregon spotted frog to be protected as threatened

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Twenty-three years after it was first proposed for protection by the Endangered Species Act, the Oregon spotted frog is being listed as a threatened species.

Environmental groups seek wolf rules

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday asked Gov. Jay Inslee to push for the creation of strict rules limiting when wolves can be killed in response to livestock depredations.

Swimmer found dead in central Oregon pond

ALFALFA, Ore. (AP) — The Deschutes County sheriff's office says a 66-year-old Bend, Oregon, man has been found dead in a central Oregon pond.

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Suspect arrested in shooting of Klamath deputy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a Klamath County sheriff's deputy in the face during a traffic stop was arrested Thursday after a nearly 18-hour manhunt, and the wounded deputy's condition has improved from critical to serious.

Van collides with Portland streetcar

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A police spokesman says a van driver who reports that his brakes failed has collided with a northbound streetcar in downtown Portland. One person aboard the streetcar reported an injury.

Note left for sex assault victim leads to arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an apology note with a phone number left outside the door of an Oregon sexual assault victim has led to a man's arrest.

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Smoke lessens from wildfires in Oregon Cascades

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the Oregon Cascade Range wildfires blamed for making the air unhealthy over a wide area has lessened, a spokeswoman for fire crews said Thursday night.

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.

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