A former Oregon state senator won the state's First Congressional District special election Tuesday night -- a victory that ensures a Democrat will continue to hold the House seat.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber blocked the execution of a death row inmate on Tuesday and said no more executions will take place in the state as long as he is governor.
The arrests occurred thousands of miles apart, but the scenes were similar in Oregon and Texas early Sunday: In the dark of night, police told Occupy demonstrators to leave protest sites. Those who refused were handcuffed and arrested.
One small plane crashed and another apparently was able to make an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon after a midair collision near Newberg, Oregon, authorities said.
The Oregon State Penitentiary was on lockdown Sunday night after a series of fights broke out during the day, a prison spokeswoman said.
The body of a 25-year-old northern California man swept out to sea while trying to photograph the tsunami's arrival from Japan last month has washed ashore about 380 miles away, in Oregon, officials there said Tuesday.
The body of a man swept out to sea during last month's tsunami has been found. KTVZ has more.
An Oregon state official warns residents of the dangers of living on a major fault line. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.
Oregon drivers may get an unpleasant shock when they pull up to the pump in the new year.
The biological parents of an Oregon boy missing for six months have issued a new appeal to help bring the 8-year-old home.
Former NBA player Chris Dudley looks to become the first Republican to win the Oregon governorship since 1982.
Authorities continued their search early Monday for a 46-year-old man who fell overboard while boating with his family near Westport, Oregon.
An Oregon seafood company is recalling packaged crab meat products after testing revealed some products contained bacteria that could cause serious or fatal infections.
Four months after a criminal investigation began into the disappearance of an Oregon boy, officials continue to ask the public for leads and tips.
Eight people were hurt when a tour bus caught on fire on an Oregon highway Sunday, authorities said.
A 48-year-old man faces several charges stemming from a flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Portland, Oregon, authorities said.
VBS finds it no easy task to keep up with firefighters on the job in the Oregon mountains. Go to VBS.TV for more.
Whenever someone at our office bitches about being overworked, our stock response is "Beats digging ditches."
A wildfire blazing for a second day in Oregon had consumed about 1,850 acres, and although firefighters "made good progress putting in a containment line" overnight, weather conditions were poised to hamper fire containment Tuesday afternoon, the Oregon Department of Forestry said.
Police question DeDe Spicher, a friend of Kyron Horman's stepmom, and search her home
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Police divers looked in undisclosed waterways for evidence Wednesday connected to the disappearance of an Oregon boy who vanished from his school nearly two weeks ago, authorities told CNN.
Producing electricity using the power of the oceans could start a new wave in renewable energy. But some fear that "wave farms" could damage the livelihoods of fishermen by rendering coastal waters off limits.
Virginia's Department of Transportation is putting $694.5 million in stimulus funds to work repairing the state's roads and bridges. But that money won't save the jobs of nearly 1,500 of the agency's workers.
The government on Friday released another sobering report on the jobs crisis, with the unemployment rate rising in 46 states and pushing past 12% in Michigan and Oregon.
The unemployment rate jumped last month in 49 states, with Michigan leading the way, the U.S. government reported on Friday. Nebraska was the only state to escape rising joblessness.
Authorities on Monday identified Joshua Abraham Turnidge as the man arrested after a fatal bombing at an Oregon bank.
Visitors love driving Oregon's coast, but it's a shame not to get out and hike the stunning landscape, too. Here are several trails to get you started.
They lost to lowly Stanford, then stunk it up in State College. To those who wrote off Oregon State after its 0-2 start this season, I would echo June Cleaver's timeless admonition to Ward: "I think you're being a little rough on the Beaver."
Compared to pricey private colleges, state schools can be a bargain. But extra fees are adding to the financial burden
Investigators believe "with fair certainty" that nine people were killed in Tuesday evening's crash of a helicopter that was shuttling firefighters in northern California, a sheriff's official said Thursday.
An Oregon man, given less than a year to live, had a complete remission of advanced deadly skin cancer after an experimental treatment that revved up his immune system to fight the tumors
Oregon State isn't the only big-time college program in which building -- or rebuilding -- a basketball tradition is a tall order
On a drizzly afternoon in early May, Craig Robinson addressed about 100 Oregon State boosters in a large banquet room in Portland. He stepped to a podium next to an American flag and opened with a playful joke about the height of the school's athletic director, 5' 7" Bob De Carolis, the man who hired him in April to coach OSU's basketball team.
