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  • New Oregon Law Addresses Sexual Abuse Against Janitors - FRONTLINENew Oregon Law Addresses Sexual Abuse Against Janitors - FRONTLINE

    FRONTLINENew Oregon Law Addresses Sexual Abuse Against JanitorsFRONTLINELawmakers in the Oregon state house voted in 2017 to introduce new protections for women in the janitorial industry. Those safeguards took effect this month. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). As the #MeToo movement continues to reinvigorate a national ...

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  • 'The Four Top': Molly Wizenberg | Paul Clarke | Matthew Amster-Burton'The Four Top': Molly Wizenberg | Paul Clarke | Matthew Amster-Burton

    Remember the era of TaB Cola? Is La Croix past its prime, and if so, what's next? And finally, what would you choose to drink if you were trapped on a desert island for the rest of your life?

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  • Petition Urges Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith To ResignPetition Urges Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith To Resign

    A petition filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court seeks to compel county Commissioner Loretta Smith to resign through a rarely used process.

    OPB / 2 h. 35 min. ago
  • Oregon, 20 other states, challenge repeal of net neutrality - Portland TribuneOregon, 20 other states, challenge repeal of net neutrality - Portland Tribune

    Portland TribuneOregon, 20 other states, challenge repeal of net neutralityPortland TribuneOregon has joined 20 other states and the District of Columbia in launching a legal challenge of the Federal Communications Commission's decision Dec. 14 to repeal a rule barring internet providers from blocking or charging more for access to one ...Oregon and 20 other states sue FCC over net neutralityOregonLive.comall 200 news articles »

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  • Oregon Food Bank to step away from Waterfront Blues Festival after 30 years - OregonLive.comOregon Food Bank to step away from Waterfront Blues Festival after 30 years - OregonLive.com

    OregonLive.comOregon Food Bank to step away from Waterfront Blues Festival after 30 yearsOregonLive.comAfter 30 years, the Oregon Food Bank will step away as the owner and operator of the annual Waterfront Blues Festival. Since 1988, the multi-day music festival has been held over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with proceeds benefitting the Oregon ...Oregon Food Bank bows out as Blues Fest operatorPamplin Media GroupOregon Food Bank stepping down as owner-operator of Waterfront Blues FestivalKPTV.comOregon Food Bank ends 30-year relationship with Waterfront Blues Festivalkgw.comPortland Business Journalall 5 news articles »

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  • Two more calves killed by wolves in southwest Oregon - Capital PressTwo more calves killed by wolves in southwest Oregon - Capital Press

    Capital PressTwo more calves killed by wolves in southwest OregonCapital PressFederal wildlife officials are scrambling to protect cattle at a southwest Oregon ranch after wolves from the nearby Rogue pack killed three calves in eight days in the same fenced pasture. The attacks are also prompting calls from the Oregon Cattlemen ...State confirms third wolf attack on Jackson County ranch this monthOregonLive.comall 2 news articles »

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  • Oregon Ducks basketball found positive signs in loss to Arizona - The Register-GuardOregon Ducks basketball found positive signs in loss to Arizona - The Register-Guard

    OregonLive.comOregon Ducks basketball found positive signs in loss to ArizonaThe Register-GuardOregon struggled on offense in its first two conference losses to Utah and Oregon State while shooting 41.3 and 36.2 percent from the field, respectively. The Ducks had a total of 20 assists in those games. Oregon was 27-for-57 from the field in the ...Oregon's veterans pick up the slack as Ducks' freshmen find their way in Pac-12 playOregonLive.comall 2 news articles »

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  • Oregon-filmed Netflix comedy 'Everything Sucks!' gets premiere date, trailer - OregonLive.comOregon-filmed Netflix comedy 'Everything Sucks!' gets premiere date, trailer - OregonLive.com

    OregonLive.comOregon-filmed Netflix comedy 'Everything Sucks!' gets premiere date, trailerOregonLive.comSet in the real life town of Boring, Oregon in 1996, Everything Sucks! is a quirky, funny coming of age story that revolves around Boring High School's A/V Club and Drama Club-- two crews of nerdy-edgy outsiders, who join forces to make a movie and ...Show filmed in Oregon premieres on Netflix in Februarykgw.comNew Netflix show filmed in Oregon City premieres in Feb.KATUall 25 news articles »

