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Portland Protesting Evangelical Group

Portland Protesting Evangelical Group

Oregon is becoming a battleground of opposition as Christian evangelical group Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) and citizen group Protect Portland Children collide over a children’s bible study program. The Portland group is protesting what it says is a harmful, evangelical fundamentalist indoctrination attempt aimed at impressionable children in public schools. The CEF is accused of […]

Elephant Exhibit at Oregon Zoo to Set New Standards for Pachyderm Care

Elephant Exhibit at Oregon Zoo to Set New Standards for Pachyderm Care

While a number of zoos across the country are closing their elephant exhibits by 2016, according to a Wall Street Journal report, Portland’s Oregon Zoo is building a replacement four times larger than the existing 1959 pachyderm barn. This ambitious project sets new standards in elephant care and is designed to be one of the most natural, moving and […]

Nanny Left Newborn and Toddler in Sweltering Car to Go Tanning [Video]

Nanny Left Newborn and Toddler in Sweltering Car to Go Tanning [Video]

A nanny in Oregon has been arrested after she left a three-year-old boy and two-month-old girl in a hot car to visit a tanning salon. Temperatures exceeded 90 degrees when Kristen Marie Jones abandoned the children who were left in her care. A concerned citizen called the police after she passed the car and saw […]

Google Fiber: Portland Vision May Bring Gigabit Broadband to City [Video]

Google Fiber: Portland Vision May Bring Gigabit Broadband to City [Video]

When Google Fiber announced which 34 U. S. cities were potential markets for the tech company’s gigabit broadband service, Portland, Oregon was on the list. Google’s vision is to add more cities to its network. On June 11, the Portland City Council voted to enter into a franchise agreement with Google Fiber Oregon, LLC to bring […]

Oregon Shooting Part of Upswing in School Violence

Oregon Shooting Part of Upswing in School Violence

Two teenagers are dead, and the country mourns again. Parents, faculty and police are still working their way through the aftermath of this week’s school shooting in Oregon’s Reynolds High School. The shooting left one 14-year-old victim and the 15-year-old gunman dead and one faculty member injured. It rocked Oregon and it rocked the country, […]

Oregon on Schedule to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Oregon on Schedule to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

It has been an uphill battle for the supporters of the Oregon Marijuana Initiative, but petitioners say they are now on schedule for the legalization of recreational pot. New Approach Oregon, the group behind the initiative, has supported petitioners in gathering over 83,500 signatures, which were submitted to the Secretary of State’s office on Thursday. […]

Portland Shooting Challenges Reputation as Liberal Utopia

Portland Shooting Challenges Reputation as Liberal Utopia

A shooting near Portland OR, with one student death and injuries suffered by both students and teachers, challenges the stereotype incurred by TV shows such as Portlandia, which depicts Portland as a liberal utopia. Portlandia‘s version of Portland is light and witty, featuring people who travel all the way to a farm to check the […]

Oregon and Beer

Oregon and Beer

When talking about beer it is almost impossible not to mention beer and Oregon in the same sentence. Some even ask how beer makers in Oregon make their beer so well. First, malted barley is placed in hot water so that the release of malt sugars can begin. Next, those malt sugars are boiled with […]

Oregon Wildfires Impact Residents Health

Oregon Wildfires Impact Residents Health

Wildfires in Central Oregon are, once again, making their mark on the state, causing a lasting impact on the health of residents in surrounding towns. The Two Bulls fire continues to rage west of Bend, close to the tiny town of Tumalo and the Tumalo Reservoir, creating a flurry of concern among locals in areas […]

A Plane Way of Living in Oregon

A Plane Way of Living in Oregon

Bruce Campbell of Hillsboro, Oregon has a “plane way” of living. Near Portland, on a hill in the woods, Campbell lives in a Boeing 727. The airplane is fully intact, with the landing gear perched up on pillars. For half the year, this is where Campbell makes his home. His inspiration came from a vision […]

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