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Under Armour unveils footwear design center in Portland, Ore., near Nike headquarters.

Under Armour has unveiled a footwear design and development center in Portland, Ore. It's less than a dozen miles from the global headquarters of Nike, its archrival. The Baltimore brand calls the center an innovation hub.' It includes a biomechanics lab and training center for athletes to test...

- Economic Policy Institute - US

5 small towns in Oregon that are worth a visit.

Gardens, mountains, wine country, the coast and outdoor adventures are all available in these Oregon towns.        

- USA TODAY - US

Study: Biggest and smallest creatures at top risk of extinction.

OREGON, Sept 19 ― Animals on both the large and small side of the spectrum face the most risk of extinction ― but for very different reasons, each with vast consequences for the planet, researchers said yesterday. For big creatures ―...

- The Malay Mail - MY

U.S. Interior chief urges changes to national monuments: report.

The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Minecraft' adds 'Oregon Trail' to teach kids about frontier life.

If you went to school in the US in the early 1990s, chances are you have fond memories of playing the computer game The Oregon Trail. Now, schoolchildren around the world will be able to replicate that experience thanks to a new Minecraft: Education...

- Engadget - US

U.S. Interior chief urges changes to national monuments: report.

The head of U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink the area covered of at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump's interior secretary wants to shrink 6 national monuments.

Thomson ReutersWASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed. A leaked memo from Zinke to President Donald Trump recommends that two Utah monuments - Bears Ears and Grand ...

- Business Insider - US

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Shrinking Six National Monuments.

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed. A leaked memo from Zinke to President Donald Trump recommends that two Utah monuments - Bears Ears and Grand Staircase ...

- TPM News - US

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is proposing shrinking at least 6 national monuments.

In a final report on modifying 27 national monuments, Interior Secretary Ryan ZInke advises President Trump to shrink at least six of the monuments created by former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, and make changes to how four others are managed, according to copies of the report obtained by The ...

- The Week - US

No help.

ALMOST a decade after the tragic Rio Grande Valley crash in Portland, which claimed the life of 14 people, survivors, some with permanent injuries, say they have received no help from authorities.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Animal thieves target Skibo in Portland.

THE recurring theft of livestock by criminal elements in the Skibo community of West Portland has frustrated farmers to the point where reports are no longer made to the police.In fact, the situation has caused some farmers to quit, while others are insisting that they will soon take matters into their own hands.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

35 Portland students get Petal's Variety education grants

PORT ANTONIO, Portland , The inaugural Petal's Variety Educational Grant was launched last Thursday at Royal Mall here, with the presentation of education grants valued at $500,000 to 35 students.Fifteen secondary schools got $20,000 each, and 20 primary schools got $10,000 each.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

In a growing trend, some local and state agencies are suing those who request public records, shifting the burden of some legal costs to the requesters

Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press: In a growing trend, some local and state agencies are suing those who request public records, shifting the burden of some legal costs to the requesters  —  https://apnews.com/7f6ed0b1bda047339f22 789a10f64ac4  —  Link copied!  —  IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Oregon ...

- Mediagazer - US

Small plane hits, kills 2 elk while landing on Oregon coast

PORTLAND, Ore. — Officials say a small airplane hit and killed two elk as the aircraft was landing on an airstrip on the Oregon coast.

- Billings Gazette - US

New secrecy tactic: suing people who seek public records

An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.

- WRAL.com - US

The Call-In: Wildfires

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Richard Chasm of Olalla, Ore. about living near wildfires. Author Michael Kodas explains why these disasters are growing more severe.

- NPR - US

Here's a real-life, slimy example of Uber's regulator-evading software

"In using Greyball, Uber has sullied its own reputation," Portland says.

- Ars Technica UK - US

HRC Celebrates Bisexuality Awareness Week

Today, HRC marks the start of Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as #BiWeek. The week will culminate on Saturday, September 23, with Bi Visibility Day. A bisexual person is someone who can be attracted to more than one gender, and studies show that as many as half of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

New secrecy tactic: suing people who seek public records

An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Angry SJWs Take Over Western Civ Class Because Course is 'Eurocentric'

A large group of angry social justice brats at Reed College in Portland stormed a Western Civ classroom to protest the course because it is Eurocentric' and perpetuates white supremacy.'

