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'No plan B' for Olympic sailing in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged.

For the record from Jan. 28

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 28, 2015.

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Pool progress

WORK HAS progressed at the new pool at Thompson Park, where walls have begun to take shape on the office and concessions building, seen at left. An elevated entry will connect the upper floor with the skatepark area above.

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Injured skier takes steps

The Dalles skiing standout Maya Barnard-Davidson, who was seriously injured in a New Year’s Eve ski accident, could move soon to a rehab facility after nearly four weeks in the hospital.

Oregonians wait on Medicaid backlog

PORTLAND (AP) — About 43,000 low-income Oregonians are waiting for their Medicaid applications to be fully processed, state health officials say. The Oregon Health Authority says some of the applications came through the federal government’s portal and have been determined eligible for benefits but have not been entered in the state’s system; others are still incomplete and stuck in limbo.

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State eyes wolf delisting

Pack numbers continue to climb in OR

New victims in bank case

Five women were targeted

Post-recession, Oregon wine business has a lot of body

SALEM (AP) — Oregon’s wine industry is on a post-recession roll with planted acres, wineries and sales all reporting gains, and with new interest from investors outside the state, a new assessment says.

For the record from Jan. 27

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Jan. 27, 2015.

What's happening from Jan. 27

Nonprofit events calendar from Jan. 27, 2015.

Community Meal receives new hot plate

The hot plate used to prepare community meals at Saint Vincent de Paul has been upgraded.

Plan for college

Parents of high school seniors who are wondering how to afford college, or adults who want to go back to school but are unsure how to make it work, are invited to an information night Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Nestle, Cascade Locks try new tack for bottling plant

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — The water that gushes from Oxbow Springs is undeniably pristine, but no more so than the stuff that pours from Cascade Locks residents’ taps.

Proposed bills look to boost gorge panel

Legislation creates new taskforce, funds more office staff positions

Go red events planned

Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined and organizers of the annual Go Red campaign have put together a variety of activities and programs to fight back.

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