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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After nearly a decade of court battles, scientists plan to begin studying the 9,300-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man next week.