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Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho. The parallel 42° north delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada.


Hanging with the neighbours - at a safe distance in the age of coronavirus [Video]

Hanging with the neighbours - at a safe distance in the age of coronavirus

Craving fresh air and company, Oregon locals escape their homes for a modified block party

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Chick charms social media with long eyelashes [Video]

Chick charms social media with long eyelashes

American zoo's keeper caresses a chirping baby bird.

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School districts in NY, CA close over coronavirus fears [Video]

School districts in NY, CA close over coronavirus fears

The New York City suburb of Scarsdale closed its public schools after a faculty member tested positive for coronavirus, and more cities are facing similar closures as the number of coronavirus cases in..

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Oregon Elementary School Closes After Employee Gets Coronavirus [Video]

Oregon Elementary School Closes After Employee Gets Coronavirus

An elementary school in Oregon will be closed for sanitation cleaning after an employee became the first coronavirus case in the state. Business Insider reports that the Oregon case may be the third..

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Katy Perry collapsed at American Idol auditions due to 'gas leak' [Video]

Katy Perry collapsed at American Idol auditions due to 'gas leak'

Katy Perry passed out at last year's American Idol auditions in Sunriver, Oregon when a gas leak occurred on set.

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Cuomo says New York getting 1,000 ventilators from China to help in coronavirus battle

China and Oregon are sending 1,140 ventilators to New York, which is running out of them. Cuomo is moving 500 more from upstate New York to downstate.
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Police department urges residents who have run out of toilet paper to stop calling 911

"Do not call 9-1-1 just because you ran out of toilet paper. You will survive without our assistance," said Newport, Oregon police early Sunday.
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An older couple in Oregon was too afraid to get out of their car at the grocery store amid coronavirus. She helped them.

Rebecca Mehra helped an older couple in Oregon that was too afraid to go into the grocery store amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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When the Ocean Gives You Plastic, Make Animals

The Washed Ashore nonprofit collects garbage on the Oregon coast and creates sculptures of animals whose health is endangered by the trash they are made of.
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Police in Oregon say a man robbed a doughnut shop with an ax. He was found eating a doughnut.

Police arrested Christopher James, 40, after he allegedly robbed a doughnut shop with a hatchet and was found a block away eating a doughnut.
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Oregon declares emergency as coronavirus cases double to 14

Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a 60-day state of emergency on Sunday as coronavirus cases in the state doubled to 14.
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Oregon cites its first 'presumptive' coronavirus case, one of unknown origin

The Oregon Health Authority on Friday announced the state's first "presumptive" case of coronavirus, in an adult who has not traveled to a country where the virus is circulating or had close contact..
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New coronvirus case in Oregon is of unknown origin: Oregon Health Authority

The latest confirmed case of Coronavirus in Oregon is of unknown origin said Oregon health authority when it declared its first confirmed presumptive case of novel coronavirus on Friday.
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Oregon Republicans Disappear for Another Climate Vote

After leaving the state last year to shut down a climate change proposal, Oregon senators were absent again on Monday.
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In One State, a Holdout Juror Can’t Block a Conviction. That May Not Last.

Oregon is the last state in the nation where a jury can convict a defendant without a unanimous vote. The Supreme Court is weighing whether that is constitutional.
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Starting Five: No. 1 Baylor hosting No. 3 Kansas in Big 12 tops college basketball weekend

The college basketball weekend is led by a huge Big 12 showdown between Baylor and Kansas, plus a Pac-12 clash between Arizona and Oregon.
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Secession in the Pacific Northwest? Some Oregon residents petition to join Idaho

Frustrated by liberal policies, some Oregon residents are petitioning to leave the state by moving the border with Idaho.
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This endangered wolf traveled nearly 9,000 miles to find love. She was found dead.

The gray wolf is protected by California and Oregon's state endangered species laws and the federal Endangered Species Act.  
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Rain and heavy snowfall bring flooding to Oregon

Heavy snowfall in the mountains combined with two days of steady rain and warming temperatures to unleash floodwaters in Northeastern Oregon - around the city of Pendleton and rural, mountain foothill..
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Abusing Pets and Drugs, One Vet Has Left Decades of Despair in His Wake

Doctors who harm their patients face costly lawsuits and other serious consequences. There is much less accountability for veterinarians, as devastated pet owners in Oregon learned.
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Canine semen case: Jury awards $400,000 to dog breeders after sperm bank loses Labrador DNA

An Oregon jury awarded two dog breeders $400,000 because a bank mistakenly destroyed frozen semen from esteemed Labrador Retrievers, documents show.
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Three Americans killed in water tanker plane crash while fighting Australian wildfires

Coulson Aviation in Oregon said one of its air tankers was lost after it left Richmond in New South Wales with retardant for a firebombing mission.
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Sanguine snowman, iguana invasion, Chicken Dinner Road: News from around our 50 states

Elm tree named Herbie to live on via clones in Maine, Eco-Earth made from industrial eyesore falling apart in Oregon, and more
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Crab boat crew rescued along Oregon coast

Three men were in good condition early Wednesday after being cut from inside the hull of a capsized crab boat off the Oregon coast after a harrowing rescue caught on video the night before. (Jan...
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Girl dead, boy missing after wave sweeps family out to sea on Oregon coast

The incident occurred Saturday at Falcon Cove, near the Clatsop and Tillamook county line, when a man and his children were swept up by a wave.
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Oregon woman sues Mormon church for $10 million for revealing husband's child sex abuse

A man confessed to child sex abuse to clergy, which led to his arrest. His wife is suing the church for violating "priest-penitent privilege."  
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Canine bucket list: 7 great dog-friendly locations you should visit with your fur child

