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Lawmakers Move To Revive Plan To Replace I-5 Bridge Over Columbia River

Northwest News Network | Feb. 21, 2017 6:15 p.m.

Washington state lawmakers could take preliminary votes to revive plans to replace the aging Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River.

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Oregon’s Bottle Deposit To Double In April

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 1 p.m. | Portland

To encourage recycling, the deposit Oregonians pay on bottles is about to go up.

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States In US West Mark 75th Anniversary Of Japanese-American Internment Order

AP | Feb. 19, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps.

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Portland's Most Famous Pachyderm Remembered

OPB | Feb. 18, 2017 4:15 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo’s most famous pachyderm, Packy, was euthanized earlier this month after a long battle with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. He was remembered during a memorial service on Saturday.

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Life Of A Snowman: Clearing Roads At Crater Lake

The Register-Guard | Feb. 18, 2017 10 a.m.

Steve Thomas has been clearing roads at Crater Lake for 37 years. “It’s our favorite place in the world, really,” Thomas said of he and his wife, who works seasonally in the park. 

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2 New Farm Loops In Eastern Oregon Aim To Lure 'Agritourism' Dollars

East Oregonian | Feb. 16, 2017 3:45 p.m.

Two new farm loops are in the works for Umatilla and Morrow counties, featuring everything from local wine and cheese to handmade saddles and antique tractors.

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Oregon SOS Launches Crowdfunding Effort To Restore Original State Constitution

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon's Secretary of State is launching a fundraising campaign to restore the original state constitution. Dennis Richardson says about $100,000 is needed to preserve the fragile document and build a modern display case to protect it.

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'The Four Top': Why Truffles Are Like Drugs | Restaurant Playlists | Rethinking The Microwave

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 11:37 a.m. | Portland

We commence our three-course dining discussion with murder, theft, forgery and black market sales. These are all standard practices in the truffle trade, and recent research has unearthed the fact that the fragrant fungi can give diners a high.

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'NOT FOR KIDS' Label Comes To Marijuana-Infused Edible Products In Washington

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2017 4:17 p.m.

You won't have to worry about unclear labels on any pot-infused sweets in Washington state after Valentine's Day. A rule to help keep children from...

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Washington Lawmakers Introduce Bill On Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement

The Columbian | Feb. 10, 2017 9:41 a.m.

Southwest Washington lawmakers have introduced a bill in Olympia to address the region’s most divisive topic: how to replace the 100-year-old Interstate 5 Bridge.