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Oregon

  1. first person
    Rosemary Will Never Smell the SameWe wanted to believe that simmering herbs could protect our lungs from the wildfire smoke.
  2. fires
    Some Wildfires on the West Coast Are Getting Even WorseThe Bobcat Fire in Southern California is now only 3 percent contained.
  3. wildfires
    West Coast Wildfires: 4.6 Million Acres Burned and CountingAn unprecedented number of large wildfires in Washington, Oregon, and California continue to burn, while smoke literally chokes the region.
  4. hmmm
    What’s the Deal With Those Disappearing Mailboxes?USPS trucks were spotted removing boxes in Portland and Eugene, Oregon, this week.
  5. protests
    Portland’s Bigger Policing Problem Was Always LocalTrump’s agents may leave Portland. Police brutality won’t.
  6. trump administration
    DHS Agents Seen in Portland Are Deploying to Chicago — and Perhaps FurtherTrump will reportedly send 150 Homeland Security officers to Chicago this week. He also threatened to send federal agents to Detroit and Baltimore.
  7. portland
    Unidentified Federal Agents Are Detaining Protesters in Portland“It’s like stop and frisk meets Guantanamo Bay,” one Oregon attorney said.
  8. the inferno
    Add This to the List of Bad Things That Happen at Chuck E. CheeseA woman reportedly got her hair stuck in a ticket-counting machine.
  9. environmental concerns
    Organic Valley Was Fined for Dumping Milk Into an Oregon RiverThe company doesn’t plan on fighting the fine.
  10. aliens are real
    Who, If Not Aliens, Is Sucking Every Drop of Blood From These CowsIt’s the only theory that makes sense.
  11. gubernatorial recall
    Oregon Republicans Aim to Recall Democratic Governor Over Climate Change PlansAfter their legislators left the state to thwart a cap-and-trade bill, Republicans want to depose Brown for threatening executive action on emissions.
  12. climate change
    Oregon Republicans Flee State to Block Action on Climate ChangeState police are on the hunt for missing GOP senators who fled Oregon Thursday to prevent Democrats from passing a cap-and-trade bill.
  13. vision 2020
    The States Trump Might Plausibly Aim to Flip in 2020There are no states that look like ripe fruit for Trump, though Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, and maybe Virginia are possibilities.
  14. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  15. ethics
    What Really Caused ‘America’s Best Burger Place’ to Shut Down?What the viral Thrillist article about Bar Stanich left out.
  16. true crime
    Author Who Wrote Guide to Killing Your Husband Accused of Killing Her HusbandTaking the idiom “practice what you preach” to a dark new level.
  17. Cops Called on Black Lawmaker Campaigning in Her Own DistrictJanelle Bynum was going door-to-door outside of Portland when one of her own constituents called the police on her.
  18. The Joy of Voting by MailThe growing number of voters who don’t cast ballots on Election Day should grow to nearly everybody.
  19. Primary Roundup: Victories for Women and ProgressivesPennsylvania’s all-male congressional delegation will be a thing of the past. And Nebraskans made a surprise choice.
  20. Today’s Primary Preview: 3 Quiet States and Some Pennsylvania NoiseThe aftermath of re-redistricting in Pennsylvania’s House delegation is the highlight of four states’ primaries.
  21. California Now Preregisters 16-Year Olds to Vote When They Get Their LicensesIt’s the latest step in Motor Voter reform. Conservatives aren’t happy.
  22. justice is served
    Oregon Bakery Must Pay $135,000 for Refusing to Make Wedding Cake for Gay CoupleThis isn’t even the highest-profile anti-gay cake case around.
  23. blindsided
    Oops! Coffee Chain Backpedals After Giving Out Defective Eclipse GlassesDutch Bros. has instructed customers, in all caps, “DO NOT USE THEM.”
  24. A Fashion Photographer Makes the Case for a Fall Trip to OregonMoody photos of West Coast forests and beaches.
  25. lgbtq rights
    People in Oregon Can Now Choose ‘X’ as Their Gender on Driver’s LicensesThe transportation commission’s rule change is the first of its kind in the nation.