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  • Private Plane Slides off Bend Runway; No Injuries - U.S. News & World ReportPrivate Plane Slides off Bend Runway; No Injuries - U.S. News & World Report

    KTVZPrivate Plane Slides off Bend Runway; No InjuriesU.S. News & World ReportAuthorities say a private plane slid off the runway at Bend Airport, but the pilot was not hurt. Jan. 16, 2018, at 2:29 p.m.. Private Plane Slides off Bend Runway; No Injuries. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post to Reddit. Email ...Small private plane slides off Oregon runway; no injuriesNews & Observerall 5 news articles »

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  • Wildfire Solutions | Parental Rights | Causes Of DeathWildfire Solutions | Parental Rights | Causes Of Death

    We discuss a homeowner initiative in Deschutes County to reduce wildfire risk and talk to a reporter who followed a parental rights case concerning a couple with low IQs. Also, Oregon's state health officer tells us about the leading causes of death.

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  • Oregon, Oregon State's rankings make latest women's hoops Civil Wars a rarity - OregonLive.comOregon, Oregon State's rankings make latest women's hoops Civil Wars a rarity - OregonLive.com

    OregonLive.comOregon, Oregon State's rankings make latest women's hoops Civil Wars a rarityOregonLive.comThey would also keep seventh-ranked Oregon on track for its first conference title in 18 years, and the 18th-ranked Beavers in the hunt for their fourth crown in as many years. There are also long-term implications to consider. En route to those Pac-12 ...

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  • Officials: Plane strikes truck on taxiway, no injuriesOfficials: Plane strikes truck on taxiway, no injuries

    The Massachusetts Port Authority says a plane heading to Portland, Oregon accidentally struck a parked truck on the taxiway at Logan Airport

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  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has mixed record under Trump presidency.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has mixed record under Trump presidency.

    If either side makes one thing clear, it's that Tillerson has a tough job working for a president who has made clear that he makes the decisions. ...

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  • Editorial: Oregon should get the same drilling deal as Florida - Mail TribuneEditorial: Oregon should get the same drilling deal as Florida - Mail Tribune

    New York Daily NewsEditorial: Oregon should get the same drilling deal as FloridaMail TribuneGov. Kate Brown's office says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has agreed to consider exempting Oregon from Trump administration plans to resume offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters. Zinke should not only consider an exemption, he should grant it ...Editorial: Give Oregon a pass, tooAshland Daily Tidingsall 60 news articles »

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  • Driver Rescued After Semi Crashes Into Columbia RiverDriver Rescued After Semi Crashes Into Columbia River

    Corbett, OR - A crash on I-84 Monday afternoon sent three people to the hospital, after a semi truck crashed into a vehicle parked on the shoulder, and then fell down the bank into the Colum

    Big News Network.com / 18 h. 17 min. ago
  • Government shutdown looms with no DACA deal in sightGovernment shutdown looms with no DACA deal in sight

    FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., walks to the elevator for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, in New York. Casting a cloud over alr

    Big News Network.com / 18 h. 37 min. ago
  • Attempt to pawn $36K Rolex at Oregon shop ends in arrest; case tied to Seattle heistAttempt to pawn $36K Rolex at Oregon shop ends in arrest; case tied to Seattle heist

    GRESHAM, Ore. — A Gresham pawn shop helped police catch a man trying to sell a Rolex believed to be from a smash-and-grab heist of expensive watches out of the Seattle area,...

    Big News Network.com / 18 h. 45 min. ago
  • Semi-truck crashes off I-84 and into Columbia RiverSemi-truck crashes off I-84 and into Columbia River

    PORTLAND, Ore.(KOIN) — A semi-truck crashed through a guardrail on Interstate-84 and came to rest partially in the Columbia River on Monday afternoon, Multnomah County deputies confirm

    Big News Network.com / 18 h. 49 min. ago
  • Blazers, Suns seek to end skidsBlazers, Suns seek to end skids

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns will collide Tuesday night at Moda Center, both teams hoping to regain a measure of equilibrium. The Trail Blazers (22-21) will try to en

    Big News Network.com / 20 h. 2 min. ago
  • Progressivism spills over at the pump in OregonProgressivism spills over at the pump in Oregon

    Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said, "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles." Today, however, Oregon is the state with the strangest state of mind, which has something to do with it being impeccably progressive: In the series "Portlandia," the mention of artisanal lightbulbs might be satirical, but given today's gas-pumping controversy, perhaps not.

