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Student project takes on dirty water

SALEM (AP) — Hurricanes, floods and tsunamis can pollute the water supply with bacteria and other contaminants, which can lead to illness for people who drink it.

Oregon students hold steady in state tests

SALEM (AP) — Amid a major push to boost high school graduation and college attendance, Oregon students held steady in proficiency in reading, writing, math and science, the scores on statewide tests show.

Cover Oregon scrambles to fix tax credit error

PORTLAND (AP) — Cover Oregon is trying to figure out how many people who enrolled in private health insurance plans may owe more tax money as a result of the exchange’s blunder in calculating federal tax credits. Executive Director Aaron Patnode said the exchange used the wrong formula to calculate credits for individuals and families with incomes between 139 and 400 percent of the federal poverty line.

Wyoming appeals Oregon’s denial of coal port

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is appealing Oregon’s recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River. Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal-producer, has been pressing for access to ports to export coal to Asia, but it has run into stiff opposition in the Northwest.

Cycle Oregon returns Saturday

Cycle Oregon will return to The Dalles for the finish line crossing on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Riverfront Park.

New disease confirmed in Roseburg deer population

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Tests have confirmed that deer in the Roseburg area are dying from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a disease that has not been seen in deer in this area of Oregon before and is transmitted by gnats, which are abundant this year due to low water levels.

Hunting not allowed on most Corps land

PORTLAND, ORE. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon.

Inslee: no Hanford delay

Washington state has 30 days to file motion

WA prepaid tuition program recovers

SEATTLE (AP) — The state actuary says Washington’s prepaid tuition program has completely recovered from the recession.

Mount Hood has tiny quake

MOUNT HOOD (AP) — The U. S. Geological Survey recorded a small quake early Thursday at Mount Hood. The quake at 1:52 a.m. was a magnitude 2.6 at a depth of about two miles.

Portland dog gorges on socks

PORTLAND (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was rushed into a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.

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Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh remembered for leadership

SALEM — When Vic Atiyeh was running for governor in 1978, a campaign consultant advised him that Oregon voters were in the mood for oatmeal.

Forestry board eyes greater fish focus

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Board of Forestry has voted unanimously to keep moving forward on developing rules to making sure logging sites leave enough trees standing along salmon streams to keep the water shaded and cool.

Highway fires blamed on RV

BEND (AP) — The malfunction of a motor home’s exhaust system is blamed for igniting about 10 small brush fires along U.S. Highway 97 south of Bend.

'Redmond 5' defendant gets resentencing hearing

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A defendant in the notorious "Redmond 5" murder case will seek a lighter sentence when he returns to court Tuesday after more than a decade behind bars.


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