The training facility at the University of Oregon looks like the spa at a five-star boutique hotel, if all the guests were between 18 and 23 and the bulk of them weighed more than 300 pounds. The floors are finished oak, the walls smoked glass, the lighting soothingly dim. The 15,000-square-foot complex includes 25 stainless steel massage tables, a pharmacy lit with green neon and examination rooms for a dentist and an ophthalmologist. So many flat-screen televisions hang from the walls that SportsCenter is within constant sight, even during eye exams.
With only five conference championship games remaining, we can safely assume that North Carolina, Memphis and UCLA will all land No. 1 seeds. The fourth was shaping up to be Tennessee until the Vols lost to Arkansas in the SEC semifinals. Sunday's Kansas-Texas winner may now land that last No. 1 spot, though the 'Horns (No. 4 strength-of-schedule, 11-3 vs. RPI Top 50) would have a better case than the Jayhawks (No. 59, 7-2).
Congratulations to North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough, who appears on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated as our national Player of the Year. The 'Bag would love to do an article someday on the stories behind what SI cover subjects were doing when they learned they'd made the cover. Maybe not all of them would be as good as the scene in Almost Famous when Stillwater learned they'd made the cover of Rolling Stone, but some of them probably would be.
Kevin Love knew it would be bad. But not this bad. Sure, he'd chosen UCLA over Oregon after being the consensus national player of the year as a senior at Lake Oswego (Ore.) High -- but what happened to his home state's rep for peace, love and understanding? On Jan. 23, the day before the Bruins-Ducks showdown in Eugene, Love found more than 30 voice-mail messages on his cellphone when UCLA stopped for a layover in San Francisco. He listened to the first one: If you guys win, we'll come to your house and kill your family. He played another: We'll find your hotel room and blow your f------ head off with a shotgun. He didn't bother to check the rest. "I mean, these were death threats," Love says. Shaken, he called his mother, Karen, and had her cancel his cellphone service.
SI.com's Bill Trocchi analyzes the matchup.
SI.com's Stewart Mandel analyzes the matchup.
The Pac-10 has made itself relevant on the national scene again this season with the resurgence of Arizona State and Oregon.
Rankings to devour if you're not busy confronting Bob Knight -- with a bad video camera in hand -- for firing shotgun pellets into your swimming pool...
In the world of bowl projections, Oregon QB Dennis Dixon's unfortunate knee injury impacted far more than just the Ducks' now-extinguished national-title hopes. Its implications affect the forecast for nearly every BCS bowl and span as far as Champaign, Ill.
The cleats snagged, the knee gave, now Dennis Dixon is done. Oregon is a less interesting team, the Pac-10 a less interesting conference, college football is a less interesting sport today than it was yesterday. The Ducks senior quarterback was that transcendent this season.
I wish someone had tapped me on the shoulder back in early August when I was churning out all that season preview material and informed me that come mid-November, I would be leading the Mailbag with a debate over Kansas' place in the BCS pecking order.
Breaking down Saturday's key Pac-10 showdown.
EUGENE, Ore. -- There would be no banner headlines after this game. No breaking news bulletins or upset alerts. No, USC came to Autzen Stadium and did exactly what it was expected to do against Oregon. It lost.
Five years ago this week, a highly touted but oft-tattered senior quarterback turned a USC-Oregon game at Autzen Stadium into his own Heisman audition tape. By shredding the defending Pac-10 champions for 448 yards and five touchdowns in a 44-33 victory, the SoCal native took a giant step toward eventually hoisting that grand, stiff-arm trophy.
Following the mother of all Upset Saturdays (and Fridays), I put more time and energy into this week's rankings than any I've ever compiled. I tinkered and revised and scrutinized and re-revised until I could barely see straight, all in an effort to produce something that will likely go up in smoke again as soon as this weekend. But that's OK -- if polls were a perfect science, there would never be any upsets, now would there?
