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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

Students, staff and faculty are evacuated from Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., after a deadly shooting  Oct. 1. A recently debuted play, “Roseburg,” based heavily on the shooting, has been criticized. (Michael Sullivan / Michael Sullivan The News-Review)

‘Roseburg’ play slammed by Roseburg community

The recently debuted play “Roseburg,” based heavily on the shooting at Umpqua Community College, has been met with a chorus of boos from Douglas County residents who call the work exploitative. Its creators, who say it raises important questions about America’s problems with gun violence, stand by it.

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Oregon refuge occupier pleads guilty; Bundys stay in jail 

PORTLAND – A military veteran who the government said took leadership roles in two standoffs involving the Bundy family has pleaded guilty in Oregon and is expected to soon do the same in Nevada. At the federal courthouse in Portland, Ryan Payne of Anaconda, Montana, admitted Tuesday he conspired with others to prevent Interior Department employees from doing their jobs this winter at the Malheur National Wildfire Refuge.

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Problem grizzly killed, officials seek zoo for cubs

HELENA – Montana wildlife officials say they captured and killed a female grizzly bear near Ferndale after the grizzly and her two cubs killed animals and rooted around homes. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said in a statement Tuesday that the 226-pound adult had been relocated from the area in 2014 and 2015. Federal and state officials decided to kill her on Friday because of her food conditioning and habituation.

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Washington tribe joins legal challenge over modified salmon

SEATTLE – A Native American tribe in Washington state has joined a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s approval of an Atlantic salmon genetically modified to grow faster. The Quinault Indian Nation on Friday joined the lawsuit that 11 other fishing and environmental groups filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and others in late March.

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Documents: People held to shield image of Montana tribe

HELENA – Tribal officials in Montana detained dozens of people because they didn’t want street people or transients to be the face of a rodeo event on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, according to tribal and federal documents. The Fort Peck tribes’ executive board “wanted these people picked up and detained temporary (sic) somewhere until the Stampede weekend was over,” the minutes of the Aug. 1, 2013, law and justice committee meeting said.

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11-year-old girl injured after fall while ziplining

OLYMPIA – An 11-year-old girl was injured after falling 20 to 30 feet while ziplining at the Westwood Baptist Church in west Olympia. The Olympian reports that the girl fell at about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday and was airlifted to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma.

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Seattle tunnel machine back to work after maintenance

SEATTLE – Bertha the tunnel machine is rolling again. The massive machine boring a tunnel to replace the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct stopped drilling on June 23 to undergo scheduled maintenance. Seattle Tunnel Partners said Bertha resumed mining Monday.

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Bill Bryant kicks off 23-city tour in gubernatorial bid

OLYMPIA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant is kicking off a 23-city tour across Washington state in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Bryant was starting the tour Tuesday in Port Angeles and will end it in Seattle on Aug. 2, the day of the state’s primary election.

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UM seeks home for fallout shelter ‘survival biscuits’

MISSOULA – The University of Montana is getting rid of crate after crate of Cold War-era fallout shelter supplies. The Missoulian reports that the university’s 11-story Aber Hall has a concrete-walled storage room packed with tins of “survival ration biscuits” issued by the Office of Civil Defense. Most were packaged in 1963.

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016


Man dies in rafting accident on Yellowstone River

BILLINGS – Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned after a rafting accident on the Yellowstone River west of Columbus. Stillwater County Sheriff Cliff Brophy identified the victim Monday as 47-year-old Lorne Speakerworth, of the Worden and ...

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Three injured in fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie 

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – A fiery crash blocked traffic on eastbound Interstate 90, injuring three people. Fire and rescue officials say that the driver of a truck didn’t notice traffic had stopped on the highway just west of State Route 18 and rear-ended a car, causing a chain reaction with several other vehicles, KOMO TV reported.

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