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Van collides with Portland streetcar

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A police spokesman says a van driver who reports that his brakes failed has collided with a northbound streetcar in downtown Portland. One person aboard the streetcar reported an injury.

Note left for sex assault victim leads to arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an apology note with a phone number left outside the door of an Oregon sexual assault victim has led to a man's arrest.

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Smoke lessens from wildfires in Oregon Cascades

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the Oregon Cascade Range wildfires blamed for making the air unhealthy over a wide area has lessened, a spokeswoman for fire crews said Thursday night.

OSU students running across Oregon pass through Sherman County

Oregon State University is celebrating the new accreditation of its College of Public Health and Human Services in a big way.

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Russian columns enter Ukraine

Ukrainian president urges calm

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Lawnmower racers gather in Wamic

The final two-day lawn mower racing competitions of the season will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, in at the Pub and Grub Sportsman’s Park in Wamic.

Arts and entertainment calendar from Aug. 28

Entertainment calendar from Aug. 28, 2014.

Waucoma hosts author Jane Kirkpatrick Sept. 5

Waucoma Bookstore host author Jane Kirkpatrick for an author reception and book signing, Friday, Sept. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River.

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A Dog Day of Summer

AMIE DIGENNARO hides her phone behind her back while her lab Mohz splashes in with a ball as she and her daughter Lyda celebrate National Dog Day and enjoy a break from the heat at Riverfront Park in The Dalles Aug. 27.

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See Spot saved with oxygen masks

EUGENE — When firefighters respond to a house fire in the Eugene-Springfield area, they’ll now be better prepared to rescue not only human victims of smoke inhalation, but furry friends in distress as well.

Library district seeks board members

The Wasco County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for the Library Service District board of directors at-large position.

Threat made against Hood River toll bridge

The Hood River toll bridge was shut down for a time Wednesday night after the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office dispatch received a bomb threat by phone. In a call at 10:11 p.m., the caller told the dispatcher a bomb would detonate on the bridge in 20 minutes, then disconnected. The bridge is owned by the Port of Hood River.

For the record, Aug. 28

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 28, 2014.

D21 appoint McCanna to school board

District 21 School Board members appointed Lori McCanna to fill the long-unoccupied Zone 3 seat following two Aug. 26 candidate interviews.

Two The Dalles council races to be contested

Bill Dick faces two challengers

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