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For the record from March 24

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from March 24, 2015.

Get to know your forest April 4

It’s a common dream: Owning a little piece of heaven, a few acres of woods in the quiet country-side. But, once you have it, then what? What does it mean to be a good steward of the land?

Feds seek quake warning funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.

County payments back on table

Walden seeks two-year funding extension

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Tiny airplanes big in airline industry

NEW YORK (AP) — In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their own: the exchange of model airplanes.

Glitch triggers false victim notifications

SALEM (AP) — A “major technical glitch” in Oregon's crime victim notification system triggered thousands of false notices Friday evening about the release of inmates, including one on a notorious killer, officials and news reports said.

For the record from March 20

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from March 20, 2015.

Four arrested on drug charges

MINT sting finds meth, heroin stash

Wolfe resigns from fire board

Bill Wolfe, a retired 37-year firefighter who defeated an incumbent to get on the Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue board in 2013, resigned last month, saying his participation had been “contentious and ineffective.”

City eyes pot shops

Council ponders regulations for dispensaries

Net ban upheld on Columbia River

ASTORIA (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld state rules curtailing the use of gillnets on the main stem of the Columbia River. Commercial fishermen shunted to side channels and tributaries by the rules challenged them in court. The nets have long been the primary method of commercial fishing on the Columbia. Critics said the nets hurt salmon because they catch fish indiscriminately, hauling in endangered species.

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Jail chief set to retire

Weed said timing is right for exit

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J.R. Scott shines at MS wrestling state championships

Eighth-grade grappler scores a second-place finish

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Kickstarting a new brewery

Defiance Brewery, a new craft brewery and taproom in The Dalles, plans to open a brewery this summer and is seeking additional funding through a Kickstart.com fundraising campaign.

US sets new record for denying govt. files

Analysis shows agencies are censoring more records now

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