Breaking down the battle to become USC's No. 1 challenger in the Pac-10 ...
A 76-year-old woman is found safe after being missing deep in the Oregon woods for 13 days.
Fifteen years after receiving his first patent for an automobile-emissions testing device and ten years after founding a company to build and market emissions-testing systems, Pradeep Tripathi has learned a thing or two about his niche. He knows, for example, that neither consumers nor regulators like the current setup. Drivers regard the annual emissions test as a pain in the tailpipe. And regulators question the value of a system that gives them only one shot a year -in some places, once every two years - to certify that a car meets emissions standards. "In between, it could be polluting like crazy and no one will ever know," says Tripathi.
Health officials suspect 38 pet deaths in Oregon are related to the nationwide pet food recall, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association said Wednesday.
On those days when Oregon's senior guard Aaron Brooks feels his team needs "a little kick in the butt." he'll get up and say a few words before a game. Though Brooks refused to repeat Sunday's speech for public consumption, senior forward Adam Zahn summed it up thus: "If [Winthrop] watched the game against Miami of Ohio, they have something else coming, basically. Maybe not those exact words."
Ernie Kent's eyes widened as he heard the question being asked.
It's a Mata-Matta world -- in that order -- at the top of the regular season's final Power Rankings.
In this weeks installment, we have Florida's NCAA tournament-preparation checklist, Acie Law's knuckleball shot and a heavy dose of Craig Ehlo.
In March 2003, Oregon played UCLA in the Pac-10 tournament amid considerable speculation surrounding Ducks coach Ernie Kent. By that point UCLA's Steve Lavin was a dead man walking (the Bruins' one-point loss would turn out to be Lavin's last), and Kent, who the year before had led Oregon to its first Elite Eight since 1960, was a red-hot commodity. Thus the chatterheads wondered: Would UCLA try to poach Kent from Oregon when the season ended?
A new golden era is dawning in West Coast college hoops, and the 'Bag couldn't be happier.
Every fall the nation's best beer-tasting room is at Denver's Great American Beer Festival. Here are three little guys who won gold medals.By Matthew Terranova, FSB Magazine
The families of three stranded climbers on Oregon's Mount Hood prayed for a break in the weather Wednesday as freezing rain, sleet and wind kept rescuers stuck at lower levels.
CNET editor James Kim died of exposure and hypothermia as he sought help for his snowbound wife and children, authorities said Thursday.
A puzzled Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday over how to treat an Oregon jury's $79.5 million punitive damage award against tobacco giant Philip Morris USA, with company lawyers arguing the family of a longtime smoker deserves only compensation based on individual harm, not harm to the public at large.
At least 50 deaths have been reported already this year in whitewater sports on the nation's rivers, according to a nonprofit organization's Web site.
Fifty people have drowned this year in accidents during trips down whitewater rivers in the United States, where state-by-state safety laws can be spotty.
(FORTUNE Small Business Magazine) - Two decades after co-founding a greeting-card business, Mike Keiser was looking for a new challenge. Chicago-based Recycled Paper Greetings, which he had launc...
One of the favorite fantasies of the affluent post-industrial age is the retreat to wine country.
Two Oregon couples Tuesday claimed the second-largest lottery jackpot in history -- an announced $340 million -- which the woman who bought the ticket called "a tremendous blessing."
Someone in Oregon beat the 140 million-to-one odds to win the biggest jackpot in lottery history -- $340 million.
EPIC BUREAUCRACY AND WASTE. THOUSANDS dead for lack of basic services. Delays, paralysis, "blame games." I'm not talking New Orleans here--all of the above are standard procedure in our dysfunction...
The 2005-2006 U.S. Supreme Court term starts Monday with a meaty docket that features a number of contentious social issues.
When asked his reaction to two giant unions, the Service Employees and the Teamsters, quitting the AFL-CIO on the opening day of the 50th anniversary convention of American labor's merger, Tim Leahy, the secretary-treasurer of the Chicago Federation of Labor, put it in personal terms: "I feel like a child of divorce."
... in an economy far hotter than today's, entrepreneurs roamed the land talking of frictionless markets and hockey-stick return curves. In the five years from the day Netscape went public to early...
