A snowball fight has led to an unfortunate penalty for a University of Oregon football player: Pharaoh Brown will miss the Alamo Bowl.

Students, exuberant over the snowfall, pelted cars with snowballs Friday – and apparently got carried away.

A … Continue Reading

In response to growing inequality and poverty, Oregon business leaders have called for the state to overhaul its tax policies for low income earners.

According to Oregon Live, this recommendations comes as part of a four-part report by ECONorthwest, which … Continue Reading

Homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too board members meet today to discuss Mayor Charlie Hale’s offer of a new location–indoors. Yesterday, the mayor announced he wants the group to accept a warehouse at Northwest 4th and Hoyt. The city could … Continue Reading

If you’re off the grid, you’re a freeloader. So says the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. The influential conservative group is pushing legislation across the country to weaken clean energy initiatives and penalize individuals who generate their own power. … Continue Reading

Pope Francis has street cred. He told Catholics at a church outside Rome earlier this week he’d been a bar bouncer in his youth. He didn’t say whether it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of … Continue Reading

A man killed in a shark attack off Maui this week was from Stevenson, Washington. Kayak fisherman Patrick Briney was less than three miles off Maui when a shark bit his dangling foot. His kayaking partner got a tourniquet on … Continue Reading

“Is the Amazon drone dating anyone? I could use a bf with a job.” Just one of many snarky posts since yesterday when Twitter blew up with the news that Amazon was tinkering with delivery by drones. Here’s CNN Tech’s Continue Reading

Pie Crust

Every holiday chefs everywhere strive for the perfect pie crust: flaky, tender, tasty. NOT tooth-crackingly tough and flavorless. Over Thanksgiving, Rebecca experimented with the relatively new theory from Cook’s Illustrated, which claims a certain surprise ingredient makes all the difference. … Continue Reading

Even if you could care less about football, you should check out this wildly unlikely last play over the weekend, when Auburn (ranked no. 5) suddenly beat Alabama (ranked no. 1). Alabama was ahead seven points with about two minutes … Continue Reading

The signs are all here. Hints of snow in the forecast. Twinkly lights are going up. From here on out, until the quiet and silence of January, it will be a mad and exciting seasonal rush. So make it be … Continue Reading

What do YOU think? A backlash is underway against the FCC’s proposal to allow in-flight cellphone calls. The Commission said Thursday that it will consider the idea at its December meeting, unleashing a firestorm of criticism.

The union representing flight … Continue Reading

A Vancouver family is celebrating a new home this week – built mostly by high school students. The “Math in Construction” classes at Evergreen and Mountain View High Schools joined forces with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to measure, cut, and … Continue Reading

Teenagers with parents in the military have a higher risk of suicide when their relatives are deployed multiple times, according to a new study.

University of Southern California researchers found a link between multiple deployments of parents or siblings and … Continue Reading

There’s new gender competition among skylines – and this time it comes to us from the Middle East. The design for Qatar’s new Al-Wakrah World Cup stadium, with its pinkish tinge and large interior opening has gone viral, evoking comparisons … Continue Reading

It’s official: Kshama Sawant,  a socialist, has been elected to Seattle City Council. She advocates a minimum wage of $15 an hour, and a special tax on millionaires.

Although 16-year incumbent Richard Conlin had the support of the local business … Continue Reading

Nearly one-third of Oregon’s prison inmates are sex offenders and about half suffer from some form of mental illness. That information comes from a new report from the Department of Corrections. The report also states that just seven percent … Continue Reading

A remote camera in Vietnam has captured photos of one of the rarest mammals on earth. It is called the saola and scientists believe there could be as few as a couple of dozen in existence and no more than … Continue Reading

Parents all over the world send Greg Pembroke snaps of their toddlers, mid-tantrum, with a caption saying what sparked it. He posts them on his blog, Reasons My Son is Crying. They are the polar opposite of the smug … Continue Reading

Algae

Source: Amelia Templeton, EarthFix

Pollution and climate change may be making freshwater algae blooms more toxic, according to a Northwest scientist’s newly published analysis.

Oregon State University researcher Tim Otten’s article in the journal Science concludes that fertilizer pollution, wastewater, … Continue Reading

Cover Oregon

Source: Jordana Gustafson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

According to a research group providing data to Oregon’s new health insurance exchange program, dubbed Cover Oregon, there are more than 30,000 low-income, legal immigrants in Oregon who need insurance. These are uninsured adults … Continue Reading