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Study reveals origins of Juan de Fuca, small but dangerous tectonic plate

New seismic attenuation data — the measure of lost seismic energy — has offered fresh insights into the nature of the mid-ocean ridge system. Source: Study reveals origins of Juan de Fuca, small but dangerous tectonic plate – UPI.com

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No drought warnings in Northwest for first time since 2011

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report shows that Oregon, Washington and Idaho are free from drought worries. Kathie Dello, deputy director of Oregon’s climate office, says the Northwest saw lots of precipitation during the water year that began in October. … Continue reading

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Portland May Day march erupts into fiery riot – Useful Idiots Make Saul Very Happy

Portland May Day march erupts into fiery riot; 25 arrested | OregonLive.com “Protesters shattered business windows, set bonfires in the streets and vandalized a police car Monday afternoon in downtown Portland as a May Day protest devolved into a short-lived … Continue reading

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U.S. Coast Guard will base two new cutters in Astoria

The new boats will improve the U.S. Coast Guard’s search-and-rescue operations on the northern Oregon coast. Source: U.S. Coast Guard will base two new cutters in Astoria | OregonLive.com

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Oregon pushes for wooden skyscrapers to revive timber industry

For Oregon, cross-laminated timber represents a chance to use a robust urban economy to revive the moribund wood products industry. Source: Oregon pushes for wooden skyscrapers to revive timber industry | OregonLive.com

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Portland has experienced the most wet days ever this rainy season | 145 days and counting

Portland has experienced the most wet days ever this rainy season | OregonLive.com It’s been cold and wet. Not one 70 degree day this year, also a record. The only good news is that Oregon’s cold/wet winter is part of … Continue reading

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Oregon timber execs hope new Canadian duty leads to better times, More Jobs

Oregon timber execs hope new Canadian duty leads to better times | OregonLive.com “Oregon timber executives said Tuesday they will consider adding jobs, instituting new shifts, and investing more in existing Northwest mills as a result of a new 20 … Continue reading

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