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Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate.

PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries.

- Billings Gazette - US

'Clerks Burglar' arrested by Oregon police.

A man dubbed Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar' by police in Oregon's largest city wanted for a string of package thefts and burglaries was arrested last week, officials said

- FOX News - US

She Died in Her Crib. Her Parents Blame Their Apartment.

Two-year-old Taqwa Dakhlalla was "all ever wanted," a little girl who made the lives of her parents "ceaselessly better," according to Facebook posts. Then tragedy struck. On Dec. 11, 2016, Janna Walton and Abdullah Dakhlalla put their daughter to sleep in a room in their Portland, Ore., apartment...

- Newser - US

Wolves’ Return to Oregon Brings Conflict, Opportunity.

Wolves were once so plentiful in the abundant forests that would become Oregon that the earliest settlers gathered from far and wide to discuss how to kill them.   Those "wolf meetings"in the 1840s, spawned by a common interest, eventually led to the formation of the Oregon territory, the precursor for statehood in 1859. ...

- Voice of America - US

Portlands teenager Kimlee destined for diving success.

Nineteen-year-old Kimlee Campher stands to become the first woman in the small harbour sunken vessels programme in Hout Bay to be trained as a commercial diver.

- Cape Times - SA

Wolves' return to Oregon brings conflict and opportunity.

Wolves were once so plentiful in the abundant forests that would become Oregon that the earliest settlers gathered from far and wide to discuss how to kill them.

- PhysOrg - NL

Barred From Discussing Climate Change in Court, Climate Activist Who Shut Off Tar A Sands Pipeline in Montana Gets Felony Conviction.

Shut It Down - Climate Direct ActionIn a remarkably short trial in Montana's Chouteau County District Court lasting just a day and a half, a jury found Leonard Higgins, a retired Oregon state worker turned climate activist who shut off a tar sands pipeline to fight climate change, guilty of felony criminal mischief and ...

- Common Dreams - US

8 Million People Could Die in a Nuclear War with North Korea.

Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia And that is just for starters.  The last war game, however, was the most shocking of them all. We assumed a similar scenario, with allied forces preparing for a possible invasion, but this time Kim decides to launch a preemptive attack on the U.S. homeland—to take as many people to the ...

- The National Interest - US

The Drag Show Must Go On!.

The aldermen of Portland, Tennessee, ran into the First Amendment when they tried to ban drag shows from their town. On Monday night, the attempt by the town of Portland, Tennessee, to ban drag shows came to an end. For months, the town's aldermen have been searching for a way to regulate drag shows out of existence. But ...

- ACLU - US

Bodyguard to armed Oregon occupation leader sentenced to probation.

- A man who tried to get Mormon church leaders to mediate an end to last year's occupation of a federal wildlife center in Oregon by armed militants was sentenced on Wednesday to two years on probation for his own brief role in the takeover.

- Reuters - US

California Introduces New Cannabis Rules and Regulations.

Legalizing it is no simple task. Just ask Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and other states that have legalized recreational marijuana: from licensing to labeling and from distribution to DUI tests, the regulation of legalized marijuana is a massive task. Still, those states -- and more every year -- have decided......

- FindLaw - US

Bodyguard to armed Oregon occupation leader sentenced to probation

Wesley Kjar, 33, a Utah native who prosecutors said acted as a bodyguard for occupation leader Ammon Bundy in the early days of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge siege, pleaded guilty last June to a single count of conspiracy to impede federal officers. Federal prosecutors had recommended Kjar be confined to his home ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Oregon woman jailed after her meth-laced kiss kills inmate

Melissa Ann Blair's fatal kiss concealed the transfer of tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine.

- BBC - UK

Bodyguard to armed Oregon occupation leader sentenced to probation

By Steve Gorman - A man who tried to get Mormon church leaders to mediate an end to last year's occupation of a federal wildlife center in Oregon by armed militants was sentenced on Wednesday to two years on probation for his own brief role in the takeover. Wesley Kjar, 33, a U...

- The Raw Story - US

BAE contracted for fitting-out, post-shakedown efforts for Portland, Murtha LPDs

BAE Systems has been awarded a modified contract to complete the fitting out availability process for the USS Portland LPD-27 and USS John P. Murtha.

- UPI - US

Girlfriend whose prisoner partner died after they shared 'meth-laden kiss' jailed for drug smuggling

An Oregon woman whose prisoner boyfriend died after they shared a meth-laden kiss was jailed for two years on a drug conspiracy charge.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Woman jailed after inmate boyfriend dies of meth-laden kiss

An Oregon woman was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday after her boyfriend died when she passed methamphetamine-filled balloons to him during a single long kiss at the end of a prison visit.

- FOX News - US

US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills

Military units from two seemingly unlikely partners have carried out a joint response to a natural disaster on a base along the Oregon coast.

- FOX News - US

US and Chinese soldiers join forces to confront disaster on an American military base

A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and US Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to move the injured. On a pine-studded base along the Oregon coast, military units from two seemingly unlikely partners were carrying out a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills

CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. — A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared…

- Billings Gazette - US

Oregon Police Collar Pervy Coat Thief

Creep used purloined garments for sexual purposes Mark Mahoney, 51, reportedly confessed to cops that he swiped the coats and then used them for his own "sexual gratification." Creepy Coat Thief

- The Smoking Gun - US

Georgia Tech researcher heads to University of Oregon to lead new campus

The University of Oregon has tapped Robert Guldberg, head of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at Atlanta-based Georgia Tech, as executive director of its new Knight Campus. Guldberg will start in September 2018 leading the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

US Senator: Myanmar Crisis Bears ‘All the Hallmarks’ of Ethnic Cleansing

A United States Senate delegation to Myanmar said Tuesday that the crisis in the Rakhine state "has all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing." "Many refugees have suffered direct attacks including loved ones, children and husbands being killed in front of them, wives and daughters being raped, burns and other horrific ...

