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Source: The Register Guard

A new report issued by the University of Oregon suggests that it lags its peers in key areas, including the student-faculty ratio, graduation rates and faculty research activity.

The Register Guard reports that the university was … Continue Reading

Portland Police

After years of wrangling, the Portland Police, the city and the federal government have come to an agreement on how to avoid violating the civil rights of residents during police confrontations.

The US Justice Department found last year that Portland … Continue Reading

City Growth

Source: Sergio Cisneros, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon’s employment growth has been picking up over the past year. Recent figures show that it’s primarily due to the recovery in places outside the Portland metropolitan area.

According to the latest figures, … Continue Reading

Source: Rob Manning, Oregon Public Broadcasting

A national study released Tuesday says Oregon has the least affordable child care in the country.

A report from Child Care Aware of America finds that Oregon parents pay an average of $10,000 a … Continue Reading

Source: Barbara Curtin, Statesman Journal

Shannon Planchon formally took over Monday as interim director of both the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust.

She replaces Christine D’Arcy, the longtime director of both organizations, who said she was fired without … Continue Reading

Source: Chris Hansen, The Register-Guard

USA Track & Field announced on Monday it will make an official bid to bring the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships to Portland.

With Eugene’s TrackTown USA Inc., serving as the local organizing committee, the … Continue Reading

Source: Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon’s efforts to change the way health care is delivered appear to be working, according to new data from the Oregon Health Policy Board.

To be able to prove that health care changes are … Continue Reading

MAX Train

Source: Statesman Journal

The Oregon Department of Transportation will begin a two-week series of public meetings Tuesday on the future of passenger rail in the Willamette Valley.

The Statesman Journal reports that ODOT will present four proposals for rail service … Continue Reading

Source: Carol McAlice Currie, Statesman Journal

A grandson overdraws his grandmother’s checking account to conceal a gambling addiction.

A nursing-facility caregiver obtains a credit card in a senior-facility resident’s name and then charges more than $6,500 without the resident’s knowledge.… Continue Reading

Source: Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Police have identified 88-year-old Lawrence Cambra as the suspect in the shooting Sunday of a volunteer reservist with the Oregon City police. Cambra died at the scene.

Oregon City police arrived at a house … Continue Reading

Source: Raju Chebium, Statesman Journal

WASHINGTON – A bill sponsored by Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley that would make it illegal for most employers to discriminate against gay and transgendered employees and applicants is headed for a Senate vote before Thanksgiving, … Continue Reading

Ham Radio

Source: David Nogueras, Oregon Public Broadcasting

This weekend, Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management coordinated the largest test ever of the state’s emergency communications network.

While the exercise was considered a success, it also shed light on one of the system’s … Continue Reading

Source: Vinay Ramakrishnan, The Daily Barometer

A new study being published in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders found that the impacts of seasonal affective disorder are not as severe as commonly thought.

David Kerr, assistant … Continue Reading

SI Cover

Source: Steve Mims, The Register-Guard

Marcus Mariota is the latest Oregon quarterback to be a cover boy for Sports Illustrated.

The magazine has two covers split across the country this week, one for the World Series and one with Mariota … Continue Reading

City's grand stage returns

Source: Jason Vondersmith, Pamplin Media Group

The big, grand Bagdad Theater was built in 1927, the same year the movie “The Jazz Singer” became the first commercial talkie film, using sound-on-disc technology of the Vitaphone.

Now, past the 75-year mark … Continue Reading

Oil Protest

Source: Cassandra Profita, EarthFix

A one-year time clock is ticking in the state permitting process for a controversial oil terminal proposed in Vancouver, Wash.

On Tuesday, the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council held its first scoping hearing for the … Continue Reading

Trail survey: Setting goals for upgrades

Source: Lee Juillerat, Herald and News

An improved trail surface, more paved sections and more benches are among the improvements wanted by people using the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, Oregon’s longest linear park.

Eric Nelson, president of the … Continue Reading

Timbers Fan

Source: Sergio Cisneros, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Single-game playoff tickets for the Timbers upcoming match went on sale. Fans waited outside the JELD-WEN Field box office to buy some of the 2,000 tickets for sale.

The Timbers finished the regular season … Continue Reading

Shanghai Tunnel

For some Halloween-related kicks, I thought I’d try a ghost-hunting endeavor and experience the Beyond Bizarre Walking Tour.

There are several different tours offered by Portland Walking Tours. There’s the Underground Walking Tour, where guests descend into the subterranean … Continue Reading

Source: Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Portland house prices grew by 13 percent over the last year, according to new figures from Case-Shiller.

But while Portland is becoming more expensive, it’s also getting more segregated — by income.

Portland … Continue Reading