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People rally against HB 3063, a vaccine bill, at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon on April 23, 2019. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Cathy Richardson is presented with the flag following the state funeral for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Tayler Kamm, of Turner, Oregon, and her horse Banner are pictured after they won a blue ribbon during the opening day of the Marion County Fair at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem on July 11, 2019.
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Representatives from the Portland-based Latino Network, Esperanza G Bojorquez, Diamili Tuz-Bojoequez, Angel Castillo and Mildred Castillo hold a Mexico flag during a rally in support of the Equal Access to Roads Act at the Oregon State Capitol Salem on March 25, 2019.
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Blanchet’s Ally Jones yells out a chant during the Blanchet vs North Marion softball game at Blanchet Catholic School on March 22, 2019.
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Sprague’s Colby Hemmert and Mountain View’s Ryder Fassett compete in the 126 pound weight class during the Mountain Valley Conference district wrestling tournament championships at Sprague High School in Salem on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
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Melanie Kimsey and her son Jacob Kimey shop for fireworks at a Discount Fireworks Superstore tent off of Commercial St. SE in Salem on July 3, 2019.
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Juan Pablo “JP” Valot, head winemaker for Silvan Ridge Winery, takes a selfie with Gov. Kate Brown at a release party for the Oregon Solidarity Rose of Pinot Noir in the Gov. Kate Brown’s ceremonial office at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Haley Pollman hangs upside down on her living room couch while her older sister plays with their dogs at their home in Salem on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.
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Truckers drive by the Capitol during a rally against HB 2020, a greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill, at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on June 27, 2019.
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State Police Honor Guard present a flag during a celebration of life for Jackie Winters at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on June 13, 2019.
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Kindergartener Diego Lopez participates in a water stick relay during the annual end of the year field day celebration at McKinley Elementary School in Salem on June 12, 2019.
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McNary graduates toss their caps in the air during the McNary High School commencement at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion in Salem on June 7, 2019.
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Students eat lunch at Auburn Elementary School in Salem on Wednesday, Jan. 16 2019.
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People visit the graves of family members during a Memorial Day service at Dallas Cemetery in Dallas on May 27, 2019.
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Retired Col. Gerald Tipton, of the American Legion Post 20, poses at a Memorial Day service at Dallas Cemetery in Dallas on May 27, 2019.
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North Salem High School graduating seniors share their high school experiences and answer questions from students at Mary Eyre Elementary School in Salem on June 5, 2019.
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Sixth grade student, Ivan Rodriguez, reads sheet music while practicing his cello during practice at Waldo Middle School on April 19, 2019.
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Xecareus Walker of Kent, Washington (left) takes on Michad McMillan of Tigard (right) in the first bout of the Oregon Golden Gloves championship matches at the Salem Armory on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
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The body of a victim is covered by a tarp where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near Safeway at the intersection of Center Street NE and 12th Street NE in Salem on June 11, 2019.
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Randy Geer addresses discomfort concerns with his prosthetics during an appointment with Jude Elliott, an Orthotist and Prosthetist, at Hanger Clinic: Prosthetics and Orthotics in Salem on June 10, 2019.
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Stayton Elementary PE teacher Chuck Larimer is sprayed with silly string, by students who raised the most money for those who have heart problems, at Stayton Elementary School on March 22, 2019.
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Elijah Enomoto-Haole slides at first base during a South Salem High School vs. Sprague High School baseball game at Gilmore Field City Park in Salem on May 3, 2019.
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A sign that reads “drive like your kids live here” is shown placed near a memorial where one teen died and four others were injured in a car crash on the 6600 block of Fairway Avenue SE. on March 25, 2019. The crash took place on March 23 around 4 a.m.
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City authorities carry the body of a woman who was struck by a train under the Bill Frey Drive overpass in Salem on April 8, 2019.
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Wild Ire bandmates (from left to right) Nick Turner, Jake Mayes, Jesse Palmer and Tanner Jones poser for a photo after a practice in Salem on May 30, 2019. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)


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David Villarreal Jr., a coworker of Karissa Fretwell, lights his candle during a candlelight vigil held for the missing Salem mother and her son at Maud Williamson State Recreation Site in rural Yamhill County on May 27, 2019. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
Rebecca Moore, 30, sits in a tent at Marion Square Park under the Marion Street Bridge in Salem, Ore. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Around 15 to 30 people spend every night under the bridge, a heavily trafficked area, but are being asked to vacate the area by the city after reports of crime and unsanitary conditions. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Chuck Hawley posses with his new kitten, Sticky on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Silverton, Ore. Hawley found Sticky glued to the side of the road and took him in. Since then, Sticky’s story has gone viral. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Attendees of a menorah lighting, hosted by the Chabab Center for Jewish Life, light candles on the first day of Hanukkah at Mirror Park in downtown Salem, Ore. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The candles were lit to show solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Monroe quarterback Brody Ballard (1) protects the ball from Santiam’s defensive end (16) Trevor Tinney during the OSAA 2A semifinal football game in Cottage Grove on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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A chihuahua-mixed dog is groomed at Nature’s Pet Market & Sunny Paws in Salem, Ore. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Houck Middle School teacher, Jessie Nejera, walks the red carpet as she is cheered on at the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation’s 22nd annual Crystal Apple Awards in Salem, Ore. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Students from South Salem High School and North Salem High School speak out against recent administration policies regarding transgender rights on the steps of The Oregon State Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Travis Tubbs shows the last room in his home torn up, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Jefferson. The family purchased the property last year and found it was contaminated with meth. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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A Redhawk Winery worker pours her bucket of grapes into a larger bin in Salem during the annual harvest season on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The field workers are paid per bucket. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Prisilla Hernandez-Brado practices kicking as part of a Woodburn School District transition program at ATA Martial Arts Keizer on Thursday, Dec.13, 2018. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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McNary’s football team celebrates after their 40-33 win over South Salem at McNary High School in Keizer, Ore. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Michaela Román / Statesman Journal)
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Julie Lorraine opens a present from her husband at her restaurant Squatchy’s BBQ in Stayton, Ore. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. The present is her military daughter Courtney who she thought was still at Army basic training. (Michaela Román)
A young girl peers across the border fence into Sunland Park, New Mexico, from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. (Michaela Román / The Prospector)
Senior forward Kayla Thornton and sophomore guard Jenzel Nash celebrate their win over South Dakota State, which advanced them to the 2014 WNIT championship game. (Michaela Román / The Prospector)
UTEP graduate student, running back Nathan Jeffery, runs the ball past NMSU’s defense during the 2014 Battle of I-10. (Michaela Román / The Prospector)
Triathlete and coach Gretchen McElroy, 50, seven-time Southwest Challenge Series champion, trains at the Westside Recreation Center. (Michaela Román / Sportstown El Paso)
Ft. Bliss troops prepare to be shipped out during Iron Focus, a two-week realistic training exercise on April 23, 2015. (Michaela Román / The Prosector)
A young boy plays in the streets of Hulloc, Peru, after finishing a day of school. (Photo by Michaela Román)
An elementary school student leans on a wall during a break from class in Huilloc, Peru. (Photo by Michaela Román)
Yairo Herrera embraces his newlywed husband, Luke Oleander, after becoming the first same-sex couple to be married in El Paso, Texas, at the El Paso County Courthouse on June 26, 2015. (Michaela Román / The Prospector)
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U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke speaks at a town hall in his hometown of El Paso, Texas at San Jacinto Plaza before walking to the courthouse to vote on the last day of primary early voting, Friday, March 2, 2018. (Michaela Román / The Prospector)