Americans taking to the roads during the July 4 holiday weekend are almost certain to encounter a traffic bottleneck somewhere, but the biggest is likely to be west of Portland, Oregon, the American Highway Users Alliance said Thursday.
Mike Zic, Bevinco, Portland, Ore.
Known for beautiful terrain and temperate weather -- average highs are 69F in August and 51F in February -- the area from Cannon Beach to Newport is popular with surfers, as well as hikers, birders and whale watchers.
Here at 72 in 72, we try to avoid spending time in the car. More time behind a steering wheel means less time on the practice tee (or the 19th hole!). The last thing you want to do on a golf-intensive vacation is chew up highway miles.
When ordering a bottle at Henrietta's Table, an upscale New American restaurant at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., you can get Dom Perignon at $155 a bottle or the slightly fizzy West County...
The next contentious end-of-life issue: assisted suicide. How Oregon offers a way out.
I'm about to launch myself down the face of a 60-foot sand dune, my stockinged feet strapped to a 41-inch-long wooden board. All I can think about is friction and the heat it causes, and then I won...
As cars get more fuel-efficient, states counting on gas-tax revenue will feel the pinch. One alternative: tax people based on how many miles they drive, a scheme Oregon will begin testing in 2005.
SALEM, Ore. (CNN/Money) - Forget Trump. Next week, student teams from a dozen business schools will test their real estate savvy in the third annual Real Estate Challenge.
Six months after gay and lesbian couples won the right to marry in Massachusetts, opponents of same-sex marriage struck back Tuesday, with voters in 11 states approving constitutional amendments codifying marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution.
SALEM, Ore. (CNN/Money) - You probably know that that how much house you'll get for your money depends entirely on where you live.
New York Gov. George Pataki addressed Republican National Convention delegates on the final night of their four-day convention. This is a transcript of his remarks.
A long flight in economy class usually means cramped quarters and little room to exercise.
Like many other suburbanites around Portland, Ore., 64-year-old Dick VanGrunsven commutes to work every day. Unlike most of them, he never gets stuck in traffic. Each morning he climbs into an airp...
The biggest challenge to tiny Springfield Creamery, a yogurt maker in Eugene, Ore., with $10 million in annual revenues, used to be simply meeting demand for flagship Nancy's Yogurt. But these days...
Commissioners in a second Oregon county voted Tuesday to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Oregon's attorney general advised county officials Friday that issuing same-sex marriage licenses is against state law -- but added that the law in question may be unconstitutional.
Multnomah County, Oregon's most populous county, started granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples Wednesday after the county attorney said refusing to do so is unconstitutional.
Same-sex marriage licenses being issued from coast to coast are fueling legal arguments, lawsuits and criminal charges and one Senate opponent warned Wednesday that Americans are "gambling with our future."
The fund scandal has revealed a surprising flaw in state-run college savings plans, which manage $26 billion in assets. Nearly every state has its own tax-free 529 plan; most are open to investors ...
When Harold Dee retired from the aerospace industry in 1999, he and his wife Doris were living on the 48th floor of a tony Chicago skyscraper. They had season tickets to the Lyric Opera and were members of the Art Institute of Chicago. Three years and 2,000 miles later, life for the Dees is, well, a little different. How different? Says Doris: I can't get the deer to stop eating my garden.
>> May 3: POLKA DE MAYO Cinco de Mayo has devolved from commemorating a Mexican victory over the French in 1862 to an excuse for parties in el norte. In that spirit, polka enthusiasts in Portland, ...
Unless you live in Minnesota or maybe one of its neighboring states, you've probably never heard of Itasca State Park, which is located in a fairly remote area of Minnesota's northwest quadrant.
Unless you live in Minnesota or maybe one of its neighboring states, you've probably never heard of Itasca State Park, which is located in a fairly remote area of Minnesota's northwest quadrant. An...
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That paste you get with your sushi isn't wasabi--it's cornstarch, hot mustard, and food coloring. Authentic wasabi, a type of horseradish, has until recently been farmed in large quantities only in...
NAME: Sarah McCarthy, wine steward and buyer at Cascadia, Seattle