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Report on tribal youth urges action

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem.

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Port launches new Facebook page

Made in Wasco County highlights a variety of local businesses

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Walden: Expect health law changes

GOP angered by professor’s comments

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Israel troops demolish home

JERUSALEM — Israel demolished the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly October attack, just hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised strict security measures in the wake of a grisly synagogue assault a day earlier.

'This is my jail' case goes to trial

BALTIMORE — Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in a case alleging widespread corruption at the state-run facility.

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Think Pink receives donation

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Griffith Motors owner David Griffith made a donation of $50 for every vehicle sold in the month of October.

Rural economies still struggling

Some rural areas yet to recover from economic downturn

Home construction fell last month

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.

Oregon adds 9,900 jobs in October

SALEM — Oregon employers went on a hiring spree this fall, adding nearly 10,000 jobs in October and producing the largest one-month gain in nearly two decades, the state Employment Department said Tuesday.

For the record from Nov. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Nov. 19, 2014.

Court asked to end GMO ban

MEDFORD (AP) — Two southern Oregon farms are asking a court to end Jackson County’s voter-approved ban on genetically modified crops or force the county to pay the farms $4.2 million.

Wind farm sues to block release of bird-death data

Company seeks to keep information from press

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Cold geese

A flock of geese explore the frozen shallows of the Columbia River.

Mayor's report: Number one issue facing TD is road maintenance, repairs

LET’S TALK ROADS! This is our number one issue. It is the largest issue facing most communities. The League of Cities Transportation Policy Committee has concluded there is a $300 million funding gap in Oregon per year.

Plan for Painted Hills wilderness wins broad support

BEND (AP) — A proposed federal wilderness area encircling Oregon's Painted Hills has won the backing of local leaders, but a lot more needs to happen for it to be created. The Wheeler County Court and the city of Mitchell recently voted to support the Sutton Mountain Wilderness. The federal designation of a wilderness, however, requires an act of Congress and approval by the president.

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