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Fungus is world's largest living organism

PRAIRIE CITY, Ore., June 10 (UPI) -- The fungus Armillaria ostoyae, commonly known at root rot, has become the world's largest living organism thanks to an outbreak in Prairie City, Ore.

U. of Portland gets $12M from inventor

PORTLAND, Ore., March 19 (UPI) -- The inventor of a heart valve that has saved thousands of lives is giving $12 million to rebuild the University of Portland's engineering building. Donald Shiley, 87, of San Diego, is co-inventor of the Bjork-Shiley heart valve. He graduated from the priv

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Accused witch wins pride, loses lawsuit ... Wooden shed: Newest Swedish hotel amenity ... Ore. man wants $4,350 for snowball hit ... Computer error misleads on cherry blossoms ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Ore. man wants $4,350 for snowball hit

PORTLAND, Ore., March 14 (UPI) -- A 46-year-old man filed suit for $4,350 in damages last week in Oregon's Multnomah County Circuit Court over a snowball hit he endured this year.

Lee, Pollard win Polk Award

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Spike Lee and Sam Pollard have won a George Polk Award for their documentary on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Lottery winners sued as nuisances

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Portland is using a nuisance law to sue a couple who won the Oregon Lottery, saying their home is the scene of drug deals and fighting.

Woman, 82, guilty of sex with boy, 11

THE DALLES, Ore., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- An 82-year-old woman in The Dalles, Ore., has been sentenced to three years in prison for having sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old boy.

Former Blazers GM Inman dies at 80

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former Portland Trail Blazers General Manager Stu Inman has died at 80 after a massive heart attack.

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New U.S. regulations snag Canada travelers ... Calf dies after deputies use stun gun ... Spouses take second-place to computers ... Man able to bury wife after three years ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Calf dies after deputies use stun gun

SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Two Spokane-area deputies may face animal cruelty charges after shocking a calf near a farm in the state of Washington for more than four minutes.

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Library book returned after 47 years... Top 2006 U.S. word a new verb: Pluto... Ore. student enjoys Internet hitchhiking... Nurses top list of trusted professions... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Ore. student enjoys Internet hitchhiking

EUGENE, Ore., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- University of Oregon student Luke Vaughn recently returned home after enjoying a one-month, 10,743-mile roundtrip journey to New York as a human baton. The 22-year-old originally sought a ride to California, but after more than 300 strangers on the Intern

Oregon coast whales draw crowds

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Visitors from across the United States have flocked to Oregon to watch the annual migration of more than 18,000 grey whales heading toward Mexican waters.

Director Van Sant pinched in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood movie director Gus Van Sant was pulled over for drunken driving this week in Portland, Ore.

Mount Hood search for 2 'probably over'

FORT HOOD, Ore., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Oregon county sheriff leading the search for two mountain climbers missing on Mount Hood since Dec. 10 says "the big search is probably over."
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The Oregonian is the major daily newspaper in Portland, Oregon, owned by Advance Publications. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper on the U.S. west coast, founded as a weekly by Thomas J. Dryer on December 4, 1850. It is the largest newspaper in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest by circulation and the 19th largest daily newspaper in the country.

The Oregonian received the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 1999, and since then has received four other Pulitzers, including the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, and most recently, the prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2007.

The Oregonian is home delivered throughout Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Yamhill counties in Oregon and Clark County, Washington; it is also home delivered in parts of Marion and Columbia counties. Some independent dealers deliver the newspaper outside of that area, though in 2006 it became no longer available in far eastern Oregon and the southern Oregon Coast, and starting in December 2008 "increasing newsprint and distribution costs" caused the paper to stop deliveries to all areas south of Albany.

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