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Avian flu outbreak in Tri-Cities prompts warning

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Backyard poultry producers in Washington are being told by state officials to monitor their flocks after a deadly avian flu outbreak in the Tri-Cities area.

DC Council to consider 'Death with Dignity' bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. Council member wants the nation's capital to join the three states that allow terminally ill people to end their lives with the help of a physician.

Islamic cleric sentenced to life

Tried to establish OR camp training camp

Man accused of pie toss

CLACKAMAS — A sheriff's officer says a man accused of hurling a peach pie at a woman who refused to give him a cigarette has been arrested.

Oregon minimum wage rises to $9.25

PORTLAND (AP) — With the new year will come a higher wage for Oregon's lowest-paid workers.

New Ore. laws in effect Jan. 1

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon’s most talked about new law for 2015 — legalization of recreational marijuana — does not take effect until July. Here are some of the new laws that do apply Jan. 1:

Internet report causes scam scare

Cremation company refutes fraud allegations

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Dog rescued in Columbia Gorge

PORTLAND (AP) — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.

Eugene man gets 5 years

EUGENE (AP) — A man who taught for 16 years at a Eugene school and was president of the Sheldon Babe Ruth league was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

Clemency granted

President Barack Obama has granted clemency to 20 people, including two from Oregon.

Body of missing man found in Wasco County

The remains of a Portland man were found Monday about one mile from his vehicle in Mosier and Wasco County Chief Deputy Lane Magill said there was no evidence of foul play. Magill said Joseph Sizemore, 42, had been reported missing by his family on Sept. 7.

Police arrest suspect in shooting near Portland school

Four wounded at Portland HS

Confluence nets a $500,000 grant

New funding will be used to build an elevated walkway

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Tagger sought

PURPLE PAINT with the letters “TRN” was sprayed last weekend on the interpretive sign at Rowena Crest and a nearby stone wall. A Facebook conversation was initiated about the possible identity of the tagger, believed to be a local teen, and that information was turned over to the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Youth sexuality conference under fire

Huffman calls for House inquiry into lesson plans

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