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Authorities Identify Fly Creek Jane Doe Through DNA and Now the Real Questions Start

On a chilly February Sunday in 1980, a father and son panning for gold along Fly Creek in Clark County, Washington, kicked up the remains of a human skeleton that appeared to have been buried in a shallow grave. They called the authorities who came to collect the skull and what bones hadnt been dragged away by animals, and were able to use the remains to construct a facial reconstruction that produced a picture of a teenage girl. Detectives were able to deduce that she died from a cause that…

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Oregon senator walkout: ‘patriot’ groups vow to protect Republicans who fled state

Lawmakers were again a no-show at the state house to block the passage of landmark climate legislation Members of rightwing patriot movement groups have vowed to protect Republican senators in Oregon who have walked out of the state legislature in order to try and block the passage of climate legislation. The raised the prospect of having members of the Oath Keepers and the III% provide security for Republican events. Multnomah Republicans later Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/21/oregon-senator-walkout-patriot-groups-vow-to-protect-republicans-who-fled-state

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This House Looks Ordinary From The Outside, Only Until You Step Inside And See Why It Costs $7,600,000

This dream home was completely custom created by local artists and incorporates eco-friendly features. The space is heated and cooled with the use of geothermal energy with a solar heated pool. Intricate, hand-made pieces are the cornerstone of what makes this home unique. Bemis spent 1 1/2 years alone carving the Brazilian mahogany arched front door. The 8,881-square-foot property spans across 706-acres, enough room to keep your dragon on. Bored Panda has your virtual photo tour of Shining Hand below, and if you $7,600,000 to spare all of this could…

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How to Launch an Acclaimed Winery for $8 Million or Less

Even by Napa Valley’s astronomical real estate standards, the sale of Heitz Wine Cellars for a reported $180 million raised eyebrows. It’s the new normal there, though: In response, some wineries have determined that it makes fiscal sense to find a less-expensive neighborhood. Jackson Family Wines, maker of Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay (the top selling chardonnay in the country), purchased its first vineyard in southern Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 2013. Today, the company owns and operates four wineries on more than 1,300 acres in the area, Oregon wines were served at the White House state dinner…

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Truck carrying eels overturns, dumping slime over cars and highway

No one was injured in the accident, which took place in Oregon, but multiple cars were affected and one lane of the highway was closed An Oregon highway has been slimed after a truck carrying 3,400kg (7,500lb) of eels overturned, spilling the animals and their excretions all over the road and nearby vehicles. The accident occurred on highway 101 just south of Depoe Bay in Oregon early on Thursday afternoon. No one was injured, according to police, but multiple cars were affected and one lane of the highway was closed…

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Member of Portland militia-style group helps police arrest anti-fascist protester

Video footage and photos of the rightwing activist aiding officers fuel debate over the policing of a recent alt-right demonstration A rightwing protester who was filmed helping law enforcement in Portland arrest an anti-fascist activist has been identified as a member of a patriot movement militia-style group. Todd Kelsay confirmed he was the man captured in photographs and video assisting three officers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as they pinned down and apprehended the masked protester. The footage, which shows Kelsay kneeling alongside the DHS officers, and then…

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Republicans use ‘alt-right’ Portland rally to recruit new members

Efforts to encourage young conservatives to get active, led by chairman of the local Republican party, were uncovered in a recording from the rally Republicans have used a controversial alt-right rally in Portland, held in the wake of the the killing spree allegedly perpetrated by a local white supremacist in the city, to recruit new members to the party. The effort was led by James Buchal, chair of the Multnomah County Republican party, who urged attendees at the rally on Sunday to join to the GOP. Details of his efforts…

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Portland man accused of fatal train stabbing has outburst in court

Jeremy Joseph Christian, accused of killing two men as they shielded a woman from his anti-Muslim tirade, shouted: You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism! The man accused of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, were killed. Teen targeted in Portland train attack thanks men who intervened Christian told jailers that he has no income, no mental health issues and does not remember the last time he had a permanent address. Court documents based on Jeremy Christians interview at the Multnomah County jail show he was concerned…

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Parking Kitty makes parking in Portland adorable

Portland, Oregon, continued to keep it weird (and cute) this week when it rolled outPassport, one of the largest parking payment vendors in the United States. We didnt make a lot of changes, said Malisa McCreedy, the parking division manager at the Portland Department of Transportation. But we did put our local face on it. And that face is adorable. Parking Kitty has a cat-faced icon and a feline theme. When you pay, it purrs. When your meter is about to expire, it meows. We wanted something that was not…

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The first EV showcase opens in Oregon

Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf. Staff will be on hand to help youtest e-bikes and learn about charging options and tax breaks that are available for EVs. You can also rent the cars through Sierra Club tackled last year. It turned out that manufacturers were not advertising their plug-in vehicles at nearly the same frequency as their gasoline-powered vehicles. Despite that lack of EV love from the manufacturers, the

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