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Derrick DePledge

Deputy Managing Editor
DePledge, Derrick

Teen pregnancy: An urban-rural divide

- The teen birth rate is significantly higher in rural counties

Engineers flagged flooding risk if dam is removed

- Extreme tides would push water higher

Mix-up spares chiropractor more jail time

- Lopez received credit for time served

Convict in Warrenton murder could ask for parole

- Appeals court ruling could lead to sentencing hearing

Detox: Lack of local options an obstacle to recovery

- The closest medical detox center on the list is in St. Helens, 66 miles away in Columbia County.

‘We’re specialized in detoxing them’

- St. Helens center a resource for Clatsop County

Water district hits back at Warrenton on dam

- Asserts jurisdiction over structure

Author guilty of luring former student

- Love sentenced to 30 days in jail

Dam will not be used for mitigation


WARRENTON — Mayor Mark Kujala and Commissioner Rick Newton said Tuesday night that the Eighth Street Dam would be used for flood control, not as wetlands mitigation for a future development project, if the city ta...

Convicted, sentenced to jail, but released


Adam Lopez, a former chiropractor, was sentenced in December to a minimum of 80 days in jail for the sexual abuse of four of his patients.

In a letter to Judge Philip Nelson, Lopez, who had pleaded guilty in 2014 a...