- Voice of America - US

Camel found wandering around central Oregon

Authorities found a camel in its natural habitat Sunday, except in this case it was the desert of Central Oregon.

- FOX News - US

She passed meth to her inmate boyfriend with a kiss. Now he's dead and she's in prison.

An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Phil Knight's tourney draws top-10 teams to Oregon this week

Nike founder Phil Knight is throwing a birthday party and every college basketball fan is invited.

- Billings Gazette - US

Nine-year-old boy with cancer dies after last wish was Christmas cards

A nine-year-old boy with cancer died after his wish for an early Christmas celebration was fulfilled. Jacob Thompson's family announced that the young boy died at the Maine Medical Center in Portland on Sunday. Last month, Jacob said his last wish was to receive Christmas cards to celebrate his last holiday, and his story ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Can OPEC Control The Oil Bulls In Vienna?

Until a month ago, oil analysts and investors thought a nine-month extension of the OPEC production cut agreement was a foregone conclusion.     But as the November 30 meeting draws near, oil prices have begun to rally on the back of a growing geopolitical risk premium as tensions rise in the Middle East. In addition, ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Researchers design survey to tap students' motivation in STEM

Researchers at Portland State University are learning more about undergraduates' experience in science, technology, engineering and math classes and sharing a set of survey questions that will help researchers and educators at other universities do the same.

- PhysOrg - NL

Taxpayers pick up the tab in Sh1.44bn State firms' bailout

Taxpayers coughed up Sh1.44 billion to bail out State-owned firms in the year to June, with East African Portland Cement Company being the latest to join those unable to pay debts.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Maine boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas

PORTLAND, Maine — A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled.

- Billings Gazette - US

Pentecostal mom complains teen son is a pariah after starting massive Oregon wildfire

The 15-year-old teen being charged with starting Eagle Creek fire was reportedly throwing smoke bombs into the canyon. Smoke quickly rose up and other teens laughed, unaware it had just started a fire. The Oregonian reported that the investigation took over seven weeks to trace the cause of the fire...

- The Raw Story - US

Pacific Hyperloop keeps chugging along amid interest in ultra-high-speed transit

Pacific Hyperloop is moving ahead with its concept for tube travel between Seattle and Portland, in hopes of riding in the slipstream of the Pacific Northwest's growing interest in ultra-high-speed transit. If Seattle and Portland were just 20 minutes apart, what could we accomplish together?' Charlie Swan, a University of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

10 African-Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Among them: the first black woman to lead the Corps of Cadets at West Point; a wrestler at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who's helping develop a prosthetic knee for use in the developing ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.

- NPR - US

Oregon Police Collar Pervy Coat Thief

Creep used purloined garments for sexual purposes, cops allege When confronted by investigators, Mark Mahoney, 51, reportedly confessed that he swiped the coats and then used them for his own "sexual gratification." Creepy Coat Thief

- The Smoking Gun - US

Oregon visitor dies after Maui snorkeling expedition

A 56-year-old man died at Maui's Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve on Friday afternoon after authorities said he became ill while snorkeling.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Retiring: In Oregon, You Can Now Save for Retirement. Unless You Object.

The state is the first to have businesses that don’t offer their own plans automatically enroll workers for a payroll deduction. Workers can opt out.

- New York Times - US

The feds are afraid of 21 teens suing on climate. An appeals court wants to know why.

The lawsuit is bold, and few legal observers thought it would get this far. But for the 21 young plaintiffs who are suing the federal government for its failure to protect them , and all of us , from global warming-related harm, it's an open and shut case involving basic constitutional rights. The case, known as Juliana v. ...

- Mashable! - US

Washington's Glacier Peak and its Secret History of Big Eruptions

For a volcanic arc, the Cascade Range in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and California uis pretty quiet. So quiet that it is an open question in geosciences why eruptions there seem to be so few and far between. The last eruption in the Cascades was the fairly benign 2004-08 eruptions at Mount St. Helens that, beyond ...

- Discover - US

Getting more 'wolflike' is the key to the future for coyotes

PORTLAND, Maine — The future of the coyotes that roam forests, cities and suburbs from Newfoundland to Virginia could hinge on the animals becoming the "wolves" of the East Coast. And humans better get used to them.

- Billings Gazette - US

Washington's Glacier Peak and its Secret History of Big Eruptions

For a volcanic arc, the Cascade Range in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and California are pretty quiet. So quiet that it is an open question in geosciences why eruptions seem to be so few and far between. The last eruption in the Cascades was the fairly benign 2004-08 eruptions at Mount St. Helens that, beyond some ...

- Discover - US

Nearly $1M of weed found hidden in fake rocks

Nearly $1 million worth of marijuana was uncovered, hidden within several decorative rocks in Oregon         

- USA TODAY - US

Parents sue Oregon school district over transgender policy

Parents at a rural Oregon high school have filed a federal lawsuit over the school district's policy to allow a transgender male student to use the boys' locker room and bathroom, mirroring a similar civil action in Illinois that did not survive a legal challenge.

- FOX News - US

What Happens If The OPEC Deal Extension Fails?

The oil market has already factored in an extension of the OPEC deal, with the working assumption that the cuts will be extended through the end of 2018. But what if OPEC disappoints and extends by a much shorter period of time, or worse, fails to agree to anything at all? Given all of the bullish rhetoric around the ...

- OilPrice.com - US

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