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Phil Knight Donates Half-Million To Knute Buehler's Campaign

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 4:55 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Nike co-founder Phil Knight made his largest ever donation to an Oregon political race this week.

Water | local | Health | News | A Guide To The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

OHA To Eclipse Visitors: Beware Of Harmful Algae Blooms In Water

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 2:24 p.m. | Portland

Eclipse campers might be tempted to find an alternative source for drinking water in lakes or rivers. But the Oregon Health Authority says that's not a good idea.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Revokes Malheur Occupier's Pretrial Release

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 midnight | Portland

Prosecutors said Darryl Thorn threatened on Aug. 6 to hang himself on Facebook Live. Prosecutors said Thorn also threatened to seek suicide by police officer.

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OHA Staffers Who Crafted Controversial PR Plan Escape Consequences

The Register-Guard | Aug. 15, 2017 12:47 p.m.

Gov. Kate Brown asked Oregon Health Authority director Lynne Saxton to resign last week, after the draft of an aggressive OHA PR plan to vilify a Portland-area health care provider became public.

News | local | Nation

Federal Judge Places Restrictions On Bundy Retrial

AP | Aug. 14, 2017 3:04 p.m. | Las Vegas

Restrictions placed by a federal judge on what defendants can say about being at Cliven Bundy's ranch in April 2014 are leading to tense moments in a Las Vegas courtroom.

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Portland NAACP On Charlottesville: 'We Won't Tolerate Racism'

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 4:47 p.m. | Portland

Portland's chapter of the NAACP wasn't planning to spend its Saturday afternoon rallying. But things changed when news of violence, injuries and even death spilled out of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Warm Springs Reservation Fire Grows To 34,000 Acres

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 3:10 p.m.

The Nena Springs Fire is burning in dry grass and brush on steep terrain.

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2 New Fires Start Near Breitenbush And Growing Whitewater Fire

Statesman Journal | Aug. 12, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Two new wildfires sparked by a lightning storm last week are burning northeast of Detroit near the Breitenbush Community, fire officials said Saturday.

Books | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | Music | local | State of Wonder

Oregon Eclipse Festival | Eastern Oregon's Music Scene | Robert Michael Pyle

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," Oregon's most audacious eclipse festival, writer Robert Michael Pyle searches for Bigfoot, the descendant of an infamous train robber plays outlaw country and more.

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The 1991 Eclipse In Mexico: 2 Oregon Writers Share Their Stories

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 3:31 a.m. | Portland

Two writers share stories based on watching the 1991 solar eclipse in Mexico.

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Lightning Sparks 8 New Fires Near Detroit, Smoke Clogs Canyon

Statesman Journal | Aug. 11, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Multiple lightning strikes ignited eight new fires Thursday night in Willamette National Forest near Detroit, filling the air with thick smoke that limited visibility.

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Country Music Outlaws Head Home For Helix's Wheatstock

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 1:31 p.m.

Helix natives Tylor & The Train Robbers bring their outlaw honky-tonk and gritty Americana home for the Wheatstock music festival in Helix, Oregon.

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Concerts In Rural Oregon? At 1 Enterprise Theater, Artists Say 'OK'

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 1 p.m.

When Darrell Brann bought a concert venue in Wallowa County, he knew it wasn’t a no. 1 destination for big touring bands or really touring bands of any size. These days, that's changed.

News | local | Business | A Guide To The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Oregon Marijuana Shops Anticipate Eclipse Sales Spike

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 11:49 a.m. | Portland

Marijuana sales are seeing a spike in anticipation of Oregon's total eclipse.

News | local | Economy

Portland Landlords Appeal Renter Relocation Decision

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 11:46 a.m. | Portland

Two Portland landlords will continue their legal challenge to an ordinance that requires them to help pay relocation expenses for their tenants in some situations.

local | Health | News | A Guide To The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Oregon County In Heart Of Eclipse Path Beefs Up Ambulance Service

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 4:40 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon's capital city and the surrounding countryside are expected to be among the top destinations for eclipse watchers in Oregon. The expected influx of visitors has led local officials to beef up their emergency services for the event.

News | Health

Advocates Lobby For Coverage Of New Muscular Dystrophy Drug

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Portland

Several families traveled to Oregon Thursday to testify before the state’s new Health Evidence Review Commission.

local | NW Life | Animals | News

Oregon Zoo's Polar Bear Cub Headed To Utah Zoo In September

Portland Tribune | Aug. 10, 2017 12:06 p.m.

In Utah, Nora's caregivers plan to introduce her to Hope, who is moving from the Toledo Zoo and is about the same age.

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Proposal Would Open Hunting, Fishing In Oregon Refuges

Statesman Journal | Aug. 10, 2017 9:26 a.m.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing at 10 national wildlife refuges, including two in Oregon.

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Multnomah County Appeals Federal Cuts To Teen Health Programs

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 3:47 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County is appealing a Trump Administration cut to teen health grants.