Washington Marijuana Grower Suggests New Businesses Start Small

OPB | March 29, 2015 12:05 p.m.

Washington reported $64 million in pot sales last year. But some growers say they’re struggling to stay in business.     


Bend Police Kill Cougar Near Popular Hiking Trail

OPB | March 29, 2015 11:59 a.m.

A park visitor noticed the large, male cougar near the summit of Pilot Butte.


Boat Overturns At Mouth Of Rogue River; 1 Dead

AP | March 28, 2015 4:53 p.m.

Curry County Sheriff John Ward says a man from Cottage Grove, Oregon, died Saturday when a boat overturned in 12- to 14-foot swells at the mouth of the Rogue River.

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Update: Pink Chickens' Owner Comes Forward

OPB | March 27, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Portland

The two pink chickens, which quickly became the darling of Portland in just over 24 hours, have been claimed by their owner Bruce Whitman.

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This Season's Flu Especially Dangerous

OPB | March 27, 2015 4:07 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Authority says more people were hospitalized for the flu this season than any since records began, 10 years ago.

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ICYMI Your Picks For Oregon's Official State Book

OPB | March 27, 2015 4 p.m. | Portland

We asked you to share your nominations for Oregon's official state book. Here's what you told us.

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Study Examines Health Of Deep-Water Fish

OPB | March 27, 2015 3:46 p.m.

A new study by an Oregon State University researcher shows some deep-ocean fish living with lesions, tumors and other health conditions.

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KapStone, Union Reach Tentative Deal

OPB | March 27, 2015 3:18 p.m.

After months of negotiations and a strike authorization vote, union officials say they’ve reached a tentative contract agreement with KapStone Paper and Packaging in Longview, Washington.

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Hundreds Of Oregon Guard Troops Expected Home Next Month

OPB | March 27, 2015 3:12 p.m.

More than 920 Oregon National Guard troops are expected to return to Oregon starting in April.