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Oregon agencies brace for vacancies, lost expertise as workers retire

Nearly a quarter — 24.7%— of Oregon’s executive branch state employees either are, or will become, eligible for retirement within five years.

Patricia Whitfield remembers when police agencies sent fingerprint cards to the Oregon State Police by mail. 11 more words

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Draining of Oregon lake aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish

A new study finds that the low-cost, extreme draining of a reservoir in Oregon aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon – and led to the gradual disappearance of two species of predatory invasive fish in the artificial lake. 18 more words

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Police shot during traffic stops rare; each stop far from 'routine'

Traffic stops encourage driver safety and get real criminals off the street.

Local patrol officers may average one or two per shift if they work days or swing and as many as five on graveyard, according to Lt. 20 more words

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Oregon House of Representatives to meet Saturdays as deadline nears

The Oregon House of Representatives will begin holding Saturday floor sessions next week, Speaker Tina Kotek announced Wednesday, the latest sign that lawmakers are ramping up with an eye toward the Constitutional session deadline five weeks away. 56 more words

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Health advisory issued for D River Beach in Lincoln City

Oregon health officials are warning visitors to stay out of the water at a Lincoln City beach.

A health advisory was issued Wednesday after high levels of bacteria were detected in the water at D River Beach. 11 more words

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