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Apr 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Oregon lawmakers don't appear to be interested in asking voters to create a sales tax or require labels on genetically modified foods. But plenty of other ideas are still very much alive after a key deadline came and went last week.
Mar 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM
A short hike from the main drag of restored Gold Rush-era buildings in South Pass City sits an idle, nine-ton piece of machinery called a stamp mill.
Mar 2, 2013 at 11:02 AM
The race consists of a grueling 1,000-mile trek through unpredictable wilderness to the old gold rush town of Nome on Alaska's western coast.
Jan 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM
During the last 30 years, mining interests have tried and failed to kick-start mining efforts just outside the boundary of the Mount St. Helens National Monument. Now, a Canadian company says record-high copper prices could help it make good on those claims.
Jan 22, 2013 at 7:27 AM
The State Department confirmed that Gordon Lee Rowan of Oregon was killed at the Ain Amenas field in the Sahara. U.S. officials identified Texas resident Frederick Buttaccio as the first death last week.
Dec 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The last of the state's great mines closed because mining gold proved unprofitable after World War II. But with the price of the metal near historic highs, hovering around $1,700 an ounce, the first large-scale hard rock gold mining operation in...
Nov 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM
California is celebrating 100 years of commercial rice production this year, marking the anniversary of a commodity that has evolved to become one of the state's largest agricultural exports.
Nov 21, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Scientists hoping to detect dark matter deep in a former South Dakota gold mine have taken the last major step before flipping the switch on their delicate experiment and say they may be ready to begin collecting data as early as February.
Nov 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Happily isolated on California's remote Humboldt County coast, Arcata has long made room in its heart for marijuana, whether grown illegally in the back woods by refugees of the Summer of Love, or legally in the back rooms of homes by medical pot patients.
Nov 3, 2012 at 10:07 AM
"Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Ronald Reagan asked in 1980 at the end of a televised debate. The answer was his landslide win. Since then, the question has become a cudgel for political challengers, a survey question for...
Oct 17, 2012 at 10:52 AM
There's no room in the county jail for burglars and thieves. And the sheriff's department in a vast, rural corner of southwest Oregon has been reduced by budget cuts to three deputies on patrol eight hours a day, five days a week.
Oct 4, 2012 at 8:14 AM
The $5 bill displayed for decades on Charles Fairbanks IV's wall was long a treasured family heirloom from Alaska. Now, to the surprise of the grandson of a turn-of-a-century vice president, it's also become a likely treasure trove.
Oct 1, 2012 at 6:42 PM
California investigators searched Monday for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a mining museum in the Sierra Nevada foothills during a brazen daytime robbery.
Oct 1, 2012 at 3:40 PM
California investigators searched Monday for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a Central Valley museum during a brazen daytime robbery.
Aug 23, 2012 at 8:22 AM
The whole point of the new game is to grab money. It's an oddly mercenary approach to Nintendo's lovable little plumber, and the result is one of the least inspired outings in his storied history.