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  • Jellyfish invade Northwest: Purple sailors wash ashore by the millions
    Jellyfish Northwest: Millions wash ashore as jellyfish sail fins catch the wind
    Millions of jellyfish have washed ashore in the Northwest with the beaches of Oregon and Washington riddled with the species of jellyfish called Velella velalla. While the spring usually brings the jellyfish to the Northwest waters, the sail fins...
  • Shipwrecked fish land in Oregon
    Shipwrecked fish land in Oregon
    21 yellowtail jacks and a single Asian striped knifejaw fish have apparently found their way to the Oregon coast after hitching a ride in the bow of a Japanese fishing boat destroyed during the 2011 tsunami. In fact, they are only the latest of...
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    Recall efforts launched against three Oregon lawmakers over gun votes
    It’s déjà vu all over again for state lawmakers who support a gun control measure, this time in Oregon where yesterday the Portland Oregonian reported that two state representatives and a state senator – all Democrats – are now...
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    Oregon sheriff says he won’t enforce background check law
    The sheriff of Oregon’s Josephine County made national headlines on Fox News yesterday because he reportedly said Tuesday – apparently not for the first time – that if the legislature in Salem passes a so-called “universal...
  • Oregon background checks
    Wednesday hearing on Oregon UBC bill
    A public hearing before the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee on legislation mandating so-called “universal background checks” for virtually all firearms transfers is slated Wednesday at 8 a.m. and yesterday’s Salem...
  • An adult Taylor’s checkerspot perches on a paintbrush plant at the Oregon Zoo
    Oregon Zoo releases endangered butterflies
    The Oregon Zoo just released more than 500 endangered caterpillars into the wild. In an effort to save a species of butterfly currently listed under the U.S Endangered Species Act. Zoo staffers traveled to central Washington to release the...
  • Double Dekker.
    Sweet! Dekker shoots down Ducks with second half surge
    Sam Dekker saved his best for last, racking up 14 of his team-high 17 points Sunday night as Wisconsin advances to the Sweet Sixteen with a won over Oregon, 72-65, at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Joseph Young poured in 30 in a losing effort for...
  • Macaron Day is March 20th, The First Day of Spring
    March 20th celebrate Macaron Day in Portland
    On March 20th, 2015 it’s all about the macaron. When Nuvrei, in Portland’s Pearl District, launched their Macaron Bar, I fell in love with this light and delectable European treat. So when Nuvrei took the lead in hosting Macaron Day...
  • Japanese Historical Plaza Portland Oregon
    Friday the 13th: Japanese Historical Plaza explodes with cherry blossoms
    Photographers await the day when the cherry trees at Portland’s Japanese American Memorial on Naito Parkway are ready to bloom. And, sunny Friday the 13th was the day.Between the Steel Bridge and the Burnside Bridge along the Willamette...
  • Bring Your Camera to the Wooden Shoe Bulb Farm
    Opening of 2015 Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest early this year
    Here's some good news for tulip lovers. The spring-like weather in the Pacific Northwest has prompted the 31st annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest, to open one week ahead of schedule this year: Friday, March 20. The event, running through May 3,...
  • Oregon trying out voluntary mileage based tax
    Oregon trying out mileage based road tax instead of flat rate gas tax
    Almost everyone already agrees that the flat gas tax used to repair our nation's roads and highways just isn't cutting it as funds slowly decrease due to more fuel-efficient vehicles. Now the state of Oregon will be trying a new mileage...
  • Keep track of action in the Oregon legislature
    Keep track of action in the Oregon legislature
    The Oregon Legislature has a valuable web site, www.oregonlegislature.gov. This appears to be a frightening web site experience because there are literally hundreds of bills in front of the Oregon Senate and House. There are so many proposed that...
  • 7 Wonders Oregon Coast
    Popular '7 Wonders of Oregon' campaign returns
    There are Seven Wonders of the World and seven wonders in Oregon. This year Travel Oregon, officially known as the Oregon Tourism Commission, is bringing back the state’s most successful advertising campaign of all time, the 7 Wonders of...
  • Oregon to give drivers choice of paying gas tax or flat per-mile fee
    Oregon to give drivers choice of paying gas tax or flat per-mile fee
    While electric hybrids and more fuel efficient cars may be better for the environment, they are apparently not so good for state budgets, many of which fear that a reduction in gas usage (sales) will also result in less tax revenue needed to...
  • Oregon tool find could be oldest human evidence in the U. S.
    Oregon tool find could be oldest human evidence in the U. S.
    University of Oregon archaeologist Patrick O'Grady and colleagues from the University of Washington and the United States Bureau of Land Management announced the discovery of the oldest known man-made tool ever found in North America on March...
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