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Of the 225 spring chinook salmon fry swimming idly about in the tank in Ryan King’s classroom at Ruch Community School, one has a name.Billy is the only fry in the lot distinguishable enough to retain a name.“He has a big eye so I know which one he is,” said Holly Harding, 13.Since October 23, when King introduced 250 salmon eggs to the class, Harding and the rest of the students have monitored the temperature, pH level and dissolved oxygen...

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PORTLAND — The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld the process by which Clatsop County commissioners rejected a proposed liquefied natural gas pipeline.The Oregon Pipeline Company initially filed a land-use application for...

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EUGENE — Lane County commissioners have voted to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.The prohibition is part of a broader anti-tobacco measure approved Tuesday on a 3-2 vote.The measure applies only in...

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A fugitive from Idaho shot in a confrontation with Medford police on Hilton Road in March was sentenced Wednesday to more than five years in prison.Jackson County Circuit  Judge Lorenzo Meija sentenced Wayne Eugene Pearson, 29, to a...

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For the fourth year in a row, another effort is underway to put a tax measure before voters to fund Josephine County's jail, rural sheriff's patrols and juvenile justice programs.A group called Community United for Safety held a kickoff...

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Medford police arrested a 38-year-old man Tuesday on drug trafficking and money laundering charges stemming from a 2013 cash seizure at a Medford FedEx facility.Jeremy Andrew Wright, no address listed, is being held in the Jackson County...

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CORVALLIS — If Gary Payton II had any second thoughts about following his father’s legacy at Oregon State, he had an easy out.Payton signed with OSU coach Craig Robinson early in his sophomore year at Salt Lake Community...

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ASHLAND — Thanks to recent snowfall, Mt. Ashland will open for the season on Friday, Dec. 19, beginning at 9 a.m. on a limited basis.The ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chairlift with $7 lift tickets.

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Shortly after football season ends each fall, Southern Oregon coach Craig Howard and his assistants grab their sleeping bags and drive north to Boring.Here, they’ll spend a week at the home of Howard’s sister, Lynn.

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