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  • George Will: In Oregon, progressivism spills over at the pumpGeorge Will: In Oregon, progressivism spills over at the pump

    Frank Lloyd Wright purportedly said, "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles." Today, however, Oregon is the state with the strangest state of mind, which has something to do with it being impeccably progressive: In the series "Portlandia," the mention of artisanal lightbulbs might be satirical, but given today's gas-pumping controversy, perhaps not.

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  • Record High Temperatures at SeaTacRecord High Temperatures at SeaTac

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Officials say the temperature in SeaTac Monday has tied a record for highest temperature in January. The National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter th

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  • Oregon Beer News, 01/15/2018Oregon Beer News, 01/15/2018

    Here is the news in Oregon beer for a new week - Monday, January 15. As usual, I'll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well.

    Oregon News / 1 d. 1 h. 54 min. ago
  • 2002 extortion case: Abu Salem claims prosecution lacks evidence2002 extortion case: Abu Salem claims prosecution lacks evidence

    New Delhi [India], Jan. 16 (ANI): Gangster Abu Salem on Monday claimed that the prosecution did not have enough evidence against him in the 2002 Delhi Extortion case. Through his lawyer, the gangster

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  • Libya ease past Equatorial Guinea at CHANLibya ease past Equatorial Guinea at CHAN

    Libya served a stern warning to their African Nations Championship Group C opponents as two first-half goals from Saleh Taher Saeid and a late strike from Zakaria Alharash saw them ease past Equato

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  • Someone needs to harsh our mellow: Letter to the editorSomeone needs to harsh our mellow: Letter to the editor

    There is a dark side to Oregon's marijuana industry, and we all should be outraged and concerned. U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams should question production, payment and tax issues in the marijuana industry.

    Oregon News / 1 d. 6 h. 26 min. ago
  • Grand New Music Festival for Oregon Coast in Feb: Nehalem WinterfestGrand New Music Festival for Oregon Coast in Feb: Nehalem Winterfest

    Something wondrous this way comes to the north Oregon coast area known as Nehalem Bay, as Nehalem Winterfest inundates this stretch of Tillamook County with a stellar lineup of big names from Oregon, including Mel Brown, Quarterflash, and Celtic artist Kevin Burke. It all takes places on Friday, February 2 through 4, brightening up the winter days that are already getting substantially longer on the Oregon coast.

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  • Year of the Kite at One Oregon Coast Town: Lincoln City Picks Theme of FestivalYear of the Kite at One Oregon Coast Town: Lincoln City Picks Theme of Festival

    The town of Lincoln City has picked the theme for its June kite festival via a special contest. The winner was "2018 is the Year of the Kite" for the Lincoln City Kite Festival.

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  • Oregon Artist Turns Dead Creatures Into Beautiful Compositions : NPR - NPROregon Artist Turns Dead Creatures Into Beautiful Compositions : NPR - NPR

    NPROregon Artist Turns Dead Creatures Into Beautiful Compositions : NPRNPRChristopher Marley only uses specimens that have died from natural causes or been caught as fishing bycatch. Then he freeze-dries them, which is why they seem so alive in his artwork.and more »

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  • '60 Minutes' on Portland: It's not 'cute,'...'60 Minutes' on Portland: It's not 'cute,'...

    In a segment featuring contributor Jon Wertheim, executive editor of Sports Illustrated, "60 Minutes" viewers heard that the Portland depicted in "Portlandia" sketches isn't the one that exists today. It's a point those of us who live here have already made, but whatever.

    Oregon News / 1 d. 15 h. 58 min. ago
  • Oregon congressman to boycott Trump's State of the Union speechOregon congressman to boycott Trump's State of the Union speech

    By Gordon R. Friedman gfriedman@oregonian.com The Oregonian/OregonLive U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer says he will not attend President Trump's first State of the Union address. The bowtie-sporting Democratic congressman tweeted last week that instead of hearing "another destructive, divisive speech" by the president, he will stay in Oregon to meet with constituents.

