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Forest Service Should Have Managed Fuel, Officials Say

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The severity of the Cold Springs fire that has been raging near Trout Lake for almost two weeks might have been prevented with better forest management, officials said this week. Agency heads lamented too much fuel was allowed to build up prior to the fire, which struck on...
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Death on tracks prompts official to review railroad safety

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When Shanti Platt was eight months pregnant, she watched a man die in front of her eyes. The young mother-to-be was waiting at a railroad station in Salem on what seemed like an ordinary morning when a man stepped in front of the train. She was looking right at him and, although his back was turned...
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Thousands Detained in Immigration Raid

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Heavily-armed police detained at least 1,000 people in separate immigration and crime raids in Tamarindo, Playas del Coco, and Filadelfia on the weekend. The raids began Friday at around midnight, when officers with automatic weapons and wearing bulletproof vests blocked exits to...
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Local hospitals to decide on physician-assisted dying in wake of election

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The Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) hospital is among local health care providers that will decide in the coming weeks how to respond to the passing of ballot measure I-1000, which allows doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients. The practice, formerly called “doctor-assisted suicide,” is part of...
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Climatologists Predict Colder Winter

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Klickitat County residents should brace themselves for more of the harsh weather conditions that hit the region this week, weather experts said on Monday. In fact, winter will be colder than average throughout the state of Washington this year, climatologists predicted. “The temperatures for the entire state...
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Lawsuit Alleges Abuse at Mt. Angel Abbey in 1970s

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A Roman Catholic priest is suing Mt. Angel Abbey for more than $1 million for sexual abuse he says occurred in the 1970s. The priest, identified in the lawsuit as Father X, claims that Father Emmanuel Clark, who is now deceased, hugged him with his pants unzipped and pressed his head to his chest, telling him his...