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Hot Weekend To Test New Rules At Three Pools And Opal Creek

Statesman Journal | June 22, 2017 5:23 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Hot weekend temperatures are expected to drive major crowds to the river’s popular swimming holes, in a season that has already seen two drowning deaths.

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Oregon 6-Year-Old Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand

OPB | June 22, 2017 noon | Portland

Jude Rochon, 6, is at Oregon Health & Science University Thursday to be fitted with a prosthetic hand. But rather than spending $50,000 for it, the hand was made with a 3-D printer and cost about $50.

local | Water | Recreation | NW Life

A Brief Guide To Swimming In Portland’s Willamette River

OPB | June 21, 2017 1:46 p.m. | Portland

Water quality testing consistently shows it's safe to swim in the Willamette River. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you decide to take a dip.

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Health Care 'Provider Tax' Heads To Oregon Governor's Desk

OPB | June 21, 2017 1:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a tax increase meant to ensure continued health care coverage for low-income Oregonians.

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Jordan Schnitzer Reveals Museum Funding For 2 More Northwest Universities

OPB | June 9, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Portland

Schnitzer is giving $5 million to the fundraising campaign for Portland State University’s new art museum. This means, within the next few years, four regional academic museums will bear his name.

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Oregon Jewish Museum Reopens With Colossal New Vision

OPB | June 9, 2017 2:06 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will reopen its doors with the towering tapestries of Grisha Bruskin and an exhibit chronicling the state's history of discrimination.

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After Damaging Winter, Oregon Businesses Choose To Rebuild In Idaho

OPB | June 7, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Nyssa, Oregon

Some companies are choosing to make the move to Idaho, citing the higher cost of doing business in Oregon. 

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Portland Author Lidia Yuknavitch's Interstellar Joan Of Arc

OPB | June 6, 2017 11:15 a.m. | Portland

Portland author Lidia Yuknavitch borrows from the future and the past with her new post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel "The Book of Joan."

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OSU Researchers: Native Sage, Grasses Handle Wildfires Better

Capital Press | June 3, 2017 2:04 p.m.

Plants native to the sagebrush steppe, such as sage and various bunchgrasses, recover from fire better than invasive or intrusive species such as cheatgrass and Western juniper.

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For Communities Of Color, Racist Portland Knife Attack Was Scary But Not Surprising

OPB | June 2, 2017 3:33 p.m. | Portland

For many people of color, the stabbings on a Portland MAX train were less a surprise and more just an escalation of things they’ve heard and felt for years in America’s whitest big city.

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Ethics Report: Bend Lawmaker Failed To Make Proper Financial Disclosures

The Register-Guard | June 2, 2017 3:05 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The investigation followed an ethics complaint filed against the Bend Republican and likely 2018 gubernatorial candidate by the Democratic Party of Oregon in April.

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UO Renames Building In Honor Of 1st Black Architecture Grad

The Register-Guard | June 2, 2017 12:22 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The UO Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to approve naming a dormitory in honor of DeNorval Unthank, Jr.

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What Does Ramadan Mean?

OPB | June 1, 2017 3:07 p.m. | Portland

Traditionally a time of fasting, reflection and celebration, Ramadan commemorates the month in which the Quran is believed to have been revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

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Oregon Legislature Limits Controversial Mining Practice

OPB/EarthFix | May 31, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The suction dredge mining bill now goes to the governor for signature.

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Growing Grass-Roots Movements Confront School Sexual Assaults

AP | May 30, 2017 10:27 a.m. | Forest Grove, Oregon

A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled onto a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

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Oregon Commission Reverses Course, Approves Tuition Hikes For UO And PSU

OPB | May 25, 2017 5:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's two largest universities gained approval Thursday for significant tuition increases, after initially being denied.

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Northwest Tribes: Trump Budget 'Worst Attack On Indian Country In Recent Memory'

AP | May 25, 2017 3:12 p.m. | Portland

Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs.

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Oregon Wants To Be Able To Impeach The Governor

OPB | May 24, 2017 1:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon is the only state without an impeachment process for its governor. The Oregon House is advancing a measure that aims to change that.

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Oregon Lawmakers Get 1st Look At Corporate Tax Measure

OPB | May 23, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers got their first look Tuesday at a bill to overhaul the way the state taxes corporations.

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Most Medicaid Recipients In Oregon Are Likely To Be Found Eligible

OPB | May 23, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown has given the Oregon Health Authority until the end of August to figure out the Medicaid eligibility of 115,000 Oregonians.