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What’s being called a significant archeological discovery has been found in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports ancient obsidian objects are linked to early Native American activity in the region.

Brian Bull

The phrase, “back to school” spurs many families to grab school supplies.  Some may reuse stuff from previous years - such as an old backpack or calculator - in order to save some money. 

School districts cut costs and practice sustainability by reusing materials and equipment gleaned from freshly-demolished schools.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has the story.

  Dorothy Velasco reviews the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's productions of Richard II and The Winter's Tale.

Paddle Oregon

About 130 canoeists and kayakers embarked on 5-day trip down the Willamette River this Monday morning. The 16th annual Paddle Oregon started at Marshall Island in Eugene. It’s an 85 mile journey to the outskirts of Portland.

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University of Oregon alum Brianne Theisen-Eaton won a bronze medal in the heptathlon this weekend at the Olympic Games.

Anna King

This year Washington farmers estimate they’ll harvest about 133 million boxes of apples. That’s up 15 percent over last year’s crop, but it won’t pluck the top record from the biggie 2014. The harvest is just now starting.

Rob Manning / OPB

Lead in Oregon's largest school district has forced out a superintendent, delayed a possible bond measure, and uncovered major management problems. And Portland Public Schools may have a legal fight on its hands soon. A family blames the district for their child’s health problems.

Recorded on: July 22, 2016

Air Date: August 15, 2016

Bradley Parks / OPB

There were medals a-plenty for Northwest athletes competing at the Summer Olympics in Brazil this weekend. One runner from Portland missed out on the podium in a dramatic race, but got kudos afterwards for sportsmanship.

Brian Bull

A review of over 20,000 groundwater sites by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows half of the nation’s states have high --to very high-- potential to become corrosive.  As KLCC's Brian Bull reports, this includes Oregon and Washington.

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