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February 13th, 2016

by NW Spotlight The memorial for Seaside police officer Sgt. Jason Goodding was held yesterday at the Seaside Convention Center. Sgt. Goodding was killed in the line of duty on Friday, February 5, 2016. According to the Officer Down Memorial …

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February 12th, 2016

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Senate Democrats killed a bill on the Senate floor that would have mandated a minimum of 28% of state funds go toward K-12 education and public safety. In contrast, Washington State allocated 46% …

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February 11th, 2016

Oregon Senate Republicans Oregon House Republicans Senate GOP Leader Ted Ferrioli on Oregon Feb Revenue Forecast Salem, Ore. – Following the release of the latest revenue forecast, Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) called attention to signs of a …

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A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. George Eliot The post blo

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February 10th, 2016

PORTLAND — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator, yelled at law enforcement officers in …

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In a presentation to the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Oregon State University President Ed Ray touted the university’s economic impact while continuing to get some mileage out o…

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Portions of the old livestock auction building in South Corvallis have been torn down as the owner sought to limit liability and pave the way for future redevelopment. A rental house on the pr…

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Members of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a man believed to be in his 20s from the Long Tom River near Monroe on Wednesday.

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"Speak, Thou Vast and Venerable Head" (video animation still) Julia Oldham, 2016 The Fifth Wheel is a multimedia exploration of the arg

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A pipe carrying treated wastewater from the Hollingsworth & Vose glass fiber plant broke on Christmas Eve, dumping an unknown amount of effluent into the Willamette River near downtown Cor…

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Poll: 78% unaware of PERS disaster By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Oregon’s public employee retirements system (PERS) is now a staggering $20-$22 billion in unfunded liability. Just this week it was announced that it grew by another $3 billion …

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SALEM — Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, said Tuesday she supports a measure to increase the state’s minimum wage on a three-tiered level of $12.50, $13.50 and $15 over six years, in part to avo…

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The Curious Case of John Kitzhaber. Saturday, February 13, marks the one-year anniversary of former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s (D-OR) resignation in the face of a conflict of interest scandal involving the governor and his paramour, Cylvia Hayes. At the time … Continue

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February 9th, 2016

by NW Spotlight Donald Trump decidedly won the Republican New Hampshire primary tonight, and Bernie Sanders decidedly won the Democratic New Hampshire primary. Republican delegate winners in the 2016 New Hampshire primary (UPDATED): 1 Donald Trump 35.34% 10 del. 2 …

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A fantastic start and spirited comeback weren’t enough to take down the state’s top-ranked team.

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JEFFERSON — Several adjectives could be used to describe Master Chief Aguilar — happy, protective, affectionate — although petite does not accurately describe the 160-pound Great Pyrenees.

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Bud Pierce for Governor Unlike many public policy or political issues, the transportation issue gets personal in a hurry, especially if you’re a Portland area commuter. You see it (and you’re stuck in it) almost every day as you head …

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We've had 84 First Round Elimination contests, and there have only been four ties.  The most recent one before now -- "now" being a deadlock between Munch and Nash -- was in July 2013.  I had to dig back into

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February 8th, 2016

The Corvallis School District may expand a program that supplies students with iPads for use during the school year to all students in kindergarten through eighth grade, starting next school year.

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The efforts of Corvallis-area churches and other community volunteers have led to a truckload of assistance for Middle Eastern refugees.

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Don Matteson flew through a hurricane in the 1960s, nearly started a shooting war between Chile and Peru in the 1970s, and was held at gunpoint and arrested before he was a teenager.

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I went to my first Superbowl party this weekend, the woman who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about football. It was fun and strange, me wearing a generic orange sweater in a room full of jerseys and true sports fan garb; people who know players and statistics and care about what is happening; people who, […]

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James Archer The Archer gallery is celebrating its namesake James Archer on the occassion of his donating 129 artworks to the college. 40 of the artworks are on display at the gallery and you can read a

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by Rep. Gail Whitsett In response to a question posed to me recently, it’s my opinion that public input has no value in a completely controlled and strictly adhered to agenda like we are seeing this session. The outcome is …

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Last winter, Hoodoo Ski area was open only a few days due to record low snowpack throughout much of the state.

