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Study: Massive freshwater mussel bed not reproducing in Willamette River

One of the largest known mussel beds on the Willamette River, home to tens of thousands of mollusks that can live for up to a century on the river bottom, appears to be in poor health. Source: Study: Massive freshwater mussel bed not reproducing in Willamette River

Oregonians need to start shopping for health coverage now: officials

Oregonians who buy their own private health insurance need to start signing up for next year’s coverage now, officials say — because of a new, unforgiving final deadline that falls far earlier than ever before. Source: Oregonians need to start shopping for health coverage now: officials  

Oregon hunter kills wolf that was ‘running directly at him’

The Clackamas County man won’t be charged with a crime, because officials say he acted in self-defense while hunting elk in northeast Oregon. Source: Oregon hunter kills wolf that was ‘running directly at him’

Contaminated Salem soil can be moved, used to grow crops, DEQ decides

Oregon has approved a developer’s plan to truck pesticide-contaminated soil from a proposed residential development in Northeast Salem to a farm 6 miles away. Source: Contaminated Salem soil can be moved, used to grow crops, DEQ decides

Living near marijuana grow can be unhealthy experience

Are the neighbors of large cannabis operations just collateral damage? Here’s what it’s like to live next to the industrial-scale marijuana operation on Cedar Park Road, our mostly residential street just outside Cottage Grove. Source: Living near marijuana grow can be unhealthy experience

Another PERS task force — Opinion

The latest effort by the state to address the demands of the Public Employees Retirement System — a task force set up by Gov. Kate Brown — resulted in a few new suggestions but little that will change the overall picture. Source: Another PERS task force

Official says Knight campus will bolster UO, Eugene through ‘science advancing society’

The University of Oregon’s reputation and Eugene’s economy will be enhanced by the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, area business leaders were told Thursday. The UO last week presented the public with the first look at drawings of the four-story complex that will make up the Knight campus on Franklin Boulevard. […]
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Persistence Leads To Solving 1979 Case Of Oregon Teen’s Slaying

The persistence of a detective and the sister of a young woman who was stabbed and beaten has solved a murder in Oregon — 38 years after it happened. Source: Persistence Leads To Solving 1979 Case Of Oregon Teen’s Slaying

How GOP Tax Cut Bill Could Raise Oregon State Income Taxes

Some Oregonians could actually face a state income tax increase if Congress passes the Republican tax cut plan that was formally unveiled Thursday. Source: How GOP Tax Cut Bill Could Raise Oregon State Income Taxes  

Olives catch on as an Oregon crop

Bogdan Caceu of the Olive Growers of Oregon will provide a five-flight, free tasting of olive oil made from locally grown fruit during Dine Around Oregon. The tasting will follow his informational presentation on growing olives in Oregon.