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HOUSTON — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94.

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, introduced the Wildfire-Resilient Communities Act last week. The bill aims to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, along with the smoke and economic losses those fires cause.

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, is feeling optimistic about the changes at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It’s like night and day, he said, over what it was just a few months ago.

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Restored federal Secure Rural Schools payments to Douglas County and other timber-dependent counties are in the 2018 omnibus spending bill, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, announced Wednesday. The payments are included in a spending package which emerged from negotiations between Congressional lea…

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Congressional candidate Art Robinson paid Cambridge Analytica $20,000 in 2014 to collect data on how to hone his campaign message to potential voters, according to federal election records. He was one of the first American politicians to use the service.

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President Donald Trump’s proposal to replace some food stamp benefits with pre-packaged “harvest boxes” seems like a step backward to United Community Action Network Director Mike Fieldman and FISH Food Pantry Board President John Sloan.

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Cave Junction chemist Art Robinson wants to make a fifth try for the Congressional seat held by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, but it appears he will face at least three challengers in the May 2018 Republican primary.