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Farmer-lawmaker who pushed Oregon's land-use laws dies at 86

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A farmer prominent in the legislative struggle for Oregon's distinctive land-use laws has died at 96.

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Oregon study: Disrupted biological clock, Alzheimer's linked

New research by two Oregon universities has identified some of the processes by which molecules associated with neurological diseases can disrupt the biological clock, interfere with sleep and activity patterns, and set the stage for a spiral of health concerns that can include a decreased lifespan and Alzheimer’s disease.

Panel dismisses complaint against Democratic senator

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A state Senate disciplinary committee has dismissed a conflict-of-interest complaint filed against a Democratic lawmaker by the Oregon Republican Party.

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Wallowa-Whitman forest takes a break from road closures

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is taking a break from tough decisions over closing roads and trails on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northeastern Oregon while it focuses on broader planning issues.

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Historian to try to return WWII flags to Japanese families

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — American veterans of World War II have given a local historian five flags they got from Japanese soldiers, with the intention the banners be returned to families who sent them off to war more than seven decades ago.

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House passes Medicare bill with money for timber counties

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. House has passed a Medicare bill that includes renewal of a program that pays subsidies to timber counties, especially in Oregon.

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University records flap: 2 archivists out of their posts

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two University of Oregon archivists are out of their jobs as a result of the release of thousands of pages of presidential documents.

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NE Oregon agencies seeing unusually early grass fires

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters in Eastern Oregon say they're already chasing grass fires, weeks earlier than usual.

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Portland-area investigation nets nearly 14 lbs. of heroin

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say their drug investigators have wrapped up a three-month probe of a drug-trafficking organization in the metropolitan area with the seizure of nearly 14 pounds of heroin with a wholesale value of $650,000.

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Oregon Democrats introduce gun background checks bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.

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