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A Forgotten Hero's Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

OPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington

Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.

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Far-Fetched As They Might Seem, Secession Movements Are Thriving In The NW

OPB | March 23, 2017 7:30 a.m.

The Pacific Northwest is home to at least four different ongoing secession or breakaway movements. One overarching State of Jeffersonian theme connects them: A sense of disenfranchisement.

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How To Respectfully Dispose Of An Aging Totem Pole

Northwest News Network | March 21, 2017 8 a.m.

In 1961, the City of Seattle shipped to its new sister city of Kobe, Japan, a 35-foot tall totem crowned by a thunderbird figure with wooden wings spread wide.

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Portland Edit-A-Thon Aims To Close Wikipedia Gender Gap

OPB | March 18, 2017 5:03 p.m. | Portland

It's part of a massive editing session to create more diverse voices and content on Wikipedia, with a focus on women artists.

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Oregon School Districts Work To Keep Native American Mascots Through Tribal Agreements

OPB | March 16, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

At least seven Oregon school districts are working to keep their Native American mascots by getting the support of local tribes.

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The Saga Of The Irish Giant's Bones Dismays Medical Ethicists

NPR | March 13, 2017 4 p.m.

Charles Byrne was about 7 feet 7 inches tall, an 18th century marvel whose height came from a pituitary tumor. He asked for privacy in death, but his skeleton is still on display in a London museum.

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No, Trump's Speech To Congress Is Not A State Of The Union

NPR | Feb. 28, 2017 3 a.m.

It may look and sound like a State of the Union, but following tradition, Trump's remarks his first year in office will simply be an address to a joint session of Congress.

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At 92, Oregon Flag Still Flies With Own Wings

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Made official on Feb. 26, 1925, Oregon was one of the last states in the union without an official flag.  

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At Long Last, Northwest Tribes Rebury Kennewick Man

Northwest News Network | Feb. 19, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One, is a more than 9,000-year-old skeleton. He was found in 1996, in the shallows of the Columbia River by two students. The skeleton had a stone point embedded in his hip — and is now one of the most-studied sets of ancient remains in the world.

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75 Years Later, Americans Still Bear Scars Of Internment Order

NPR | Feb. 19, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Two months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the executive order that paved the way for Japanese-American internment. Decades later, those dark days resonate.