Oregon Cold Case Identified After Nearly 50 Years

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A combination of DNA technology and genealogy helped identify one of Oregon's oldest cold case victims. 

Scientists Getting New Tools To Monitor The Northwest's Volcanoes

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A new early warning system for the Northwest's volcanoes will equip geoscientists to get an earlier reading on eruptions and other geological activity.

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Throws Out Old System Of Clinical Trials

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The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is trying a new system of clinical trials. Instead of sticking to accepted cancer treatments, doctors are now using every tool at their disposal to cure each individual patient's cancer.

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Trump Enacts Sweeping Public Lands Protections With His Signature

President Trump signs into law new public lands and rivers protections, including the designation of a new Devil's Staircase Wilderness in Oregon.

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Study: Potential Link Between Parkinson's Disease And A Widely-Used Herbicide

One of the country's most widely-used herbicides could be linked to an increase in early deaths from Parkinson’s disease for people who live nearby, according to new research on Washington farmlands.

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OSU-Cascades Racks Up Water Research Grants

The Bend campus announced a $2.97 million grant through the U.S. Department of Energy to develop technology for treating the wastewater from fracking.

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Firefighting Foam Contaminated Northeast Portland Groundwater

An OPB investigation reveals firefighting foam that seeped into the groundwater in Northeast Portland now threatens to contaminate the Columbia River and a well field that supplies drinking water.

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A Piece Of Sacred Meteorite Is Returned To An Oregon Tribe

A 4.5 ounce piece of a meteorite finally returned home to an Oregon tribe that considers it sacred.

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Oregon Researchers Seeking Patients With Early Signs Of Alzheimer's

A Portland memory center is testing a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease and wants new patients to enroll.

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Portland General Electric Set To Build 1st-Of-Its-Kind Renewable Energy Site

Eastern Oregon may soon be home to a next-generation renewable energy project that would be the country's first large-scale facility that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage.

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Half Mystery, Half Magic: In Search Of Great Grey Owls

Nicknamed the "ghosts of the forest," great grey owls are elusive. Photographer Ken Shults is on a quest to find and photograph these elegant owls.

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New Weather Satellite Aims To Improve Northwest Forecasting

A new geostationary weather satellite on the West Coast will give forecasters access to more data.

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Washington And Oregon Lawmakers Consider Ending Vaccine Exemptions

Hundreds of people turned up at the Washington State Legislature Friday for a public hearing on measles.


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