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For the record, Sept. 10

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 10, 2014.

What's happening from Sept. 10

Nonprofit event calendar from Sept. 10, 2014.

Deschutes fishing tourney launches

The eighth annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Nichols Art Glass will provide grand prize.

Donate blood in September

PORTLAND — Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month.

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Food passion is now profession

Terry Cobb opens new catering firm

Word on street: Cash and Carry: buy food, give food

Some for the food bank: Cash & Carry is in the midst of its third annual food drive, continuing through Sunday, Sept. 14. The store is issuing a special challenge to area restaurants this year: If five restaurants donate $500 each, Cash & Carry will donate $500.

Walden spending draws media notice

Reports show $300,000 spent on meals since 2011

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Student project takes on dirty water

SALEM (AP) — Hurricanes, floods and tsunamis can pollute the water supply with bacteria and other contaminants, which can lead to illness for people who drink it.

Oregon students hold steady in state tests

SALEM (AP) — Amid a major push to boost high school graduation and college attendance, Oregon students held steady in proficiency in reading, writing, math and science, the scores on statewide tests show.

Around and around the roundabout

Rules for roundabouts from The City of the Dalles

Cover Oregon scrambles to fix tax credit error

PORTLAND (AP) — Cover Oregon is trying to figure out how many people who enrolled in private health insurance plans may owe more tax money as a result of the exchange’s blunder in calculating federal tax credits. Executive Director Aaron Patnode said the exchange used the wrong formula to calculate credits for individuals and families with incomes between 139 and 400 percent of the federal poverty line.

Wyoming appeals Oregon’s denial of coal port

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is appealing Oregon’s recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River. Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal-producer, has been pressing for access to ports to export coal to Asia, but it has run into stiff opposition in the Northwest.

For the record, Sept. 9

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 9

Letter to the editor: Vote Ostrye

To the editor: My name is Kari Dell and I am the mother of an eighth grader who has been mentored by Judge Karen Ostrye since October of 2011. We met Karen through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.

Letter to the editor: Bridget understands roads

To the editor: No one doubts the Road Department Budget is in serious trouble. The commissioners acknowledged this when they appointed a committee to explore funding options. The committee spent many months preparing a report for the commissioners.


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