Category Archives: The Oregonian

Oregonians can sport gray whale license plates in 2019

Oregonians will have a new license plate option at the Department of Motor Vehicles next year. Source: Oregonians can sport gray whale license plates in 2019

National school walkout: Oregon students plan to take to the streets

It’s been more than two months since a shooter killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. And on Friday morning, the 19th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School that ended with 15 dead, high school students across the country staged a series of […]
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Sneak peek inside the USS Portland, set to be commissioned Saturday

The commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport vessel USS Portland is set for Saturday and will be held at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 2, where all 25,000 tons of it is currently docked. It’s sold-out. Source: Sneak peek inside the USS Portland, set to be commissioned Saturday

Portland Marathon director illegally borrowed thousands from nonprofit, state finds

Former Portland Marathon Director Les Smith illegally borrowed more than $865,000 from the nonprofit that operates the event, according to officials at the Oregon Department of Justice. Smith, who had been the director of the event since 1982, entered into a settlement agreement with the state, agreeing to repay the Portland Marathon $865,000. Of that, […]
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A timeline of school shootings in Oregon and Washington

A national walkout organized in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 on Feb. 14 is expected to draw thousands of students from high schools across the country Friday. April 20 will mark the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School, at the time […]
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Two-rod rule announced for Tillamook, Nestucca, Willamette systems

Two rods per angler will be allowed for hatchery spring chinook and hatchery steelhead in Tillamook and Nestucca bays and their major river systems beginning May 1. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the decision Wednesday, along with opening the entire Willamette River system above Willamette Falls to two-rods. Source: Two-rod rule announced […]
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Kate Brown OKs investigation into gender, age bias at Business Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown is bringing in an outside investigator to look into allegations the state’s economic development agency, Business Oregon, has created a hostile work environment for women and older employees, as well as accusations of program and budgetary abuses. Source: Kate Brown OKs investigation into gender, age bias at Business Oregon

Quake expert Lucy Jones examines natural disaster and human denial in ‘The Big Ones’

We live in Portland with a symbol of nature’s destructive power: Mount St. Helens, decapitated by the 1980 eruption that took 57 lives and cast a pall over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Source: Quake expert Lucy Jones examines natural disaster and human denial in ‘The Big Ones’

Portland State investigation puts academic freedom on ice: Guest opinion

Last month, it was reported that Portland State University political science professor Dr. Bruce Gilley was under investigation by the university for discrimination after he published a paper challenging certain accepted opinions on colonialism. The university’s investigation into Gilley is shameful, anti-academic and illiberal. Source: Portland State investigation puts academic freedom on ice: Guest opinion

Bias and unsafe conditions in Oregon’s schools | Guest opinion

If Oregonians had an air quality index for school climate, the 2017 meter would have read “Very unhealthy” across the state and peaked at “Hazardous” in all too many places. Source: Bias and unsafe conditions in Oregon’s schools: Guest opinion