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River of Rain Flows to Oregon

The National Weather Service said the region will be seeing its major first rain of the season this weekend.

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Rain Dampens Wildfires, But May Spur Landslides in Columbia Gorge

As heavy rains move into the Northwest, geologists are watching the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. This summer’s wildfires have made slopes that are already prone to landslides even more treacherous.

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NODAMS: Innovation on the Edges of Music and Sound

The first annual Northwest Different Arts and Music Showcase (NODAMS) celebrates experimental sounds and music, inspired in part by a parallel festival in Olympia Washington, and by the Dada and surrealist movements of a century ago.

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Rachael McDonald

Lane County says it remains firm in its latest contract offer to workers represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The union has been on strike since Wednesday.

Washington recyclers are worried they could soon have no place to send your discarded paper and plastics. That’s because China has decided the U.S. is letting food and garbage contaminate too much of its unwanted milk jugs and other recyclables.

China is the biggest buyer of recyclable plastic, paper and metal from the U.S. Starting next year, China will no longer take our recyclables. They say those materials are coming over with food scraps or types of plastic that can’t be recycled.

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A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that a detained teenage immigrant may not obtain an abortion until a government-approved sponsor can be secured by the end of the month.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit split 2-1 on the ruling.

The Orionid Meteor Shower will reach its peak on Friday night and Saturday morning, with the best viewing shortly before dawn (wherever you are).

Last year, the annual show was less than spectacular — a bright gibbous moon hung in the sky for most of the night, stealing the glory from the meteors.

But this year, there's barely a sliver of moon in sight — the new moon was just on Thursday. And much of America can expect a nearly cloudless sky, to boot.

Starting Saturday, Lane County will not be accepting most plastic containers at the Glenwood Transfer Station and other locations.  This is due to disruptions in the global recycling market.

How Salmon Sex Shapes Landscapes And Watersheds

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It may have taken millions of years, but researchers have found that the way salmon reproduce has shaped our watersheds and landscapes.

When salmon spawn, the female digs a big hole in the stream bed. She then swishes around — that movement can send fairly large pieces of gravel downstream.

These tiny movements can add up to big changes.

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Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters damaged many homes in the Texas city of Dickinson, and residents are applying for assistance and working to repair their properties.

The last time most of us saw Beck, he was onstage at the Grammy awards accepting the Album of the Year honor for his 2014 work Morning Phase and almost being interrupted by Kanye West.

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