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Critics Urge More Livestock Antibiotics Oversight In Oregon

Portland Tribune | March 22, 2017 9:49 a.m.

Critics of federal oversight of livestock antibiotics want Oregon lawmakers to pass a bill that would limit antibiotic uses.

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Washington's Wolf Population Grew By 28 Percent Last Year

AP | March 17, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Spokane, Washington

The population of wolves in Washington state grew by 28 percent last year, with at least two new packs, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday.

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Family's Pet Iguana Rescued From Pendleton House Fire

East Oregonian | March 12, 2017 11:07 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

A fire did damage to a house in Pendleton, but the family — and their 20-pound iguana — were not hurt.

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Picasso, Rural Eugene's 'Perfectly Imperfect' Dog, Finds Fame

The Register-Guard | March 10, 2017 8:20 a.m.

You may have seen the sideways grin of a puppy making the rounds in the media lately, with his misaligned snout and oddly protruding teeth.

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Eugene Bans Dogs In Downtown Core

KLCC | March 8, 2017 5:22 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Eugene City Councilors Wednesday approved a pilot ban on dogs in the downtown core. They voted against banning smoking. Both proposals are aimed at addressing public safety issues.

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Oregon Zoo Opens New Education Center

OPB | March 3, 2017 1:48 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Zoo opened a $17 million education center that will be an entry point for school visits and house some of the zoo's signature education programs.

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Northwest Bats' Deadly Syndrome Has Scientists Scrambling For Answers

OPB/EarthFix | March 1, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Seattle

A mysterious disease responsible for millions of bat deaths was largely confined to the eastern U.S. until it appeared last year near Seattle. That set Northwest scientists on a race to learn more.

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Washington Senate Approves Legislation Protecting Dogs

AP | March 1, 2017 8:19 a.m. | Olympia, Washington

Under the measure, if a dog owner or guardian decides to leave their canine for a period of time, they must provide them with proper food, water, and shelter and give him or her enough space to move around without becoming tangled.

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2 Bald Eagles Released Into McKay Creek Refuge After Rehab

East Oregonian | Feb. 22, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

After months of rehabilitation at Blue Mountain Wildlife, the birds were set to be released back into the wild. They took flight without any hesitation, and in seconds were soaring effortlessly.

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Portland's Most Famous Pachyderm Remembered

OPB | Feb. 18, 2017 4:15 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo’s most famous pachyderm, Packy, was euthanized earlier this month after a long battle with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. He was remembered during a memorial service on Saturday.