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Vaz says Phillips power hungry

MEMBER of Parliament for Portland Western Daryl Vas is urging constituents in St Mary South Eastern to increase Government's majority in Parliament when the by-election for the rural constituency is called.Vaz, who was speaking Sunday to Labourites in Buff Bay, Portland said the ruling Jamaica Labour Party's one-seat ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Uber Also Used 'Greyball' Software To Evade City Transportation Officials

Uber has already been accused of using a software tool dubbed Greyball' to avoid sidestep law enforcement officers in cities where the service wasn't yet authorized to operate. A new investigation has concluded that Greyball was also being used in at least one city to evade detection by more than a dozen local government ...

- The Consumerist - US

Portland posts full report on Uber's dirty dealings with Greyball

No further penalties for ride-sharing giant, however The city of Portland, Oregon has released its full report on illegal operations by ride-sharing company Uber in 2014.…

- TheRegister - UK

In Ashland, Ore.: See a play, bike a mountain, tour a vineyard

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is what draws my family and many other visitors on a pilgrimage to Ashland every year. But Ashland Creek, and Lithia Park also make visiting a pleasure.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Ben Shapiro says antifa are 'pathetic jackasses'

There was a law enforcement presence sufficient for the invasion of a small country, or Oregon at least, that kept the University of California at Berkeley from descending into violence yet again on Thursday night. Berkeley has achieved building a wall before Trump did,' joked conservative journali...

- The Raw Story - US

Uber used Greyball software to evade 16 Portland city officials

- A sweeping investigation by the city of Portland, Oregon, found that Uber Technologies used a software tool to intentionally evade 16 government officials whose job it was to regulate the ride-services company, city officials said on Thursday. When Uber began operating in Portland in December 2014, it did not have any ...

- VentureBeat - US

US probe finds Uber guilty of using software to evade government officials

An investigation by the Portland Bureau of Transportation has found ride sharing company Uber guilty of using software to avoid government officials. The report concluded that when Uber “illegally entered the Portland market” in 2014, before it had received a permit to operate in the city, it used its Greyball ...

- City AM - UK

Under Armour unveils footwear design center in Portland, Ore., near Nike headquarters

Under Armour has unveiled a footwear design and development center in Portland, Ore. It’s less than a dozen miles from the global headquarters of Nike, its archrival. The Baltimore brand calls the center an “innovation hub.” It includes a biomechanics lab and training center for athletes to test...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Portland finds Uber used 'Greyball' to evade 16 authorities

Portland is done investigating Uber's use of the infamous 'Greyball' tool in the city. The results? According to Reuters, authorities have discovered that the ride-hailing service used the software to prevent 16 of the city's regulators from booking...

- Engadget - US

Teacher Spends 70 Hours Creating Incredible 'Harry Potter'-Themed Classroom

An Oregon teacher transformed his classroom into a magical oasis.

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of chip-maker Lattice over national security concerns

President Trump has blocked a Chinese investment firm from buying US company Lattice Semiconductor. The acquisition was stopped because of national security concerns. Following a recommendation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States , the Trump administration said that the potential buyer, Canyon ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Portland probe finds Uber used software to evade 16 government officials

- A sweeping investigation by the city of Portland, Oregon, found that Uber Technologies Inc used a software tool to intentionally evade 16 government officials whose job it was to regulate the ride-services company, city officials said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

EU strengthens sanctions on North Korea

EU countries agreed on Thursday to strengthen sanctions on North Korea , following a UN resolution adopted last month in response to country's nuclear and missile activities. The sanctions impose a ban on coal, iron, iron ore, seafood, lead and lead ore. The measures target arms smuggling and joint ventures with foreign ...

- EU Observer - EU

Sen. Merkley Picks 'Medicare For All' Over Affordable Care Act

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon joined Bernie Sanders as he announced his new "Medicare for All" bill. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Merkley about why he backed Sanders.

