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Amid trials and surprises in Washington County, simply 'Thankful in 2014'

oregonlive.com — Across Washington County, photographer Benjamin Brink continues his Thanksgiving tradition of finding and telling stories of people who are simply thankful.
Nov 27, 2014

Thanksgiving weekend TV: Macy's Thanksgiving Parade; #Homeland #TheAffair marathon; #TheWalkingDead midseason finale s.oregonlive.com/WzannhV

Candidates line up for the Portland State football coaching job after Nigel Burton is fired

By Ken Goe
oregonlive.com — Portland State won't rush into a quick decision about who will head the school's football program. Interim athletic director Valerie Cleary said the school first would hire an athletic director. PSU expects to interview finalists for the vacant athletic director's job in the next few weeks.
Nov 26, 2014

*Mark Speckman* MT @Oregonian: Candidates line up for the Portland State football coaching job ORne.ws/1uXOCoX

Nov 26, 2014

RT @KenGoe: Candidates line up at Portland State after football coach Nigel Burton is fired: oregonlive.com/collegefootbal…

Nov 26, 2014

Candidates line up at Portland State after football coach Nigel Burton is fired: oregonlive.com/collegefootbal…

When the Civil War is more than just Oregon versus Oregon State: Mother Nature crashes party

oregonlive.com — Most often in these parts, when it comes time for the Civil War football game to be played, it's more than Oregon and Oregon State butting heads. Usually, Mother Nature finds a way to stick her nose into the fray.
Nov 27, 2014

When the Civil War is more than just Oregon versus Oregon State: Mother Nature crashes the party oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ss…

Wednesday evening commute: 5 areas to avoid as Thanksgiving holiday begins

oregonlive.com — The Thanksgiving commute is in full swing. Many drivers are heading out early en route to Grandma Millie's house in time to help start brining the turkey. The Oregonian's Rob Davis spoke Tuesday with the high-tech traffic analysis folks at Inrix in Washington.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @LGunderson: Oregon City mother dies after being shot by husband in their driveway s.oregonlive.com/UmUYR6b via @oregonian

Nov 26, 2014

#BREAKING: Oregon City mother dies after being shot by husband in their driveway s.oregonlive.com/UmUYR6b via @lgunderson

Nov 26, 2014

Oregon City mother dies after being shot by husband in their driveway s.oregonlive.com/UmUYR6b via @oregonian

Ambre Energy selling Oregon, Washington coal export terminals amid coal price slump

oregonlive.com — Slumping coal markets have caught up with the Australian company proposing two export terminals in Oregon and Washington. Ambre Energy is getting out of the North American coal market, a victim of a sharp decline in international coal prices. The revelation, contained in an Australian regulatory filing, underscores the uncertainties facing coal exports in the Pacific Northwest.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @megmatthews: Awww, Ambre, don't let the door hit ya on the way out, mkay? Another #coalexport co. bites the dust via @robwdavis: bit.ly/1vljDC7

Nov 26, 2014

Coal price slump catches up with coal export proposals in Oregon/Wash. Ambre Energy sells: oregonlive.com/environment/in…

Ducks' celebrated Civil War revisited: How a penalty changed the famous 1994 play

oregonlive.com — One of the greatest plays in Civil War and Oregon history almost didn't happen. The defining play of the 1994 Civil War in Corvallis was a 19-yard screen pass from Danny O'Neil to Dino Philyaw that capped the game's scoring in the Ducks' a 17-13 victory that helped clinch the Pac-10 title.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @AndrewGreif: More on the '94 Civil War, by @jwquick: How a penalty changed the famous 1994 play bit.ly/1yhtxXo

Nov 26, 2014

An Oregon penalty changed the play call that turned into the Ducks' game-winning TD in the 1994 Civil War: oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ss…

Nov 26, 2014

One of Oregon's most famous plays was set up by @realjoshwilcox blunder, but was successful because of his block oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ss…

Nov 26, 2014

Mike Bellotti has always wondered: What if original play been run, not the Philyaw screen, in the 1994 Civil War? oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ss…

