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Southern Oregon's Howard Prairie Dam To Get Seismic Retrofit

A Portland firm has won a $5.9 million contract to beef up a large portion of the 1,040-foot-long earthen dam.

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UO Student Dies During 'Shasta Weekend' Camping Trip

A University of Oregon student died Saturday morning at California's Shasta Lake while at an annual camping event.

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Cougar Attack Leaves 1 Dead, Another Injured In Washington

One man was killed and another was seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state.

local | Health | News | Food

Thousands Of Oregon Food Safety Inspections Still Past Due

Oregon’s Food Safety Program remains in disarray, long after a state audit found it was so far behind on inspections of stores, processors and other licensees that public health could be at risk.

Education | local | Books | News

Book About Transgender Girl Breaks Ground — And Stirs Controversy — In Oregon Schools

Alex Gino’s middle-grade novel “George” is a revelation for transgender kids. But it’s also drawn some fire in the statewide literary competition.

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The Northwest Juniper Lumber Industry Is Poised For A Healthy Bump

Western juniper has been relegated to firewood, furniture, raised garden beds and the occasional rural fence post. That’s about to change.

Election | local | Politics | News

Oregon's Closest Primary Race Could Take Time To Find A Winner

In Deschutes County’s House District 53, Redmond real estate agent Jack Zika leads conservative activist Ben Schimmoller by just 11 votes in the Republican primary.

local | Education | News

Marylhurst Faculty Challenge Decision To Close University

Faculty members say the Marylhurst Board of Trustees rebuffed their attempt to collaborate on ways to save the small private college.

local | Environment | Recreation | News

Several More Lakes, Trails Reopen After Eagle Creek Fire

Several trails and lakes have reopened to the public — including Starvation Creek State Park, Mount Defiance trail and Warren Lake — but officials encourage caution.

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Nike Sees Executive Departures In Harassment Reckoning

After shake-ups at Nike, some former employees are hopeful — if wary — that the company that made Portland "Sneakertown" can change.