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  • Burnside Burn
    Recreational weed now legal in Oregon
    Oregon officially joined the list of states abolishing marijuana prohibition today, July 1, 2015. To celebrate the momentous occasion hundreds of people gathered on the Burnside Bridge in Portland to light up at midnight for the Burnside Burn...
  • Oregon legalizes marijuana
    Oregon legalizes weed: Sales permits not yet granted so marijuana is 'free'
    As of July 1, Oregon is the fourth state in the country to legalize recreational use of marijuana. While use of marijuana is now legal, permits for growers and sellers have not yet been issued out. Many Oregonian activists are now giving away ...
  • Son charged with murder after parents found dead and stashed in a freezer
    Son charged with murder after parents found dead and stashed in a freezer
    About six months ago, 38-year-old Jeremy Daniel Ringquist got divorced and moved in with his parents, Randy and Karen Ringquist, both believed to be in their sixties. On Tuesday, police arrested Jeremy and charged him with two counts of aggravated...
  • College Football odds for teams to win the Pac-12 in 2015
    College football odds for teams to win the Pac-12 in 2015
    Here is a list of the odds for college football teams to win the Pac-12 in 2015. Counting Oregon's two bowl games, the Pac-12 teams had a great bowl season overall going a combined 6-3, so one should expect the Pac-12 to be pretty good again...
  • Milky rain mystery solved
    Milky rain mystery in Washington, Oregon solved by scientists
    The milky rain mystery that occurred earlier this year has finally been solved by scientists. On February 6, rain fell across the Pacific Northwest that covered cars in a powdery grey residue. Four months later, scientists say they have found an...
  • Background checks
    Gun prohibitionists continue push for background checks
    Anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety lobbying organization yesterday launched an e-mail effort to push background check expansion while in Oregon yesterday, a fourth recall effort has begun, this time against...
  • Milky rain mystery solved: Stems from something that dried up hundreds of miles away
    Milky rain mystery solved: Origin found for 200 miles of rain's chalky residue
    The milky rain mystery that baffled scientists has been solved, proving all three leading theories wrong today. This rather odd and rare weather event of the milky rain left chalk-like deposits across a 200-mile stretch in the Pacific Northwest in...
  • 4 Spirits Silver and Spiced Rums
    4 Spirits Rum honors American servicemen
    Dawson Officer established his 4 Spirits craft distillery in Adair Village, Oregon in 2010, creating hand-made spirits in honor of fallen comrades lost in Iraq. Now, his artisanal rums are gaining the attention of consumers and rum enthusiasts...
  • Police still searching for Kyron Horman, missing since 2010, now 12 years old
    Police still searching for Kyron Horman, missing since 2010, now 12 years old
    When Kyron Horman was seven years old, his stepmother said she dropped the boy off at his Portland, Oregon, elementary school on the morning of June 4, 2010. Kyron disappeared that day. Police, volunteers, family, friends and neighbors have been...
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signs gun registration bill
    Weekend rally to defy new Oregon gun edict
    A rally to protest the passage and signing of Oregon’s “background check” bill and to spread a message of noncompliance is scheduled at the State Capitol in Salem for Saturday at noon, the “SB 941 I Will Not Comply”...
  • Crime scene tape
    Who will get blamed, penalized for Chicago, Baltimore bloodbaths?
    Gun prohibitionists looking to make a difference ought to converge on Chicago or Baltimore, two cities that racked up quite a body count over the Memorial Day weekend, with the latter producing the worst carnage for one month in more than 15 years...
  • Deschutes "Pinedrops IPA"
    Fight!!: Deschutes Brewery's "Fresh Squeezed IPA" vs. "Pinedrops IPA"
    I must admit that there are certain beer trends that I just can't wrap my head around. And, unfortunately, certain styles that I just can't get into (I'm looking at you, Hefeweizen and Pilsner). And then there are individual bottles...
  • Author Cheryl Strayed
    "Wild" Author Cheryl Strayed to speak at Newmark Theater on Wednesday
    Are you a regular Joe or Jane who has wondered what it would be like to swim the English Channel or hike the Oregon Trail? Have you ever wondered if climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, really is as hard as they say it is, and just how badly do you want to...
  • Guns and orange
    Break out your calendars, your hunter orange and your guns
    Before heading out today for the long Memorial Day weekend, break out your calendars and circle some dates, including June 2, when anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety lobbying organization is planning a &ldquo...
  • Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery
    Visit the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery in Camp Sherman, Oregon
    Surrounded by thousands of acres of sweet-smelling Ponderosa pines and abundant camping, hiking and fishing opportunities, Wizard Falls Hatchery is a scenic spot in Camp Sherman to learn about the role of fish hatcheries. Large open tanks are used...
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