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Paleontologists Find First Ever Oregon Dinosaur Fossil

The University of Oregon scientists found the first and, possibly, the only dinosaur bone in the state. Oregon was submerged underwater for the most part of the dinosaur period and, therefore, had no dinosaur fossils.

Animals November 19, 2018

Invasive Brown Widow Spider Spotted In Oregon For The First Time

A single brown widow spider was spotted in Oregon for the first time. Authorities don't believe it has been established but they are urging residents to report any possible sightings.

Animals October 6, 2018

Placenta Pills Blamed For Oregon Baby’s Dangerous Infection

Placenta consumption is believed to aid in a new mother’s recovery and help prevent postpartum depression through its nutrients. But it's now blamed for strep infection in a newborn in Oregon.

Public Health June 30, 2017

Oregon Teen Sells $1 Million Worth Of Custom Socks: Here's How He Did It

A teenager from Sherwood, Oregon built his custom sock business from scratch. Find out what it took for it to become the million-dollar success it is today.

Business Tech April 24, 2017

Bedbugs Have Been Bugging Humans For Thousands Of Years, Study Finds

A cave in Oregon has been detected with fossils of common bed bug’s ancestors. According to a study, the specimens dug up at Paisley represent the oldest insects from the Cimex genus and are older by 5,100 to 11,000 years.

Animals April 5, 2017

Sharing Good News Can Promote Health And Happiness, Researchers Suggest

A new study reveals that sharing good news can prove to be effective in the promotion of good health and happiness. The study was conducted on military couples living in Oregon.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Underwater Volcano Footage Offers Rare Glimpse Of Submarine Eruption

The eruption of Axial Seamount active submarine volcano in 2015 at the Northeast Pacific set off thousands of earthquakes. According to a new study, the eruption was recorded in real time by an underwater observatory and the data is helping researchers to predict when the next eruption will happen.

Earth/Environment December 17, 2016

This Woman Who Crashed Her Car Because Of A Spider Is All Of Us

A woman driving in Portland, Oregon got into a car crash, totaling her vehicle when she noticed a spider hanging from her rearview mirror.

Viral September 23, 2016

$4 Million Needed To Repair Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupied By Militants Protesting Public Lands Management

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will spend more than $4 million to clean, upgrade and restore the Oregon wildlife refuge occupied by armed protesters earlier this year. Federal officials have released photos of the area, showing the mess that protesters left behind.

Earth/Environment March 26, 2016

Construction Workers Unearth Bones Of Mammoth, Other Ice Age Animals At OSU Football Stadium

Construction workers unearthed what looks like thousand-year-old bones of a mammoth, among other ancient animals, at Oregon State University’s football stadium. What was supposed to be a renovation project of the athletic department became a field site of the anthropology department.

Animals January 27, 2016

Oregon, California Pharmacists Will Soon Be Allowed To Prescribe Birth Control

Two new laws will give pharmacists of the states of California and Oregon prescribing power over birth control pills and other contraceptives. This will help make contraceptives more readily accessible to interested consumers and prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Life November 24, 2015

Teenage Girl In Oregon Contracts Bubonic Plague After Hunting Trip

The victim was reported to have contracted bubonic plague from a flea bite during an Oct. 16 hunting trip near the city of Heppner in Oregon. Widespread during medieval times, recent decades have seen the disease average seven annual human cases in the U.S.

Life October 30, 2015

Oregon Attorney General Sues GNC For Selling Drug-Spiked Workout And Fat-Burner Supplements

Body builders and fitness buffs, beware. GNC was sued by Oregon's attorney general for selling 'all-natural' health supplements laced with two synthetic drugs not approved in the U.S.

Life October 24, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Through ABX2-15, California becomes the fourth U.S. state to enact into law an assisted suicide option for the terminally sick. It joins Oregon, Washington and Vermont with this law that will take effect for 10 years starting in 2016.

Life October 7, 2015

Feds Looking Into 4Chan Thread Potentially Tied To Oregon College Shooting

A thread on 4chan seemed to announce the Umpqua Community College massacre a day before it happened. The FBI is now looking for connections between the shooter and an anonymous social media user.

Society October 3, 2015

Young Oregon Fan Devastated About Marcus Mariota Leaving, Gets Recorded Message From Quarterback

Rookie Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota tries to console three-year-old Clive Johnson, hoping to turn him into a new Titans fan and encouraging him to root for both the Ducks and Titans now.

Movies/TV Shows August 6, 2015

Salmon Dying By The Thousands In Hot U.S. Rivers

Officials from Oregon's fish and wildlife department report that out of the 507,000 sockeye salmon that swam through two dams of the Columbia River, only 272,000 of the fish were able to survive the journey. This mass die-off of salmon is believed to be cause by the increase in water temperatures in the region.

Earth/Environment July 29, 2015

Fake Orca Mission Goes Belly Up: Capsizes And Fails To Scare Away Sea Lions

An Oregon community used a fake orca to try to ward off large numbers of sea lions that threaten Astoria's fishing industry. Unfortunately, the motorized boat capsized on the day of its launch.

Animals June 7, 2015

Beaver Fossil From 28 Million Years Ago Found In Oregon

A beaver fossil from 28 million years ago is the first ancient species discovered that were ancestors to the modern-day animals. What do we know about this tiny ancient creature?

Animals May 29, 2015

Oregon Town Tries Using Fake Orca To Scare Away Sea Lions - The World's First Scaresealion?

A fake orca whale will soon head to Port of Astoria, Oregon, to scare off an invasion of sea lions. Could this actually work?

