Oregon

Willamalane climbing wallA climbing open house is set for May 4, at the Willamalane Center, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield. The free event - for all ages - runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn tips, tricks and see demos from climbing experts.

Deadline to apply is May 15

It’s that time of year when many hunters are poring over big game statistics and summary reports, trying to figure out what controlled hunts to apply for.

Wild trout study wrap-up & '13 kickoff

Portland dockBy Finn J.D. John

The Portland municipal dock as it appeared around the time of the longshoremen’s strike.

When the gunfire broke out and he heard the bullets sizzling overhead, visiting New York senator Robert Wagner was dumbfounded.
“This can’t be true,” he said.
It was. The bullets had come from four “special police” guards — part of a group of 200 guards hired by the city of Portland to keep the peace on the waterfront during the big longshoremen’s strike. They were not professional cops.

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