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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.

Coyotes target roaming cats in Bend

BEND (AP) — A Bend resident who lost her cat is now posting warnings to other pet owners about coyotes. The message from Leila Thompson gives the same advice as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Don’t let your cats roam at night.

Unemployment claims fluctuate

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago.

Walden wins small Federation of Independent Business honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Walden received this award for his outstanding voting record in the U.S. House on behalf of Oregon small businesses.

Study: 95 percent of Oregonians now insured

PORTLAND — A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state’s expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults.

200 rally in HR on climate

About 200 people marched through downtown Hood River Sunday afternoon, chanting as part of a rally that was held to raise awareness about issues affecting climate change both globally and locally.

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Washington bigfoot believers not discouraged

SEATTLE — When you’re a Bigfoot believer in Washington state — for some, the epicenter for the creature — you don’t get discouraged.

Feds release plan for Columbia River fish hatcheries

Feds’ plan released for Columbia River hatcheries

Fire crews make progress against W. Oregon wildfire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: Fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada, and it is 7 percent contained.

Oregon encourages voter registration

This month, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office will be mailing postcards to eligible voters across the state, offering them the opportunity to register to vote. The postcards will be sent to Oregonians who, according to county records, may be eligible to vote.

Smoke from Mount Hood 36-pit fire will impact region

Smoke from the 36-Pit wildfire, burning near Estacada, is passing over The Dalles Sunday afternoon, 5 p.m. and will impact Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington for the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service. SMOKE FROM THE 36-PIT WILDFIRE WILL IMPACT AREAS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THE WILDFIRE IS 10 MILES EAST OF ESTACADA ALONG HIGHWAY 224. EAST TO SOUTHEAST LOW-LEVEWIND WILL CARRY SOME OF THE SMOKE OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY TODAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. SOUTHWEST MID-LEVEL WINDS WILL ALSO BRING SOME SMOKE TO THE WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND THE SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON CASCADES AND CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

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Incredible Voyage

Unique hovercraft ‘Nemotoad’ takes maiden voyage

Legal pot debate comes down to drug statistics

SALEM — After a week of growling at each other in the press, one of Oregon’s most outspoken district attorneys against marijuana legalization and the legalization-supporting congressman who represents the Portland area had their first chance Friday to trade barbs in person.

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