May 26, 2015

United Airlines Flight Kicks Off Family Due To Autistic Daughter: Case Of Fear Of Autism And Lack Of Training?

Autistic teenager Juliette Beegle and her family were kicked off from their United Airlines flight after an incident involving a request for a hot meal. Her mother claims that the incident is a case of sheer ignorance.

Life May 11, 2015

Lost Lake In Oregon Really Disappears Each Winter - But Why?

A lake in Oregon disappears each year as temperatures start to warm. Where does it all go?

May 5, 2015

Oregon Officials Monitoring Possible Tsunami Debris Floating Near Seal Rock

Four years after a massive tsunami hit Japan, debris from the country are still being discovered, one of which is the hull of a fiberglass boat. Aside from trash, debris also usually introduce potentially invasive species to the ecosystem.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2015

Fish Native To Japan Caught By Crabbers In Oregon Waters

Though not alarmed, experts are curious as to how a striped knifejaw, a species native to Japan, has found its way to Oregon waters.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2015

From 1,000 In 1993 To 140,000 Today: Oregon Minnow Is First Fish Off Fed's Endangered Species List

A small Oregon minnow that nearly went extinct is now a healthy thriving fish population after years of protective action and being listed on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife's Endangered Species List. It is the first fish to achieve such an accomplishment.

Earth/Environment February 19, 2015

Mysterious Ash Shower In Washington And Oregon: What Could It Be?

A strange white and ashy substance fell in parts of Washington and Oregon. Although scientific tests are needed to determine what it really is, there was no shortage of theories.

Animals February 8, 2015

US Government Will Kill 11,000 Birds In Oregon To Save Salmon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to kill about 11,000 double-crested cormorants on East Sand Island in Oregon. The increasing bird population is believed to be a threat to salmon and steelhead trout.

Earth/Environment February 8, 2015

Cuddle Con Is For Those Who Don’t Want To Spend Valentine’s Day Alone

Cuddle Con, which is held in Portland, Oregon, is an event for those looking to spend Valentine’s Day with a little loving.

Internet Culture February 1, 2015

Cave Monument Expansion Expected to Draw More Tourists to Oregon

Build it and they will come. In the case of Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, expand it and visitors are sure to follow now that there's more to be enjoyed.

Earth/Environment December 30, 2014

No Welcome Mat for Uber at Portland Launch

Uber has launched in Portland, Ore., despite the fact that it is illegal in the city. Portland officials have come out against the company, saying that it essentially operates as a taxi service without getting the same permits that taxi drivers need.

Legal December 8, 2014

Washington D.C., Oregon legalize marijuana for recreational use. Florida rejects medical use of pot

The use of marijuana for recreational purpose has been legalized in Oregon and Washington D.C. However, voters in Florida gave a thumbs down to the use of the drug for medical purposes.

Society November 5, 2014

Terminally ill 29-year old Brittany Maynard decides not to die on Nov. 1 after all: Here's why [Video]

Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman, has decided to postpone death. Earlier, she had opted to go for assisted death on Nov. 1 per Oregon's Death with Dignity Law.

Life October 31, 2014

Woman with terminal brain cancer chooses date to end life [Video]

Britanny Maynard has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. She has moved to Oregon, where the state's Death with Dignity Act will allow her to end her life on Nov. 1.

Society October 8, 2014

Mother of Serena Williams Profitt says she is haunted by painful screams and tears of daughter who died because of E. coli

Parents of the four-year-old girl who died from a very deadly E.coli strain are angry at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for not having done much to look into their daughter’s condition. Here’s why.

Life September 14, 2014

Mysterious jellyfish-like creatures swarm on California shores

Velella velella, a variety of strange marine creatures resembling jellyfish, are washing up on the shores of the Pacific northwest of the United States.

Animals August 3, 2014

Thousands of dead anchovies stink up Oregon coast town

Thousands of anchovies died this week swimming upstream in an Oregonian river.

Earth/Environment July 31, 2014

Scientists use ‘metal-detector’ instruments to trace activity of magma under Mount Rainier

Network of sensors yield underground 'X-ray' of volcanic plumbing under Washington's Mount Rainier. Study tracks magma from deep origins toward volcano's peak.

Animals July 17, 2014

California's wolf OR-7 might have found love in Oregon

There is still hope for the endangered species of wolves in the North America. OR-7, the famous grey wolf, may have finally found its mate in the wilderness of Oregon.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2014

Lonely no more: Wandering Oregon wolf has finally found his loved one

A "lone wolf" on a 1,000 mile trek may have finally found his mate. This is the story of his journey.

Animals May 14, 2014

Pacific tuna detected with traces of Fukushima radiation leak: Time to panic?

Tuna caught off Oregon and Washington coasts show traces of radiation from 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Though measurable, levels are too low to be health concern, researchers say.

Earth/Environment May 2, 2014

Tuna in Oregon, Washington show higher radiation levels following Fukushima meltdown

High radiation levels have been found in albacore tuna hauled in Oregon and Washington. The numbers even tripled since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station meltdown, but scientists are confident these tunas are still safe to eat.

April 30, 2014

Experts breed fish that bite hooks...but you have to wait four years for the results

Fishermen in Oregon worried that less and less fish are getting caught during fishing season have decided to get help from scientists. Researchers from the Oregon Hatchery Research Center are now trying to breed fish that are more inclined to bite hooks.

April 28, 2014

Oregon chub makes strong comeback, first fish to be taken off endangered list

The Oregon chub has become the first fish to be taken off the endangered species list. Once down to just 1,000 members of their species, this tiny fish now numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2014

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