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Tiny Houses Shelter the Homeless in the U.S.

Tiny Houses Shelter the Homeless in the U.S.

By Jasmine Allen February 26, 2014

Tiny portable houses are being built all across the U.S. These tiny structures were originally used for downsizing or environmental purposes, but now homeless activists are taking advantage of the security it could provide to someone living on the streets. …

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific …

Colt Lyerla Arrested On Cocaine Charge Colt Lyerla Arrested On Cocaine Charge
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Colt Lyerla, a former tight end for the Oregon Ducks, has been arrested on charges of cocaine possession. Lyerla played in three games this season, before withdrawing from the University of Oregon. He was arrested on Wednesday on a charge …

Oregon Highway Shooting Ends with Gunman Killed Oregon Highway Shooting Ends with Gunman Killed
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Today, the Oregon Police Department released the video footage that was acquired during a highway shootout. The state trooper’s dash camera caught the whole incident on tape. With the public release of the video, the footage has went viral. The …

Oregon Students May Soon Get Free College Oregon Students May Soon Get Free College
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ABC News is reporting that the Oregon state legislature has unanimously approved a plan to provide free tuition to students while they attend community college and public university. The groundbreaking plan is designed to help students hit by the recent …

McMinnville Tornado Confirmed In Oregon McMinnville Tornado Confirmed In Oregon

A small tornado swept through McMinnville, Oregon on Thursday, doing considerable damage to property and businesses. While tornadoes occur mostly in the midwest and southern states, occasionally one will pop up on the West Coast. Strong storms have been moving …

“Suicide Bridge”: Barrier Idea Gets Mixed Reviews “Suicide Bridge”: Barrier Idea Gets Mixed Reviews
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A so-called “suicide bridge” in Portland, Oregon has seen no fewer than 17 deaths in the last ten years, a heartbreaking number that seems too high to be true. Now, those who live near the landmark are proposing that the …

Starbucks Bans Smoking Outside Of Its Stores Starbucks Bans Smoking Outside Of Its Stores
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Do you like smoking outside of Starbucks after grabbing a coffee and pastry? Sorry to say, you can’t do that anymore. Starbucks introduced a new policy on Saturday that bans smoking within 25 feet of its stores. It’s a country-wide …

Tennis Player Drowns in Diving Accident Tennis Player Drowns in Diving Accident
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The University of Oregon this weekend revealed that Alex James Rovello, a junior who played for the university’s tennis team, died on Saturday. Rovello died in a drowning accident on the McKenzie River in Willamette National Forest. According to an …

Meet Eddie, the Slam-Dunking Sea Otter Meet Eddie, the Slam-Dunking Sea Otter

Eddie the geriatric sea otter, other than being really cute, also likes to play a bit of basketball. The Oregon Zoo had to find some way to get Eddie to work those arthritic elbows, and they thought what better way …

Whitney Heichel Murder Suspect Arrested Whitney Heichel Murder Suspect Arrested
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Gresham, Oregon police announced this weekend that the body of 21-year-old Whitney Heichel was found on Larch Mountain. Heichel’s vehicle and some of her belongings had already been found in a local Wal-Mart parking lot and on trails leading up …

Bath Salts Drug Discovered After Car Chase in Oregon Bath Salts Drug Discovered After Car Chase in Oregon
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Bath salts drugs were discovered after a man led police officers on a high-speed pursuit through the town of Medford, Oregon. Zachary Jordan Krawczyk, a repeat offender who was once charged with possession of the aforementioned drug, was parked in …

Facebook Gets Huge Oregon Tax Break Facebook Gets Huge Oregon Tax Break

Facebook has had a huge day! Not only did they have their IPO, but they also dodged a huge bullet today when the Oregon Governor signed a bill today that assesses big data centers for taxes on their local value, …

Oregon Dentist and Chiropractic Boards Ban Groupon Oregon Dentist and Chiropractic Boards Ban Groupon
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If you’re living in Oregon and are looking for discounted crowns or a backiotomy, Groupon isn’t your place. Both the Oregon Board of Dentistry and the Board of Chiropractic Examiners have banned the use of Groupons. The reason for the …

Additional Facebook Data Center Lined Up In Oregon

Facebook users’ messages, likes, and photo uploads may at some point have (another) very tangible effect on Prineville, Oregon.  It’s starting to look like Facebook – which is already building one data center near the city – could also build a second facility.

To be clear: nothing’s been confirmed, and no timeframe’s even been hinted at.  But people have at least gone on the record.

Oregon Goes Google (Apps)
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Google scored a big win today, and by all accounts, the state of Oregon made out well, too.  This is because the Oregon school system will begin using Google Apps for Education, saving it a boatload of cash while allowing Google to increase its market share.

In fact, Oregon is the first state to agree to make Google Apps available to all of its public schools, meaning this is a significant breakthrough for Google.  And if all goes well, it could represent the start of a trend, since other states would want to reap the same benefits as Oregon.

Oregon Going After Sites For Publishing Its Laws
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The state of Oregon is sending out take down notices to sites that publish public domain legal documents.

Oregon has sent cease and desist letters to Justia and Public.Resource.Org for posting copies of Oregon laws, known as the Oregon Revised Statutes. The notice states," The Oregon Revised Statutes is copyrighted material, the author and copyright owner of which is the Legislative Counsel Committee of the State of Oregon."