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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said “free-wheeling militia violence” prompted the move.

Governor issues oil train review

PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a state review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.

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Family faces tribal disenrollment

PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon woman says 86 members of her family have been disenrolled from an American Indian tribe that operates the state’s largest tribal casino, as leaders review the tribe’s rolls and enforce new membership requirements.

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Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.

City seeks commission volunteers

The City of The Dalles is seeking people interested in volunteering to serve on the city’s planning commission, urban renewal advisory committee, urban renewal budget committee and city budget committee.

What's happening from July 25

Nonprofit events calendar from July 25, 2014

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Harvest Home Stretch

HARVEST ON the Kaser Diamond K farm east of The Dalles finishes up on a field overlooking the Columbia River near Biggs. The combine operator on the left is A.J. Mead and on the right is Ivan Petroff.

For the record, July 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 25, 2014.

Lightning caused small fires, quickly extinguished

State and federal fire authorities are spotting one to two small lightning fire starts every day since thunderstorms boomed through north central Oregon Wednesday, but they’ve been quickly extinguished.

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Langer heads to Distinguished Young Women competition in Salem

Wasco County winner aims for forensics career

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New lightning fires arise

Not clear how many new starts may grow into large fires.

Columbia Arts celebrates the wild river gorge

Columbia Center for the Arts goes wild in August. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, “Art in the Wild” hits the Columbia River Gorge for the month of August and covers all things wild.

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Arts and entertainment, July 24

Arts and entertainment calendar from July 24, 2014.

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Puddles in July

A pedestrian, his umbrella rolled up but ready, walks in front of the Civic Auditorium on Fourth Street in The Dalles.

Mounsey arraigned on Measure 11 charges

Esten Alton Mounsey, 39, of The Dalles will be represented in a rape and sexual assault case by Amy Lammers of the gorge firm Morris, Smith, Starns and Sullivan.

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