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4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing

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4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing

- Four Oregon residents have sued a jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or a hearing on their status. The four assert they are taxpayers who helped pay for the jail in Wasco County, and the facility is violating an Oregon law that prohibits local authorities from helping federal authorities enforce immigration laws. The suit names Wasco County and the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility
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Study: High-fat diet during pregnancy can create depressed offspring

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Study: High-fat diet during pregnancy can create depressed offspring

- Research has shown that an unhealthy diet during pregnancy can lead to a host of physical problems in offspring. it can also cause mental health problems that persist into youth, a new study shows. In a nine-year study, scientists at Oregon Health and Science University found that a group of monkeys that were fed a high-fat diet during pregnancy produced offspring with were more anxious than those whose mothers ate a healthy diet during the same period
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Oregon should follow Washington's lead in honoring early African Americans (Guest opinion)

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Oregon should follow Washington's lead in honoring early African Americans (Guest opinion)

- BY R. GREGORY NOKES. To someone steeped in the sad history of early Oregon's racism, as I have been in my recent writing, it was a relief to visit Centralia, Wash., the other day and witness how that nearly all-white community honors the African American who founded the town. I knew the brief outline of the story of George Washington, who was born into slavery in Virginia
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One dead, two seriously injured after head-on crash in Polk County

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One dead, two seriously injured after head-on crash in Polk County

- A head-on crash in Polk County on Saturday has killed a Monmouth woman and seriously injured two others, Oregon State Police said in a statement. Police responded to the crash Saturday just before 4 a.m., on Oregon 99W at milepost 67, south of Monmouth. Police say two women, Ashlee Lewis, 23, and Cherlyn Lewis, 57, were driving south to deliver papers
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Oregon State debates buildings with controversial namesakes

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Oregon State debates buildings with controversial namesakes

- By Emily Mena-Rangel and Desirea Pierce A debate about buildings named for people accused of holding racist ideas has called into question how Oregon State University's past aligns with its values today. Four buildings -- Arnold Dining Center, Avery Lodge, Benton Hall and Gill Coliseum -- might be renamed after research suggested that the buildings' namesakes may have held segregationist or pro-slavery views
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Darren Carrington, former Ducks wideout, pleads not guilty to DUII charge

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Darren Carrington, former Ducks wideout, pleads not guilty to DUII charge

- Darren Carrington, the star receiver who was on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants and later dismissed from the Oregon program, pleaded not guilty Friday. Attorney Barry Engle entered the written plea in Eugene Municipal Court on Carrington's behalf, according to a court spokeswoman. He had been scheduled to be arraigned Friday, one week after coach Willie Taggart dismissed him from the Ducks program on the eve of his senior season
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Beware this Oregon solar eclipse side effect: traffic

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Beware this Oregon solar eclipse side effect: traffic

- With just a month left before the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, the Oregon Department of Transportation is gearing up for a projected 1 million travelers to hit the state's highways. Less than three minutes of darkness on the morning of Aug. 21 could mean up to a week of congestion on roads leading into the 60-mile wide path of totality that stretches across the state
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8 things to know about cougars -- and sightings -- in Oregon

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8 things to know about cougars -- and sightings -- in Oregon

- The statewide population of cougars is growing, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Agency officials said that anecdotally the number of cougar sightings in the metro area and north Oregon coast is rising — especially the number of confirmed sightings.
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Grout falls from I-5 overpass, shuts down MAX trains

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Grout falls from I-5 overpass, shuts down MAX trains

- PORTLAND, Ore. -- A 20-inch piece of grout fell from an Interstate 5 overpass Wednesday morning, shutting down the Rose Quarter MAX station and any trains that run under the Rose Quarter while crews inspected the scene. Nobody was hurt when the grout fell and no structural damage was discovered, according to Oregon Department of Transportation Don Hamilton. ODOT asked Trimet to shut the power off to the trains so crews could inspect the area
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Oregon opioid overdose deaths ranked by county, 2001-2015

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Oregon opioid overdose deaths ranked by county, 2001-2015

- Over more than a decade, the opioid epidemic escalated in Oregon as deaths skyrocketed. In 2000, nearly 58 people died of opioid-related causes statewide, according to the Oregon Health Authority. In 2011, that rose to 292 fatalities. Overdoses from prescription painkillers have been a big cause. In 2011, 216 people died from the painkillers in Oregon, compared with 122 heroin deaths
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20 guard stations you can rent in Oregon forests

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20 guard stations you can rent in Oregon forests

- Back when the U.S. Forest Service was young, in the early 20 century, life for a forest ranger was rugged and remote. A single ranger was responsible for upwards of a million acres of forest, keeping a watch for fire as well as timber theft and illegal grazing. “Their responsibility was everything,” Jocelyn Biro, recreation manager for the forest service in Oregon and Washington, said
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16 things to do in Oregon before the Really Big One hits

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16 things to do in Oregon before the Really Big One hits

