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Zoo Plans Press Conference Following Report On New Elephant Calf

OPB | Dec. 4, 2012 6:25 a.m.

The Oregon Zoo has scheduled an early morning press conference following a newspaper report about the ownership of its one-week old baby elephant.

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Oregon Zoo Euthanizes Elderly Chimp 'Coco'

OPB | Nov. 30, 2012 1:05 p.m. | Portland

On the same day they announced the birth of a new elephant, officials at the Oregon Zoo said an elderly chimpanzee was euthanized.

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It's A Girl! Rose-Tu Gives Birth To 300-Pound Calf

AP | Nov. 30, 2012 8:19 a.m. | Portland

It's a 300-pound newborn!   Oregon Zoo officials say that Rose-Tu, the 18-year-old Asian elephant, gave birth to a female calf at 2:17 a.m.

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Boy Scouts, LDS Church Settle Sex-Abuse Lawsuit

AP | Nov. 26, 2012 6:18 a.m. | Boise

The Boys Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a Portland man who said they didn't do enough to stop a Scout troop leader from sexually abusing children.

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Two Ore. Resorts To Start Ski Season On Thanksgiving

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 2:41 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Mother nature is giving winter sports enthusiasts something to be thankful for this year. Two Oregon ski resorts, Mt Hood Meadows and Mt. Bachelor, say they’ll be open for business on Thanksgiving Day.

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Mt. Hood Skibowl Sued Over Teen Snowboarder's Death

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 2:35 p.m.

A family whose 17-year-old daughter died in a snowboarding accident in January filed suit against Mt. Hood Skibowl Wednesday. The lawsuit asks for changes to a trail, and more than a half-million dollars.

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Report Warns Of Unsafe Toys

OPB | Nov. 20, 2012 2:35 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group released its 27th annual Trouble in Toyland report Tuesday. The consumer watchdog group is urging holiday shoppers to avoid buying toys that could hurt small children.

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Salem Sternwheeler Faces Inspection Deadline

AP | Nov. 20, 2012 7:58 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Willamette Queen sternwheeler at Salem could become a floating restaurant rather than a cruise vessel if it can't meet an inspection deadline.

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Fire Set By Canoeist On Deschutes Burns More Than Acre

AP | Oct. 8, 2012 7:55 a.m.

A small warming fire lit by a canoeist on the Deschutes River grew to burn more than acre before it was extinguished.

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Lane County Considers Banning Smoking In Parks

AP | Sept. 13, 2012 12:33 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Public health officials in Lane County are talking about broadening restrictions on smoking tobacco to all county property, including the 4,600 acres of parks, campgrounds and other recreation facilities it operates.