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South Baker Intermediate fifth-graders Carson Johnson, left, Sadie Christensen and Juniper Joseph create different growing environments for grass seed during an activity at a "Field to Fork" e…

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Jordan Wolfe, a fifth-grader at South Baker Intermediate, shows his edible soil sample during "Field to Fork" on Wednesday, May 4. The "soil" layers were made of Oreo cookies, pudding, sprinkl…

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Eugene Hawes, a presenter at this year's "Field to Fork" event at the Baker County fairgrounds, talks about how technology and modern equipment help farmers to grow and harvest food.

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Ron Morgan, a district vice president for the Oregon State Firefighters Council, leaves a leaflet on the front door of a Baker City home on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022.

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Firefighters from Baker City and from several other cities across Oregon distributed leaflets on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022.

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Casey Johnson, a Baker City firefighter/paramedic, knocks on the door of the Baker City home Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022. Johnson, who was joined by Ron Morgan, a district vice president for …

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Baker City firefighter/paramedic Casey Johnson, left, president of the local union chapter that represents Baker City firefighters, and Ron Morgan, a district vice president for the Oregon Sta…

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Terri Steenbergen is the executive director of The Harbor, an advocacy center in Astoria for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

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Supporters of The Harbor lined up to form a teal ribbon in April to raise awareness about domestic violence.

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Katrina Fast, a former Baker High School volleyball player, has signed a letter of intent to play for Warner Pacific University in Portland in the fall of 2022.

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington’s wolf population grew in 2021 for the 13th consecutive year, showing a 16% increase from the previous year, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Saturday…

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is ordering the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve for six months, the White House said Thursday, March …

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The reigning La Nina has more staying power than expected and likely will stay through the spring and into the summer, influencing U.S. temperatures and precipitation for the upcoming months, …

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SANDPOINT, Idaho — Linda Navarre moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, from Cleveland in 1978, when the town consisted of people in the timber industry and hippies “and they all got along.”

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ENTERPRISE — The centuries-old practice of using dog sleds for transport in snow-covered terrain has met the 21st century at Race Central for the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race at Cloverleaf …

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Small booklets of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were handed out to students following a presentation by Crook County District Attorney Wade Whiting and Circuit Judg…

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Crook County District Attorney Wade Whiting and Circuit Judge Daina Vitolins answer questions from students about the U.S. Constitution and criminal justice system during an assembly at Steins…

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Students raise their hands to ask questions about the U.S. Constitution and criminal justice system during an assembly at Steins Pillar Elementary School in Prineville on Friday.

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Crook County District Attorney Wade Whiting discusses how he works with law enforcement while talking about the U.S. Constitution and criminal justice system with students at Steins Pillar Ele…

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Crook County District Attorney Wade Whiting shows his badge while talking about the U.S. Constitution and criminal justice system with students at Steins Pillar Elementary School in Prineville…

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Classmates watch as fifth grader Landon Bisset

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Crook County District Attorney Wade Whiting asks students a question while talking about the U.S. Constitution and criminal justice system at Steins Pillar Elementary School in Prineville on Friday.

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Circuit Judge Daina Vitolins helps a student try on a judicial robe before starting a presentation about the U.S. Constitution and criminal justice system at Steins Pillar Elementary School in…

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says there is still a path toward social supports and climate change projects, despite comments by another senator that appear to doom the prospects of the Build Back Bette…

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BILLINGS, Mont. — A group of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday, Oct. 28, urged the Biden administration to enact emergency protections for gray wolves in the U.S. West in response to Republican…

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WASHINGTON — Included in the sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate is funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are b…

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For the first time in 122 years of record-keeping, drought covers almost the entire Western U.S. as measured by the Palmer Drought Severity Index.

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BOISE, Idaho — Wildlife advocates last week petitioned federal officials to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West after Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire, which started Thursday, July 15, has quickly grown to an estimated 9,000 acres, causing the evacuation of residents in the northwest end of Wallowa Count…

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BOISE — Airport officials, including those in Northeastern Oregon, facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what…

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Traffic backs up Friday morning, July 9, 2021, on the eastbound side of Interstate 84 due to a fatal crash near about 7 miles from Pendleton. Oregon State Police reported a semitrailer crashed…

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SALEM — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says he is awaiting an announcement by President Biden’s administration about a mobilization plan for firefighters and equipment for widespread forest fires in the West.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said this week that he will lobby the Biden administration to spend at least $1 billion more per year for logging, prescribed burning and other work d…

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday, May 26, to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republicans-backed l…

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