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Oregon Judge Says He Won't Perform Same-Sex Marriages


An ethics investigation of Marion County Circuit Judge Vance Day has been launched following his decision not to perform same-sex marriages, a spokesman for the judge confirmed Thursday.

Photo: Statesman Journal

25 Million Years Before Humans, Lemurs Roamed Oregon


Scientists at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument say they've confirmed that 29 million years ago, Oregon was home to a small lemur-like animal.

Photo: Oregon Bureau of Land Management

Even As Weather Cools, Marion County Seeks Drought Declaration


The Federal Drought Monitor has designated all of Marion County in either severe or extreme drought through the end of August.

Photo: Justin Much / Statesman Journal

Image Of Dead Syrian Child Shakes Up Media Coverage Of Refugee Crisis


Photos of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when his family was attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Greece, had many news outlets struggling with the decision to publish - or not publish.

Photo: AP, Mehmet Can Meral