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Oregon's Graduation Rate: Unpacking The Numbers

A national report this week put Oregon last among states for its 2013 high school graduation rate. On paper, Oregon's 2014 graduation rate went up a few points.  What's happening on the ground is often a good news, bad news story.

Stagepass: Swahili

Trancelike, electronic and experimental, watch Swahili in performance at Mississippi Studios.

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State Of Wonder

Saturday at noon

PNCA's new digs at the old Post Office, Nancy Ives shakes up the playlist, Backstrom's vision of Portland and more.

Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the Northwest coast could hit at any time. How can we prepare for this impending and unpredictable disaster?

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Arts & Life

The Arctic Circle's Coolest Accommodations Turn 25 Years Old

The Icehotel in Sweden, built in winter and vanishing in spring, is the original hotel carved from snow and ice bricks. It's also an art project; sculptors compete for the chance to carve out rooms.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Jane The Virgin' And Sexy Sex Thrillers

From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank

Chilean Rock, Colombian Soul And Some Texas Punk

To See Visual Dazzle In Oscar-Nominated Films, Go Short

Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

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Environment

More Oil Trains Could Roll Through Puget Sound To Shell Refinery

Shell Oil wants to build more tracks at its refinery in Anacortes, Washington, to receive oil by rail. At a packed hearing in Skagit County on Thursday, more than 100 people turned up to comment on the proposal. 

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Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

Senate OKs Keystone XL Pipeline, Setting Up Fight With Obama

Groups Call On Port Of Seattle To Reconsider Lease To Shell Oil

Oregon’s Wolves Reach Recovery Milestone

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