- NPR - US

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

Daily Kos Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Daily Kos Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Among my private papers destined for display in the Bill in Portland Maine Library and Mop Closet is a ragged piece of construction paper on which is scrawled my attempt at age 7 to write out the words to our ...

- Daily Kos - US

Samantha Bee investigates domestic terrorism in powerful 'Full Frontal' segment

"White pride, it's back! ...Because it never left," Samantha Bee declared in Wednesday's episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. "Emboldened racists are even wearing their white pride after Labor Day, which is just wrong." In a segment edited to look like the best conspiracy theory videos, Bee investigates the country's ...

- Mashable! - US

Everyone wants to help rebuild Columbia River Gorge

While wildfires burn Oregon's Columbia River Gorge, volunteers are eager to help rebuild it.

- MNN - US

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of U.S. chip maker

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese government-financed firm's acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US semiconductor maker

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese government-financed firm's acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds. A federal panel that reviews foreign investment in the United States for possible security threats ruled against the proposed $1.3 billion ...

- SFGate - US

The best dive bars in Portland

If you are a newcomer to this city, or you just turned 21, make sure you take the time to visit one of these icons of Rose City culture.

- Matador Network - US

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US semiconductor maker

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese government-financed firm's acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds.

- Billings Gazette - US

Utah man accused of setting several wildland fires in Oregon

Police say a man from Salt Lake City has been accused of intentionally starting three wildland fires in central Oregon.

- Deseret News - US

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US semiconductor maker

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese government-financed firm's acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds.

- WRAL.com - US

Trump Blocks Chinese Takeover of US Computer Chip Company

President Donald Trump has blocked the acquisition of a U.S. computer chip manufacturer by a Chinese company, calling it a threat to national security. The Chinese-owned Canyon Bridge Fund has sought to take over Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor Corp. The U.S. Treasury Department, acting under Trump’s orders, said ...

- Voice of America - US

California is one step closer to calling itself a 'sanctuary' state

AP Photo/Darron CummingsLOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND, CALIF. — California is one step closer to calling itself a “sanctuary state.” On Monday Gov. Jerry Brown and state Senate leader Kevin De León struck a deal on Senate Bill 54, or the California Values Act, making the state potentially the next in the ...

- Business Insider - US

California poised to become 'sanctuary' state. But do such policies work?

On Monday Gov. Jerry Brown and state Senate leader Kevin De León struck a deal on Senate Bill 54, or the California Values Act, making the state potentially the next in the nation to limit state and local law enforcement's ability to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Only Oregon has a similar law, which it ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Everything we know about the 'It' sequel, which can't get here soon enough

Warner Bros.Following the incredible opening weekend at the box office for "It" — the adaptation of the classic Stephen King book which took in over $123.4 million last weekend — everyone can't wait for the sequel to get here. And though Warner Bros. hasn't officially pulled the trigger on a sequel , it's a ...

- Business Insider - US

Blazers' CJ McCollum goes on tweetstorm suggesting players rank media members after NBA-wide outrage over player rankings

Aaron Gash/AP As ESPN and Sports Illustrated both make their way through ranking NBA players, some players have not taken kindly to their rankings. Carmelo Anthony and DeMar DeRozan, for example, both fired shots over their respective rankings on Tuesday. The debate and outrage over some rankings led Portland Trailblazers ...

- Business Insider - US

Epic Snow Fight: Skiers v. Snowmobilers

Many Americans know that Washington's Mt. St. Helens produced the deadliest and most destructive eruption in U.S. history. But relatively few know that Oregon's Newberry Crater has spewed out 20 times more volcanic material than Mt. St. Helens. That's because it last erupted 1,300 years ago and its activity......

- FindLaw - US

Sinclair Broadcast renews CBS affiliation

Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced a multi-year deal to renew three TV station affiliation agreements with CBS Corp.The agreements with Sinclair-owned stations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Harlingen, Texas; and Portland, Maine, were set to expire at the end of next year. CBS also renewed its affiliation...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

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