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2009-11-05 10:24:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Oregon judge denied a motion for summary judgment against the State of Oregon regarding Army chemical weapons destruction at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore. Judge Michael H. Marcus, Judge for the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, denied the petitioner's motion for summary judgment and entered a judgment in favor of the State of Oregon and its co- defendants in the case, including the U.S. Army. The case...

2009-09-23 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announced today that Ohio and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are the first two jurisdictions to substantially implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. "We are pleased to announce the first two jurisdictions to substantially implement this important legislation," said Attorney General Eric...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

By Franny White, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 6--PENDLETON -- Ten parents and guardians who owed a total of more than $226,000 in child support were indicted by a Umatilla County grand jury Tuesday. The 10 were indicted for criminal nonsupport, a class C felony under Oregon law. They owe a combined total of $226,347.53, according to a Umatilla County District Attorney's Office news release. The defendants are: Maria Guadalupe Barajas, Riverside, Calif.; Stephen Mark Winter,...

2008-08-05 21:00:13

By Ethan Schowalter-Hay, The Observer, La Grande, Ore. Aug. 5--Anyone headed to the Whitman Overlook in the Northern Blue Mountains last Thursday may have noticed, in addition to the rolling tableland scenery, soldiers in the woods. This was no hallucination. Around 350 Oregon National Guard soldiers attended wildland firefighting training last week at three locations across the state: Astoria, Klamath Falls and Pendleton. "We've seen very active fire seasons for our neighbors to...

2008-08-03 00:00:12

By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 2--Burning restrictions are in place in much of Eastern Washington because of increased fire danger, officials say. The Forest Service has banned all campfires in the Naches Ranger District outside of wilderness areas, citing increased fire hazard. The ban, which took effect Friday, means building, maintaining or using a fire, campfire or briquette fire are prohibited. Pressurized liquid gas stoves are allowed. Campfires are permitted in the...

2008-07-24 12:00:42

By Paula Horton, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 24--Fire crews in the Tri-Cities have been busy -- and lucky. They've been able to quickly control wildfires in the region. Tuesday was no different for Benton County crews who battled small fires along Johns Road in north Richland, Canal Drive in Kennewick and a blaze that burned several hundred acres near Coffin Road, south of Kennewick. With strong winds in the area throughout the night, "it had all the potential" to turn into...

2008-06-17 12:00:27

By Michael Milstein, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 15--ARLINGTON -- The 40 or so steel pilings poking from the Columbia River were supposed to be a bridge to the future for eastern Oregon's Gilliam County and this river port town. They are footings for a $3 million barge dock. It's planned to keep Arlington competitive in a growth industry and lifeline for rural Oregon and Washington: importing garbage from Portland, Seattle and perhaps eventually as far away as Hawaii. But...

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2006-08-11 00:00:00

YAKIMA, Wash. - A federal law governing protection of American Indian graves would be amended to allow scientific study of ancient remains discovered on federal lands if the remains have not been tied to a current tribe, under a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings. The bill marks the latest step in a dispute sparked by the discovery of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in North America. Indian tribes and researchers battled over rights to the...

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2005-07-07 07:15:45

SEATTLE -- Scientists Wednesday began studying the 9,300-year-old remains of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in North America - and focus of a long legal battle between researchers and Northwest Indian tribes. The remains have been under lock and key since 1998 at the University of Washington's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. A group of 11 researchers from around the country has gathered for the first comprehensive study of the...

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2005-06-28 21:19:16

PORTLAND, Ore. -- After nearly a decade of court battles, scientists plan to begin studying the 9,300-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man next week. A team of scientists plans to examine the bones at the University of Washington's Burke Museum in Seattle beginning July 6, according to their attorney, Alan Schneider. Four Northwest Indian tribes had opposed the study, claiming the skeleton could be an ancestor who should be buried. The Interior Department and the Army Corps of Engineers...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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