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  • 'Ghost fleet' in search of a final resting place

    Newport, Ore., decides the environmental and financial risks are too great to allow Bay Bridge Enterprises, a ship-recycling firm, to dismantle decommissioned military vessels at Yaquina Bay

  • A family of criminals and killers

    In All God’s Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families, Rene Denfeld tells the disturbing story of Portland’s teen runaways, charting the path that took one of them, Danielle Marie Cox, from honor student to convicted murderer.

  • A fresh take on an old crime: A review of The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute

    A fresh take on an old crime: A review of The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute

    Novelist William L. Sullivan re-opens the case of Dan Cooper, the parachuting plane hijacker

  • A mountain lifts a heavy heart

    An emotionally wounded writer is cheered by a visit to Mount St. Helens, even though heavy clouds obscured the volcano

  • A new breed of marketers gives fishing towns a leg up

    In some struggling fishing communities like Coos Bay, Ore., small companies like John Warner’s K-Lyn Fisheries LLC are buying fish locally from small-boat fishermen and selling it directly to big-city wholesalers

  • A quest for the world’s finest pinot noir

    Brian Doyle’s new book, The Grail, lives up to its lively subtitle as it describes “a year ambling and shambling through an Oregon vineyard in pursuit of the best pinot noir in the whole wild world.”

  • A River Once More

    In Oregon, a revolutionary community alliance is working to put water – and steelhead trout – back into the Deschutes River

  • A timber town learns to care for the forest

    Lakeview, Ore., survived the drop in the timber economy by learning to take care of its forests

  • Can skiers and snowmobilers coexist?

    Dutchman Flat outside Bend, Ore., is becoming tense as snowmobilers and backcountry skiers argue over winter recreation

  • City slaps back at property-rights measure

    In response to Oregon’s recently passed Measure 37, Bend, Ore., adopts a rule that allows people to sue their neighbors if nearby development reduces property values

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