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Legal pot debate comes down to drug statistics

SALEM — After a week of growling at each other in the press, one of Oregon’s most outspoken district attorneys against marijuana legalization and the legalization-supporting congressman who represents the Portland area had their first chance Friday to trade barbs in person.

UO president search in chairman’s hands

EUGENE (AP) — The search for a new president of the University of Oregon will be a marked departure for the school, conducted largely in private and run largely by the chairman of the new board of trustees.

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Bend lava tube gets makeover

SUNRIVER (AP) — Lava River Cave south of Bend will have a new look next spring, in time for its 50th anniversary season.

Cowboy’s memorial grows

PENDLETON (AP) — Let ‘er Buck, Tripper Rice. The young cowboy died seven years ago in a car accident, but family and friends continue to honor him during Pendleton Round-Up week.

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Editorial: Special rules apply to election letters

Ready or not, we’re in the home stretch of the 2014 general election. Ballots will be sent out next month and voters are considering their choices. Since election letters are already beginning to appear in The Chronicle’s mailbox, we can expect this to be a competitive season.

What's happening from Sept. 14

Nonprofit event schedule from Sept. 14, 2014

Government meeting schedule from Sept. 13

Government meeting schedule from Sept. 13.

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Wasco area crash injures motorcyclist

Investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing into Friday afternoon's serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and van at an intersection on Highway 97 near Wasco in Sherman County.

Troopers seek help finding missing hikers

PORTLAND (AP) — Investigators hope hikers taking advantage of a warm weekend around Mount Hood will turn up clues to the disappearance of two Kentucky men who appear to have come to Oregon to camp but didn’t hit the trail.

Study: Salmon carcasses improve stream health

Of three conservation strategies, adding decaying salmon carcasses and the nutrients they provide to a stream is the most effective for promoting the production of wild juvenile Chinook salmon.

For the record, Sept. 12

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 12, 2014.

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More than 5,000 dead in Central African Republic

GUEN, Central African Republic— More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late for thousands.

What's happening from Sept. 12

Nonprofit events calendar from Sept. 12

Beer fest benefits Civic Auditorium

The Dalles Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation Committee is sponsoring the fourth annual Beer Fest on Saturday, Sept. 20, to benefit the restoration of the theatre.

Eugene demonstrators were improperly evicted

EUGENE (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Occupy Eugene demonstrators were improperly evicted two years ago from a downtown plaza, but not because a government agency had it in for that particular group of protesters.

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