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The Origins Of 4/20, Marijuana's Highest Holiday

AP | April 20, 2017 7:33 a.m. | Seattle

The origins of the date, and the term "420" generally, were long murky. But in recent years, a consensus has emerged around the most credible explanation: that it started with a group of buddies from San Rafael High School in California.

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30 Years Later, Oregon's 'Sanctuary State' Law Serves As A Model For Others

OPB | April 17, 2017 8:40 a.m. | Portland

Oregon law prohibits local police from enforcing federal immigration law, and it’s got nothing to do with President Trump. It's been that way for 30 years.

History | local | NW Life

Old Eastern Oregon Churches Share Pioneer History

East Oregonian | April 15, 2017 5:44 p.m.

In Pendleton, a pair of early churches were being built in the late 1800s within a stone’s throw of each other. Episcopalians and the Methodists raced to complete their buildings first.

History | local | NW Life | News

Kennewick Man's Genetics Suggest More Than One Route To North America

Northwest News Network | April 12, 2017 6:45 p.m.

Genetic information from Kennewick Man shows the Bering Land Bridge may not have been the only route humans used to migrate to North America more than 10,000 years ago.





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Spicer Tries To Compare Assad To Hitler, Overlooks History

NPR | April 11, 2017 12:40 p.m.

In the middle of an international debate about Syria, Bashar Assad, Russia and Iran, President Trump's lead spokesman made an ill-conceived, ahistorical reference to Hitler.

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Meadowlark's Days May Be Numbered As Oregon's State Bird

OPB | April 6, 2017 4:06 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

When it comes to Oregon's state bird, it could soon be out with the meadowlark and in with the osprey.

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78 Years Ago, Oregon's 'Tall Firs' Won The 1st NCAA Tournament

AP | March 30, 2017 7:41 a.m.

The Ducks face North Carolina in the national semifinals in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday. Oregon hasn't been this close to the title game since the team won the inaugural NCAA Tournament in 1939.

News | Fish & Wildlife | Water | Environment | Pacific Ocean | local | History

A Forgotten Hero's Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

OPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington

Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.

History | local | NW Life | Politics | News

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.

History | local | NW Life | News

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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