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Lizzy Duffy

Lizzy Duffy is the news blogger for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering state and regional news for Prior to coming to OPB, Lizzy served on NPR's social media team in Washington, D.C.

Lizzy is a Northwest native: She grew up in Idaho and earned a B.A. in print journalism at The University of Montana. Her work has been published in Boise Weekly, Mamalode Magazine and on On weekday mornings,  you can find Lizzy on the city bus with one hand on a coffee mug and the other scrolling through Twitter. Follow her @LizzyDuffy.

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Recent Articles

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Oregon's Female Governors To Lead Rose Festival Parade

OPB | May 22, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland

The only two women to serve in the state's top office will be honored next month in the Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade.

News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | OPB News Blog

How To Scare A Sea Lion: Bring In The (Fake) Orca

OPB | May 22, 2015 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Astoria officials and locals have been scratching their heads, trying to figure out how to get rid of the ubiquitous barking sea lions that have arrived by the thousands this year on the city's docks. But now, the city may be bringing in the big guns, or should I say, whale.

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Buyer Finds Home In Astoria's Flavel House

OPB | May 21, 2015 4:08 p.m. | Portland

The neglected Flavel House finally has a new owner, Greg Newenhof. Newenhof paid $221,901 in cash for the crumbling four-bedroom mansion, as is.

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See Mariota's Heisman Trophy For Yourself In Portland

OPB | May 21, 2015 3:41 p.m. | Portland

It's no Marcus Mariota sighting, but Portlanders will have the chance to experience a piece of state history with the Heisman Trophy coming to town next month.

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4 Of 40 'Most Interesting Women In Politics' Hail From Pacific Northwest

OPB | May 20, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

Of the 40 "most interesting" women in politics, the Washington Post's blog The Fix names four females who call the Pacific Northwest home, including Oregon's Gov. Kate Brown.

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Fast-Growing Bend Gets New Zip Code

OPB | May 19, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Bend's population boom isn't going unnoticed by the feds.

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Support For Same-Sex Marriage Climbs As Oregon Crosses 1-Year Mark

OPB | May 19, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Same-sex marriage was legalized in Oregon a year ago after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon's ban.

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OSU Researchers Take Robot For Walk In The Park

OPB | May 1, 2015 8:30 a.m. | Portland

With excitement akin to a baby's first steps, Oregon State University researchers took the bipedal robot ATRIAS for its first walk in the park.

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Obama To Speak At DNC Fundraiser, Nike Next Week

OPB | April 30, 2015 1:21 p.m. | Portland

President Obama's trip to Portland will consist of two stops.

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New Ride Service Joins Portland 'Taxis Gone Wild' Pilot Program

OPB | April 30, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

As "the non-asshole alternative to Uber," the company partners with licensed taxi drivers and businesses to provide rides through its app.

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Oregon Art Beat Learns Creepy, Crawly Art Of Grimm

OPB | April 28, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

This one is for anyone who wondered how television shows can make fantasy look so real.

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President Obama To Attend DNC-Sponsored Fundraiser In Portland

OPB | April 28, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Portland

President Obama will speak at a fundraising event in Portland May 7 for the 2016 White House Victory Fund.

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Portland Sherlock Holmes Society Remembers Detective At Multnomah Falls

OPB | April 28, 2015 11:15 a.m. | Portland

Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never wrote about any memorial to Sherlock Holmes following the fictional character's death, worldwide Holmes societies come together to mourn the brilliant detective every year in their own way.

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Portland Tiny House Documentary Premieres Next Week

OPB | April 27, 2015 3:24 p.m. | Portland

If you've ever considered downsizing, a new documentary will give you an hour-long peek into the tiny house lifestyle.

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Oregon Cupcake Wars Fueled By Sweet Cakes' Crowdsourcing For Legal Fees

OPB | April 27, 2015 11:53 a.m. | Portland

Oregonians are mobilizing on social media as local cupcake wars heat up.

News | Transportation | local

ODOT Rolls Out Pay-Per-Mile Program OReGO

OPB | April 24, 2015 5:45 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation unveiled the statewide road usage charge program, OReGO, Friday. The program is meant to make up for lost gas tax revenue from drivers of fuel-efficient and electric cars.

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Feud Brewing Between Portland And Salem Papers About Capital's Beer Scene

OPB | April 24, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

If you think Portlanders are protective of their beer, just head 45 minutes south and try to critique Salem on its growing brew scene.

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Uber, Lyft Launch In Portland Friday

OPB | April 24, 2015 7 a.m. | Portland

Portlanders looking for a ride after work or a night out are about to have a lot more options.

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McMenamins To Open First Seattle-Area Hotel In October

OPB | April 23, 2015 11:30 a.m. | Portland

McMenamins continues its northward expansion with a tentative opening day set for its first hotel and resort in the Seattle area.

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Portland Pickles Its New Baseball Team

OPB | April 22, 2015 9:08 a.m. | Portland

Here in Portland, we can pickle anything. We can even pickle a baseball team.