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Pickup hit by train; man seriously injured

WESTFIR, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say the driver of a pickup truck was seriously injured when his vehicle was hit by a westbound Union Pacific Railroad train at a crossing near Westfir.


2 plead guilty to murder in informant killing

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors in Polk County say two men have pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the kidnapping and killing of a police informant last December.

Judge won't stop water for Klamath salmon

A federal judge has denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California's Central Valley to stop emergency water releases intended to help salmon hundreds of miles away in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.


Port of Vancouver to lease railcars for crops

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver has signed a deal to start hauling agricultural goods from North Dakota to the West Coast in rail cars that otherwise would come back empty after transporting supplies for the oil industry.

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2,100 Oregonians have to switch health coverage

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 2,100 Oregonians will have to re-enroll in health care because they were incorrectly enrolled either in Medicaid or in a commercial health plan by the state.

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Court: Group can't appeal Ore. marriage ruling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed the National Organization for Marriage's effort to appeal an Oregon court ruling that allows same sex marriage.


Iconic Klamath bucket moved from county building

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — It's been 13 years since Klamath Basin irrigators and their supporters planted a 10-foot-tall bucket on the steps of the county building in Klamath Falls to protest against the federal government curtailing water for crops.

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Timber co. donors boost Richardson campaign

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Large contributions from timber company executives helped state Rep. Dennis Richardson improve his fundraising in recent weeks.


Fire on Marion Co. island expected to burn for days

JEFFERSON, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters in Marion County say a state-owned island in the Santiam River is expected to burn for several days, creating heavy smoke.

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Back-to-school reminder: Watch out for each other

With several recent bicycle-car crashes – and back-to-school just around the corner – ODOT and its partners are encouraging vigilance in sharing the road and watching out for one another.


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