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Far-Fetched As They Might Seem, Secession Movements Are Thriving In The NW

OPB | March 23, 2017 7:30 a.m.

The Pacific Northwest is home to at least four different ongoing secession or breakaway movements. One overarching State of Jeffersonian theme connects them: A sense of disenfranchisement.

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How To Respectfully Dispose Of An Aging Totem Pole

Northwest News Network | March 21, 2017 8 a.m.

In 1961, the City of Seattle shipped to its new sister city of Kobe, Japan, a 35-foot tall totem crowned by a thunderbird figure with wooden wings spread wide.

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Portland Edit-A-Thon Aims To Close Wikipedia Gender Gap

OPB | March 18, 2017 5:03 p.m. | Portland

It's part of a massive editing session to create more diverse voices and content on Wikipedia, with a focus on women artists.

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Oregon School Districts Work To Keep Native American Mascots Through Tribal Agreements

OPB | March 16, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

At least seven Oregon school districts are working to keep their Native American mascots by getting the support of local tribes.

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The Saga Of The Irish Giant's Bones Dismays Medical Ethicists

NPR | March 13, 2017 4 p.m.

Charles Byrne was about 7 feet 7 inches tall, an 18th century marvel whose height came from a pituitary tumor. He asked for privacy in death, but his skeleton is still on display in a London museum.

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No, Trump's Speech To Congress Is Not A State Of The Union

NPR | Feb. 28, 2017 3 a.m.

It may look and sound like a State of the Union, but following tradition, Trump's remarks his first year in office will simply be an address to a joint session of Congress.

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At 92, Oregon Flag Still Flies With Own Wings

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Made official on Feb. 26, 1925, Oregon was one of the last states in the union without an official flag.  

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At Long Last, Northwest Tribes Rebury Kennewick Man

Northwest News Network | Feb. 19, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One, is a more than 9,000-year-old skeleton. He was found in 1996, in the shallows of the Columbia River by two students. The skeleton had a stone point embedded in his hip — and is now one of the most-studied sets of ancient remains in the world.

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75 Years Later, Americans Still Bear Scars Of Internment Order

NPR | Feb. 19, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Two months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the executive order that paved the way for Japanese-American internment. Decades later, those dark days resonate.

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Japanese-American Internment Survivors Worry The Past May Repeat Itself

AP | Feb. 19, 2017 12:27 p.m. | San Francisco

Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. Thousands were elderly, disabled, children or infants too young to know the meaning of treason.

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