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August 8, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Wildfire threatens homes in Columbia Gorge

The Associated Press THE DALLES, Ore. — Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge about 75 miles east of Portland has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. Residents of more than 140 homes have been told to evacuate and nearly 600 households have been put on alert in the…

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June 30, 2014 at 7:56 AM

23 arrests at Paradiso fest at the Gorge over the weekend

The third annual Paradiso Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater during the weekend saw the same number of arrests as last year, mostly for drug offenses, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Of the 76 calls for service to the Sheriff’s Office, 23 resulted in arrests at the two-day rave fest, which had a sold-out attendance of…

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July 1, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Des Moines man dead, dozens sickened by drug at Gorge concert

By DOUG ESSER Associated Press UPDATE: 12 p.m. | One man died and dozens of people were treated after overdosing on a drug called Molly at a weekend music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington, authorities said. More than 25,000 people attended the sold-out, two-day Paradiso Festival, which features dozens of electronic music performances. An autopsy was scheduled…

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