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Wetlands mitigation challenged

Four injured in massive Interstate 84 crash in eastern Oregon

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police believe weather is to blame for a crash involving dozens of vehicles that forced the closure of a long stretch of Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon.

What's happening from Jan. 20

Nonprofit events calendar from Jan. 20, 2015.

How many tests are enough?

WASHINGTON — Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too.

County payments fall

GRANTS PASS — The Obama administration is telling governors in 41 states how much money they are losing after Congress ended subsidies paid the past 20 years to counties that contain national forest land.

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Growers struggle with Wash. pot glut

SEATTLE — Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped, bringing serious growing pains to the new industry.

For the record, Jan. 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 16, 2015.

Injured TD skier out of coma, condition improving

PORTLAND (AP) — An expert 19-year-old skier from The Dalles, Oregon, is out of a coma and improving after a New Year's Eve skiing accident on Mount Hood.

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Chamber banquet

TONYA BRUMLEY above, speaks after being named the 2014 Woman of the Year at the 2015 The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizens award banquet Thursday night at the The Dalles Readiness Center. Other award winners were David Griffith, Man of the Year; John Shearer, Outstanding Ag Achievement; Andy Felderman, Outstanding Youth; Discover Rentals, Business of the Year and Fred Wendt, Volunteer of the Year.

Drought to persist in western states

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal agencies released a pair of forecasts showing dry conditions will persist in parts of the drought-stricken West, suggesting there won’t be enough snow to boost water supplies.

Gun control plan resurfaces

Bloomberg, Dems to push for more laws

For the record, Jan. 15

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 15, 2015

Foreclosures fell in 2014 to levels before housing bust

Decline seen as latest good economic sign

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High School band Portland-bound

Group is part of Starlight Parade

State leaders propose boost in education budget

SALEM — Oregon’s Democratic legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed a nearly $600 million increase in funding for primary and secondary schools during the next two-year budget cycle, but school officials said it still may not be enough to avoid cuts. The Legislature’s chief budget writers said they made education their top priority. Their $7.24 billion budget for K-12 schools would be an increase of 9 percent over current funding and 5 percent over Gov. John Kitzhaber’s proposal.

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