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December 15, 2018

Our news coverage plans. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Portland bureau at 503-228-2169. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.

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Oregon at 2 p.m.

IMMIGRATION-TEEN DETENTION CAMP-O’ROURKE

AUSTIN, Texas — Rep. Beto O’Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress toured a remote tent city in West Texas on Saturday where they said that 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day. The lawmakers urged the nonprofit running the facility not to renew a federal contract that expires Dec. 31, a longshot request that could effectively shutter the camp. By Will Weissert. SENT: 681 words. Will be updated. With AP Photos.

IDAHO TEST REACTOR

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants. The reactor at the U.S. Energy Department’s Idaho National Laboratory has performed 10 tests on nuclear fuel since late last year. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 929 words. With AP Photos.

GUITAR MAKER

HERMISTON _ Les McMasters picks up his guitar and strums. Surrounded by bandsaws, tools and hundreds of wooden boards, he begins to sing in a smooth tenor, picking away at the guitar he built in that same room. In the past 35 years, Les McMasters has honed a musical hobby and some woodworking knowledge into an art form. An AP Member Exchange by Jayati Ramakrishnan, East Oregonian. SENT: 1021 words.

ALSO:

HATCHERY-FISH DEATHS: Officials: 360,000 spring chinook die at aging fish hatchery

BOOK REMOVAL HALTED: Oregon library halts book-discard effort after list revealed

TEACHER-SEX ABUSE: Former teacher convicted of sex abuse involving student

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