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Reaction to Oregon pesticide rule

New Oregon rule restricts use of bee-killing products

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new Oregon state rule bans the use of four types of bee-killing insecticides on certain trees.

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Oregon considers bill banning most vaccine exemptions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state's highest-in-the-nation rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions.

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NW forest insect outbreaks compared from space

Scientists for the first time have simultaneously compared widespread impacts from two of the most common forest insects in the West – mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm – an advance that could lead to more effective management policies.

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Police make arrest in arson at Roseburg storage units

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect in an arson fire that damaged more than two dozen storage units in Roseburg.


Wash. congressman, tribe upset about delayed dredging

LA PUSH, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and the Quileute Indian tribe are upset about delays in a dredging project at La Push, on the Olympic Peninsula coast, and they want the Oregon-based contractor held responsible.

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Man struck, killed in Hillsboro; Wash. driver arrested

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Police have arrested a driver from Washington state on an unrelated charge after her car struck and killed a pedestrian in Hillsboro, Oregon.


Lawsuit filed against 82-year-old Oregon man who shot boat

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The legal problems are not over for an 82-year-old Florence man who was convicted of firing shotgun rounds at a boat last summer.


Tenmile Fire Chief Mike Coffel dies at age 57

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The longtime fire chief in the community of Tenmile has died.

Report: Oregon prison spending No. 2 in nation

Clock school at Pendleton prison still ticking

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Thinking about going to clockmaker school? You might have trouble getting in.  Turns out the only full-scale clock school in the country is inside Pendleton's prison.

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Oregon AG: State to defer to feds on Kitzhaber-Hayes investigation

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced Friday that, at the request of federal authorities, she will temporarily defer the Oregon Department of Justice’s investigation into allegations against former Governor John Kitzhaber and fiancee Cylvia Hayes.


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