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Portlander Dave Depper On Touring With Death Cab For Cutie

OPB | July 3, 2015 2:04 p.m. | Portland

The NW indie icons tapped Depper to tour the world, playing everywhere from Glastonbury to Letterman. The local musician is a veteran of the stage, but arena's require a whole new set of moves.

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Quintana Galleries Closes Its Doors After 42 Years In Business

OPB | July 3, 2015 1:34 p.m. | Portland

Quintana Galleries is known nationwide for its collection of Native American Art. And after 42 years, it’s closing its doors.

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Portland Author Lidia Yuknavitch Examines A Scorching New World

OPB | July 3, 2015 12:47 p.m. | Portland

This week we talked to Portland writer Lidia Yuknavitch about her new novel, which publishes July 7.
She has a reading at Powell's July 8.

NW Life | local | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: The Original Pacific Highway

OPB | June 29, 2015 midnight | Portland

In 1967, a threat to public access for recreational use of Oregon’s ocean beaches mobilized citizens, sparking the fiercest legislative battle in the state’s history. Could landowners erect barriers to create private beaches?

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Artist Creates, Lives In Solitude Of Alvord Desert

OPB | June 26, 2015 4:26 p.m. | Portland

With just his dog at his side and Facebook at his fingertips, solitary artist John Simpkins carves out productive time in one of Oregon's most remote landscapes.

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An Artist's Renaissance Post Hurricane Katrina

OPB | June 24, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

After being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, songwriting legend Allen Toussaint discovered a performance awakening.

NW Life | local | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: Quest For First People

OPB | June 22, 2015 midnight

Could Southeast Oregon’s ancient caves hold secrets of the first human settlements in the Americas? Archaeologist Luther Cressman's groundbreaking discoveries in the 1930s upset long-held beliefs and continue to affect science profoundly.

NW Life | local | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: State of Jefferson

OPB | June 15, 2015 midnight

Oregon's capitol in Salem is far removed from the state's most rural residents. In isolated Southern Oregon and Northern California, there have been efforts to create a new state called "Jefferson." The movement has had its fits and starts, but the spirit endures to this day.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Typists' Pool

OPB | June 8, 2015 8:30 a.m.

Women in Oregon had suffrage since 1912, largely due to the tireless efforts of Abigail Scott Duniway.

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Oregon Historical Photo: The Spirit Of Tektronix

OPB | June 1, 2015 midnight

After World War II, four young entrepreneurs started Tektronix, a family-like electronics company that ballooned into Oregon’s largest private employer. The product that started it all? A piece of test equipment indispensable to engineers.