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2 hrs ago | KSWO

Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government

2 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from... An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, California

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, US News

The Oregonian

ODOT lays out plans for Oregon 47/Verboort Road during Wednesday town hall in Forest Grove

More than 70 people on Wednesday recounted troubling experiences and called for change at the intersection of Oregon 47 and Verboort Road to lawmakers, county officials and state transportation agency representatives.

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Related Topix: Forest Grove, OR, Pacific University, Washington County, OR

The Oregonian

Local law enforcement agencies, Oregon National Guard train for active shooter scenarios at Forest Grove Armory

A second shooting at Fort Hood and a recent standoff in Forest Grove put law enforcement agencies on alert, as several prepared for active shooter scenarios in Forest Grove last week.

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Beach Connection

Oregon Scientists Use Krypton to Study Antarctic Ice, Clues in Ice Age Questions.

A team of scientists many from Oregon and with connections to the Oregon coast have made a discovery that uses radiometric krypton to successfully date ice from the Antarctic which will then allow more insight into the various ice ages of the Earth.

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Related Topix: Corvallis, OR, Oregon State University, Oceanography, Science, Astoria, OR

The Oregonian

Pedersen pleads guilty to federal carjacking charges, likely resolving 2011 killing-spree case

David "Joey" Pedersen talks with public defender Benjamin Wirtschafter as co-defendant, Holly Grigsby, looks on during a 2011 appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif.

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Related Topix: California, California Government

The Oregonian

Sherwood honeybees, found dead on Oregon 99W, could have been hit by vehicles, state says

The Oregon Department of Agriculture says that a large number of bees likely died in Sherwood from being struck by vehicles on Oregon 99W.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Sherwood, OR, Apiculture, Science, Agriculture

KNDU

From Western waters

U.S. 101-a two-lane road that snakes through California, Oregon, and Washington, nearly all of it along the Pacific-might be the most sublime drive in America, especially the 363-mile segment that runs along the Oregon coast, where we traveled last spring.

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Related Topix: Gearhart, OR, Life, Food, Seafood, Dining, South Beach (San Francisco, CA)

OregonLive.com

Reel history: Film screenings explore Oregon's memorable cinematic heritage

It's not exactly earth-shaking news these days when a familiar stretch of Portland's cityscape shows up on screen, or when an Oregon-based filmmaker garners national acclaim.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Buster Keaton, War Movies, Action Movies, The General, Portland, OR, Hollywood (Portland, OR), Movies, Entertainment

Saveur.com

Travel Guide: Oregon Coast

Dinner for two with drinks and tip Inexpensive Under $25 Moderate $25-$75 Expensive Over $75 WHERE TO EAT Bowpicker Fish & Chips 1636 Duane Street, Astoria .

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Related Topix: Astoria, OR, Newport, OR, Soup, Life, Food, Seafood, Gearhart, OR

The Oregonian

Cover Oregon budget crunch overshadows whether to fix bug-ridden health insurance exchange or go federal

Clyde Hamstreet, the interim leader of Cover Oregon, is overseeing painful budget cuts as the health insurance exchange decides whether to switch to the federal exchange.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

TheBlaze.com

What Made Thousands of Bees Drop Dead Along an Oregon Highway?

While the sharp decline in bee populations is not unique to the state, a recent mass death of honey bees has investigators involved.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology, US Politics, US News

KATU-TV Portland

Judge: No decision until next month on Oregon's same-sex marriage ban

Ben West, a plaintiff in the case to overturn Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage, says he's excited and anxious and will be leaving for Eugene early Wednesday to hear arguments in the case.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Gay/Lesbian

OregonLive.com

Steve Duin: The Oregon Symphony plays for keeps at St. Mary's Home for Boys

However you might describe the opposite of music -- abuse, neglect, despair -- it has visited too many of the boys of St. Mary's.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Forbes.com

An Earth Day Toast To Organic Winemaking In Oregon

Earth Day is a perfect moment to toast the history of Oregon and its winemaking tradition, as well as the entrepreneurial spirit and sustainable lifestyle that continues to draw people there.

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Related Topix: Gaston, OR, Yamhill County, OR, Agriculture, Science

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Fugitive killed in Oregon kept notes on girls

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oregon Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Landslide

The Oregonian

Oregon PERS: 2013 retirements flood the system

Oregon's public pension system saw big reforms in the Legislature last year, one factor that may have prompted a wave of retirements.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement

Beach Connection

Lincoln City Lectures Cover Oregon Coast Science, Agates, Crabbing and Beer

Lincoln City's Driftwood Public Library will again be hosting its annual lecture series called "Coastal Encounters."

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Related Topix: Lincoln City, OR, Cove, OR, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Seaside, OR, Pacific City, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

S. Oregon hotels see key numbers rise

The March lodging statistics compiled by Smith Travel Research of Hendersonville, Tenn., showed upticks in every category for Southern Oregon lodging, save for room supply.

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