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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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