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Grants Pass plans teardown of 1941 Redwood Empire sign

Jun. 20, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Against the advice of state preservationists, Grants Pass officials are going ahead with a plan to replace a 77-year-old sign that beckons motorists to the Redwood Highway. Originally erected by a consortium of tourism interests from Grants Pass to San Francisco, the Redwood Empire...

Coast Guard cutter leaves Astoria after 15 years of service

Jun. 20, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter that has tended buoys in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years has left Astoria for good. The Daily Astorian reports the 225-foot (69-meter) ship named Fir left Astoria for Baltimore on Monday. Its replacement, the Juniper-class cutter named Elm, is scheduled to...

Editorials from around Oregon

Jun. 20, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: _____ Corvallis Gazette-Times, June 20, on outdoor effort possibly paying off for Oregon: The state of Oregon recently hired a director for its new Office of Outdoor Recreation: Cailin O'Brien-Feeney, a graduate of Lewis and Clark College, nabbed the job. O'Brien-Feeney...

Family of man killed at Portland school asks public for help

Jun. 20, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a man fatally shot in Portland has asked the public to help homicide detectives solve the crime. Barak Rosen was found dead Sunday on the track at Grant High School's temporary campus in southeast Portland. Police said no suspects have been identified. His parents and...

Bend workers feel crunch of long child care waiting lists

Jun. 20, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — When Wintress Lovering decided to return to work and started looking for child care for her young daughter in February, she heard the same response from several centers: they were full, but maybe she could try in the fall — of 2019. Lovering eventually found a program that will...

Vandy's Reitmaier eligible to play for Commodores this year

Jun. 20, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt defensive lineman Rutger Reitmaier has received a waiver from the NCAA that enables the Oregon transfer to play for the Commodores this fall. School officials announced Wednesday that the NCAA had granted a waiver for Reitmaier. Reitmaier, who is from Nashville, initially...

Oregon teacher claims district's mascot violates state rules

Jun. 20, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teacher has filed a complaint claiming a school district's new mascot is racist and violates rules prohibiting the use of Native American-themed images. The Marcola School District dropped its "Mohawk Indians" mascot in 2016 and later replaced it with the mustangs, the...

Man charged with killing dog in illegal trap

Jun. 20, 2018 7:51 AM EDT

BANDON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested after a dog was caught and killed last week in an illegal trap south of Coos Bay. The World reports 57-year-old Monte Callaway of Bandon has been arrested by Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division. Oregon State Police Trooper Brian Koell...

Auto parts store employee accused of embezzlement

Jun. 20, 2018 6:31 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A 27-year-old auto parts store employee in Corvallis has been charged in connection with allegedly embezzling more than $33,000 from the business. The Gazette-Times reported Tuesday that Travis Teague has been charged with first-degree aggravated theft in Benton County Circuit Court....

Attorneys say no access to asylum seekers in Oregon prison

Jun. 19, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Immigration attorneys in Oregon said Tuesday they haven't been able to meet with more than 120 asylum seekers being held at a federal prison southwest of Portland as protests against the Trump administration's policy of separating families crossing the border illegally flared for a...