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Ex-Marine Amputee From Northwest Begins 2nd Attempt At Everest

AP | April 17, 2015 7:27 a.m. | Kathmandu, Nepal

A former U.S. Marine from Boise who lost his right leg and several fingers in an explosion in Afghanistan is making a second attempt to scale Mount Everest to inspire others like him.

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After 9 Years, Portland Mercado Opens Its Doors

OPB | April 10, 2015 9:45 a.m.

The Portland Mercado has been a long time in the making. The community development organization Hacienda CDC began the project about nine years ago.

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Brady Adams, Senate Leader, Bear Sculpture Booster, Dies

AP | April 7, 2015 1:50 p.m.

Brady Adams, a former president of the Oregon Senate and a local booster who made fanciful sculptures of bears a signature of summer in downtown Grants Pass, has died. He was 70.

Education | local | NW Life | Testing 1,2,3

Students Reflect On Challenges Of 'Smarter Balanced' Tests

OPB | April 6, 2015 5:03 p.m.

The Language Arts Performance Task is like a research project under test conditions: three days of reading and writing. Seventh graders at H.B. Lee Middle School in the Reynolds School District remember it was hard, but it's been a few weeks since they took it, and the details are fading.

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The Medical Pros And Cons Of Suppressing Puberty In Transgender Teens

OPB | March 26, 2015 midnight | Portland

A look at some of the medical pros and cons of suppressing puberty in transgender teens. Oregon is the only state in the nation that will pay for children to undergo puberty suppression - if they're on the Oregon Health Plan.

NW Life | Land

Animals Lose Victim Status In Oregon

East Oregonian | March 24, 2015 11:27 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Supreme Court vacated two landmark rulings — including its own — that animals could be crime victims in a case that began in Umatilla County.

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Beaverton Faces Beaver Problems

AP | March 5, 2015 8:43 a.m.

Beaver dams are causing a problem in Beaverton.

NW Life | At Home: Conversations Inside Homes Across Oregon

At Home With Polyamory

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 12:15 p.m.

In the second installment of Think Out Loud's "At Home" series, two polyamorous couples living together in Rock Creek talk about why they've chosen this lifestyle.

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The Impossible Basketball Shot And Other Revelations About Homer Groening

OPB | Jan. 18, 2015 10:33 a.m.

On Saturday, the Groening family played a collection of their father's rarely seen experimental and industrial films to a packed house at the Hollywood Theater.

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Chinook Observer: Washington State Traces Death’s Footprints Within Masses Of Records

Chinook Observer | Jan. 9, 2015 11:12 a.m.

The Washington state Department of Health’s “Death Tables” provide an in-depth analysis of how, where and when Washingtonians die. The tables reveal insight into patterns of death across the state.