Blazers Prepare For A Season Without Paul Allen


By the time Paul Allen died Monday, he spent 30 of his 65 years as owner of the Portland Trail Blazers.

FBI Warns Schools To Protect Student Data From Cybercriminals


The FBI issued an alert recently about “cyber threat concerns related to K-12 students.” Officials in Oregon schools are already well aware that student data is attracting cyber criminals.

Narrative In Virtual Reality: Oregon Studios Head For Next Level


Several content makers in the region are working on vanguard films and animations made to be experienced in virtual reality. Now, if only the market would catch up.

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Safety Rules For Oil Trains

The Trump administration has finalized a roll back of Obama-era regulations for oil trains.

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Trump's Tariffs Hit Oregon's Semiconductor Industry

A new round of tariffs on Chinese goods has caught the attention of Oregon’s high-tech chip industry. Several products related to semiconductor production are on the list.

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How Conservationists Are Using AI And Big Data To Aid Wildlife

A Portland nonprofit is using artificial intelligence to help give the conservation movement a makeover.

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Self-Driving Bikes: The Next Transit Revolution?

What does your future commute look like? Will you be taking a self-driving car, a solo-wheel, the hyperloop? What about a self-driving bike?

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AI Beats Experts At Diagnosing Childhood Disease

An artificial intelligence system is better than most experts at diagnosing a childhood blindness disease, according to a new study from Oregon Health and Science University.

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VR Gives Oregon Patients And Doctors An Alternative To Opioids

Oregon's largest health care providers see both promise and challenges in virtual reality as a non-opioid treatment for pain. 

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Electric Car Maker, Advocates: Time To Rev Up EV Infrastructure

Eugene-based electric car manufacturer and a state public policy group jointly announced a new report calling for cities to accommodate the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs).

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Climbers Face Another Frustrating Setback On Mount St. Helens Website

For the second time this month, things did not go as planned for Mount St. Helens permit buyers. 

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Oregon Schools Take To Social Media When Making Snow Day Decisions

Decisions on snow days Thursday varied from district to district. But use of social media to get the word out? Pretty similar.

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