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April 16th, 2014

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University Housing and Dinning Services (UHDS) at Oregon State would like to remind all admitted students that they will need to apply for housing for this upcoming school year. The UHDS housing application for housing can be found here. I would also encourage you to check out and to stay up to date of all […]

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These lovely tulips were growing at the edge of a yard off of 2nd Ave. about a week ago. I think there used to be a house where these flowers are now, but these tulips seem happy enough to exist in its place.

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April 15th, 2014

by Dan Lucas I have been somewhat horrified at the headlines about the budget problems in Polk County. Things have gotten so bad that Polk County now goes for 14 hours a day without sheriff’s patrol and the sheriff’s office … Continue

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These gorgeous trees line one of the baseball fields at Stayton High School on Locust St. I like them. I took a picture. Here it is.

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Insurance plans now must cover breast-feeding equipment, advice

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Insurance plans now must cover breast-feeding equipment, advice

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There weren’t a lot of fireworks or “gotcha!” moments.

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There weren’t a lot of fireworks or “gotcha!” moments.

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The ‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse happened on the night of April 14 and into April 15, 2014. Clouds obscured the moon at the start, but finally cleared off during the transit and into the eclipse. The lunar eclipse started around 10:50 p.m. PT and finally became a total eclipse around 12:15 a.m.

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April 14th, 2014

Tonight is the “blood moon” or the full moon lunar eclipse. I hoped to capture the moonrise this evening, however, clouds moving in didn’t make that happen. Instead, here are a few shots from Rocky Butte, an extinct volcanic butte in northeast Portland. The beacon tower is for aircraft at the Portland Inte

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While manager Lloyd McClendon is no fan of the transfer rule, he certainly has no problem challenging the application of it to get the Seattle Mariners a run.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While manager Lloyd McClendon is no fan of the transfer rule, he certainly has no problem challenging the application of it to get the Seattle Mariners a run.

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Nolan Hansen knew he needed to get bigger and stronger when he decided to walk on with the Oregon State football team.

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Nolan Hansen knew he needed to get bigger and stronger when he decided to walk on with the Oregon State football team.

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The National Tax Foundation rates Oregon as the 16th highest tax state in the nation. Oregon’s high taxes matches with its big spending ways. U.S. Census Bureau data reveals that Oregon is the 17th biggest …

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Mark McKelvey asked a good question: “What’s your source for the $40-60M in annual property taxes JCEP is projected to pay

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This is the book of the generations of sourdough starter. Well, blog post, anyway. As described earlier, our Bread 101 …Continue reading →

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When a property tax abatement is conditioned upon paying the funds into private hands then this is still public money

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Just as the title says, I have been waiting for these trees to bloom at Pioneer Park so I could get this shot of the Jordan Bridge. I’ve done similar photos before (see: Dreaming, Invitation, and This Is Why I’m Here), but I think I like this one the best. …

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ALBANY — Question: How many elementary-school flag football players does it take to stop a drive by former Oregon State University star receiver James Rodgers?

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ALBANY — Question: How many elementary-school flag football players does it take to stop a drive by former Oregon State University star receiver James Rodgers?

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Placing first among women at the Corvallis Half Marathon and breaking the women’s course record that she set herself last year was possibly only the second most-interesting thing to happen to …

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Placing first among women at the Corvallis Half Marathon and breaking the women’s course record that she set herself last year was possibly only the second most-interesting thing to happen to …

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By John A. Charles, Jr. Last year the S&P 500 Index had a total return on investment of 32%. That should have been good news for Oregon public schools, which receive twice-yearly checks from an endowment known as the Common … Continue

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April 13th, 2014

I was at work, chit chatting, and one of my co-workers brought up philosophy. For some reason he was taking a philosophy class at our local community college. He liked it, he said. I told him that my degree was in philosophy. He wanted my thoughts on philosophy, classes, and so forth. I delayed our conversation until we wer

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Spring weather is here and I’m seeing I haven’t put any miles on my bicycle lately. Today, I geared up and set off on a short bike ride to Holladay Park east of downtown Portland and across the street from Lloyd Center shopping mall. Alright, Holladay Park wasn’t my intended destination, but it was a [R

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PORTLAND — LaMarcus Aldridge said an overtime thriller over Golden State was good preparation for the looming postseason.

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PORTLAND — LaMarcus Aldridge said an overtime thriller over Golden State was good preparation for the looming postseason.

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I guess some inquiring minds have wondered what the little avatar you see on my Twitter @BJDorr profile is. I present to you the larger image. This is a selfie of me riding my bicycle on a country road in the 2010 Cycle Oregon Weekend. I didn’t know it at the time I took the […]

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On April 15, the Tax Man, Wolf Man, and the Blood Moon cometh. The total lunar eclipse will happen on April 15, 2014, beginning around 9:53 p.m. Pacific Time. The ability to view the lunar eclipse also depends on Mother Nature keeping the clouds away. If for some reason clouds block the moon, here’s the […]

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On Saturday, the Oregon State softball team hit the ball well against Oregon but breakdowns on defense led to a loss.

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On Saturday, the Oregon State softball team hit the ball well against Oregon but breakdowns on defense led to a loss.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — To hear Bubba Watson speak, he’s someone from a small town in the Florida panhandle who has no business winning one green jacket at the Masters, let alone two in a three-year span.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — To hear Bubba Watson speak, he’s someone from a small town in the Florida panhandle who has no business winning one green jacket at the Masters, let alone two in a three-year span.

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Am I souring on traditional discipline-focused college curricula?  No, but this spring I *am* teaching a tremendously fun course through …Continue reading →

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There are many ways of complying with the letter of the law while at the same time violating the spirit of the law.

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For most of the last year in Bend, Oregon the real estate market has favored sellers because the number of homes for sale has been so low.  This is called a seller’s market and in a seller’s market good homes often receive multiple offers within a short time after being listed.  Multiple offers are great [R

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 According to Carry Your Cup, the average American office worker uses about 500 disposable cups every year. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day or equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year, making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world. Americans throw away 25 billion styrof

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I can’t remember if I shot this from Kingston-Jordan Rd. or Kingston-Lyons Rd., because apparently I was not paying attention. The barns were very far away, so the quality of the image isn’t the best. If you viewed the full resolution, you would see the barns look like fuzzy squiggles. …

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BLODGETT — Earl Newman hasn’t created a poster for River Rhythms in quite awhile. He stopped turning out his iconic work for the Monterey Jazz Festival a year ago.

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BLODGETT — Earl Newman hasn’t created a poster for River Rhythms in quite awhile. He stopped turning out his iconic work for the Monterey Jazz Festival a year ago.

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The battle for downtown Corvallis seems far from over.

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Ashley Pferschy pulled out a long, brightly colored formal gown hanging on a rack at the Vina Moses Center.

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Ashley Pferschy pulled out a long, brightly colored formal gown hanging on a rack at the Vina Moses Center.

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The battle for downtown Corvallis seems far from over.

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by NW Spotlight Obama’s administration: “a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both.” Remember back in January 2009 when President Obama said in a memo to his administration “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level …

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Following release of report, rights groups calling for removal of mayor and police chief

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April 12th, 2014

Metro has long advocated development to take a "compact urban form." It's rather unsettling to see the Oregonian adopt that principle by moving to a tabloid form. I've had trouble reading it for the last week, perhaps because I'm old-fashioned...

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