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Eddie Smith, childhood friend of Treston Decoud, excited by Oregon State Beavers offer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:27:53 GMT

Treston Decoud and Head Coach Gary Anderson of the Oregon State Beavers celebrate after defeating the Arizona Wildcats 42-17 in Corvallis, Oregon, November 19, 2016. Randy L. Rasmussen/Special to The Oregonian Oregon State Beavers assistant coach Jason Phillips is one of the coaches on staff in charge of recruiting the Southeast region.

Sneak peek: Oregon Zoo unveils new $17 million education center

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:24:40 GMT

Contractors were still checking the final details and crossing little things off the list, but the Oregon Zoo's brand new education was all but complete as officials gave The Oregonian/OregonLive a peek behind the scenes ahead of the grand opening. The education center, which spans nearly two acres and includes roughly 19,000 square feet of building space, may seem large, but Grant Spickelmier, education curator at the zoo said the emphasis inside is on the opposite.

Oregon vs. Washington: Who has the best inventions?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:20:56 GMT

Throughout modern history, there's been no shortage of new and innovative ideas flowing out of the Pacific Northwest. From medical advancements that have saved thousands of lives to music trends that have set the tone for entire eras of popular culture, Oregon and Washington have left an outsized imprint on the American landscape.

Oregon Ducks remain at No. 6, Kansas moves up to No. 1 in AP Top 25 basketball poll

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:20:55 GMT

The Oregon Ducks stayed put at No. 6 while Kansas claimed the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press NCAA men's basketball poll released on Monday.

Beatlemania hit Oregon (again) 30 years ago, thanks to the promise of music 'immortality'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:05:33 GMT

When Keith Klippstein headed out to buy some Beatles albums on a crisp February day in 1987, the stress quickly got to him. "I figured I'd be OK, that I'd be able to hold out until now," he said after arriving at the Tower Records in Beaverton.

Gov. Kate Brown urges Trump administration to back off of immigration raids

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:00:17 GMT

Recent immigration enforcement actions by the Trump administration are creating a culture of distrust and could strangle Oregon's economy, Gov. Kate Brown told Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Sunday. Brown, a Democrat, met with the Republican administration's top immigration enforcement official one-on-one during an annual National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C. Brown said she is particularly worried about a chilling effect the presence of Immigration and Custom Enforcement Officers in county courthouses may have on residents.

Portland Water Bureau changes approach to treating lead in water

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:01:21 GMT

The Portland Water Bureau will ask the City Council to try treating the area's drinking water to reduce the amount of lead leaching from pipes, a recommendation that pivots from the city's previous insistence such treatment was unnecessary. Portland's water from the Bull Run watershed has a low enough pH level that it can leach lead from old pipes and fixtures.

Never forget, never repeat mistakes of our past: Letters to the editor

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:15:00 GMT

We cannot repeat our mistakes: Thank you, Casey Parks and Samantha Matsumoto, for your companion pieces on the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese after Pearl Harbor . Both were touching and heartbreaking.

HOT BUTTON: Do you believe Portland city officials and Portland police have dealt fairly with public protesters?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:09:32 GMT

Email to Limit responses to 250 words. Letters must contain the author's name, address and contact information.

Kate Brown gets an early start on 2018 campaign

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:57:39 GMT

Gov. Kate Brown didn't waste any time after her reelection. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, she was right back on the campaign trail.

See all 11 lighthouses of the Oregon coast

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:37:46 GMT

In 1857, the first federal lighthouse on the Oregon coast lit up - a shining beacon for ships at the mouth of the Umpqua River. Four years later, it collapsed into the river.

SUBMITTED: SOAR - Usually, the OLF gives $1 million annually to...

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:33:42 GMT

Panic among Oregon's immigrant community about uncertain federal policy and enforcement has manifested as an increase in need for legal and educational services. Last week, the Oregon Law Foundation approved an emergency $100,000 grant to three nonprofits that have seen an increased demand for help in immigration matters.

Oregon lawmakers' use of "emergency clauses" on new legislation once...

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:31:09 GMT

Oregon conservatives have long railed against Democratic lawmakers' use of "emergency clauses" on legislation, which allow bills to go into effect immediately and prevent opponents from trying to refer them to voters. In recent years, the majority party in Salem, these critics claim, have used unnecessary "emergency clauses" to shield controversial legislation such as an expansion of background checks on people buying guns, a minimum wage increase, and the emissions-controlling "clean fuels" program from Oregon voters.

Wyden: 'Nothing off the table' for Trump impeachment

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:33:13 GMT

On the last leg of an eight-day, 11-city tour, Wyden told his constituents that "this is going to be a battle for Oregon values every single day" of the Trump Administration. The crowd - combative itself at moments - hollered, stamped its feet and rose in applause many times during the town hall, Wyden's 800th since he first became a senator in 1996.

A mega outdoor industry expo seeks a new home, and Oregon wants it

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:44:33 GMT

This Jan. 11, 2017, photo, people attend the Outdoor Retailer show at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. At least two more outdoor companies said Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, they're following Patagonia's lead and planning to boycott Outdoor Retailer shows held in Utah because of a push by the state's political leaders to rescind the creation of the Bear Ears National Monument.

Wyden, cheered by Oregonians to probe a Trump-Russia connection, must keep up the fight: Editorial

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:35:00 GMT

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, left, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., walk to a closed intelligence briefing with FBI Director James Comey last Friday in Washington, D.C. Wyden has a shot at bringing the 'Oregon Way' to Washington in a darkening time: for Oregon, for the nation. It was the second questioner at Sen. Ron Wyden's recent town hall meeting in Oregon City that hit the nerve.

Advocates want Oregon to pave way for tiny houses

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:24:28 GMT

Tiny house advocates want the Oregon Legislature to crack down on "bootleg" construction and make it easier to build the units legally. The move comes as cities across Oregon, including Salem, are eyeing tiny houses as a way to ease tight rental markets and address growing problems with homelessness.