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Brenna McCulloch took just eight seconds to fly across the stage, umbrella in one hand and carpetbag in the other, suspended from two nearly invisible wires as she made her dramatic landing on…

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A new bar and restaurant is operating out of the former JP’s Restaurant & Lounge site in downtown Albany, but it’s a far cry from some rundown tavern.

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Everything at the Coffee Break Café, which opened in downtown Corvallis in December, is made from scratch, and food additives and preservatives are avoided, said Nate McDaniel, who owns the bu…

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By John A. Charles, Jr. The State of Oregon will sell 84,000 acres of the Elliott State Forest by March 2017, in order to make money for public schools. However, the lands will not be auctioned to the highest bidder. … Continue reading →

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Come on out to the Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder) on Tuesday, 9 February 2016 Happy Birthday, Oregon - presented by Stumptown Stories. The post Stumptown Stories: H

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February 7th, 2016

Promote Oregon Leadership PAC Salem, Ore. – Promote Oregon Leadership PAC launched a website and ad campaign highlighting the scandals and pay-to-play style politics of Salem Democrats. The website, www.SalemDemocrats.com, includes the release of a digital ad featuring ex-Governor John …

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Editor's note: This is the first installment in a year-long series of stories examining housing issues throughout the mid-valley. New entries in the series, "Housing the Mid-Valley," will appe…

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February 6th, 2016

Some funny things happened on the way to this month's Fourth Round match.  The oldest pair of open Third Round matches were Benton/Lotto and Goldsworthy/Magritte, but there's no point in advancing them because the left bracket is already congested by a tie in that

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February 5th, 2016

SEATTLE — With just over six minutes left, Oregon State was struggling for a spark as Washington began to mount a comeback on Friday night.

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There is a different tint to the skies above Corvallis.

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Individuals and businesses left holding the bag after the sudden shutdown of Jones 5 Auto Sales have begun filing claims against the defunct car dealership’s bonding company, but it seems clea…

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The two people accused in the Jan. 15 slaying at Shari’s Restaurant pleaded not guilty Friday to several additional charges, including aggravated murder, conspiracy and kidnapping.

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SALEM — On a 3-2 vote Friday afternoon, the Senate Committee on Workforce and General Government approved a three-tiered minimum wage proposal that will now go to the Senate floor.

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The 21-year-old Corvallis woman who allegedly wielded a realistic-looking toy gun and told officers to shoot her has been formally charged with five misdemeanors after her recent release from …

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Aerial of industrial area in Northwest Portland, near the St. Johns Bridge, circa 1938.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s, Bridge, Northwest, Northwest Industrial, St. Johns Bridge

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February 4th, 2016

I don't hear "You're a dick!" very often. Maybe never. But my citizen activism leads to me being called other derogatory names, like bombthrower. I've made that into a term of endearment. Here's what I said in a 2014 post:...

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ADAIR VILLAGE – The longest journey, they say, starts with a single step.

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MoCC Exhibition view: Laurie Herrick Weaving, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (2011) Photo Jeff Jahn Yesterday PNCA announced that it will s

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“… Our task was to find them, pace them, and let them continue their remarkable behavior without disturbance, while also documenting the behavior and collecting our photos and biopsy samples. Tricky. With a truly team effort, and help from the whales when they slowed down occasionally, we succeeded. We paced

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February has always been a good month for art exhibitions in the Portland art scene and everyone seems ready to get out and meet each other once again. Here are my picks: The Histology of the Diffe

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Construction of the Memorial Coliseum, April 13, 1960.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, Lloyd District, North

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