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Drowsiness blamed for crash that killed Mosier woman

Ellen Dittebrandt — artist, firefighter and triathlete — died Sunday after she was struck from behind by a vehicle while riding her bicycle on Interstate 84.

County eyes alternatives for Home at Last

Commission unwilling to hand over property

Tribal fisher to use Union street dock

The City of The Dalles is suspending docking privileges for three cruise ships Sept. 3-11 to accommodate a recently discovered tribal fishing right.

Investigation continues into fatal Sunday bicycle crash near Hood River

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause and manner of Sunday morning's fatal bicycle-involved crash that resulted in the death of a 52-year old female along westbound Interstate 84 at the Viento State Park interchange west of Hood River. The names of the victim and driver will be released later today.

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Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza

WITH VIDEO GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza police say Israeli airstrikes have leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story commercial building with dozens of shops in the southern town of Rafah.

Park districts schedules pool update meetings

Weekly updates and biweekly meetings planned to provide information in regards to the Thompson Park pool replacement project as it moves forward.

Public meeting calendar

Public meetings from Aug. 24, 2014.

Three injured in Hwy. 35 crash

Three people were injured Thursday, Aug. 21 in a two-vehicle crash about eight miles south of Hood River at the intersection of Highway 35 and Booth Hill Road.

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At Work in the Woods

Local teens get work experience, provide help on the Mt. Hood National Forest

Wash. authorizes shooting wolves preying on flock near Spokane

A rancher and state wildlife officials working to herd a flock of 1,800 sheep away from the site of recent wolf attacks in southern Stevens County today received authorization to shoot wolves that approach the flock.

USFWS launches ESA status review for greater sage-grouse, seeks information

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that it is initiating its formal status review of the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act by requesting information from a broad array of state and federal agencies and tribes.

Parasite-driven disease hits Klamath salmon hard, found to lesser degree In Columbia basin

Some spring Chinook salmon adults returning to the Willamette and Deschutes river basins have been found to be infected by Ceratomyxa shasta (c. shasta), a parasite-driven disease that is contracted by the fish while in the river and that can kill adults before they spawn.

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Fall Chinook salmon counts at Bonneville bounce up and down; ocean, Buoy 10 fishing hot

Fall Chinook returns are slowly beginning to grow, tribal fish sales are open.

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Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a practice the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak.

Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber hit an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque that has heightened sectarian tension amid a fragile political transition.


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