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Poor returns of steelhead to the Columbia River Basin this year prompted the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to extend a fishing closure on the Deschutes River through the end of the year. Coho salmon angling is also temporarily banned to support fish habitat.

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A fisherman swings his fly through a run while fishing the Lower Deschutes for steelhead as a train passes.

SALEM — Oregon’s population increased by more than 40,000 people over the last year — or 1%, according to an estimate from Portland State University’s Population Research Center.