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Oregon Army National Guard soldier dies in non-combat related incident

A  20-year-old Oregon Army National Guard soldier from Willamina died over the weekend in a “non-combat related incident,” the U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday. 32 more words

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Order signed for Jordan Cove liquid natural gas-export terminal in Coos Bay

The Trump administration on Monday formally authorized exports from a proposed Oregon natural-gas terminal, the first on the U.S. West Coast.

Source: Order signed for Jordan Cove liquid natural gas-export terminal in Coos Bay

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Umatilla spike from sick employees working

We’ll update this story throughout the day with the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Oregon on Tuesday, July 7.

Source: Oregon coronavirus updates: Umatilla spike from sick employees working

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Oregon wildfire danger stays below normal because of cool summer

The coolest and wettest summer since 2012 has kept Oregon’s wildfire danger at bay but Central could become a hot spot.

Source: Oregon wildfire danger stays below normal because of cool summer

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Foster child still missing and believed to be in serious danger

Zion Gallaher, 16, is a foster child who went missing from Portland on June 7. He is still missing and believed to be in serious danger. 24 more words

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Santiam float from Greens Bridge to Jefferson remains very dangerous

One of Oregon’s more popular floats will remain dangerous and choked full of logs, at least for the foreseeable future, officials with the Oregon State Marine Board said Wednesday. 60 more words

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Messages on Oregon State Capitol sculptures damage done myths

Every year on the fourth of July the fireworks in Salem drive my dog crazy. To escape the bombardment, we often take him out of town to Fort Yamhill State Park, a beautiful, quiet spot located close to the Grand Ronde casino just off Highway 22. 10 more words

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