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14 hrs ago | The Forest Grove News-Times

Lingering UGB decision in Scappoose stifles growth plans - Friday, 25 July 2014 09:32

As prime real estate adjacent to the Scappoose airport remains deadlocked pending the outcome of a legal appeal, some are worried the lengthy process could compromise the city's economic future.

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Related Topix: Scappoose, OR

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KXL-AM Portland

Ralph Painter Memorial Run Set For Saturday

The Ralph Painter Memorial Run will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Rainier High School.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Rainier, OR

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

Babysitter pleads guilty to assaulting toddler, serves hours in jail

ST. HELENS, Ore. -- A babysitter who pleaded guilty to assaulting a toddler in Columbia County served just hours in jail for her crime.

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Related Topix: St. Helens, OR, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Family, Parenting

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KGW-TV Portland

Columbia County authorities nab 15 in criminal crackdown

ST. HELENS, Ore ... Dale Thompson's view from atop the hills above Goble is breathtaking.

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Related Topix: St. Helens, OR

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Portland Tribune

Public can now learn about oil trains passing through town

Members of the public can now find out about the movement of trains in their community that are laden with crude oil from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Multnomah (Portland, OR), St. Johns (Portland, OR), Multnomah County, OR, Scappoose, OR

KGW-TV Portland

Oil train records show what Oregon tried to hide

When Oregon officials at last released oil train routing information after a monthlong public records battle, they still decided to redact some information.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Multnomah County, OR, Clatskanie, OR

Fri Jul 04, 2014

KGW-TV Portland

Records: 3 oil trains go through Oregon weekly

Two railroads ran a total of three oil trains per week through Oregon's most populous county, a disclosure railroad companies fought to keep from public release.

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Related Topix: Oregon

Fri Jun 27, 2014

KXL-AM Portland

Top Prosecutor Is Also A Victim

Columbia County Prosecutor Steve Atchison and his wife are among dozens of victims whose houses have been hit by thieves since May. The Portland Tribune reports the Atchison's home was burglarized last Thursday.

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