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Eugene Symphony Picks Francesco Lecce-Chong As New Music Director, Conductor

KLCC | April 26, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

After more than a year of searching, the Eugene Symphony has announced Francesco Lecce-Chong as its new music director and conductor.

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What's Next For The Eatons After Track? Possibly, A Trip To Mars

AP | April 23, 2017 11:03 a.m.

Items on the to-do list for two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton now that he's retired: Play with the puppy. Sharpen his snowboarding skills. Take a space shuttle to Mars.

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Oregon Officials Approve Solar Eclipse Gathering In Crook County

AP | April 23, 2017 8:49 a.m. | Prineville, Oregon

Central Oregon officials have lifted the attendance cap to 30,000 for a music and arts festival scheduled to coincide with a solar eclipse in August.

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Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery Hits Snag In Permit Approval

OPB | April 20, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology wants more information before deciding whether to approve a shoreline permit for a controversial methanol refinery in Kalama.

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Well, That Was Fast. Additional 1,000 Campsites For Oregon Eclipse Gone

AP | April 19, 2017 4:01 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

State park officials opened 1,000 additional campsites for people coming to watch the summer solar eclipse from Oregon. And it didn't long for them to fill.

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Portland's Packy Surrounded By Fellow Elephants In Death

Pamplin Media Group | April 17, 2017 6:57 a.m. | Portland

Even in death, Packy is part of a herd.

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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.

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Washington Razor Clammers Dig Into 1st Weekend Of Season

OPB | April 15, 2017 5:13 p.m. | Seaview, Washington

Thousands of people hauled their shovels and buckets to the shore for the first weekend of open razor clam season on the Washington coast.

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Oregon Legislature Says 'No' To GMO-free Zones

Statesman Journal | April 13, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Two bills that would have let Oregon communities ban genetically modified or engineered crops have died in committee.

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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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