Fur, Feathers and Fins: The Urgency of Predator Management to Save Salmon

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When it comes to saving salmon, predator management ruffles feathers and fur.

Cardale Jones Becomes The Man . . . And A Man

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Tonight, third-string QB, Cardale Jones, leads The Ohio State University against Oregon for the National Championship. Adam Crawford explains why the rough-around-the-edges Jones exemplifies the purpose of college sports.

Casual Spectator: Tonight’s College Football National Championship

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Casual Spectator previews tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship game: what you need to know.

Beneath the Turf

Fungus finder Curtis Broberg smiles with a day's harvest.

Hunting White Truffles in the Pacific Northwest

Is Death With Dignity The Same As Suicide?

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A therapist and family caregiver ponders the implications of being able to choose the manner of our life, and death.

Oregon Marriage Equality Opponents File ‘Right To Discriminate’ Initiative

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The proposed Protect Religious Freedom Initiative would create a “right to discriminate” for any business that normally works with weddings.

On Making Amends and Finding Gratitude

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There are many paths to gratitude. Matt Clapper’s led him through a series of amends, and he is the better for it.

Off the Grid and Into the Woods

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Kile Ozier takes a two week trek into the wilderness, and learns how a tiny shift in the rudder of the mind can steer a new course.

Oregon’s ‘Pay it Forward, Pay it Back’ Legislation

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Oregon legislature passes bill to “provide tuition to students while they attend community college and public university.”

14-Year-Old Student Chris Martin Punished for Wearing Makeup to School

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The problem here wasn’t with the makeup, but with who was wearing it.

Vermont House Passes ‘Aid-In-Dying’ Bill

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The passage of this bill is considered “the most historic event” of Vermont’s 2013 legislative session.

A Father Walks to End Bullying (VIDEO)

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It will take 2 years, but Joe Bell plans to walk across the US as a tribute to his son.

Be Ready to Be Changed

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We’re surrounded by beauty all of the time. Sometimes we just need a little help seeing it.

The Sophisticate

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Kile Ozier was encouraged to cultivate a taste for alcohol at home. Without the pressures of a political life in the closet and a killer epidemic, it might not have become a problem … .

Oregon Teenager Becomes First Person With Down Syndrome To Climb Mt. Everest (VIDEO)

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Justin Reimer said, “Eli’s life and the lives of those with disability have infinite worth and they can do great things.”