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  • Vote 'yes' and vote for new leaders: Letter to the editorVote 'yes' and vote for new leaders: Letter to the editor

    Measure 101 has flaws, but it's much better than putting over 200,000 low-income Oregonians' health insurance at risk. Counting on the current Legislature to come up with something better during an overcrowded short session is wishful thinking.

    Oregon News / 2 d. 0 h. 53 min. ago
  • Hot shooting carries No. 22 Oregon St women to 88-48 winHot shooting carries No. 22 Oregon St women to 88-48 win

    Kat Tudor scored 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range and No. 22 Oregon State rolled to an 88-48 win over Arizona

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  • Man arrested after 3 people shot in Springfield apartmentMan arrested after 3 people shot in Springfield apartment

    Police say a 25-year-old man was arrested after three people were shot in an apartment complex in the western Oregon town of Springfield. The Springfield Police Department said in a news release early Sunday morning that all three victims were transported to area hospitals with serious to life-threatening injuries.

    Oregon News / 2 d. 5 h. 14 min. ago
  • Yes, ethics matter to Oregonians: EditorialYes, ethics matter to Oregonians: Editorial

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber talks to reporters in 2014. The Oregon Ethics Commission recently rejected a $1,000 fine that had been proposed for former Gov. John Kitzhaber for breaking state ethics laws.

    Oregon News / 2 d. 7 h. 25 min. ago
  • Renter faces $120K lawsuit for cold home, frozen pipes - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 PSTRenter faces $120K lawsuit for cold home, frozen pipes - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 PST

    A man who rented a town home in Bend is facing a $120,000 lawsuit that accuses him of letting the temperature inside drop too low and thus allowing the pipes to freeze. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the suit said renter Benjamin Scicluna signed a lease for the property agreeing he wouldn't let the temperature inside dip below 60 degrees, he would leave cabinets open so air could circulate around pipes and he would notify the rental company if he left for more than seven days.

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  • Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman calls long-term water shut-offs 'child abuse;' Nick Fish respondsPortland Commissioner Dan Saltzman calls long-term water shut-offs 'child abuse;' Nick Fish responds

    Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman called month-long water shut-offs "child abuse" when they occur within homes with children, sparking a recent back and forth with Water Commissioner Nick Fish. Saltzman, a former water commissioner, made the comments in a Jan. 3 city council meeting at which officials from the city auditor's office presented a report that the Portland Water Bureau's financial assistance program for water bills failed to serve the renters who need it most.

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  • Governor office: Zinke to reconsider drilling off OregonGovernor office: Zinke to reconsider drilling off Oregon

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke agreed to consider exempting Oregon from the Trump administration's offshore drilling plan after speaking with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, her office said Friday. Brown previously criticized Zinke for the plan to resume drilling for oil and gas off the shores of the United States, saying it would endanger Oregon's coast.

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  • Evans rallies No. 11 Arizona State to 77-75 win over BeaversEvans rallies No. 11 Arizona State to 77-75 win over Beavers

    Shannon Evans scored seven of his 22 points in a late 10-0 run and No. 11 Arizona State held on to beat Oregon State 77-75

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  • No. 17 Arizona uses late run to outlast Oregon 90-83No. 17 Arizona uses late run to outlast Oregon 90-83

    Allonzo Trier scored 25 points, Deandre Ayton added 24 and No. 17 Arizona used a late run to outlast Oregon 90-83

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  • Arizona guard Rawle Alkins (1) drives between Oregon forward Troy Brown and Kenny Wooten (1) in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP ...Arizona guard Rawle Alkins (1) drives between Oregon forward Troy Brown and Kenny Wooten (1) in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP ...

    Arizona guard Rawle Alkins (1) drives between Oregon forward Troy Brown and Kenny Wooten (1) in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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  • Arizona guard Rawle Alkins and Oregon forward Paul White (13) battle for a loose ball in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP ...Arizona guard Rawle Alkins and Oregon forward Paul White (13) battle for a loose ball in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP ...

    Arizona guard Rawle Alkins and Oregon forward Paul White (13) battle for a loose ball in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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  • Oregon forward Kenny Wooten shoots over Arizona center Dusan Ristic (14) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Oregon forward Kenny Wooten shoots over Arizona center Dusan Ristic (14) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Oregon forward Kenny Wooten shoots over Arizona center Dusan Ristic (14) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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  • Oregon forward Paul White (13) gets fouled by Arizona forward Deandre Ayton, left, in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick ...Oregon forward Paul White (13) gets fouled by Arizona forward Deandre Ayton, left, in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick ...