  26. In Illinois, Another Boost for Automatic Voter RegistrationIn a bipartisan step, Illinois is set to join a growing number of states that sign up eligible voters when they do business with state agencies.
  27. terrorism
    Portland Mourns Two Heroes Killed While Defending Teen Girls From Racist TiradeThe two men were stabbed to death after trying to stop a white supremacist from confronting two teens, one of whom was a Muslim wearing a hijab.
  28. revenge porn
    Oregon Man Becomes First Sentenced to Jail Time Under State’s Revenge-Porn LawBenjamin J. Barber, 31, was sentenced to six months in jail.
  29. crimes and misdemeanors
    Jury Acquits All 7 Leaders of Armed Occupation of Oregon Federal BuildingWhile the defendants said it was a triumph over government tyranny, others saw it as a shocking example of white privilege.
  30. food films
    America’s Escalating Ice Cream Wars Have Inspired a MovieBased on the story of a small town clash between feuding soft serve hawkers.
  31. only in america
    Bike Thief Lassoed by Bystander on Horseback in Oregon Walmart Parking Lot“I mean, who gets on their horse at Walmart and chases after somebody and lassoes him other than the Lone Ranger?” a witness remarked.
  32. Look for Two More Sanders Upsets in KY and ORWhat does it mean if he keeps his winning streak alive?
  33. Health Concerns
    Study Says Oregon Oysters Are Full of ChemicalsResearchers say the mix includes antibiotics, antihistamines, carcinogens, and mercury.
  34. Everything Is Coming Up TrumpThe Donald outperformed expectations on Tuesday, and now a new batch of state polls suggests he could clinch the nod before Cleveland without breaking a sweat.
  35. Gone To Pot
    Coffee Pot: Feds Say Family Laundered $1 Million of Marijuana Through Java StandThe business was “rarely open” and had “little to no coffee bean purchases.”
  36. oregon
    Police Say Shooting of Oregon Militiaman LaVoy Finicum Was JustifiedFBI officers involved in Finicum’s death are still under investigation.
  37. Judge Gives Cliven Bundy One More Reason to Hate the Federal GovernmentGet comfortable, Cliven.
  38. the oregon wail
    Surrounded Oregon Refuge Occupiers SurrenderAfter the FBI closed in, one militant said, “The only way we’re leaving here is dead or without charges.”
  39. Cliven Bundy Tells Oregon Holdouts to StayDirectly contradicting his son’s message.
  40. the oregon fail
    Oregon Standoff Leader Ammon Bundy Calls for Refuge Holdouts to LeaveMeanwhile, nearby residents are fed up with the ordeal and just want their lives to return to normal.
  41. Sweet
    Ammon Bundy Finally Honored With His Own DoughnutJust desserts.
  42. standoffs
    Four Holdouts Remain in Oregon StandoffMeanwhile, the FBI has released video of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum’s shooting death.
  43. standoffs
    Sheriff in Burns, Oregon: ‘This Can’t Happen Anymore’One militia member was killed during a traffic stop on Tuesday night.
  44. Oregon Wants Obama to Just Send in the Jackbooted Thugs AlreadyOregon governor Kate Brown calls on the Feds to liberate the state’s bird sanctuary from the Bundy boys.
  45. Oregon Militants Literally Toot Their Own Horns, Er, ShofarsBattle cry or cry for help?
  46. the oregon wail
    Oregon Militiamen Continue to Dig InMigratory birds are no longer the only visitors nesting in this protected habitat.
  47. Oregon Militiaman Arrested for Stealing CarsAnd, yes, they’re still there.
  48. Oregon Militia Promises to Leave at Some PointBye-bye, Bundy?
  49. Much Like Rosa Parks, Ammon Bundy Doesn’t Use TwitterFalling hard for an unverified account. 
  50. Trolling 101
    PETA Trolls Oregon’s Militant Ranchers With Vegan-Jerky DeliveryThe animal-rights organization answered the group’s appeal for food with some cruelty-free protein.
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