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Why Is Oregon's Graduation Rate So Low?


OPB talked with a wide-range of Oregonians — from a parent to the governor — to explore why the state's graduation rate is so low.

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?


Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.

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Crews Make Good Progress On Wildfire Near John Day


Evacuation warnings remain for those threatened by a wildfire south of John Day, but mild weather helped crews fighting the blaze that has burned 165 square miles and destroyed 43 homes.

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Fight To Save Sage Grouse Finds Friends All Over West


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group don't want that to happen.

Photo: Tom Koerner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

5 Skills Obama Will Need To Survive Bear Grylls


While in Alaska, President Obama will be a guest on a survival show that takes celebrities into the wilderness to eat mice, repel off cliffs and more.

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