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17-year old dies while swimming in Woahink Lake
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17-year old dies while swimming in Woahink Lake

June 26, 2015 11:00 pm News

26 June 2015 Body of drowning victim recovered Searchers recovered the body of a 17-year old Florence boy who drowned after a swimming accident in Woahink Lake yesterday afternoon. Jose Dela Mora and friends were swimming to a popular sand bar in the north end of the lake near Honeyman State Park around five pm […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

June 26, 2015 9:00 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 06/26/2015 09:31 AM AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute/292 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Students living in the United States without legal permission could qualify for state financial aid under a measure that has cleared the Oregon Senate. Lawmakers decided two years ago to let Oregon high school graduates […]

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NW Sports from the AP

June 26, 2015 8:06 pm Associated Press, Sports

Date: 06/26/2015 04:59 AM AP-NW–SportsMinute/274 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Damiris Dantas converted a go-ahead three-point play with 18 seconds left and the Minnesota Lynx rallied past the Seattle Storm 76-73 last night. Minnesota overcame an 18-point deficit, outscoring Seattle 22-11 in the […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

June 26, 2015 8:04 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 06/26/2015 03:59 AM AP-OR–1st NewsMinute/283 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Gov. Kate Brown says “there simply isn’t a path forward” for a proposal to raise taxes, pay for transportation projects and repeal a carbon-reduction program. Republicans have been united in demanding that the low-carbon fuel […]

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Florence Habitat earns unique distinction
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Florence Habitat earns unique distinction

June 25, 2015 11:21 pm News

24 June 2015 Local Habitat chapter earns ‘first in the nation’ The Florence Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is; at least as far as Ken Gaylord can tell; the only such chapter in the country with approval as a Medicaid provider. No, volunteers aren’t providing medical care. Instead, says Gaylord, they work with local contractors […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

June 25, 2015 9:58 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 06/25/2015 09:24 AM AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute/276 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Keizer man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the fatal heroin overdose of a Clackamas nurse practitioner. The Oregonian reports that Joel Zavala-Espinosa was four levels up the […]

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NW Sports from the AP

June 25, 2015 7:58 pm Associated Press, Sports

Date: 06/25/2015 04:59 AM AP-NW–SportsMinute/258 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Mike Moustakas hit a two-run home run and Omar Infante had a three-run double in a seven-run fourth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 last night. Alcides Escobar […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

June 25, 2015 7:54 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 06/25/2015 03:59 AM AP-OR–1st NewsMinute/281 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon legislators are moving forward with a bill setting up the state’s legal marijuana market. After months of negotiations, House lawmakers have approved a measure creating regulations for both medical and recreational marijuana. The bill […]

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Quality Child Care of Florence Closing
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Quality Child Care of Florence Closing

June 24, 2015 11:00 pm News

24 June 2015 Final day of operation to be June 30th. Parents of children enrolled at Quality Child Care of Florence, along with ten employees of the center, got the notice last Friday. Chuck Trent: “We are going to cease operations July 1st, so…” Chuck Trent is the acting executive director of the Boys and […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

June 24, 2015 9:58 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 06/24/2015 09:22 AM AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute/268 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A proposal to raise Oregon’s gas tax, pay for road and bridge construction, and repeal a carbon-reduction initiative get a public airing in the state Senate today. The proposal would raise the gas tax by […]

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