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2014-09-16 08:22:20

SALEM, Ore., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- You spend a lot on auto insurance, and you want it to be there for you when you need it. Taking the right steps after an accident can help make sure you'll get the insurance coverage you deserve. The Oregon Insurance Division regulates insurance companies operating in Oregon, and offers the following tips for after an auto accident: -- Oregon law requires that you call the police, and also file a report with the DMV, if there is more...

2014-09-15 12:23:01

David Bronner Publishes Article: "Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Skyrocketing while Pro-GMO Media Runs Interference; Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight" VISTA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bronner's, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, is ramping up efforts in support of voter-led initiatives to label genetically engineered foods in Oregon and Colorado, Measure 92 and Initiative...

2014-09-12 23:09:17

Concentric Sky, an award winning software design and development firm based in Eugene, Ore., opened a new office in Portland this week. Eugene, Or (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Concentric Sky moved into the Eastside Exchange Building located at 123 NE 3rd Ave; in the burgeoning, Industrial District of Downtown Portland. Annette Thurston, Executive Creative Director, will be heading-up the new office located in a mixed-use, creative space, shared with the Technology Association of Oregon...

2014-09-12 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fixed wing air tanker and helicopter operators are helping firefighters get the upper hand on a massive fire which has been burning for the past month in the Klamath National Forest along the California-Oregon border. Known as the Happy Camp Complex fire, the lightning-sparked conflagration has torched nearly 100,000 acres and is currently just 30 percent contained. "Of our 10 tankers working right now throughout California and...

2014-09-12 08:23:24

New video delivery solution overcomes multiscreen delivery complexities, enables dynamic ad insertion for personalized viewing experiences and optimizes content delivery AMSTERDAM and PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2014 - Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced the launch of Elemental(®) Delta, a video delivery platform that helps content...

2014-09-11 16:29:10

Workers Target Fred Meyer and QFC Stores Across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska TUKWILA, Wash., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Teamster warehouse workers will meet in Tacoma on Saturday to take part in a multi-state consumer action aimed at educating Fred Meyer customers in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington about the company's attempt to degrade workers' health care plans and outsource good, family-wage jobs....

2014-09-10 12:25:11

-Local Portland Chapter Seeks Guinness Title for Most Concurrent Hopscotch Players; Aim To Highlight Goal to Increase High School Graduation Rate- PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Columbia northwest chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) today announced a world record setting event scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014. Described as the World's BIGGEST Hopscotch, nearly a thousand participants will gather at the Rose Quarter Commons to set a new Guinness...

2014-09-10 08:35:50

Tektronix' QCloud is the First Cloud-based Solution that Meets the Quality Control Needs of Companies in the Production, Post Production, Broadcast and Multichannel Video Delivery Industries BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix (www.tektronix.com), the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, today announced that QCloud, its new cloud-based quality control (QC) platform, has received an outstanding 4.0 Diamond rating in the...

2014-09-09 23:13:17

Tina Gilbertson, author of Constructive Wallowing (Viva Editions 2014), was featured in the Chicago Tribune on arguing and the silent treatment in romantic relationships. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 In an article "Silent treatment: Why it can ruin a relationship," the Chicago Tribune featured Viva Editions author Tina Gilbertson as an expert and counselor. Gilbertson is the author of the recently released Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings By Letting Yourself Have...

2014-09-09 12:28:35

PORTLAND, Oregon, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by Allied Market Research, titled "RNA Therapeutics Market (technology, applications, end user and geography) - Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", suggests that the RNA Based Therapeutics Market would reach $1.2 billion by 2020 registering a CAGR of 28.4% during 2014 - 2020. Due to its ability to render targeted solutions for chronic diseases such as cancer, AIDS, rare genetic disorders, and certain...


Latest Oregon Reference Libraries

Northern Red-Legged Frog, Rana aurora
2014-09-11 11:41:10

The Northern Red-Legged Frog (Rana aurora) is a species of amphibian whose range is the coastal region extending from southwest British Colombia to southern Mendocino County in Northern California, and is protected in British Colombia, Oregon, and California. Being a member of the genus Rana, this species of frog is considered a true frog, with characteristic smooth skin and a narrow waist. This frog needs still waters for breeding, and is rarely found at any great distance from its breeding...

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
2014-07-31 08:39:40

Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is a national forest that is located in the states of Idaho and Oregon in the United States. It contains 2,392,508 acres of land that was once inhabited by the Nez Perce people in 1400 CE and would later become home to the Joseph Band of the same tribe. Later, other tribes inhabited the area including the Shoshone, Bannock, and Cayuse tribes and Europeans would settle there in 1860. President Theodore Roosevelt established the Chesnimnus Reserve and the...

Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

Oregon Grape, Mahonia aquifolium
2014-01-12 09:53:18

Mahonia aquifolium is a species of flowering plant from the family Berberidaceae. The plant may also be referred to as the Oregon grape. It is an evergreen shrub and typically blooms in early spring. M. aquifolium can grow up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It has pinnate leaves that measure up to 12 inches. Each leaf is made up of spiny leaflets. The leaves have a leathery appearance that resembles holly, while the stems have a thick, cork-like appearance. The flowers of the plant grow in...

Deschutes National Forest
2013-12-24 12:04:50

The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in some parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It makes up 1.8 million acres along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. In 1908, the Deschutes National Forest was established from some parts of the Blue Mountains, Cascade, and Fremont National Forests. In the year 1911, some parts of the Deschutes National Forest were split off to create the Ochoco and Paulina National...

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