Robin Lopez: Trail Blazers' missing link finds a home in Portland

oregonlive.com — Nicolas Batum stood in front of his stall in the corner of the Trail Blazers' locker room and peered around at his teammates. He pointed across the way at LaMarcus Aldridge, who was dressing in front of his locker, and announced out loud: "Career year."
Nov 26, 2014

That essentially-game-ending Robin Lopez block reminds me: you should read @BlazerFreeman’s very good RoLo profile: bit.ly/1rwkcFm

Nov 26, 2014

In Portland, RoLo is not a candy, it's what makes the Blazers tick. @BlazerFreeman reveals the value of Robin Lopez oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Cosby cut deal with National Enquirer to quash 2nd woman's story, deposition excerpts show

oregonlive.com — PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @Oregonian: Cosby cut deal with National Enquirer to quash 2nd woman's story, deposition excerpts show ORne.ws/1ppijhW

Crows found dead, ill in downtown Portland

oregonlive.com — Portland police and firefighters were called Wednesday morning to investigate a mass die-off of crows in parts of downtown. Just after 8 a.m., callers reported several dead or seizing birds around the area of Southwest Third Avenue and Columbia. Responders found about 30 dead birds, mostly in downtown parks.

Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers coverage teams discuss Marcus Mariota, potential X Factors in Civil War: Roundtable

oregonlive.com — Four of The Oregonian's college football writers -- Andrew Greif, Gina Mizell, Connor Letourneau and Ken Goe -- discuss several topics surrounding the Civil War in this week's roundtable. No. 3 Oregon visits Oregon State at 5 p.m. Saturday. 1. The Ducks and the Beavers come into this game essentially with opposite narratives.
Nov 26, 2014

The one and only @AndrewGreif makes a guest appearance as we discuss the Civil War in our weekly roundtable oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…

The 1994 Civil War: A 'wild' win for Rose Bowl-bound Oregon, a 'monumental' missed opportunity for Oregon State

oregonlive.com — EUGENE -- As word filtered down a wet Oregon sideline that the Ducks were Pac-10 champions, a young assistant turned to his players, watching for the Parker Stadium public address announcer's news to register. It was the 1994 Civil War in Corvallis, and the Ducks' first Rose Bowl appearance in 34 years hinged on a victory.
Nov 26, 2014

Superb story by The O's Andrew Greif on the Oregon State drive that very nearly won the 1994 Civil War: oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ss…

Nov 26, 2014

What new Fall TV shows we love -- and what we've stopped watching: TV Coast to Coast s.oregonlive.com/MCs7ytI via @oregonian

Nov 26, 2014

Enter punchline here -->> Lawsuit: Drunken man downs flaming shot, suffers burns s.oregonlive.com/wYSVQNM via @o_aimee

Tigard Police: 3 men on bikes rob another at gunpoint

oregonlive.com — Three men on BMX-style bikes robbed another at gunpoint while he walked in Tigard late Monday night, according to police. The 32-year-old victim told police that he was on Southwest 71st Avenue near Pine Street, when the men approached him about 10:15 p.m., said Jim Wolf, a Tigard Police spokesman.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Oregonian: Tigard Police: 3 men on bikes rob another at gunpoint ORne.ws/1uXsUkZ

Audubon Society investigating mysterious crow die-off, fears poisoning

oregonlive.com — Disease or some environmental factor may have caused the deaths of at least 30 crows in downtown Portland on Wednesday morning, but intentional poisoning remains a worrying possibility. The Audubon Society of Portland is trying to determine what might have caused the birds to fall suddenly ill.

The time that Mark Helfrich and Mike Riley shot 'an Emmy Award-winning performance' together

oregonlive.com — EUGENE -- Six months before Saturday's 118th Civil War, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and Oregon State coach Mike Riley holed up in a room in Corvallis, looked at a camera and recited lines.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @OregonianSports: The time that Mark Helfrich and Mike Riley shot 'an Emmy Award-winning performance' together orne.ws/1xHNDq9

Nov 26, 2014

RT @southnewshound: Oregon City husband, wife in intensive care after apparent domestic violence shooting, police say s.oregonlive.com/ORraYQa via @oregonian

Nov 26, 2014

ICYMI: Oregon City husband, wife injured after apparent domestic violence shooting, police say s.oregonlive.com/ORraYQa via @oregonian