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More truck traffic reported on US 97 at southern border

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Southern Oregon has a sign of economic recovery: Lots more big rigs at the weigh scales on Highway 97 near the border with California.

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Forest Service eyes development of improved fire shelter

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it's picking up the pace on developing a new fire shelter following the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona where officials say flames and heat went beyond the current shelter's protective capabilities.


Pendleton home demolished after diesel mishap

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Pendleton couple's home is being demolished after a worker dumped 150 gallons of diesel into their basement.


Cottage Grove OKs design for renovation of historic armory

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) — The Cottage Grove City Council has approved the design for a renovated armory building

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Invasive plant, garlic mustard, found in Eastern Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Weed control experts in Umatilla County are saying: "Hold the mustard!"

Highway 58 fatal near Oakridge

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OSP: Driver faces charges in deadly Hwy. 58 crash

A 36-year-old Arizona man seriously injured in a fatal crash on Oregon Highway 58 near Oakridge Saturday morning is expected to be charged with manslaughter, assault and DUII-controlled substances, Oregon State Police said.

Judge fines Wash. florist over same-sex wedding flowers

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has been fined $1,000 - plus $1 for court costs and fees.

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Boat overturns at mouth of Rogue River; 1 dead

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Curry County Sheriff John Ward says a man from Cottage Grove, Oregon, died Saturday when a boat overturned in 12- to 14-foot swells at the mouth of the Rogue River.


Effort to recall Gearhart mayor fails by large margin

GEARHART, Ore. (AP) — The effort to recall Gearhart Mayor Dianne Widdop failed.


Portland man accused of killing cousin during argument

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a man was arrested early Saturday in the shooting death of a cousin who lived next door to him.


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