- In her article, Shulz wrote, “We now know that the odds of the big Cascadia earthquake happening in the next fifty years are roughly one in three.” Since “The Really Big One” was published, scientists have upgraded that estimate, saying chances of a major Cascadia quake happening in the next 50 years has gone from between 14 and 17 percent to between 15 and 20 percent
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OMSI to attempt to build world's largest baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano

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OMSI to attempt to build world's largest baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano

- The world's largest volcanic eruption could soon be coming to Portland — a baking soda and vinegar eruption, that is. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is aiming to build, and then ignite, the homemade volcano this weekend. The super-sized version of the classic science fair experiment will be 34-feet tall and was conceived as part of OMSI's newest exhibit "Pompei
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Humane society asks for help to ID suspect after dog abuse report

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Humane society asks for help to ID suspect after dog abuse report

- The Oregon Humane Society is asking for the public's help in identifying a man reported to be choking his dog on a Southeast Portland street corner. The man was photographed lifting a small dog off the ground and choking it, witnesses say. They reported the man said, "(Expletive) liberals, this is how you're supposed to treat your dog." The incident occurred near a food cart on at Southeast 27th Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street about 9 p
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Oregon's 'neon' helped Ducks beat Virginia: 'It just kind of plays with your mind'

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Oregon's 'neon' helped Ducks beat Virginia: 'It just kind of plays with your mind'

- In a season where Oregon allowed a school-record 41.4 points per game, the third-highest average in the 128-team Football Bowl Subdivision, it was difficult for UO to camouflage its defensive weaknesses. But UO did a pretty good job against Virginia, Cavaliers quarterback Kurt Benkert said recently. Last week at ACC media days in Charlotte, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura asked several players about which road-game environment they considered the most fun
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Alleged dog abuse caught on camera in Southeast Portland

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Alleged dog abuse caught on camera in Southeast Portland

- PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Humane Society is looking for a man who appeared to lift his dog off the ground and choke it on a busy Southeast Portland street. The OHS is investigating the July 15 incident as a possible case of animal abuse, said spokesman David Lytle. It occurred around 9 p.m. near a food cart at Southeast Belmont Street and 27 Avenue
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Not just eels: 15 weirdest roadway spills in Oregon

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Not just eels: 15 weirdest roadway spills in Oregon

- Writhing, slimy hagfish hit the road -- literally -- on Thursday, when a truck carrying the sea creatures lost its load south of Depoe Bay. U.S. 101, along with several cars, were covered with slime and hagfish. And while it was truly a unique, nightmarish moment, it's really not the only odd thing to ever befoul on Oregon road.
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  • Oregon Zoo to watch animals closely during eclipse
    Oregon Zoo to watch animals closely during eclipse

    , kgw.com

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Zoo Director says the solar eclipse may cause peculiar behavior in some animals. Dr. Don Moore says staff will be watching the animals closely on Aug. 21. "We'll be watching their behavior for sure." Moore says wild animals have evolved to light and dark cycles. The eclipse will be an unexpected dark cycle. "We might see active animals going to sleep during the eclipse when they might not normally go to sleep, we might see animals kind of get a little bit nervous during the eclipse," Moore explained
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  • Maryland basketball’s Kevin Huerter selected to Team USA’s U19 World Cup roster
    Maryland basketball’s Kevin Huerter selected to Team USA’s U19 World Cup roster

    , testudotimes.com

    Maryland rising sophomore Kevin Huerter was selected Thursday to Team USA’s roster for the U-9 FIBA World Cup. It’s his second straight summer on the national team. Twenty-eight players were invited to try out for the team. That list was trimmed to 18 on Tuesday, and the 12-man squad was finalized Thursday. Only five members of this team have already played a year in college: Huerter, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie, Oregon’s Payton Pritchard and Auburn’s Austin Wiley
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Business

  • Princeton Audio lands high-profile venture capital deal
    Princeton Audio lands high-profile venture capital deal

    , madison.com

    A growing speaker company in the Green Lake County village of Princeton is trying raise funds for expansion and is getting assistance from a major national player in venture capital. Princeton Audio, that since 2014 has been manufacturing a series of high-end wireless speakers with proprietary components that can be upgraded as technology changes, has joined First Democracy VC, a joint effort between Indiegogo and Microventures designed to help entrepreneurs from around the country raise money
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  • Oregon's notion of family rips girl, 4, from 'Mommy and Daddy'
    Oregon's notion of family rips girl, 4, from 'Mommy and Daddy'

    , oregonlive.com

    Oregon's top child welfare official has ordered a 4-year-old girl be taken from her Kentucky home -- and the aunt and uncle she calls Mommy and Daddy -- to be adopted by a foster family in Klamath County. The state issued its ruling in order to unite the girl with a toddler brother she has never met. The wrenching case involving Laila Sloan pits two of the most basic tenets of child welfare, enshrined in Oregon law, against one anotherChildren,whenever possible, should be with their siblings
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Society & Culture