    Oregon forward Paul White (13) gets fouled by Arizona forward Deandre Ayton, left, in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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  • Wyden: Roseburg VA Officials Admitted To 'Inappropriate Admissions' SystemWyden: Roseburg VA Officials Admitted To 'Inappropriate Admissions' System

    Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden told an audience at a town hall event Friday that Roseburg VA officials admitted to him in a meeting that they had been using an inappropriate admissions system for over a year.

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  • Portland Timbers sign Peru attacker Andy Polo - sourcesPortland Timbers sign Peru attacker Andy Polo - sources

    The Portland Timbers have secured the signature of Morelia and Peru international midfielder/forward Andy Polo, MLS league sources have told ESPN FC.The deal has been rumored for weeks, and

    Big News Network.com / 3 d. 7 h. 13 min. ago
  • Eloise Damrosch On Nearly Three Decades In Portland Arts Policy Eloise Damrosch On Nearly Three Decades In Portland Arts Policy

    Portland’s former top arts executive talks about her time at RACC, preserving creative space, her favorite piece of public art, and more.

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  • Ionescu leads No. 8 Oregon women over Arizona 62-44Ionescu leads No. 8 Oregon women over Arizona 62-44

    Sabrina Ionescu had 22 points and 11 rebounds as No. 8 Oregon pulled away in the second half to a 62-44 victory over Arizona

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  • Oregon's Maite Carzola fouls Arizona's Lucia Alonzo, right, as she gets caught between Alonzo and Kat Wright during an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Brian ...Oregon's Maite Carzola fouls Arizona's Lucia Alonzo, right, as she gets caught between Alonzo and Kat Wright during an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Brian ...

    Oregon's Maite Carzola fouls Arizona's Lucia Alonzo, right, as she gets caught between Alonzo and Kat Wright during an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via AP)

    ABCNews.com / 3 d. 18 h. 39 min. ago
  • Typhoon | Josh Ritter | Laura Veirs | Portland Youth PhilharmonicTyphoon | Josh Ritter | Laura Veirs | Portland Youth Philharmonic

    This week on "State of Wonder," exclusive sessions with singer-songwriter Josh Ritter and Typhoon, new ideas to preserve Portland arts spaces, musician Laura Veirs branches into podcasting, and more.

    OPB / 3 d. 23 h. 35 min. ago
  • Sponsors Of Anti-Sanctuary State Measure Say Petitioning Setback Won't Stop Oregon Ballot DriveSponsors Of Anti-Sanctuary State Measure Say Petitioning Setback Won't Stop Oregon Ballot Drive

    A tough-on-immigration group says it will have to toss about 8,000 signatures it collected on a measure to repeal Oregon's sanctuary law.

    OPB / 4 d. 4 h. 48 min. ago
  • FBI Agent Charged With Lying During Refuge Occupation Wants Case DismissedFBI Agent Charged With Lying During Refuge Occupation Wants Case Dismissed

    Attorneys for the FBI special agent charged with lying to investigators about firing his weapon at pivotal moment of the Malheur refuge occupation have filed a motion to dismiss the case.

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  • MoviePass Positioned To Disrupt Movie Industry; Theaters Not SoldMoviePass Positioned To Disrupt Movie Industry; Theaters Not Sold

    The MoviePass subscription service allows users to attend one movie a day for $9.95 a month. Some theater operators and industry insiders are questioning the sustainability of the business model. 

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  • News Roundtable | Justice Nelson | Billy WilliamsNews Roundtable | Justice Nelson | Billy Williams

    Our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, we talk with Adrienne Nelson, the first African-American justice on the Oregon Supreme Court. And we talk to Oregon's U.S. Attorney about his public comments on marijuana.

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  • If Measure 101 Fails, Cuts Could Range From Health Care To SchoolsIf Measure 101 Fails, Cuts Could Range From Health Care To Schools

    If Measure 101 fails, it will be up to legislators in February to decide how to come up with up to $320 million to protect health care for more than a million Oregonians.

    OPB / 4 d. 11 h. 5 min. ago
  • Oregon Mushers And Sled Dogs Share A Bond Forged In MilesOregon Mushers And Sled Dogs Share A Bond Forged In Miles

    Sled dogs are some of the best athletes on the planet. By raising and racing them, Northwest mushers create a deeper connection to their pets — one with thousands of years of history.