Whether your fur child is a senior or a pup, they'll love these dog-friendly spots, including the beaches of Oregon to the dog runs at Central Park.
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Rescued climber's father: 'he's a very brave kid'

A 16-year-old mountain climber has been rescued after he fell 500 feet on Oregon's Mount Hood Monday and hurt his leg, authorities said. (Dec. 31)  
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Portland, the largest city in Oregon, plans to propose first facial recognition ban affecting private companies

The city of Portland, Oregon, is considering a unique ban on facial recognition software that could limit how private companies use the technology.
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Winter storm slams the Northeast, killing at least 7

The deadly winter storm hit more than 30 states during a week-long trek from Oregon to Maine.
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California highway reopens after major snow storm

A major highway linking California and Oregon fully reopened late Wednesday, nearly 24 hours after a major storm blew in off the Pacific Ocean and slammed the region with heavy snow, gale-force winds..
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Bowl projections: Utah moves into College Football Playoff after Oregon's shocking loss

Oregon's loss is fellow Pac-12 rival Utah's gain. The Utes now slide into the College Football Playoff in the latest bowl projections.
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Rampant stomach virus shutters entire Oregon school district

Greater Albany School District has been disinfecting buildings, days after a Colorado school district was forced to close because of a similar outbreak
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He Spat on a Man From Ukraine. Now He Has to Write About the Immigrant Experience.

A judge in Portland, Ore., ordered the defendant to write about the hardships that immigrants face.
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Ohio State stays No. 1, Oregon falls out of top 10 in NCAA Re-Rank 1-130

Ohio State stays at No. 1 in the NCAA Re-Rank 1-130 after beating Penn State. Oregon falls out of the top 10 and Utah rises to No. 6.
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Misery Index: Miami suffers unquestioned worst loss in school history; Oregon melts down

It's easy to call any bad loss the worst ever. But this time, it rings true for Miami, which fell 30-24 to FIU. Here's this week's misery index.
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Utah passes Oklahoma as Oregon, Penn State fall out of top 10 in latest Amway Coaches Poll

The top five in the Amway Coaches Poll stayed the same with LSU leading Ohio State and Clemson. Utah jumped Oklahoma is now in the No. 6 spot.
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Who is Gordon Sondland? The Envoy With a Key Role in the Impeachment Inquiry

The involvement of Mr. Sondland, a Trump donor and wealthy hotelier from Oregon, was central to the narrative emerging from the first day of public testimony.
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Surveillance video shows Oregon coach disarming and hugging high school student

New surveillance video shows a high school coach’s encounter with a student armed with a shotgun. The student brought the gun to Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon last spring. Football coach..
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Sondland met by protest, denies changing testimony

Diplomat Gordon Sondland flew to Portland, Oregon and was met by a small group of protesters. "I didn't change my testimony, but I can't answer any questions," Sondland told reporters. (Nov. 6)  
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Oregon comes to California's aid in fighting hotter fires: 'When help is needed, help will come'

As California's fire season grows longer and hotter, more and more out-of-state firefighters — and sometimes out-of-country firefighters — head West.  
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Fruitcake brings cheer to both sides of the aisle in Congress

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, makes fruitcake for his colleagues on the Hill each year in the hopes that they can unite in bipartisan support over a festive holiday tradition.
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Judge blocks Trump rule requiring prospective immigrants have health insurance

A federal judge in Oregon on Saturday temporarily blocked a Trump administration proclamation that would have required prospective immigrants to prove they would have U.S. health insurance within 30..
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The World’s Best Cheese? It’s Blue and Comes From Oregon

Rogue Creamery, which took the top prize at the World Cheese Awards with its Rogue River Blue produced in Oregon, has seen sales and interest jump.
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Five games in Week 10 that will impact the College Football Playoff race

Week 10 has some intriguing games that will impact the College Football Playoff, led by Georgia-Florida, plus Pac-12 clashes involving Utah, Oregon.
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Nature: Oregon's Painted Hills

We leave you this Sunday Morning in the vast and colorful Painted Hills not far from Mitchell, Oregon. Videographer: Mike Griffith.
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Almanac: The day Japan bombed Oregon

On September 9, 1942, the U.S. mainland was firebombed by an enemy pilot. Jane Pauley reports on a little-known chapter of World War II history.
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America's scenic drives

It's easy to get caught up in getting to where you want to go, while missing all the beauty and intrigue you pass along your journey. Conor Knighton explores America's national scenic byways, from..
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Sen. Jeff Merkley says Trump is "very racist"

Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Trump's immigration policy and upcoming legislation for a Green New Deal.
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Family: No justice in Rhonda Casto death

Those close to Rhonda Casto discuss their frustrations with Steven Nichols' plea deal years after her fatal fall from a steep cliff during a hike in Oregon.
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A 16th House Republican retires from Congress

After 11 terms, Oregon Representative Greg Walden said, "I will close the public service chapter of my life"
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Football Four: As Ohio State rolls and Oklahoma falls, Alabama and LSU ready for showdown

As Ohio State rolls and Oklahoma falls, the SEC dreams of getting two teams into College Football Playoff. Out West, Oregon and Utah climb back in.
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Can we save kelp forests by eating sea urchins?

As ocean temperatures rise, purple sea urchins are proliferating and devouring kelp forests off the California and Oregon coasts, destroying rich marine ecosystems. One project aims to restore kelp..
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Mobile crisis intervention team responding to mental health calls without police

A mobile mental health crisis intervention team called CAHOOTS is ansering calls in Eugene, Oregon. They're unarmed and most of the time, without police backup. Omar Villafranca reports.
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Crisis team responds to mental health emergencies in Oregon

A program called CAHOOTS responded to nearly 23,000 calls in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon last year
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