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Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land

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Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land

- 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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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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Restoration of Portland's iconic Paul Bunyan statue set to begin

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Restoration of Portland's iconic Paul Bunyan statue set to begin

- PORTLAND, Ore. -- The iconic Paul Bunyan statue in the historic Kenton neighborhood is ready for a facelift. The statue, the only Portland roadside attraction on the national historic registry, has seen better days. The statue shows visible signs of wear and tear. The paint is chipped and peeling. Moss grows in the cracks. The plaster is crumbling. The restoration of the city-wide icon, which was built by the Kenton Business Association in 1959 for the Oregon Centennial, couldn't wait any longer
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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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Kitzhaber: Reopened investigation ‘not what I had hoped for'

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Kitzhaber: Reopened investigation ‘not what I had hoped for'

- PORTLAND, Ore. – Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said he is “disappointed” after the Oregon Government Ethics Commission chose to reopen an ethics investigation into whether Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, used their positions as governor and first lady for financial gain. Kitzhaber said that while the investigation is not what he “hoped for,” he will cooperate with investigators. The state ethics commission halted its investigation two years ago after criminal investigations at the state and federal level were launched
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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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  • Public employee union drops plan to oppose transportation deal
    Public employee union drops plan to oppose transportation deal

    , oregonlive.com

    Leaders of Oregon's powerful public employee union said Monday that they will not try to overturn a transportation funding bill at the ballot. That backtracks from previous statements by Steve Demarest, the union's president, who testified to the Legislature last month that the Service Employees International Union Local 503 might push to overturn the transportation plan if lawmakers did not also increase corporate taxes
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Politics & Government

  • Oregon Senate leaders nix state's move to pick presidents via national popular vote
    Oregon Senate leaders nix state's move to pick presidents via national popular vote

    , oregonlive.com

    A proposal to have Oregon join a multi-state agreement to anoint as U.S. president the winner of the national popular vote in future elections has died in the Oregon Legislature yet again. Senate Rules chair Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, said Thursday she will allow the bill to die in her committee because it "doesn't make sense" to advance the version she favors, as advocates wouldn't support it
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Sports

  • UConn Men Draw Oregon In PK80 Tournament Opener
    UConn Men Draw Oregon In PK80 Tournament Opener

    , courant.com

    The UConn men's basketball team will open play at the PK80 tournament against Oregon on Nov. 23 with a game against either Michigan State or Georgetown to follow. The brackets were announced on Wednesday, herer's the release: PORTLAND, Ore. – The UConn men’s basketball team will challenge 2017 Final Four participant Oregon on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 23, in the first round of the “Victory” bracket at PK80, the 16-team, early-season tournament set in Portland, Ore
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Business

  • Regence BCBS to exit individual insurance in 15 counties
    Regence BCBS to exit individual insurance in 15 counties

    , oregonlive.com

    Citing market uncertainty, Regence BlueCross BlueShield and its affiliate Bridgespan Health Co. sent letters this week to inform customers they will be pulling out of the individual health care market in 15 counties in 2018, and they'll have to find another option. Discontinuation letters went out to some 18,450 customers, about two-thirds of the individual customers insured by both carriers in Oregon
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Family & Parenting

  • 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

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

    , oregonlive.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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Religion & Spirituality

  • Episcopal bishop, in return to Baltimore, urges return to values of early Christianity
    Episcopal bishop, in return to Baltimore, urges return to values of early Christianity

    , baltimoresun.com

    Speaking in his onetime hometown of Baltimore on Friday, the leader of the worldwide Episcopal Church urged his nearly 2 million-member denomination to return to the values of early Christianity. The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, former rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square, is the first African-American to serve as the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. He told more than 400 attendees at the annual convention of the Diocese of Maryland that it was time for Episcopalians to turn their focus away from worldly preoccupations to the sorts of radically humane ideas Jesus preached and lived
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Entertainment & Arts

  • 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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Education

  • Missing swimmer whose body was found by kayakers was Hong Kong resident, college student
    Missing swimmer whose body was found by kayakers was Hong Kong resident, college student

    , oregonlive.com

    Deputies identified the swimmer whose body was recovered in the Three Pools Recreation Area as a Hong Kong man who had been studying in Oregon. Kung Shing Yau, 25, was a student at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany and had been studying in the U.S. for seven years, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Kayakers reported Wednesday night that they found his body down river from the pools
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Travel & Recreation

  • Oregon's first pot friendly campground? It could be Smoke on the Water Lake Selmac
    Oregon's first pot friendly campground? It could be Smoke on the Water Lake Selmac

    , statesmanjournal.com

    SELMA — Wayne Zallen started building 1,500-square foot warehouses for marijuana grows in 2014, before recreational marijuana was legalized in Oregon. Now he's got another big cannabis idea that may be a first in the state: a marijuana-friendly campground, to be called Smoke on the Water Lake Selmac. Zallen last month purchased Lake Selmac Resort, a 5-acre property bordering Josephine County's largest draw for campers and anglers
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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

    , oregonlive.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

  • UPDATE: Authorities identify motorcycle driver who died in Linn County crash
    UPDATE: Authorities identify motorcycle driver who died in Linn County crash

    , kcrg.com

    LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Linn County Sheriff's Office has identified the motorcycle driver killed in a crash Friday night. Deputies said it happened about 7:50 p.m. at Paris Road and Buffalo Drive. According to a news release, 23-year-old Dillan Sackett of Central City was driving his motorcycle west on Paris Road when a vehicle traveling east turned left in front of him on to Buffalo Drive
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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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