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  • Roseburg VA Has Highest Opioid Prescription Rates NationwideRoseburg VA Has Highest Opioid Prescription Rates Nationwide

    The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center has the highest rate of opioid prescriptions of all VA hospitals nationwide, according to data released by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  • Multnomah County Leader Offers Apology, Directed To Repeat SlurMultnomah County Leader Offers Apology, Directed To Repeat Slur

    The rift between Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Commissioner Loretta Smith flared again Thursday, in the wake of Kafoury using vulgarity toward Smith at a meeting last month. 

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  • Merkley Sticks His Neck Out Against Pipeline, For Clean Energy Jobs
Merkley Sticks His Neck Out Against Pipeline, For Clean Energy Jobs

    By Eric Hansen of Ashland, Oregon. Eric Hansen is a co-founder of True South Solar, employing 20 people in southern Oregon in the growing solar industry. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley stuck his neck out this month by opposing the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline and export project and arguing instead for investment in clean energy jobs and infrastructure. Merkley gave a number of reasons for opposing the project that has been proposed by a Canadian multinational corporation that is eager to pipe fracked gas for 229 miles across southern Oregon and then export it to Asia from a massive new terminal at Coos Bay on our coast. He said it is unacceptable that private landowners who don’t want the pipeline crossing their land are being threatened by this private Canadian company with the use of eminent domain – a power designed to accomplish critical public projects. He pointed out that “the terminal would become the largest carbon polluter in Oregon, with emissions equivalent to putting half a million gas-powered cars on the road.” With studies showing that fracked gas is “at least as carbon-polluting as coal,” burning it in Asia “would generate carbon pollution equal to an additional 3 million gas-powered cars on the road.” With a renewable energy future within reach, he said, “it makes little sense to help Asia leap from coal to natural gas, locking in carbon pollution for decades.” We have to “shift from building large-scale fossil fuel infrastructure, including Jordan Cove, and instead invest massively in building the enormous backlog of infrastructure projects that will improve our state and nation, not damage it,” Merkley added. “We can energize our construction economy by building desperately needed drinking and wastewater systems; improved bridges, roads, docks, jetties and rail; electric lines; and rural broadband.” Sen. Merkley has been an effective advocate in Congress for job-creating investments in small ports on the coast, safe drinking and wastewater infrastructure projects, and low-cost loans that would help put people to work making homes and businesses more energy-efficient. The solar industry employed more than twice as many workers as the coal industry last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, and solar jobs grew 17 times faster than the overall economy. Yet, as Sen. Merkley and other senators have said, the Trump administration and leaders of Congress are using pending tax legislation to cripple the solar and wind industries in favor of oil, gas, and coal. The tax bill also would divert $1.5 trillion – that’s trillion – that could have been invested, in part, in the kind of clean-energy and infrastructure jobs that Sen. Merkley has advocated, providing a real, bottom-up boost for jobs throughout the economy. Sen. Merkley showed he has the courage to stand for sustainable jobs, affordable energy, and urgent climate action. It will be interesting to see whether Gov. Kate Brown – who has the power to stop the Jordan Cove pipeline and export terminal – will do the same. It will be interesting to see whether the 2018 state legislature finally passes the Clean Energy Jobs Act that would raise money from the very largest polluters to speed our transition to cleaner energy sources and greater energy efficiency. Our state should be supporting the growing solar industry in rural communities through strong policies, not supporting steps that take us backwards and undermine renewables.

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  • The Major Fluoride Risk Study You Never Heard Of
The Major Fluoride Risk Study You Never Heard Of

