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Is it Grief Treatment Or Handing Out A ‘Grief Pill?’

OPB | May 25, 2015 4:49 p.m. | Portland

In 2012, a panel of psychiatrists working on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders voted to remove the “bereavement exclusion” from major depression diagnoses.

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Drought Conditions Are Sucking The Fun Out of Northwest Reservoirs

OPB | May 22, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Many lakes levels are lower this spring than they’ve been in 30 years. That's not just bad news for irrigators and fish. It means many boaters and anglers will be high and dry this summer.

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A Long, Winding Trajectory for Art of Ballistics

OPB | May 21, 2015 2:09 p.m.

In this artist feature, Art of Ballistics members Will Watts and Greg Reynaud tell the story of how a problem with Reynaud’s passport helped launch their band.

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Washington's First-Ever Dinosaur Fossil Stirs Up Questions

OPB | May 21, 2015 11:47 a.m.

What mystery does an 80 million-year-old thigh bone hold for the state of Washington and the researchers who found it?

NW Life | Politics | News

Uber's Wheelchair-Accessible Option In Portland Doesn't Work 9 to 5

OPB | May 18, 2015 4:30 p.m.

Uber's service appears to fall short of the city's requirement that transportation app companies provide equitable service to people with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs.

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Community Members Gather At Smith and Bybee Wetlands For Turtle Walk

OPB | May 2, 2015 11:57 a.m.

The wetland area is about 2,000 acres and it has a pungent past. Oregon Metro estimates about 15 million tons of garbage was dumped there.  

NW Life | Sports

Titans Select Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

OPB | April 30, 2015 5:36 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans have selected Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 draft pick overall, the third QB the franchise has taken in the past decade.

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Portland Group Revives Civil Rights Era Breakfast Program

OPB | April 27, 2015 11:51 a.m.

Members of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party hand out free breakfast to children in North Portland's New Columbia neighborhood.

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Poll: Oregonians Think Society Talks About Race Too Much

OPB | April 21, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

While a wide majority of registered voters in Oregon say racism is still a problem in the state, they also believe race doesn’t need to be talked about so often.

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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.