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Oregon reserve forward Keith Smith announced on Twitter that he will transfer from the university. "After much thought and consideration from my family, I've decided it's in my best interest to transfer," Smith's post read. "I'm very thankful for the lifelong relationships I've made during my time at Oregon, ...
Blake Rowe, CEO of the Oregon Wheat Growers League and Oregon Wheat Commission, echoed the farmers' sentiments. In addition to TPP, Rowe said the organization is keeping a close eye on NAFTA negotiations, and possible retaliation against U.S. agriculture based on new steel and ...

He attributed the gains to Oregon's population growth, which has increased demand for social service workers, educators and construction workers, among other middle-wage job classes. Other middle-wage job classes - among them factory workers and office staff - have also been growing ...
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, 17 other state attorneys general and six cities filed suit Tuesday to block a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. The state attorneys general are concerned the question will discourage immigrants from participating. Rosenblum joined New York ...
This undated photo provided by the Oxnard Police Department shows Fernando Cortez. Charged in the killing of an Oregon teenager 20 years ago, Cortez Pleaded guilty in Salem, Ore., Monday, April 2. 2018, and has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for manslaughter. (Oxnard Police Department ...
Oregon County Talks Possible Changes to Marijuana Policy ... (AP) -- Residents in an Oregon county could soon see changes to the county's approach toward its existing policy on marijuana. ... "We kind of know that Deschutes County and the state of Oregon doesn't have the resources," Baney said.

The trade war between the United States and China has descended on Oregon, leading to tariffs on several of the state's agricultural products and leaving observers to gauge the damage. On Sunday, Beijing slapped extra tariffs of up to 25 percent on 128 U.S. products including frozen pork and ... farm
Oregon took an early 4-0 lead after plating four runs in the bottom of the second inning off Portland State's starting pitcher. FR RHP Haley Schimmel came on in relief and got out of the second without giving up any more runs. Oregon added a run in the third and one more in the fourth to go up 6-0 at the ...
Hilda and Judd Wagner's 14-panel solar installation on their home in Redmond nearly missed Oregon's deadline for a state tax credit, after Legend Solar took their $10,000 deposit but never installed their panels. Another company, Elemental Energy, stepped in and completed the job at the original price.
A University of Oregon student said she was held by a robber while two other men used knives to cut a backpack off her in broad daylight last week. The attempted robbery was the 11th armed robbery or attempted holdup since Feb. 23. All but one of the crimes or attempted crimes occured in Eugene.
An Oregon man admitted in Lucas County Common Pleas Court to taking money from an elderly neighbor to repair his roof but failing to complete the work. Jeremy P. Davis, 44, pleaded guilty to theft from a person in a protected class. He took $3,950 from his 74-year-old neighbor to put a new roof on his ...
The Oregon Health Authority is asking the public to say what it likes, dislikes and wants to change about the state's 15 coordinated care organizations. The CCOs were set up in 2012. But their contracts run out at the end of next year, and the state wants to know how they should change. Should mental and ...
Carpenter, a Bend-area Republican who owns a telephone answering service called Centratel, is one of 17 people running for Oregon governor. On Monday he touted his business capabilities, promised to get Oregon's economy growing at a faster pace and criticized Oregon's “out of control” bureaucracy ...
Oregon added another 2,700 jobs last month and the state's jobless rate remained at its lowest point on record, according to state data released Tuesday, extending Oregon's long economic expansion. February's unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent. It's been within a tenth of a percentage point of ...
SHADY COVE, Ore. —. (UPDATED March 20, 2018) The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said that 15-year-old Nouara Yahiaoui has been located safe in Depoe Bay on the central Oregon Coast. Lincoln County (Oregon) Sheriff's Office deputies found the girl known as Lily in a residence and took her into protective custody.
SALEM — A backlog of rape kits in Oregon is a year away from being eliminated following the passage of a state law mandating quicker testing, officials say. The kits collect biological material following reported sex crimes. In 2015, the Oregon State Police said it had a backlog of more than 5,600. In 2016 ...
Oregon wildlife officials were forced to trap and euthanize a cougar in response to several sightings of the animals in and around the town of Silverton. ... "The cougar was euthanized (last week) because it was considered a public safety risk," Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Michelle ...

