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  • Watch How Ebola Spread Across Liberia favicon Mother Jones (Today) - When Ebola came to Liberia on March 22, it was a serious problem—not an existential threat to the entire country. Twelve people fell ill, and 11 of them died. By the end of April, the outbreak seemed to have run its course. But when...
  • South Miami Wants to Secede From Florida Due to the State’s Climate Change Apathy favicon Inhabitat (Today) - What do you do if your state is ignoring the threat of climate change and putting your home and family in peril? Well, if you’re a group of officials from South Miami, you take matters into your own hands and pass a proposal to secede...
  • Lessons Learned from Limiting My Water Use: You Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have favicon Sustainablog (Today) - When your water use becomes limited - from emergencies or contamination - you learn not to waste this precious resource, but to use it mindfully The post Lessons Learned from Limiting My Water Use: You Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have appeared first on Sustainablog....
  • Divers find plentiful baby sea stars off Oregon Coast favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Divers at the Oregon Coast Aquarium say they have new hope that sea stars will recover from the widespread wasting syndrome thatÂ’s wiping them out all along the Pacific coast. This month they found thousands of thumbnail-sized juvenile sea stars, commonly called starfish, on the...
  • National impaired-driving diversion leader praises Beaverton's program favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Michael Kavanaugh sees city's court program as model for others ItÂ’s a reasonably good sign that your cityÂ’s impaired-driving diversion court is doing something right when a national leader in the field pays the program leaders a friendly visit. ThatÂ’s indeed what happened on Friday,...
  • Beaverton puts out call for Public Safety Center bond proposal favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Voters to decide on $35 million request to upgrade facility When someone asks Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle how much a newly designed, fully dedicated Public Safety Center is needed in the city, his answer is simple. “YouÂ’ve got to take a tour and see this...
  • A real page turner favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Thornhill thrives on delivering books to William Walker The wooden shelves in the beginning readersÂ’ section at William Walker Elementary School library appear to be brimming with books and board games, but that doesnÂ’t mean Caroline Narvaez wants Robert ThornhillÂ’s regular hand-delivered donations to stop....
  • Poll: Merkley maintains big lead favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Marijuana, GMO measures still ahead, but gaps are narrow. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley continues to lead his Republican challenger in a new poll conducted by Survey USA for Portland television station KATU. The automated telephone survey, which involved 561 likely voters Oct. 16-19, found 53...
  • Jackknifed truck spills fuel, snarls traffic on Interstate-84 favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - ODOT expects freeway to reopen by noon A semitrailer jackknifed in the westbound lanes of Interstate-84 near 207th Avenue early Thursday morning, spilling more than 75 gallons of diesel fuel across the roadway. The accident occurred around 5:15 a.m. and forced the closure of all...
  • GMO measure draws disagreement favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Forum by Pamplin Media/EO Media groups explores vast differences on Measure 92. Representatives of the campaigns for and against the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot that would require labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients didnÂ’t agree on much during a forum Wednesday night...
  • Accident victim dies of injuries favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - A 63-year-old woman has died from injuries she received in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday. The name of the victim will not be released until her family has been notified. The driver of the other vehicle, Domonique Latrice Williams, 22, is cooperating with investigators. The case...
  • Accidents snarl I-84, I-5, downtown MAX line favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Thursday morning's commute was disrupted by three accidents. All westbound lanes of Interstate 84 were closed near 207th Avenue after a truck jackknifed and spilled about 150 gallons of fuel across the roadway. Westbound traffic was directed off the highway at Fairview as crews moved...
  • Heavy rain causes sewer overflow into Willamette favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Nearly two inches of rain Wednesday caused a rare combined sewer overflow in the Willamette River. The Bureau of Environmental Services, which operates the city's sewer system, urged people top avoid contact with the river from just south of the Sellwood Bridge downstream to the...
  • Neighbors say Markham House saved favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Neighbors fight to save the historic Markham House say they have raised enough money to prevent it from being demolished. Those trying to prevent the preserve the house at 3206 N.E. Glisan say they have raised about $35,000, which is enough to closed the gap...
  • Climate Change is Shrinking Alpine Goats favicon Inhabitat (Today) - There are some consequences from climate change that are easy to see – melting glaciers, climbing sea levels and some seriously nasty droughts – and then there are the not so obvious effects. One of these subtler repercussions can be seen in the alpine...
