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A Deep-Sea Magma Monster Gets a Body Scan

This summer, the 235-foot research vessel Marcus G. Langseth set out into the ocean off the Pacific Northwest. Trailing the ship were four electronic serpents, each five miles in length. These cables were adorned with scientific instruments able to peer into the beating heart of a monster a mile below the waves: Axial Seamount, a […]

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Three Women Accuse Gordon Sondland of Sexual Misconduct, Report Says

Three women have accused Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, of making unwanted sexual advances toward them years before his recent turn as a star witness at the impeachment proceedings against President Trump, according to a news report. The women shared their accounts with ProPublica and Portland Monthly, which published […]

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Nazi Symbols and Racist Memes: Combating School Intolerance

BEAVERTON, Ore. — An 18-year-old senior at Battle Ground High School in Washington State was immersed in a fighting video game with a couple of online friends in March when news broke about a violent shooter targeting New Zealand mosques. The three friends, including one in Virginia and another in Britain, often frequented the chat […]

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Another of Alberto Salazar’s Runners Says He Ridiculed Her Body for Years

For Amy Yoder Begley, an Olympic middle-distance runner, four tumultuous years with Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project came to an abrupt end in September 2011. “Alberto told me he was kicking me off the team for having ‘the biggest butt on the start line,’” Yoder Begley said. Salazar’s critical assessments of her body, how she […]

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A Silicon Valley Disruption for Birds That Gorge on Endangered Fish

DON EDWARDS SAN FRANCISCO BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Calif. — If you took a short kayak trip a few years ago to tiny islands nested in former salt ponds near Silicon Valley, you would have found plastic bird decoys all over. With their snowy white bodies, black crowns and sharp red bills, the decoys looked […]

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I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

Video Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.” Then her body started breaking down.CreditCredit…The New York Times .equalpay-seriestext { font-size: 18px; font-family: nyt-imperial; font-style: italic; line-height: 1.5; text-align: center; border-top: 1px solid #ddd; border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 25px 15px; max-width: 600px; margin: 0 auto; box-sizing: border-box; […]

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College student biking on wrong side of the road arrested after refusing to give officer ID

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Oregon State Police released body camera video on Wednesday that shows the arrest of an Oregon State University student who refused to provide her ID to officers during an alleged traffic violation. The body camera video depicts the arrest of Genesis Hansen, a 21-year-old student, who was initially […]

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How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’

NORTH FORK, Idaho — The Middle Fork of the Salmon River, one of the wildest rivers in the contiguous United States, is prime fish habitat. Cold, clear waters from melting snow tumble out of the Salmon River Mountains and into the boulder-strewn river, which is federally protected. The last of the spawning spring-summer Chinook salmon […]

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A Third Person Has Died From a Vaping-Related Lung Disease

A third person has died from a severe lung illness linked to the use of a vaping device. The death was confirmed on Friday by the state of Indiana, which said that an “individual over the age of 18” had died, but provided no additional information about the patient or case, citing privacy laws. Two […]

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Another Patient Has Died From Lung Disease After Vaping

A second person has died from a severe lung illness after vaping, according to a lead investigator on the case in Oregon. The investigator said that the person had apparently become sick after vaping T.H.C. from a product purchased from a recreational marijuana shop in the state. The investigator, Dr. Ann Thomas, a pediatrician and […]

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Jessi Combs, TV Host and Driver, Dies in Attempt at Land Speed Record

Jessi Combs, a television host and professional racer, died on Tuesday in Oregon while trying to set a world land speed record. Ms. Combs’s death was confirmed in a statement by the Harney County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to the scene of the crash in the Alvord Desert in southeastern Oregon on Tuesday afternoon. The […]

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The Frightening Spread of Toxic Algae

Humans and animals who stumble across a brightly colored blue-green or red pool don’t always recognize the threat. Toxic algal blooms aren’t high on many people’s radar. Vacation-goers obliviously wade into ocean and lake waters that can cause gastrointestinal or respiratory problems. They eat contaminated fish and shellfish with potentially lethal consequences. Dog owners unknowingly […]

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Black Man Files $500,000 Lawsuit Against Portland Bar That Denied Him Entry for Wearing ‘Too Many’ Necklaces

Image: iStock You haven’t lived until you’ve been barred from entering an establishment because of its decidedly anti-black dress code. But instead of suffering in silence, one would-be patron of a Portland, Ore., bar opted to clap back with a lawsuit. From Oregon Live: An African American man has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against one […]

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Seeking a Culprit When Bumblebee Carcasses Pile Up

In June 2013, in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, Ore., an estimated 50,000 bumblebees dropped dead. Shoppers reported bees falling from branches and crawling on the ground. Piles of carcasses scattered beneath dozens of linden trees marked the largest mass bee kill ever recorded. The Oregon Department of Agriculture later determined that a pesticide […]

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People Are Hungry for Shroom Legalization, and the Money to Fund It Is Growing

It was a nail-biter finish three months ago, when Denver residents narrowly voted to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms. But Kevin Matthews isn’t finished yet. The former campaign manager for the Denver Psilocybin Initiative (DPI) is now in the process of building out a new nonprofit called the Society for Psychedelic Outreach, […]

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Need a Mental Health Day? Some States Give Students the Option

Depression and anxiety. The state of the country. Climate change. Mass shootings. Today’s students are grappling with a variety of issues beyond the classroom. To that end, lawmakers in two states have recently recognized the importance of the mental health of their students by allowing them to take sick days just for that. The measures […]

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Charles Levin, Actor Seen in ‘Seinfeld,’ Is Found Dead in Oregon

The authorities in Oregon said Monday that they had located the remains of the actor Charles Levin, best known for his one-off portrayal of a mohel in “Seinfeld” and a recurring role in the series “Alice” in the 1980s. Mr. Levin, 70, was found on Saturday several hundred feet from his car, which contained the […]

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In Washington, Good Grades for Universal Pre-K

Free public school starting at age four, or even three, is growing in many American cities. It’s gaining traction as a way to help young children learn the reading, counting and social skills that prepare them for kindergarten. It also promises to help close academic gaps between rich and poor children. Above all, it may […]

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Cannabis Tourism Is on the Rise

Sam Rosenbaum has Stephen Colbert to thank for his career switch from accountant to cannabis tour operator. The newly minted M.B.A. was watching an episode of “The Colbert Report” in 2014 when the comedian spoke of a “cannabis green rush” coming to Colorado, which had recently become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. “The […]

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The Angry, Messy Aftermath of Oregon’s Climate Failure

Protesters in Salem, Oregon, on June 25. Photo by AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman Just two weeks ago, Oregon was on the verge of passing a “cap and trade” bill to fight climate change—the result of years of hard work and compromise by lawmakers and climate advocates. The bill, known as HB 2020, would have forced companies […]

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