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Local vigil to remember Orlando shooting victims
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Local vigil to remember Orlando shooting victims

June 15, 2016 11:51 pm News

Candlelight vigil at St. Andrews is for remembrance An ecumenical gathering is set for Thursday night in Florence to remember and honor those involved in Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando.  Georgia DuBose is the Vicar of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Florence.  She says all are welcome for the outdoor candlelight vigil. Georgia DuBose – […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

June 15, 2016 7:40 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/786 MARINERS-RAYS Longoria, Dickerson help Rays rally to 8-7 win over Mariners ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria and Corey Dickerson had three RBIs apiece and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Tuesday night. Longoria’s seventh homer in his last 10 […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

June 15, 2016 7:38 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1224 PORTLAND-ZOMBIE HOMES Portland mulls foreclosures for 1st time in 50 years PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City officials in this booming Pacific Northwest metropolis have developed a plan to foreclose on so-called ‘zombie homes’ for first time in 50 years as Portland grapples with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that threaten […]

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Cougar causes cancellation of outdoor activities
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Cougar causes cancellation of outdoor activities

June 14, 2016 9:37 pm News

Students at Siuslaw Elementary spend Monday afternoon indoors Administrators and teachers at Siuslaw Elementary School quickly cancelled outdoor activities Monday morning and ushered students inside the building. A cougar was spotted between the elementary school and the middle school at approximately 11:45.  Additional outdoor activities for the afternoon were also cancelled. Florence police officers responded […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

June 14, 2016 8:03 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/735 SEAHAWKS-NATE ROBINSON Seattle gives tryout to former NBA star Nate Robinson RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have given former NBA standout and one-time college football player Nate Robinson a tryout. The Seahawks confirmed that Robinson went through a tryout on Monday, first reported by The Washington Post. Robinson had indicated […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

June 14, 2016 8:01 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1152 NATIONAL PARKS-VANDALISM Woman pleads guilty to defacing rocks at 7 national parks FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego woman who painted and drew on treasured natural rock formations at national parks across the West and shared her work on social media has pleaded guilty to defacing government property. Twenty-three-year-old Casey Nocket […]

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Cougar sighting prompts cancellation of outdoor activities at Siuslaw schools:
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Cougar sighting prompts cancellation of outdoor activities at Siuslaw schools:

June 14, 2016 3:00 am News

A cougar sighting just before noon monday, in the parking lot between Siuslaw Elementary and Siuslaw Middle Schools, prompted a quick recall of students who were outdoors at the time.  A school district spokesperson said all students were immediately recalled and additional outdoor activities for the day were cancelled. Florence police were also called and […]

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Independence Festivities Planned for Florence
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Independence Festivities Planned for Florence

June 13, 2016 10:25 pm News

Plea goes out for fireworks donations The annual Florence Fourth of July Fireworks display is just three weeks away and the call has gone out for community support. Bettina Hannigan – “The Fourth of July event costs the Chamber over $9-thousand to put the event on.  And that’s not really underwritten by any big sponsorship […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

June 13, 2016 7:40 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/972 RANGERS-MARINERS Hamels reaches 2,000 Ks as Rangers beat Seattle SEATTLE (AP) — Cole Hamels became the seventh active pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts and Mitch Moreland homered to lead the Texas Rangers to a 6-4 win against the Seattle Mariners Sunday. The AL West-leading Rangers took two out of three games in […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

June 13, 2016 7:37 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1203 UNION PACIFIC VIOLATIONS Union Pacific fined over $7 million in 2 years (Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Union Pacific penalties surpass every railroad nationwide for the past two years. The Oregonian/OregonLive obtained inspection records and reports that the Federal Railroad Agency fined Union Pacific over $7 million from […]

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