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Eurovision Song Contest To 'Shine A Light' With Pandemic Special

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Instead of leaving super fans without glitter, glam and hard-rock hallelujah, the annual event now in it's 64th year, will air a live two-hour special available for viewing in more than 40 countries.

Q&A: What To Expect As Oregon Starts To Reopen

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The majority of Oregon’s population still lives under a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. But residents of 31 mostly rural counties will see restrictions begin to ease on Friday. Here's what you need to know.  

Mayor Proposes Defunding Portland Film Office, To The Dismay Of Producers

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In his recent budget proposal, Mayor Ted Wheeler proposed defunding the Portland Film Office, a choice stakeholders in the industry warn could prove devastating to the city’s burgeoning film scene.

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Playing 'Death Stranding,' Even In Isolation, You're Not Alone

In Hideo Kojima's famously strange new game, you're often alone, trekking across deserted post-apocalyptic America. But you're also not alone, as you find clues and connections left by other players.

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For Many Oregon Restaurants, Reopening Post-Pandemic May Not Add Up

The era of bustling restaurants may be at an end. Even when pandemic restrictions allow patrons back in, it could take years to return to profitability. Many are opting to close their doors.

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Can't Leave The House? Try Playing Competitive Video Games

"There's a joke going around that once the quarantine ends, everyone's going to be like a thousand times better," says one college esports competitor.

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Pickathon Cancels 2020 Festival Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

The music and arts festival in Happy Valley said it can’t safely go on, as scheduled in late July, citing the latest guidance from Gov. Kate Brown, in their decision. 

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2 Southwest Washington Counties Near Oregon Border Approved To Start Reopening

In-person shopping, salons and restaurants will reopen, with limits, in two Washington counties along the Oregon border.

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'SNL' Just Wrapped Its 45th Season: It's Time To Cruelly Rank Its Musical Guests

It is vital that we reflect on the most recent season of Saturday Night Live and mean-spiritedly rank its 18 featured musical acts from worst to best.

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No Emmys For Films On TV If They're Eligible For Oscars

Feature films forced to premier on the small screen because of the coronavirus crisis will not compete with television shows for awards.

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COVID-19 Causes Limited Entry System Delay In Central Cascades

The plan to ration and limit the entry into one of Oregon’s most popular backcountry destinations is being delayed for a year due to COVID-19.

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Reporter's Notebook: Social Distancing At The Drive-In

A drive-in theater in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, recently opened for the season – after state and regional health officials approved its safety measures.

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6 Great Indie Games To Play While You Wait ... And Wait ... For 'The Last Of Us 2'

This was a big spring for mainstream game studios — but summer was looking dry even before the pandemic upended everything. So it's a great time to check out some independent games.