Oregon is the latest state to demand transparency from drug makers, the Washington Examiner 1 notes. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law that requires drug makers to report the reasons for price increases in their medicines. The companies will have to inform the state when they plan to hike the ...
Oregon football held its fifth practice of spring, the last one before a two-week break, on Wednesday. Oregon's new strength and conditioning coach, Aaron Feld, who's known for his incredible mustache, spoke to the media for the first time since arriving on campus. Here are some of the questions he was ...
Aside from reporting requirements, the bill creates a drug pricing task force and mandates that Oregon's Department of Consumer and Business Services post a list of high drug-price hikes. HB 4005 further requires that insurers show how high drug prices affect premiums, among other stipulations.
If you book a trip to Oregon this spring, you might get to ride giant rabbits through rainbow fields, or see shooting stars splash down in lakes, sparking dazzling showers of light. Or perhaps you'll marvel as cottony cloud-codgers dispatch magical raindrops that coax vibrant foliage to bloom in mere moments ...
President Donald Trump has signed off on Billy J. Williams remaining the top federal prosecutor in Oregon. March 14, 2018, at 11:41 a.m.. Billy J. Williams Will ... The decision came Tuesday after the U.S. Senate voted last week to approve Williams as U.S. Attorney in Oregon. He replaced former U.S. Attorney Amanda ...
One month after 17 people died in an attack on a Florida high school, students in Portland and across the state will join their peers around the country in a 17-minute student walkout at 10 a.m. to honor those who died in Florida and demand stricter gun laws. Follow this post for live updates of the walkouts ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When state and federal officials approved $8 million in taxpayer financing for a Southern Oregon sawmill project, they did so on the premise the investment would bring back jobs. But officials greenlighted the project despite warning signs the plan to retool the mothballed mill was ...
Students throughout Oregon left class to join a nationwide walkout in support of tougher gun restrictions. March 14, 2018, at 5:04 p.m.. Oregon Students Join ... (AP) — Students across Oregon left class Wednesday to join a call by young activists for stricter gun laws. Students throughout the United States were asked to leave ...
Administrators and district officials across Oregon have reacted in strikingly different ways. But student organizers and participants tell The Oregonian/OregonLive they want something to change, whether it's new laws on the books that limit clip and magazine capacities for firearms or a universal and ...
A judge in Eastern Oregon has sentenced a trapper who shot a gray wolf to probation and community service. March 9, 2018, at ... Oregon State Police said Sgt. Jeff Proulx said in a news release that a trooper aware of Sanders' traps discovered a dead wolf a short distance from them. When investigators ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland woman fatally shot in a murder-suicide was granted a restraining order in November against the man who killed her. But records obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive show the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office never delivered it. The sheriff's office said it ...
CORVALLIS -- Cal State Fullerton used two RBI singles in the ninth inning to beat No. 2 Oregon State 5-3 on Friday night and snap the Beavers' 22-game home winning streak. Sahid Valenzuela and Ruban Cardenas drove in the decisive runs for the Titans (4-8) to open a three-game series at Goss ...
Spring doesn't officially start for a few more weeks, but with forecasts showing temperatures climbing close to 70 degrees in the next few days, it feels like it's already here. With the changing of seasons comes the changing of clocks and the subtraction of an hour of sleep from your nightly schedule. Sunday ...
I'm trying to determine Oregon's best state parks, not just the most popular. I'll travel to the top 12 – and throw in three of my own favorites from the runners up – to find out which ones have the best trails, campgrounds, facilities and attractions. A good state park should elicit excitement in the hearts of ...
Oregon freshman Mary Iakopo stepped up to the plate. It was her first home game in the Oregon uniform. The bases were loaded in the bottom of the fourth. “Just find a way to drive and run,” Iakopo says she thought to herself before making her first swing on the plate. On the third pitch from Weber State's ...
Oregon manufacturers expressed relief this week when President Donald Trump said he will exempt –- at least for now –- Canada and Mexico from steel aluminum tariffs he imposed Thursday. The narrowing of wider tariffs Trump last week announced he would impose preserves an important source of raw ...
The number of camper nights at Oregon's 57 state park campgrounds hit a new high in 2017 with 2.78 million visits. It was the third straight record-breaking year, narrowly edging the 2016 total of 2.74 million. Outdoor recreation was something of a mix in 2017, with August's solar eclipse bringing additional ...
