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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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Taxpayers sue Oregon jail that holds immigrants

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Taxpayers sue Oregon jail that holds immigrants

- PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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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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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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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Summer Guide: Oregon Coast spots you don't want to miss this summer

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Summer Guide: Oregon Coast spots you don't want to miss this summer

- If you've ever seen a picture of the Oregon Coast, you're aware of its stunning beauty. But experiencing the sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, lush forests and quaint towns in person is something incredibly magical. What's an Oregon summer without a good trip or two (or ten) to the Coast? Whether you're new or native to the area, here's a little bit about our favorite coastal beauties you may want to visit this summer
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University of Oregon buys building, plans art studios

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University of Oregon buys building, plans art studios

- EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon is expanding its presence in downtown Eugene. The Eugene Register-Guard reported Friday the university has bought the former Willamette Stationers building near the railway station and plans to renovate it into art studios and a gallery. The Dean of the UO College of Design, Christoph Linder, says the project will cost $5 million — $1
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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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Clackamas firefighters battle brush fire near Oregon City

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Clackamas firefighters battle brush fire near Oregon City

- OREGON CITY, Ore. – Clackamas Fire crews are battling a brush fire burning near McLoughlin Boulevard.The fire started early Thursday morning outside of Oregon City.Clackamas County officials say the fire is not burning near homes.A ground crew is working t.
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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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  • Taxpayers sue Oregon jail that holds immigrants
    Taxpayers sue Oregon jail that holds immigrants

    , katu.com

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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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  • 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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  • On the market: Houses priced at $10 million in Oregon, California and New York (photos)
    On the market: Houses priced at $10 million in Oregon, California and New York (photos)

    , oregonlive.com

    Ten million dollars. Yes. Ten million dollars. That's the price placed on a few residential properties in Oregon. Tell that to someone living in California. and New York, and you'll see a shrug, followed by, "That's nothing." But $10 million for a house and the land it sits on is something big. What do buyers expect if they're shelling out that lofty sum? In this week's real estate gallery, we look at homes on the market in Oregon, California and New York that someone values at $10 million
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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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  • 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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Entertainment & Arts

  • Portland Art Museum will showcase work by Hillsboro animation studio Laika
    Portland Art Museum will showcase work by Hillsboro animation studio Laika

    , oregonlive.com

    Computer animation has upended Hollywood, but a group of independent filmmakers in Oregon still make their movies by hand. Hillsboro animation studio Laika will showcase its handiwork in an exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, running from October to May. Laika makes its movies using an old-fashioned technique called stop-motion animation, with subtly filmmakers manipulating puppets one frame at a time to simulate movement
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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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  • Bear cub on its way to wildlife facility in Washington, Salem man has no regrets
    Bear cub on its way to wildlife facility in Washington, Salem man has no regrets

    , kgw.com

    The Salem man who scooped up a black bear cub while hiking on a Marion County trail has shared more details of the decision after being criticized by state wildlife officials and on social media. Corey Hancock was hiking on the Santiam River Trail on Monday when he saw a three-month-old bear cub laying on its back in the grass. "He wasn’t two feet off the trail, laying there on his back, seeming by all appearances to be dead," Hancock wrote on Facebook
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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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Science & Nature

  • Oregon State Land Board: Elliott State Forest to stay public
    Oregon State Land Board: Elliott State Forest to stay public

    , kgw.com

    The Oregon State Land Board on Tuesday ditched its plan to sell the Elliott State Forest, deciding to keep it in public hands and ordering the Department of State Lands to examine options, including selling it to Oregon State University for research while allowing timber harvesting, public access and protection of endangered species. Supporters of a drive to keep Oregon's oldest state forest in public hands erupted in cheers after the board, composed of the state's top three elected officials, made the unanimous decision
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Life & Style

  • Rang Barse festival of colors coats fairground (photos)
    Rang Barse festival of colors coats fairground (photos)

    , oregonlive.com

    Nearly a thousand people attended the Holi Festival of Colors celebration -- or "Rang Barse" -- on Saturday in Hillsboro so they could be, among other things, saturated in a variety of brightly colored organic powders. The event, which is similar to a water balloon fight with music, was held in a open field at the Hillsboro Fairgrounds. The Hindu festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil with dancing, water and color
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