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Life jackets have been disappearing from the newly installed life jacket loaner stations at Chinook Park and Baker Park in Grants Pass.Cole Tidwell, president of Middle Rogue Steelheaders, the group that installed the station at Chinook Park last Thursday, said about half of the life jackets that were hung up there are already gone."We put up 11 on the station, and we're down to five," he said.He thinks that perhaps some boaters wore them down the river and never brought...

Updated at 3:54 PM

SALEM — It would not be in the public's interest to prosecute the state technology manager who leaked the emails of former Gov. John Kitzhaber to the media, Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday.The Democratic governor said in a statement...

Updated at 3:37 PM

GRANTS PASS — Oregon is expected to see above-normal wildfire danger starting in July, and fire seasons imposing restrictions on open burning are starting in the southwestern corner of the state.The National Interagency Fire...

Updated at 3:32 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot more to achieve the mandatory cuts taking effect this month, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday.California residents reduced...

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BOISE, Idaho — Federal officials are releasing a plan Thursday to recover struggling bull trout populations in five Western states, including Oregon, with the goal of lifting Endangered Species Act protections for the fish.The...

Updated at 2:45 PM

PORTLAND — When Dr. Meg McNabb, a veterinarian, arrived at our front door, I knew where I would find Echo, our dying tabby cat: upstairs in her favorite bedroom, beneath the chaise lounge. I climbed the stairs first while McNabb and my...

Posted at 3:05 PM

Remember the movie Can't Hardly Wait? Remember

Updated at 1:43 PM

This blog borrows heavily from the Changing Aging website (www.changingaging.org) and a May, 2015 blog by Alexa Elheart, who I’m concluding is a young woman who wants we oldsters to shape up a little.  I did some heavy-duty editing of the...

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PORTLAND — It's said that time heals all wounds. For Desiree Young, it's not worked out that way.The pain she first felt five years ago when her son Kyron disappeared hasn't softened. If anything, her emotions are more...

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The most widely circulated photo in quite some time is […]

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