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150 Years Later: Carleton Watkins' Timeless Photos Of The Gorge

OPB | July 18, 2017 2:57 p.m.

Carleton Watkins was the first to truly capture the colossal beauty of the Columbia River Gorge Northwest. He was also a huge reason why we have National Parks. 

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45 Annual Forest Grove Concours Shows Off Antique Cars

Portland Tribune | July 17, 2017 3:42 p.m.

The rare and highly restored antiques at the show get a lot of attention, but the bulk of the concours is made up of more affordable cars such as classic Chevrolets, Fords and Chryslers.

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The Biscuit Fire: 15 Years After Oregon's Largest Wildfire

OPB | July 12, 2017 2:03 p.m.

The Biscuit Fire burned nearly half a million acres in 2002, presenting complex questions about fire management.

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Flying Saucers Still Evasive 70 Years After Pilot's Report

East Oregonian | June 25, 2017 10:50 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

Boise, Idaho, businessman Ken Arnold had no idea he would change the world when he told reporters in Pendleton he saw nine strange objects flying along the Cascades. But 70 years ago June 25, that's what he did.

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Why Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage

NPR | May 21, 2017 5:20 a.m.

In 1848, a railroad worker survived an accident that drove a 13-pound iron bar through his head. The injury changed his personality, and our understanding of the brain.

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A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

NPR | May 19, 2017 4:45 a.m.

Robert Howard II grew up in Norwich, Conn., in the shadow of his father — a larger-than-life character in town — who fought in Vietnam, and was killed in action there in 1969.

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Smithsonian Solves 150-Year-Old Mystery Death Of Collector And Puts Bones On Display

NPR | May 15, 2017 6:34 a.m.

Explorer Robert Kennicott disappeared one day in 1866. For more than a century, the cause of his death has been a mystery — but the Smithsonian has solved it.

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The Origins Of 4/20, Marijuana's Highest Holiday

AP | April 20, 2017 7:33 a.m. | Seattle

The origins of the date, and the term "420" generally, were long murky. But in recent years, a consensus has emerged around the most credible explanation: that it started with a group of buddies from San Rafael High School in California.

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30 Years Later, Oregon's 'Sanctuary State' Law Serves As A Model For Others

OPB | April 17, 2017 8:40 a.m. | Portland

Oregon law prohibits local police from enforcing federal immigration law, and it’s got nothing to do with President Trump. It's been that way for 30 years.

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Old Eastern Oregon Churches Share Pioneer History

East Oregonian | April 15, 2017 5:44 p.m.

In Pendleton, a pair of early churches were being built in the late 1800s within a stone’s throw of each other. Episcopalians and the Methodists raced to complete their buildings first.