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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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Pomp and circumstance
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Pomp and circumstance

June 10, 2016 10:03 pm News

Graduation weekend for area high school seniors Commencement exercises are set for area high school seniors this weekend. Commencement has already concluded at the Reedsport Community Charter School.  Last Sunday afternoon, class valedictorian Alexis Kay and Salutatorian Samuel Lundquist addressed their classmates in the Reedsport gymnasium; then they all picked up their diplomas. Tonight in […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

June 10, 2016 7:49 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/668 INDIANS-MARINERS Naquin’s 2-run HR lifts Indians past M’s 5-3 SEATTLE (AP) — Tyler Naquin golfed a two-run home run off reliever Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. Naquin managed to coax just enough carry out of […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

June 10, 2016 7:46 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1172 OFFICERS-SHOOTING JUSTIFIED Officials: Gresham officers fatal shooting of man justified PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has determined that the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man during a domestic violence call in May was justified. Authorities say Gresham police officers Gavin Sasser and Kevin Carlson fired at Bodhi Phelps […]

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Oregon agencies to get involved in water testing
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Oregon agencies to get involved in water testing

June 9, 2016 10:47 pm News

State to offer lead detection assistance Oregon health and education officials say they will team up with school districts and child care programs statewide to help test for lead in school drinking water. The plan announced Wednesday comes on the heels of belated disclosures about lead in the drinking water of some Portland Public Schools. […]

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Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

June 9, 2016 7:45 pm Associated Press, Sports

AP-NW–Sports Right Now/783 INDIANS-MARINERS Walker dominant with 11 Ks, Seattle beats Cleveland 5-0 SEATTLE (AP) — Taijuan Walker returned to his early season form throwing eight innings and tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts, and Chris Iannetta provided the offense with two home runs in the Seattle Mariners’ 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians Wednesday […]

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