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More Salem-Keizer schools found with high lead levels

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Salem-Keizer School District officials say eight more buildings have been found to have high levels of lead in at least one water source, including the central kitchen where food is prepared for all district schools.

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Pendleton man dies after suffering severe burns

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old man has died after he was burned outside a home in Pendleton.

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High numbers of invasive beetles found in Portland area

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State agricultural officials say a record number of invasive Japanese beetles have been detected in Washington County this summer.

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250 gallons of diesel spills in Columbia River

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — Coast Guard officials say approximately 250 gallons of diesel has spilled in the Columbia River near the Oregon Coast.

Dolores Atiyeh, wife of former Oregon governor, dies at 92

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dolores Atiyeh, the wife of former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh, has died at age 92.

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Ex-Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla arrested on drug charge

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has been arrested on a charge of heroin possession.

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Cooler weather aids crews on S. Oregon wildfire

Firefighters have made strong progress in recent days in mopping up a nearly 200-acre wildfire that broke out west of Junction City, but fire managers said Monday there's still plenty more work to do.

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BLM plans emergency wild horse gather in fire-hit area

The Bureau of Land Management's Vale District announced Monday it plans to conduct an emergency gather of wild horses in the Three Fingers Herd Management Area due to a recent large wildfire that burned pasture in the area.

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Report: Oregon lags in school funding, hurting students

Decades of shrinking budgets for Oregon's public schools has led to some of the largest class sizes and lowest graduation rates in the country, a new report says.

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Widow of slain federal wildlife refuge occupier plans to sue

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon police and two FBI agents could face a lawsuit from the widow of an Arizona rancher who took part in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation and was killed in a confrontation with authorities.

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