"The governor is excited that so many people are filing to run for public office in Oregon. This is a sign of the strength of our democracy," said Thomas Wheatley, Brown's campaign adviser. "She looks forward to the ongoing discussion about our state's priorities." Oregonians wanting to run for public office in ...
Oregon is home to four varieties of edible native truffles, but it's the winter white (Tuber oregonense) and black truffles (Leucangium carthusianum) that are most valuable. Top-quality dog-foraged truffles sold for $45 per ounce at the Oregon Truffle Festival marketplace this year. That's $720 per pound — a ...
Oregon law allows residents to buy shotguns or rifles starting at age 18. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Tyler Watson's lawsuit filed Monday claims he faced age discrimination from Dick's and Walmart. The lawsuit is believed to be the first filed over the new gun policies. Walmart spokesman Randy ...
Oregon manufacturing jobs have been in decline for years, losing ground to automation, consolidation and the shift of many kinds of work overseas. But economists say proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum aren't likely to stem that tide. The Northwest's aluminum industry all but extinct, and the number of ...
In the Oregon House of Representatives and Senate, Democrats believe they have a good chance of achieving a supermajority — enough members to pass tax measures with a three-fifths vote. Such an outcome would give the party unilateral power provided Democrats all agree on the topic at hand.
A former Oregon State University student is accused of threatening to shoot people on campus. A Thurston High School student is reported to have sent a message to another student saying, "I am a shooter!" And a teen allegedly made threats against several schools in the Woodburn and Gervais school ...
Oregon added another 5,000 jobs in January, and the state's unemployment rate remained at a historic low. The state continues to enjoy steady growth, and although Oregon's expansion has slowed economists generally remain upbeat. National and statewide economic signals generally point in the same ...
He worked hard to represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics last month. Now bobsledder Sam Michener is back home in Oregon. Related Videos. Top Stories: 6 p.m. 3-2-18 · HEADLINES-ON-DEMAND · Netflix to air Rajneesh documentary · LOCAL · Family shelter network to open in Beaverton · LOCAL · Top stories 11pm ...
Portions of southern Oregon are in particularly dire straits, with the Klamath and Owyhee basins still registering below 50 percent of normal snowpack. Klamath County commissioners have already declared a drought emergency, and farmers are bracing for a painful year. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows ...
Another brilliant performance from junior Megan Kleist wasn't enough to overcome a poor offensive outing as No. 6 Oregon softball lost to No. 13 Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida, on Sunday afternoon. In the final game of the Unconquered Invitational, Kleist (6-3) threw for six innings, seven strikeouts, ...
PORTLAND — Over the years, Oregon has been both lauded and lambasted for new ideas, whether it be doctor-assisted suicide, public beaches or its bottle bill. Now, it's breaking ground again. Oregon is the first state in the nation to help people save for retirement. “If you plan ahead, you're just going to ...
The assault of cold weather and snow brought major improvement to Oregon's snowpack and water supply after earlier concerns about drought. On Feb. 15, in the midst of one of the warmest winters on record, spring flowers were blooming and many ski areas were barely able to operate. But two weeks of ...
Pleasance's family decided to make Bend, Oregon, their permanent home in 2010 even though it meant flying back and forth to the Bay Area for him. When he was tapped by Google to lead its global customer acquisitions team a couple of years later, he explained he would be out of the country most of the ...
Public partners in a proposal to build a walkway to Willamette Falls have tried to purchase the 23-acre site from its property owner, while the developer owes more than $39,000 to Oregon City for years of unpaid utilities at the Willamette Falls site. These were two of the biggest revelations found through ...
Lynchild's burial in a national cemetery is believed to be the first of a same-sex partner of a veteran -- Linda was a Lt. Col. in the Air Force and Oregon National Guard -- and required a waiver of VA policy by Eric Shinseki, the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. After winning the waiver, Linda ...
SALEM – Oregon Democrats' response to the new federal tax law passed the state House by a slim margin on Friday, with three Democrats voting "no." With roughly a quarter billion dollars at stake, Democrats said the bill was necessary to protect budgets for education, health care and other critical ...


 

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