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February 23, 1991 | Associated Press
The state Department of Transportation reversed itself Friday and said the Aloha American Legion post can fly 50 U.S. flags from the Tualatin Valley Highway after all. The post put the flags up to show support for U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf. The department had said the flags must come down because state rules bar political or religious banners or campaign signs on state-owned rights of way.
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December 6, 1995 | DOUG CONNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Democrats and three Republicans were vying Tuesday for the chance to replace disgraced former Sen. Bob Packwood of Oregon in a special primary that also will serve as a report card on the nation's first all-mail election for a statewide office. On the Democratic side, Rep. Ron Wyden, the leader in fund-raising, was attempting to fend off a tough challenge from Rep. Peter A. DeFazio. In the GOP contest, state Senate President Gordon Smith was favored to win against state school Supt.
NATIONAL
November 8, 2006 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
The warm-weather system that rises from the South Pacific and roars into the cool Pacific Northwest most Novembers is known as the "Pineapple Express," but there is nothing sweet about it this year. Drenching rain, record flooding and highway-closing mudslides have wreaked havoc in western Washington and Oregon in recent days, and claimed at least one life, that of a 20-year-old elk hunter who died when his pickup truck was swept into the Cowlitz River on Monday.
NEWS
January 31, 1996 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last-minute voters braved frigid winds and icy roads to drop off their ballots Tuesday at the close of Oregon's U.S. Senate special election, the nation's first major vote-by-mail contest and an early barometer of the 1996 political year. No results were available at press time for this edition Tuesday night.
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