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Astoria Opens Radiation Center In Collaboration With OHSU

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 1:45 p.m. | Portland

It took the capping of a municipal dump and the building of a new athletics center, but Astoria now has its own new radiation center.

Environment | Land | Oregon Field Guide

By Removing A Derelict Fence, Volunteers Make Way For Wildlife

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 8:30 p.m.

A group of backcountry volunteers are racing against a deadline to remove a derelict fence from the land. These old barbed wire fences are hazards to wildlife, a last vestige of ranching.

Animals | News | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local

Collared Wolf OR-33 Illegally Killed Near Klamath Falls

AP | Oct. 12, 2017 11:35 a.m. | Medford, Oregon

A collared gray wolf known as OR-33 was illegally killed in southern Oregon and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the public to help solve the crime.

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Knight Cancer Institute Hopes Collaboration Will Lead To Cures

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

OPB is tracking the $1 billion quest to cure cancer at Oregon Health & Science University. In this story: How do you attract world-class researchers to Oregon for a cancer cure moonshot?

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Can A Building Help Cure Cancer?

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

The physical centerpiece of the new Knight Cancer Institute is a seven-story laboratory in Portland's South Waterfront neighborhood. Can a building help cure cancer? 

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The $1 Billion Question: Can OHSU Really Cure Cancer?

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

OPB is tracking Oregon Health & Science University's $1 billion quest to cure cancer. To start, a look at the underlying reality facing scientists: Cancer is actually many different diseases, and it's going to need many different cures.

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University Of Oregon Spends Heavily On Recruiting New Students

The Register-Guard | Oct. 11, 2017 7:07 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

After five straight years of seeing its undergraduate enrollment shrink, the University of Oregon is spending heavily on an ambitious new recruitment drive.

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Hundreds Turn Out For Montavilla Neighborhood Elections

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

An election for a volunteer board in one Portland neighborhood became a crucible for debate over homelessness and the role of neighborhood associations.

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Oregon State And Football Coach Gary Andersen Agree To Part Ways

AP | Oct. 9, 2017 12:11 p.m. | Corvallis, Oregon

The school announced the split in a news release Monday, two days after a 38-10 loss at Southern California. Oregon State does not have a victory against an FBS team this season.

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ODOT: Tear Down $12 Million Highway 97 Bridge Near La Pine

Pamplin Media Group | Oct. 4, 2017 7:50 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Engineers with the Oregon Department of Transportation plan to recommend tearing down a nearly completed $12 million overpass on Highway 97 in La Pine after a geotechnical investigation found the underlying soil is unstable.

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‘Mass Timber’ Tour Will Involve Legislators, Building Officials

Capital Press | Sept. 27, 2017 noon | Portland

Portland area tour of wood building projects looks at potential revival of Oregon's timber industry.

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Activists Ask Oregon To Allow Online Signing For Initiatives

The Register-Guard | Sept. 27, 2017 10:59 a.m.

Under new proposal, registered voters could sign grass-roots petitions electronically on a state-run website. 

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Opens Re-election Campaign

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

To no one's suprise, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she plans to run for re-election to the office she's held since John Kitzhaber's resignation in 2015.

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Coos Bay Man Picks Up Litter On Highway 101, 1 Mile At A Time

Daily Astorian | Sept. 24, 2017 10:09 a.m.

“I saw a problem that I didn’t feel anyone else was doing anything about,” said Raymond Furr.

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Oregon's Scenic Old McKenzie Highway Likely Closed Until June

The Register-Guard | Sept. 24, 2017 8:58 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation closes the road — Highway 242 — every winter when snowdrifts build up. Officials say it's unlikely it will reopen before it starts snowing this winter.

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Geologists Sound Alarm Over Future Landslides In Columbia River Gorge

Northwest News Network | Sept. 21, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.

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Oregon's Governor, Hispanic Lawmakers Vow To Defend Latinos

AP | Sept. 21, 2017 6:41 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Hispanic members of the state Legislature vowed Wednesday to defend Latinos in the state, including those who entered the country illegally.

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Eugene-Based EV Maker Arcimoto Raises Nearly 20M In IPO

The Register-Guard | Sept. 21, 2017 6:33 a.m.

Having raised at least $6 million and met other requirements, Arcimoto will be listed on the Nasdaq exchange.

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PPS To Oregon Secretary Of State: We're Already Audited

Portland Tribune | Sept. 20, 2017 10:20 a.m.

The state's largest school district says it will nonetheless 'comply fully' with the secretary of state's investigation

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ODOT Gets $1 Million To Clean Up Wildfire Damage

Pamplin Media Group | Sept. 20, 2017 8:42 a.m.

Oregon's Department of Transportation will get a $1 million grant to clean up roads and highways damaged or threatened by the summer's wildfires.