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At Rosa Parks Elementary, Summer Break Ended Long Ago

Aug. 24, 2015 9:10 p.m.

Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.

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Celebrate The Solstice With Rowdy, Unpolished Shakespeare In The Park

June 21, 2015 12:17 a.m.

Portland’s Original Practice Shakespeare Festival is performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the summer solstice this weekend.   The twist: the audience will get to vote on which cast member will play each role.

Communities | Land use | Environment | News

Portland And Seattle Parks Make Them Top-Ranked Cities

May 20, 2015 4 a.m.

Portland and Seattle are known for their parks — and now they have the accolades to prove it. Both cities rank among the top 10 in the nation, according to an annual ranking system.

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Portland Buys Land For New Park In St. Johns

June 9, 2015 7:59 p.m.

There is a new 3-acre park open to the public in the north Portland neighborhood of St. Johns.

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OSU Researchers Take Robot For Walk In The Park

May 1, 2015 3:30 p.m.

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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Visitors To Region’s National Parks Spent Millions In 2014

April 23, 2015 10:30 p.m.

A new report from the National Park Service shows in 2014, visitors spent an estimated $15 billion in gateway communities to national parks, supporting more than 275,000 jobs.

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Metro Presents Mountain Bike Trail Plans For Regional Park

May 7, 2015 8:13 p.m.

Planners are discussing a range of options including separate and shared trails, for off-road cycling and other visitors.


Portland City Council Votes To Ban Smoking In Parks

Feb. 19, 2015 12:42 a.m.

The Portland City Council voted today to ban all forms of smoking in the city’s parks, natural areas, golf courses, and community centers. The ban goes into effect July 1. 


Expect Dirt, Not Snow In Many Oregon Sno-Parks

Feb. 11, 2015 9:07 p.m.

With this year's poor snowpack, Deschutes National Forest is warning snow seekers to find other activities.

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William Stafford Centennial

June 4, 2014 7:31 p.m.

This year, Oregon's award-winning poet laureate William Stafford would have turned 100. We explore his life and the impact he had across the state and genre.

National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Gorongosa Park - Rebirth Of Paradise

July 24, 2015 7:54 a.m.

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