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What's happening from Aug. 22

Nonprofit events calendar from Aug. 22, 2014.

Lupkes builds kiosk for Eagle Scout project

Parker Lupkes is helping make Sorosis Park a better — and more informative — place.

Innovators battle obesity with science

Oregon ranks 28th in the nation in overall obesity rates with 27.3% of its adult population classified as obese.

Lego League kicks off Robotics season

The FIRST Lego League season is kicking off as school is back in session. The league is a team engineering and science program for kids, ages 9 to 14, that culminates in an international robotics tournament.

Oregon Food Bank: Nut butters recalled

PORTLAND — Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

Director: Pool contract missing key protections

Pool correction An Aug. 21 story about swimming pool replacement incorrectly described the nature of the process. The award was made under a construction manager- general contractor process. An initial phase of work with contractor Triplett Wellman has been completed under a separate comment. The comments in the story referred to a contract for the balance of the work on pool demolition and replacement. We apologize for the error.

Crestline tapped for PUD work

New facility will provide backup power

Hot, dry spring cuts NE Oregon wheat yields

Poor weather timing blamed for reduction

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Working for fish, farmers

Fifteenmile Watershed Council looks for innovative ways to protect all interests

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Weekly recreation reports, Aug. 22

Weekend fishing opportunities and links to full Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports for the Willamette, Central, Columbia, Northeast and Southeast zones.

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Strike kills top Hamas leaders

Israeli supporters mourn fallen

Bodies of three climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

SEATTLE — The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks.

For the record, Aug. 21

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 21, 2014.

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Bringing back the zebra stripes

Bob McFadden hopes to strengthen officiating crews for Mid-Columbia

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Editorial cartoons from Aug. 21

Editorial cartoons from Aug. 21, 2014

Letter to the editor: Do the right thing

To the editor: For eight years I worked for Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District as “the Rose Lady.” For the last two years I’ve continued to volunteer time as a consultant, doing maintenance, etc. I know the people there. We’re a small group.

Letter to the editor: Oregonians first

To the editor: You no doubt have seen the latest political ad on TV; the one that says that Sen. Jeff Merkley has “voted six times to raise the debt ceiling.” Of course. To do otherwise would be to shut the government down. What I don’t understand is how shutting the government down will make any money for the fat cats or put Oregonians first.

Letter to the editor: Key helpers

To the editor: The new Wahtonka community school has been up and running for a month and a half now.

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Editorial: Congress vacations while forests burn

Congress is in recess, but our forests still are burning. Our senators and representatives blew out of Washington, D.C. for their annual summer vacation, without taking action on any of a number of common-sense proposals to rework how we pay for firefighting — proposals that over the long run would have helped to reduce the severity of future fires.

History of Mosier aired

The Wasco County Historical Society Summer History Talks at the Rorick House will feature the City of Mosier at the talk Sunday Aug. 24, 2014.

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