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NATIVE AMERICAN FIRE CREW
SALEM, Ore. — Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed — a wildfire had started — and the elite crew launched into motion to tamp down the blaze in the sagebrush of eastern Oregon’s foothills. The blur of activity in late June would be familiar to every wildland firefighter, but the Warm Springs crew is one of only seven Hotshot crews based on a Native American reservation and overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. It’s also one of only four administered directly by a Native American tribe. By Tom James. SENT: 648 words. With AP Photos.
PENDLETON — Adam Anderson doesn’t like to think about his first days at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. He arrived in shackles in 1996 to serve a 25-year sentence for robbery, kidnap and assault. The 21-year-old was strip-searched and furnished with items he would need for prison life. “They gave me a little brown cup, an AM-FM radio with a set of batteries, a bar of soap, a toothbrush, jeans and a T-shirt,” Anderson said. His new home was Cell 14 in Unit A2. The tiny space had two bunks, a stainless steel sink and a toilet. His cellmate had the top bunk and Anderson got the bottom. In those first months, Anderson was a stranger in a strange land. An AP Member Exchange by Kathy Aney, East Oregonian. SENT: 2,208 words. With AP Photo.
SANTIAM SKI LODGE: Central Oregon ski lodge renovation gets $20,000 state grant
MEASLES EXPOSURE: Third measles case confirmed in northwestern Oregon
SUSPICIOUS DEATH-SALEM: Police investigating suspicious death at Salem park