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August 29th, 2014

The old museum on 3rd Ave. is now Stayton’s courthouse. It opened last month, but I wasn’t able to attend the opening. So, here’s a photo of the outside, which looks a lot like how it looked when it was still the Santiam Historical Museum. Speaking of the museum, it’s …

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BLODGETT — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is standing behind a deputy who shot and killed a dog at a property in Blodgett while attempting to serve an eviction notice.

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August 28th, 2014

A suspect sped from the Springfield area in a stolen car, then brandished a realistic-looking pellet gun at police before a Springfield officer shot her early Thursday morning.

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The Arts Center’s mobile photography exhibit proves smartphone cameras are for more than selfies

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Albany Civic Theater presents ‘Waiting for Godot’

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There are numerous two- and three-year veterans, a large freshman class and not too many in between.

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Homecoming is here for some of the Portland State football players.

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Shari Landers was a woman I would have loved to meet.  Here's a tiny bit of her story:She became the first woman pipefitter in Louisiana, as well as a welder, carpenter, pot farmer, crypt caretaker, small business owner, Kool Aid mom, longshore-wo

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A couple of closures came to my attention recently… I heard about baked. closing at The Night Light Show on Monday. (Have you been to The Night Light Show? It’s fantastic. But that’s a topic for a different post.) Confirmation on their FB page: The rumors are true. Baked will be closing our doors for [&

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The brunch menu at Colin and Holly Howard’s restaurant and market is small but deliciously inventive, so bring friends because you’re gonna want to try it all. First, get a round of very garlicky...

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Announcing Goran, a new free business theme available for WordPress.com sites!

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A few days ago, I posted an old red barn from 1951. Today we have a very similar barn just down the road on Stayton Rd., which I’m guessing was built around the same time. I didn’t see any date written on this one like I did the last one, …

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The Corvallis Waldorf School will have three new classrooms this school year — classrooms that were delivered to the school Monday on the back of a truck.

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Jo Moorefield stood in her front yard garden Wednesday night amid raised planter boxes bursting with herbs, tomatoes and vegetables, and told nearly 60 people that a year and a half before, th…

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PORTLAND — A man suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in Klamath Falls was arrested Thursday, while the deputy was to undergo surgery for a head wound. The suspect's …

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■ Ifo Ekpre-Olumu, Dior Mathis and

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Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam

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August 27th, 2014

Jefferson Fire District is letting a fire burn on Wiseman Island, a large parcel located in the North Santiam River east of town, as the agency can’t reach the flames with its rigs.

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A big reason for Oregon State’s loss to Eastern Washington last year was the play of Eagles’ quarterback Vernon Adams.

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The Corvallis man charged with manslaughter and DUII in connection with the Aug. 21 fatal head-on collision in North Albany pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon in Benton County Circuit Court.

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Furniture craftsman Reed LaPlant has bounced around the States throughout his life—from childhood in Wisconsin, to studying architecture at Texas A&M and art history at the University of...

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Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile returns for a special one-night-only appearance with the Oregon Symphony!

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This photo as a story. Well, not the photo itself, but how it came to be. My telephoto lens died recently when I was shooting a sunset image. I couldn’t afford to replace it, so I figured I’d do without for a while until I could. But last night, some …

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Add your own touch with cobblers, crisps

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■ Don Pellum and Devon Allen talk to the media after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of

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Portland point guard Damian Lillard is an All-Star, All-NBA Third-Teamer, commercial actor and video game cover star, among other prolific roles both on and off the court. How will Lillard'

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August 26th, 2014

I'll send an email to my Oregon State Representatives suggesting Oregon should follow up on California's initiative in limiting Drone use in Law Enforcement.  I think it would "fly" here too.  If only we could do the

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Some people make vows to exercise daily. Or work on their novel. Or play the violin.

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Now that the purchase of Washington Park is off the table, Linn-Benton Community College officials have unveiled other options for their hoped-for expansion of their Corvallis campus.

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Mike Morovick felt like he was starting over as a long snapper.

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Mike Morovick felt like he was starting over as a long snapper.

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So it is… Connie Johnson… 50,180 … 57 percent Jim Rogers … 37,935 … 43 percent 93 percent of the vote tallied. What does this signify?  More or less than this… In Vermont, less than a quarter of registered voters were expected to turn out Tuesday, but the colorful races included a Democr

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PHILOMATH — The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office returned a collection of 35 coins — missing for perhaps 50 years — to the Horner Collection at the Benton County Historical Society & Muse…

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Shoppers will have access to hundreds of clothes and shoes from designer brands like Opening Ceremony, Samantha Pleet, Luxury Rebel, Sass & Bide, Grey City, etc. For men, there will be heritage brands like Post Overalls, Carters, plus selvage denim.

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The Oregon Symphony kicks off its new season with their 18th annual concert at the Waterfront Park on Thursday. 10,000-15,000 people are expected to attend the event which includes music, dancing, fireworks, cannons, and more. Plus, it’s all FREE.

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GASTON  — Divers recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a popular lake west of Portland on Tuesday, a day after finding another family memb…

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GASTON  — Divers recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a popular lake west of Portland on Tuesday, a day after finding another family memb…

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Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80's with DJ MC.

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Fresh off of breaking Montreal Just for Laughs' back and busting out of a desert prison that resembles a sarlacc pit, Portland comedy legend Richard Bain returns to Bridgetown with his best friend and mortal enemy: Ira Novos.

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Capping off a month long grilled cheese fundraiser sparked by EastBurn restaurant owner Mike Bender’s reply to a sexist Yelp review, 9 local restaurants will put forth their best grilled cheese to raise funds for the Portland Women’s Crisis Line.

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Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. The general appeal of Polecat comes from their unique take on roots music and their interactive and high energy live shows.

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The Portland Trail Blazers will be depending on their young bench players to improve themselves and the team this season. Onto which players does the burden fall heaviest? The Blazersedge Staff

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The 10-day countdown begins! The Color Run is coming to Portland on 9/6! Their 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour means new gear, new color-crazy race attractions and more! What are you waiting for? Sign up now !

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The Night Market will feature a variety of vendors representing the international community that exists in the Jade, as well as many crafters and food vendors found at the many street fairs around the city.

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If happy hour at Nick Zukin’s Mexican eat and drinkery isn’t on your radar, it is now. First, locally brewed pints are impossibly affordable ($2.50 a pop), and all the margaritas (save for the...

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STORYTELLERS for this round of Reel Stories include: JAMES WESTBY (Rid of Me, The Auteur), BETH HARRINGTON (The Winding Stream), OCTOBER MOORE (Portlandia, Grimm, City Baby), JASON ROUSE + IAN BERRY, (Make it Country) and CASEY PARKS (Diary of a Misfit, a work in progress).

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