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Ivy Marie Tran

Police need public’s help in search for missing teen

PORTLAND, Ore. –Police are looking for tips to find a 12-year-old girl who apparently ran away from her Portland foster home last week. Ivy Marie Tran has been out of contact with her foster family since last Thursday, and she may be hiding with members of her biological family or friends. Tran is described...
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Sea Lion

Oregon sea lions sent to zoo on the East Coast

BONNEVILLE, Ore. — Four sea lions rescued in Oregon and California have new homes in New York City. The Wildlife Conservation Society says two new female sea lions are now on exhibit at its Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. They were orphaned and found in California. Two adult male sea lions from Oregon now...
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NESTLE PURINA PETCARE BEYOND

Purina recalls dog food

Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. is recalling one of their dry dog food products because it’s contaminated with salmonella. The company says the bacteria was discovered in a bag if its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley adult dog food. The company has pulled the product, which was distributed in 3.5...
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Deer

Public’s help needed to find poacher of trophy buck in Bend

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help in locating the person or people responsible for poaching a trophy sized buck deer that was found Monday morning in Bend. A reward is also being offered through the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poachers program. Yesterday around 7am...
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BPA

BPA audit shows human resource issues have worsened since 2010

  PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Department of Energy has released a highly critical audit of the human resources activities at Bonneville Power Administration, saying the agency’s hiring and promotion practices are ineffective. The audit revealed misapplications and departures from federal hiring guidelines and laws. Many of the problems were identified in the agency’s...
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Moose

Shira’s Moose making a comeback in Oregon

JOSEPH, Ore. — Oregon’s only moose herd is doing well, in spite of a number of deaths in recent years from a tiny parasite. The herd is scattered across parts of the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman national forests, and numbers around 60. That’s up from 30 in 2006. The moose are called Shira’s moose, and...
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Chemult

Two drivers killed in head on collision near Chemult

CHEMULT, Ore. — Both drivers were killed when their vehicles collided on Highway 97 near Chemult, Ore on Friday. A pickup driven by 44-year-old Kenneth Frazier of Gilchrist attempted to pass a commercial vehicle in a no-passing zone when he collided with an oncoming van driven by 73-year-old Earl Johnson of Lake Havasu, Arizona....
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realestate

Foreclosures down in July

The amount of homes in foreclosure fell in July in Oregon, as well as across the country. Oregon’s foreclosure inventory fell half a percentage point from a year earlier to 2.7 percent. The nationwide foreclosure inventory fell one percentage point to 2.4 percent over the same period.
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Phone lines backed up for hours at Oregon’s unemployment call centers

SALEM, Ore. — The phone lines have been backed up for hours at Oregon’s unemployment call centers, and callers are waiting as long as 3 1/2 hours to hear a human voice. Oregon officials are urging people to use the online or automated systems instead because there are only so many phone lines piping...
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weed

Marijuana advocates moving forward with legalization initiative

SALEM, Ore. — Marijuana legalization advocates say Thursday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice gives momentum to legalization efforts in Oregon. Organizers are moving ahead with plans to get a legalization initiative on the 2014 ballot in Oregon. The memo released this week by the U.S. Department of Justice laid out new “enforcement...
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