Unique hovercraft ‘Nemotoad’ takes maiden voyage
SALEM — After a week of growling at each other in the press, one of Oregon’s most outspoken district attorneys against marijuana legalization and the legalization-supporting congressman who represents the Portland area had their first chance Friday to trade barbs in person.
EUGENE (AP) — The search for a new president of the University of Oregon will be a marked departure for the school, conducted largely in private and run largely by the chairman of the new board of trustees.
SUNRIVER (AP) — Lava River Cave south of Bend will have a new look next spring, in time for its 50th anniversary season.
PENDLETON (AP) — Let ‘er Buck, Tripper Rice. The young cowboy died seven years ago in a car accident, but family and friends continue to honor him during Pendleton Round-Up week.
PORTLAND (AP) — Investigators hope hikers taking advantage of a warm weekend around Mount Hood will turn up clues to the disappearance of two Kentucky men who appear to have come to Oregon to camp but didn’t hit the trail.
EUGENE (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Occupy Eugene demonstrators were improperly evicted two years ago from a downtown plaza, but not because a government agency had it in for that particular group of protesters.
National and Northwest news in brief
VALE (AP) — Two Eastern Oregon towns are struggling with drinking water that has too much arsenic.
PORTLAND — Local seniors can reconnect with wildlife Tuesday, Sept. 16, during Senior Safari, a free day at the Oregon Zoo for anyone 65 or older.
SALEM (AP) — Hurricanes, floods and tsunamis can pollute the water supply with bacteria and other contaminants, which can lead to illness for people who drink it.
SALEM (AP) — Amid a major push to boost high school graduation and college attendance, Oregon students held steady in proficiency in reading, writing, math and science, the scores on statewide tests show.
PORTLAND (AP) — Cover Oregon is trying to figure out how many people who enrolled in private health insurance plans may owe more tax money as a result of the exchange’s blunder in calculating federal tax credits. Executive Director Aaron Patnode said the exchange used the wrong formula to calculate credits for individuals and families with incomes between 139 and 400 percent of the federal poverty line.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is appealing Oregon’s recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River. Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal-producer, has been pressing for access to ports to export coal to Asia, but it has run into stiff opposition in the Northwest.
Cycle Oregon will return to The Dalles for the finish line crossing on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Riverfront Park.