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Wyden extends help to Gold Star dads

A bill sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., that would extend the same federal hiring preference to fathers that is available to mothers of service members killed or permanently and totally disabled in action has cleared the Senate.

Bend man pleads ‘not guilty’ in HR murder trial

HOOD RIVER (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend while they hiked in the Columbia River Gorge six years ago.

House acts on police cameras

SALEM — With national attention focused on the use of force by police, the Oregon House overwhelmingly approved two bills Tuesday seeking clarity on the use of cameras worn by police officers or held by citizens.

UP president visits gorge

Railroad chief addresses safety issues

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Oil spill plan is being updated

Draft is online, public asked to leave comments

Crude oil refinery proposed

Trains would supply first refinery on Columbia

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Officials protest education budget

Opponents say achievement is tied to funding

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Beetles don’t make trees more likely to burn

Report says infested trees ignite same as healthy ones

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.

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.

Southeast counties face drought

Declaration likely for 2 counties

Fifth UO student contracts contagious blood infection

EUGENE (AP) — A fifth student has developed the same contagious bacterial infection that killed one student and sickened three others this year, the University of Oregon said Thursday night.

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Bazinga Bots headed to regionals

The Bazinga Bots of The Dalles High School are one of 72 robotics teams from 12 states headed to the Western Regional Tournament March 27-29 in Oakland, Calif.

Bid to end daylight savings time

SALEM — The twice-a-year ritual of resetting clocks would come to an end under two bills introduced in the Oregon Senate. A Senate committee held a brief discussion of the issue Tuesday, but it did not vote on the bills.

Sex conference shut down

Questions remain unanswered

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