  • 4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing
    4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing

    , oregonlive.com

    Four Oregon residents have sued a jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or a hearing on their status. The four assert they are taxpayers who helped pay for the jail in Wasco County, and the facility is violating an Oregon law that prohibits local authorities from helping federal authorities enforce immigration laws. The suit names Wasco County and the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility
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  • ‘Heroes’ died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant in Oregon train attack
    ‘Heroes’ died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant in Oregon train attack

    , aurorasentinel.com

    PORTLAND, Ore. | Police said Saturday they’ll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train. The attack Friday happened on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for Muslims, and it sent shockwaves through a city that prides itself on its tolerance and liberal views
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  • Photo shows five women, three generations, all 2017 graduates
    Photo shows five women, three generations, all 2017 graduates

    , kgw.com

    Photos of a grandmother, her three daughters and granddaughter are generating buzz because all are graduates this year. Photographer Darryl Hammond of Illinois said LaWanda Flennoy's photo request started off simple, asking for a photo session for her two daughters graduating college. While preparing for the shoot in Chicago, Hammond learned Flennoy's daughter was also graduating high school, her granddaughter was graduating kindergarten, and Flennoy herself was graduating college
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Education

  • With opioid antidote now required in all schools, more personnel will be trained
    With opioid antidote now required in all schools, more personnel will be trained

    , baltimoresun.com

    After a year of having an opioid antidote in middle and high schools in Carroll County, a new state law requires that the medicine be available at the elementary school level, too. The Start Talking Maryland Act, which lays out now-required opioid education at least once at all schooling levels, also requires all schools to carry naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote
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Travel & Recreation

  • Call Box: A buffalo, bear and gator among residents at former Children’s Museum
    Call Box: A buffalo, bear and gator among residents at former Children’s Museum

    , jacksonville.com

    Dear Call Box: When I was a child, I have a vague recollection of going to a children’s museum at a house on Riverside Avenue. Can you tell me more about it? Children were drawn to its wraparound porch for arts classes, peering at the stars in its small planetarium and sneaking a poke or two at the stuffed animals when no one was looking
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Real Estate

  • Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land
    Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land

    , kgw.com

    REDMOND, Ore. — State and local officials in Oregon have come up with an agricultural land management plan that involves removing about 200 to 400 people living in homeless camps located on private and public property. The plan for the 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) of land east of the city of Redmond in central Oregon addresses illegal activity, such as dumping and cutting trees, The Bend Bulletin reported on Sunday
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Law & Crime

  • 4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing
    4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing

    , oregonlive.com

    Four Oregon residents have sued a jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or a hearing on their status. The four assert they are taxpayers who helped pay for the jail in Wasco County, and the facility is violating an Oregon law that prohibits local authorities from helping federal authorities enforce immigration laws. The suit names Wasco County and the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility
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Motoring

  • Coos County, Oregon port vote is latest local action on fossil fuels
    Coos County, Oregon port vote is latest local action on fossil fuels

    , statesmanjournal.com

    SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at odds with the Trump administration. The ballot measure before Coos County voters Tuesday would block the $7.5 billion Jordan Cove Energy Project, a proposed liquefied natural gas port that would be the first of its kind on the U
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Science & Nature

  • Conservation groups to expand Tilghman Island reef
    Conservation groups to expand Tilghman Island reef

    , baltimoresun.com

    Reef balls are being planted on the Tilghman Reef this week. The Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and the group's northern Virginia chapter is scheduled to plant 140 reef balls west of Tilghman Island in Talbot County on Wednesday. The association says the reef balls will triple the size of the existing reef, making it one of the largest man-made, three-dimensional reefs in the middle of Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay
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Life & Style

  • Man killed mom, held her decapitated head as he stabbed store clerk in Oregon, police say
    Man killed mom, held her decapitated head as he stabbed store clerk in Oregon, police say

    , courant.com

    A man killed his mother on Mother's Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying her head and began stabbing a checkout clerk before being subdued, authorities said Monday. Sandy police said in a news release Monday evening that responding officers in the Mother's Day incident determined that the woman's head belonged to 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb, whose body was found at her home in Colton, Oregon
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Media & Information

  • The Oregonian dominates regional journalism contest, claims 7 first place awards
    The Oregonian dominates regional journalism contest, claims 7 first place awards

    , oregonlive.com

    Reporter Rob Davis won the investigative category for his series "Toxic Armories," revealing the National Guard's neglect of dangerous lead dust at locations nationwide. Reporter Kelly House and data journalist Mark Graves claimed the runner-up prize for their investigation of Oregon's giveaway of groundwater, "Draining Oregon." House and Graves also claimed the first-place award in government and politics coverage for their work on groundwater, while reporter Molly Harbarger claimed the runner-up award for her coverage of the forgotten promises of riverbank housing for Oregon tribes
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