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For the record, Oct. 29

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 29, 2014.

State ballot count is low, six days to go

One in five Oregonians have voted

Center website gets facelift

Rebranding includes earth-toned palette

Council halves water rate hikes

Mayor believes move was politically driven

Letter to the editor: Vote Christofferson

To the editor: If you think your congressman should be bought and paid for by out of state money — voter for Greg Walden. If you think your congressman should put his personal religious beliefs and political party agenda before his constituents and Oregon — vote for Greg Walden. If you think the hugely profitable fossil fuel industry needs billions in tax payer subsidies and tax breaks — vote for Greg Walden.

Six Oregon hospital groups prep for Ebola, if needed

PORTLAND — Oregon health officials have designated six hospital systems as the go-to centers for treatment in case a person in the state is suspected of having Ebola or is diagnosed with the disease.

Fatal crash puts cable barriers on fast track

ALBANY (AP) —  In the wake of Thursday’s fatal crossover crash on Interstate 5 near Albany, the Oregon Department of Transportation hopes to begin construction on cable barriers through Linn County, and in Salem, in mid-November, according to an agency spokesman.

Prosecutors: Mom high when child died

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 23-year-old woman was high on marijuana when she fled an apartment fire in Keizer, leaving her 4-year-old son inside.

Name a state trail

The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) invites trail users to nominate additions to the state’s network of non-motorized trails.

What's happening from Oct. 28

Community nonprofit calendar of events from Oct. 28

For the record, Oct. 28

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

Tease photo

Digging in for the pool

THOUGH ACTUAL earth-moving is still a few days away, community representatives marked the beginning of construction of the new 50-meter Thompson Park Pool Monday, Oct. 27, with a ground breaking ceremony. Pictured, from left, are Wasco County Commissioner Scott Hege, The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence and Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District board members Travis Dray, Dean Dollarhide, Marcus Denny, Catherine Whalen, and Nikki Lesich.

Oregon tests per-mile tax

SALEM (AP) — Oregon will test a new road tax option that would charge drivers for each mile they travel, instead of the tax now added when filling up at the pump.

Bids due on remodel plan for second fire station

Projected cost for renovations is $450,000

Council moves on pot tax

Amount of revenue awaits M91 fate

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