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Separatist Group Seeks To Move Oregon Border To Create 'Greater Idaho'

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The Northwest's latest separatist cause to spark popular interest would move the Oregon and California borders to create "Greater Idaho," despite being practically infeasible.

9th Circuit Allows Trump Administration Abortion Rules To Move Forward

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Under the new rules, clinics that receive federal money will be barred from referring patients to an abortion provider.

Concordia: Behind The Closure Of Oregon's Largest Private University

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Questions about the school’s financial problems, driven by lagging enrollment, had been downplayed by Concordia officials, until Feb. 10, when they announced the university was closing.

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Washington Rep Accused Of Domestic Terrorism To Emcee Clark County GOP Event

The Clark County Republican Party has apparently tapped Rep. Matt Shea, a Washington Republican accused of domestic terrorism, to emcee an upcoming event.

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Gray Whale Strandings More Likely During Solar Storms: Study

New research suggests radio frequency noise from the sun creates navigation problems for gray whales.

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Lawsuit Claims Portland Illegally Lets Drivers Park Too Close To Intersections

A $5.9 million lawsuit claims Portland is knowingly ignoring Oregon law by allowing drivers to park too close to crosswalks and intersections, blocking the view of oncoming pedestrians and traffic.

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Federal Watchdog Criticizes Energy Dept. For Hanford Cleanup, Tunnel Collapse

A new watchdog report says the federal government hasn't done enough to prevent structural failures at the Hanford Nuclear Site's aging facilities.

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Jeremy Christian Found Guilty On All Charges

After a four-week-long trial and a day and a half of deliberation, a jury in Portland has found Jeremy Christian guilty of all counts, including two counts of first-degree murder and a count of first-degree attempted murder. 

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