  • Ratings of Animal Planet Show Nosedive After MoJo ExposĂ© favicon Mother Jones (Today) - Animal Planet's hit reality TV show Call of the Wildman came under intense scrutiny earlier this year as the subject of a seven-month Mother Jones investigation into behind-the-scenes animal mistreatment. Now, it's no longer such a hit. Prime time audiences for this year's season...
  • From frozen peas to kids' fashion: how supermarkets got in on the act favicon Greenpeace (Today) - Have you noticed just what you can get at your local supermarket these days? It's no longer just fruit and veg, people today are throwing fashion for all the family into the trolley on top of yoghurts and frozen peas. Over the past few years...
  • School district hires teams to complete Beaverton bond projects favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - $1.2 million in salaries part of $680 bond measure approved by voters in May With large chunks of the $680 million Beaverton School District bond measure going toward the capital costs of construction, maintenance and various physical improvements, the funding also brings a new batch...
  • Buckle up for a ride with Roddy favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - WWE legend goes extra rounds outside the ring A sit-down with “Rowdy Roddy” Piper is a happening, a roller-coaster ride in stream-of-consciousness fashion orchestrated by one of the greats in pro wrestling history. Seat belts are required. At 60, the World Wresting Entertainment Hall-of-Famer and...
  • Mark & Dave: What's politics appeal? Hint: Not policy favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - The Portland Tribune may not have endorsed either major party candidate for governor, but we will. We want four more years of John Kitzhaber. Not for his political acumen. No, we just know Dennis Richardson would give us an antiseptic term, and weÂ’re talk-show hosts...
  • Bravo for 50 years favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Portland Opera marks 50-year milestone with 'Die Fledermaus,' its 1964 debut Portland Opera turns 50 this season, and will celebrate by staging the companyÂ’s first-ever production, “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss. But before general director Henry Holt put on the operetta “Die Fledermaus” on Dec....
  • In Character with Tom Pikaart favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Tom Pikaart once won a latte art competition by pouring behind his back, which isnÂ’t something Pikaart recommends or even teaches as director of training at the American Barista School in Southeast Portland. Portland Tribune: Are there many spilled drinks at barista competitions? Tom Pikaart:...
  • Mandolin madness will infect Portland favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Classical mandolin players to gather for 27th annual meetup Bill Jordens, 86, has been playing mandolin since the Great Depression and is still going strong. The Gresham resident — who taught science at Sandy High from 1968-88 — will play with the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra...
  • Research without consent puts ethics to test favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - OHSU drug trial will study unconscious trauma victims Oregon Health & Science University is looking for a few good men (and women) for a clinical trial. Unconscious men and women, ideally. And by the way, readers, youÂ’re all enrolled, sort of. The new study is...
  • Cocktail week raises the bar on the craft, business of mixology favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Bread & Brew If Oregon was a cocktail, what would it be? ThereÂ’s a good chance it would include local, organic herbs and hand-made syrups and juices, judging by what many of the cityÂ’s hottest bars are serving. Yet thatÂ’s not at all what Nic...
  • Hot topics steam up lukewarm 5th Congressional District race favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Schrader, Smith pick apart each other's records The Republican and Democratic nominees for 5th Congressional District took turns blasting each other on topics ranging from the Ebola virus and the Islamic state in Iraq to more local concerns of education, jobs and health care costs...
  • Lots of Ducks involved as offense finds its groove favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Freeman, Marshall and others help Oregon overcome injuries EUGENE — After a relatively slow start, the Oregon offensive playmaking machine and its parts have cranked up, and the Ducks seem primed to make another run at the national championship — barring an upset. While Bralon...
  • Free for lunch? favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - New program puts food on the table for all students, even those who can't pay Other than the occasional apple rolling off a tray, the lunch line at Kelly Elementary School in Southeast Portland is a smooth operation. Children know that in addition to their...
  • Voters get to decide whether county clerk's office is well run favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Challenger hopes to improve office's image in light of turmoil U.S. Navy Cmdr. David Robinson thinks he has a good shot at knocking Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall out of the seat sheÂ’s held since 2003. “I donÂ’t really have to go out and remind...
  • Sources Say: Will Kitzhaber pay at the polls for fiancee's past? favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - How much damage has the news about Cylvia Hayes done to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's re-election chance, if at all? That's the question on the minds of political insiders following the avalanche of allegations against Hayes of influence peddling and her own admissions of a...

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