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Bodies found in Columbia, Willamette near Portland

PORTLAND, (AP) — A Multnomah County sheriff’s spokesman says river patrol deputies responding to a report April 14 of a body in the Columbia River in the Portland area spotted another body floating mid-channel in the nearby Willamette River. The bodies — both adult men — have been recovered.

Dam rangers host Earth Day clean-up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to join its park rangers for the annual Earth Day event April 27 at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and Seufert Park.

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Critter specialist heads into retirement

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The stars of the Wild Kingdom TV series made it glamorous, but Howard Ferguson has made his living handling and monitoring critters ranging from butterflies to moose.

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GMO panel gets to work

Governor does not expect consensus due to make up of diverse group

Cover Oregon narrows exchange future

PORTLAND — Officials with Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange say they’ve narrowed the options for the site’s future to two: switching to the federal exchange, or staying with the current technology and hiring a new contractor to fix it.

Judge: Flashing high beams is free speech

MEDFORD (AP) — A Jackson County judge says flashing your headlights to warn other drivers about nearby law enforcement is protected as free speech under the Oregon Constitution. Jackson County Justice Court Judge Joe Charter ruled March 26 that a driver on Highway 140 didn’t break any law last September when he used his high-beams to warn other driver about a sheriff’s deputy in the car behind.

Health reforms at risk

Partisanship threatens Oregon support

Tremors continue on Mt. Hood

PORTLAND (AP) — A series of tremors near Mount Hood has intrigued scientists, who note that the quakes are taking place alongside a recently-discovered fault.

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Safety Congress honors gorge’s Safe Kids

The National Water Safety Congress recently recognized the Safe Kids Columbia Gorge chapter for its outstanding efforts, accomplishments and contributions to the Corps of Engineers water safety mission, honoring them with an Award of Merit.

BPA issues decision on oversupply rate; will allocate costs based on use of transmission

After a lengthy rate proceeding, BPA officials have decided to allocate oversupply costs to generators within its balancing authority area based on their scheduled use of transmission during oversupply events.

Corps begins spring fish operations; Little Goose lock closed for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday that it has begun implementing its 2014 “Spring Fish Operations Plan” at its four lower Snake River and four lower Columbia River dams.

2-legged Washington dog charms millions (WITH VIDEO)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Duncan Lou Who may be missing half of his legs, but he has no shortage of spirit — or fans.

PSU faculty will strike April 16

PORTLAND (AP) — The union representing faculty at Portland State University says it will strike April 16.

Washington state proposes nuke cleanup deadlines

SPOKANE, Wash. — Frustrated by federal government delays, the state of Washington on Monday issued its own plan for cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated nuclear weapons site.

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More victims found in Wasington slide

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.

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