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Mystic was a rescue vessel for U.S. sailors

Sandy River Delta closes nights

HOOD RIVER — The USDA Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will implement night closure of the Sandy River Delta parking lot and access road beginning on the evening of Oct. 10. The parking lot and access road

Eagle Creek salmon camera online

HOOD RIVER — Fisheries personnel have placed an underwater webcam in a salmon spawning pool of Eagle Creek, a tributary to the Columbia River west of Hood River, where Chinook and Coho gather prior to spawning.

Oregon coast town sees rise in illegal campers

CANNON BEACH — (AP) A perusal of the Cannon Beach Police Department log reveals that the most common violation involves people trying to camp on public property within city limits overnight.

Handcuffed man escapes in Clark County

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police in Clark County are still looking for a fugitive who escaped in handcuffs Thursday after he was helped out of a deputy’s patrol car.

Portland police say transients mugged 4 on bridge

RTLAND (AP) — Portland police say two men suspected of mugging four pedestrians on the Burnside Bridge appear to be transients who attacked the victims while they were walking by.

Police seek painting stolen from Eugene

EUGENE — (AP) Eugene police detectives are attempting to find a stolen painting and reunite it with its owners, who transported the painting on its own paid-for airplane seat all the way from Vietnam.

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Nez Perce Trail gets another look

Forest Service invites comment on trail site

Judge tosses sneaker warning suit

PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon judge needed less than a half hour to dismiss a $100 million lawsuit filed by an imprisoned pimp who contended Nike should have included a consumer warning on the sneakers the man used to beat a prostitute’s customer.

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2010 bomb plot leads to a 30 year sentence

Portland man given 30 years

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Mount St. Helens dome-building eruption recalled

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Ten years ago, Mount St. Helens awoke from an 18-year geological slumber.

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

Temperatures drop in Oregon; some areas will see frost

PORTLAND (AP) — Some of the coolest temperatures of the season so far are expected this week in Oregon.

Amid charges of racism, fired OLCC worker gets job back

PORTLAND (AP) — An arbiter has ordered the state of Oregon to give back a job to an African-American who accused co-workers of throwing “Heil Hitler” salutes and leaving a noose at his workstation in the state liquor agency’s warehouse, The Oregonian reported Friday.

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Governor candidates clash over staff pay

SUNRIVER — Meeting his Republican challenger in their first televised debate Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber forcefully rebutted a charge by state Rep. Dennis Richardson that the governor pays women on his staff less than men.


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