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Judge releasing Oregon coal terminal documents

Columbia Riverkeeper wanted to know why the corps agreed to an easier environmental review for Ambre Energy's terminal than two others in Washington state.

Sentencing Monday in Medford DA office blast

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The man who tried to blow up the Jackson County district attorney's office is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Medford.

Sheridan prison complex well over capacity

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The medium-security federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, is 47 percent over its intended population.

Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is calling for a shift in surveillance policy.

OSU wins grant for manufacturing innovation

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University researchers are hoping to restore some lost U.S. manufacturing jobs by developing improved injection molding techniques using a $590,000 grant from Wal-Mart.

Oregon coast tribe seeks federal recognition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon congresswoman wants federal recognition for the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes on the northern Oregon coast.

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Wildfire managers: Drones a threat to firefighters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers say.

Portland light-rail train derails; 1 hurt

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A regional transit agency says a light-rail train derailed in northeast Portland on Friday and one rider was injured.

Fire disables tanker off Oregon coast; 1 dead

CAPE BLANCO, Ore. (AP) — An engine-room fire has disabled a private commercial chemical tanker 700 miles off the Oregon coast, and one crew member has died, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday.

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Somalia battle leaves 7 dead

Combat shakes Mogadishu

Closures planned for Cherry Heights

Street improvement work will continue on Cherry Heights between West 6th and 10th streets during the week of Aug. 18.

Sherman delivery of Chronicle moves to mail

Delivery change Sherman County subscribers will begin receiving their newspapers via mail beginning with the Aug. 19 issue and continuing for the immediate future. The Chronicle has been struggling to find a motor route driver for that route. We apologize for the inconvenience.

OSP releases name of Wamic man in fatal crash

The Oregon State Police have released the name of the man who died in Thursday morning’s fatal crash on Highway 197, about five miles north of Dufur.

New Oregon prison chiefs named

SALEM (AP) — The head of Oregon’s Corrections Department has announced the appointment of new superintendents to lead two state prisons.

Judge releasing coal plans

PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Corps of Engineers to release documents about a planned coal terminal on the Columbia River at Boardman.


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