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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Mojave Desert panels cause 28,000 bird deaths a year

For the record, Aug. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 19, 2014.

Dufur lists car show winners

Car winners from the Dufur Threshing Bee, 2014.

What's happening from Aug. 19

Nonprofit events calendar from Aug. 19, 2014.

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Waldron-Gitchell building gets a facelift

The building known alternately as the Waldron Brothers Drug Store and Gitchell Building at the foot of Washington Street recently received a face lift: a new coat of paint applied by Hardwick’s Custom Painting.

Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country’s north.

Fivemile hit by mail thief

At least 10 residences along Fivemile Road had their mail stolen last Friday, Aug. 15.

Public meeting schedule from Aug. 17

Public meeting schedule from Aug. 17, 2014.

What's happening from Aug. 17, 2014

Nonprofit events calendar from Aug. 17, 2014

Conservation corner: Water quality effort takes a new approach

Whether you have one or 500 acres, if you live along a stream you must take care of it. Water quality laws in Oregon require that agricultural activities do not pollute surface or ground water, correctly manage wastes (including manure) and provide adequate vegetation along streams.

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Evacuations: 'Controlled chaos'

Telling people to leave their home, or not return, is tough

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Deconstructing a Fire

Likely scenario training had included a fire like Rowena

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Liberia opening 2nd Ebola center in capital

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia opened a new center to treat Ebola patients in the capital Saturday after the existing one became overwhelmed with patients, underscoring that the health crisis is far from under control.

5 aid workers abducted in western Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat province, a spokesman said Saturday.

Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after 'massacre'

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq's largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged of the massacre of some 80 members of the Yazidi religious minority by Islamic extremists.

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