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Post-recession, Oregon wine business has a lot of body

SALEM (AP) — Oregon’s wine industry is on a post-recession roll with planted acres, wineries and sales all reporting gains, and with new interest from investors outside the state, a new assessment says.

For the record from Jan. 27

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 27, 2015.

What's happening from Jan. 27

Nonprofit events calendar from Jan. 27, 2015.

Community Meal receives new hot plate

The hot plate used to prepare community meals at Saint Vincent de Paul has been upgraded.

Plan for college

Parents of high school seniors who are wondering how to afford college, or adults who want to go back to school but are unsure how to make it work, are invited to an information night Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Nestle, Cascade Locks try new tack for bottling plant

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — The water that gushes from Oxbow Springs is undeniably pristine, but no more so than the stuff that pours from Cascade Locks residents’ taps.

Proposed bills look to boost gorge panel

Legislation creates new taskforce, funds more office staff positions

Go red events planned

Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined and organizers of the annual Go Red campaign have put together a variety of activities and programs to fight back.

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Oregon refuges report: Some rehab work is a bear of a job

MERLIN (AP) — As David Siddon strolls past the cougar enclosure at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center toward the bear pens, his voice alerts Yak, and the 22-year-old, 800-pound grizzly bear trots to the gate to meet him.

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The eagles are back!

Hey, the bald eagles are back and their numbers are increasing daily. Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge are on the migration route for bald eagles from everywhere from Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, California and Arizona.

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Dancing despite the fear

Transgender people face harassment and abuse in Pakistan

Pot-related poison control calls up in Wash., Colo.

SEATTLE — Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.

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Trial of Goldendale woman delayed

ASTORIA (AP) — The trial of a Washington state woman charged with drugging and killing her 2-year-old daughter at an Oregon coastal resort has been put off a year.

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Greeks favor radical left before vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The winds of political change are coursing through austerity-weary Greece, but a financial whirlwind may lurk round the corner. Opinion polls ahead of Sunday’s closely-watched national election agree: The radical left opposition Syriza party, which has vowed to rewrite the terms of Greece’s international bailout, is poised to defeat Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ conservatives. To govern — in a historic first for the Greek left — it may need the backing of a smaller party, but most seem willing to oblige.

What's happening from Jan. 25

Nonprofit events calendar from Jan. 25, 2015.

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