    A few weeks ago, Willamette Week’s lead story, “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” featured Project Censored, highlighting important stories the media didn’t cover. The headline lends itself perfectly to another story ignored by U.S. newspapers: higher fluoride levels in pregnant women have been linked to lower IQ’s in their children. The levels were well within the range of American women drinking fluoridated water. This was the finding of a major international study published last month, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and led by the University of Toronto school of public health. The study, one of the most robust ever conducted on fluoride’s risks, followed mother-child pairs in Mexico City for over 12 years. For every 0.5 part per million increase in prenatal exposure, children lost 2.5 – 3 IQ points. While noting the study didn’t prove fluoridation lowered children’s IQ’s and more research was needed, the authors cited its strong methodology, including taking into account a dozen possible confounding factors, which didn’t affect the results. As detailed in my Lund Report article, the latest study continues the trend of nearly 200 others in just the past ten years on fluoride’s neurotoxicity. Almost all found fluoride harmed the brain, many at levels at or slightly higher than water fluoridation. There’s no doubt ingested fluoride is neurotoxic. The only questions are the dose, when and how often the exposure occurs, and which individuals – born and unborn - are more susceptible to its toxicity. Once fluoride is added to drinking water, there’s no control over any of these. Last year, the Fluoride Action Network, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Food and Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association and several others petitioned the EPA to ban fluoridation chemicals based on their neurotoxicity. Despite the significant, one-sided scientific evidence, the EPA denied the petition, saying it wasn’t conclusive. In response, the organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court, where a decision on the EPA’s motion to dismiss the case is due in a few months. The American Dental Association, the leading pro-fluoridation group, claimed that the study doesn’t apply to fluoridated water in the U.S. Lead author Dr. Howard Hu saw it differently, asserting “This is a very rigorous epidemiology study. You just can’t deny it. It’s directly related to whether fluoride is a risk for the neurodevelopment of children. So, to say it has no relevance to the folks in the U.S. seems disingenuous.” Many others unaffiliated with the study agreed with Hu, including Dr. Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, who said “we should pay attention to this” Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician at NYU, stated it “raises serious concerns about fluoride supplementation in water." CNN, Newsweek, Medical News Today, Medical Express and even the Reader’s Digest covered the story, as did many media outlets In Canada. In light of these developments, I asked the four largest general audience newspapers in Portland, the Oregonian, Portland Tribune, Willamette Week and Portland Mercury, to do the same. I thought this would be newsworthy, especially considering Portland’s 2012-13 rip-roaring fluoridation battle that generated hundreds of articles and major TV and radio coverage. Local editors felt differently. All four declined or didn’t return messages. Perhaps unpleasant memories were part of the reason. All had concluded the practice was safe and wrote pro-fluoridation editorials, but Portlanders emphatically rejected it 61% - 39%. A Harvard review had just been published finding children, mostly in China, exposed to higher fluoride levels had lower IQ’s in 26 out of 27 studies. World-renowned scientist Philippe Grandjean, one of the co-authors, said that while the study wasn’t conclusive and more research was needed, “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain.” But Willamette Week and the Mercury concluded it had no relevance to fluoridation. The Oregonian was especially dismissive, unleashing seven editorials, plus an editorial cartoon depicting fluoridation opponents as a toothless rabble in front of city hall. It branded claims that fluoridation could harm kids’ brains, lower IQ’s and cause other health problems as “crackpottery.” (I didn’t even know such a word existed.) Today, it’s interesting what the Oregonian does think is newsworthy. Recent health articles covered early detection of ovarian cancer, standing desks that helped students lose weight and how staying away from cell phones helps decision-making. These stories all had merit – they’re relevant and interesting. So was another recommending that parents take their babies to a dentist. This begs two questions: Isn’t preventing the potential loss of a child’s intelligence as newsworthy as preventing a cavity? Even more important, pregnant women drinking fluoridated water are, in effect, part of a continuing experiment testing the risk of brain damage in their children – without their consent. How is this ethical? It’s a big experiment. Although most countries reject fluoridation, nearly 75% of the U.S. population has it, including 38 towns in Oregon, Albany, Beaverton, Corvallis and Salem among them. How many studies showing serious harm will it take before the sacred cow of fluoridation is put out to pasture for good? I don’t know, but one thing’s for sure – you have to know about them first. NOTE: For further information on fluoride and neurotoxicity, compare the websites of the two leading organizations on opposite sides of the issue. The American Dental Association’s “premier resource on community water fluoridation” is Fluoridation Facts. Its section on neurotoxicity is less than one page, mainly dealing with one study from 1995. The few citations are all more than 20 years old. Fluoride Action Network has dozens of articles, videos and an interview with the very scientist who did the study cited by ADA. Its research section for professionals, one of the largest depositories in the world, has abstracts of 368 studies on neurotoxicity alone. You can decide for yourself which organization has more knowledge and credibility on the subject.

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