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Think Pink receives donation

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Griffith Motors owner David Griffith made a donation of $50 for every vehicle sold in the month of October.

Rural economies still struggling

Some rural areas yet to recover from economic downturn

Home construction fell last month

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

What's happening from Nov. 18

What's happening from Nov. 18, 2014.

Family craft nights at Wasco County Library

The Dalles Wasco County Library will host family-friendly winter crafts night every Tuesday during the month of December.

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