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Mochica: One of the world’s oldest penguin dies at 31

For more than three decades, a penguin named Mochica charmed visitors and served as an ambassador for his threatened species at the Oregon Zoo. The flightless bird was described as the “elder statesman” of his colony. He personally greeted thousands of guests in his lifetime and was said to prefer the company of humans. But […]

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Eastern Oregon school district fires superintendent for obeying and implementing state’s mask rules

The superintendent of one of the schools in Oregon was fired for obeying and implementing the state’s mask rules. Kevin Purnell was fired on Monday, a week after students returned to school. The Adrian School Board convened in a closed door meeting and voted 4-1 to terminate Purnell. The board provided no public explanation for […]

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Nike gives corporate staff at Oregon headquarters a week off to unwind and destress ahead of office return

Employees at Nike’s corporate headquarters in Oregon have been given a week off to support their mental health, ahead of the return to the office in September. This week, Monday to Friday the US firm will “power down” to give employees a rest after a tough year. “Take the time to unwind, destress and spend […]

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Oregon school superintendent coaches parents on how to escape mask and vaccine rules

An Oregon school superintendent is telling parents how they can get their children out of wearing masks by citing federal disability law. A pastor at a California megachurch is offering religious exemptions for anyone morally conflicted over vaccine requirements. And Louisiana’s attorney general has posted sample letters on his office’s Facebook page for those seeking […]

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Small airplane crashes into kayaker on Willamette River in Oregon

A 42-year-old woman was seriously injured on Wednesday after being hit by a small plane while kayaking in Oregon. The pilot, a 69-year-old man, was taking off from a gravel bar north of the community of Fairfield when he struck the kayaker on the Willamette River in rural Yamhill County. The woman is expected to […]

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Bootleg ‘monster’ wildfire so large that it triggers its own weather pattern

The monster Bootleg blaze continues to wreak havoc in Oregon, since it first began some two weeks ago. The wildfires have posed a more direct risk to life and property. The Bootleg blaze has blackened 388,600 acres of desiccated brush and timber in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest, about 250 miles south of Portland, since […]

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Apple settles woman in millions after tech repair staff shares her personal iPhone photos

An Oregon-based woman filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc after her personal iPhone photos were leaked online by the company’s tech repair staff, the company ended up paying millions. The incident occurred five years ago when an iPhone user from Oregon who remains unnamed sent her malfunctioning phone for repair to a recognized repair contractor […]

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13-year-old girl sets herself on fire while attempting TikTok stunt

A 13-year-old girl has been in intensive care for two weeks with third-degree burns after setting herself on fire while trying to copy a TikTok stunt. Destini Crane, from Portland, Oregon, seriously burned her neck and right arm while apparently trying to copy a trick where someone draws a shape with flammable liquid on a […]

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SUV driver rams over multiple pedestrians and cyclists in Portland, 1 dead

A SUV driver ran over multiple pedestrians and cyclists as he raced through the streets in southeast Portland, police said Tuesday. One person was killed and nine others were injured as the man the man rammed over them at speeds of  50 to 60 mph. “Detectives say that the driver’s actions did show intent to […]

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Thief steals car with 4-year-old inside, drives back to return boy, scolds mother over her parenting skills

In a recent, rather bizarre motor vehicle theft incident in the United States, a burglar who stole a vehicle returned back as there was a child in the back seat and later reprimanded the mother about her parenting skills. The carjacking incident occurred outside a grocery store in Beaverton, Oregon on January 16, The Oregonian […]

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Fake American leg band acquits pigeon on death row in Australia

A pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird organization declared its identifying leg band was fake. The band suggested the bird found in a Melbourne backyard on December 26 was a racing pigeon that had left the U.S. state of Oregon, 13,000 kilometers away, two months earlier. […]

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Man fatally shot a 19-year-old teenager for playing loud music during the Thanksgiving week

A man in Oregon fatally shot a teenager during the Thanksgiving week after getting upset that the 19-year-old was playing music loudly in the parking lot of an inn that the two were staying at, police said. Robert Paul Keegan, 47, shot Aidan Ellison at the Stratford Inn in Ashland after the pair got into […]