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April 17th, 2014

This is my 20,000th tweet. Umm, yay I guess? — Alex Mills (@Viper007Bond) April 18, 2014 Since September 6th, 2008: Signed up for a Twitter account due to rmccue and Jeffro2pt0's naggings on #wordpress. No clue if I'll actually use this or not… — Alex Mills (@Viper007Bond) September 6, 2008

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The upcoming PhpStorm 8 features built-in WordPress support, as explained in this support document. However what’s the best way to set up your WordPress install in order to write plugins? Here’s my personal answer — feel free to suggest alternatives in the comments section. When working on a WordPress plug

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Brooklyn artist Oliver Herring visits OSU and throws a party

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Former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State University with a new role — adviser to the university on mari…

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PHILOMATH — Philomath Middle School eighth-graders spent Wednesday planting trees, learning how infra-red cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles are used in forestry and practicing use of the ra…

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ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

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This path leads back to Riverfront Park at the south end of town, next to what I guess is a water treatment place. I didn’t actually walk down the path when I took this picture, but I plan on doing so soon.

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They spent the past year building and waiting and dreaming — all for the moment that they could walk into the front door and call the four walls around them home.

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By “Miss Nelson”, Salem Elementary Teacher, As a teacher, I try not to spend too much of my own money on my classroom, but when it comes to new books that the kids are dying to read, I find it hard to resist. One particularly challenging demographic is the reluctant, below-grade-level, male reader. Lots of […]

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April 16th, 2014

PORTLAND — Leaving the Trail Blazers' locker room following the regular-season finale, Wesley Matthews was wished well in the playoffs.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The showdown was overshadowed by a meltdown.

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Spending the season on the scout team was tough for Jalen Grimble.

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Oregon State senior Kavin Keyes came off the first base bag to make a tag early in Sunday’s game against Washington State.

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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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Whether you buy a turn-key home or one that's in need of a little tender loving care, every owner will add bits and pieces to make their new house into their new home.

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Who says economists are not intriguing?  Apparently they are according to The Oregonian, which is running a poll and the quarterfinal match up is Monica Wehby versus local economist 

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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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Sometimes a fresh idea for a story takes off where the previous story ends. Most recently, my Ode to Croutons brought me back in touch with one of my favorite ingredients: caramelized onions. …

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The 27th Oregon Dance Concert featured a dance about evolution, showing the progression of species through movement.

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April 15th, 2014

Valorie Carrigan, 37, of Philomath, was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday regarding a September 2012 car crash that killed Oregon State University student Chelsea Duffy.

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Realtors and economists are quietly optimistic 2014 will be a good year for the national real estate market, finally ending the roller coaster highs and lows of the last decade.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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