Quantcast

Latest Oregon Stories

2014-10-30 23:00:56

Virtuabotix LLC has announced that they will be moving their electronics business headquarters, and all of there operations from Colorado to Portland, OR. Moving a major online retail operation to Oregon, and opening up more options for west coast Electronics. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Today Virtuabotix LLC has announced they will be moving their headquarters, and all Virtuabotix.com operations from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Portland, Oregon soon. Virtuabotix.com is a...

2014-10-30 08:35:41

She Discusses Her Declining Health But Reserves Right Not to Take Life-Ending Medication PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terminally ill 29-year-old Brittany Maynard has released a new video as part of her joint campaign with Compassion & Choices to expand access to death with dignity in California and other states nationwide. The video is available at http://bit.ly/BMaynardVid2. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155412 Brittany has an aggressive, fatal...

2014-10-29 23:14:03

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to a recent EPA announcement about a contaminated subdivision that was formerly located on a US Army base as a good reason for Veterans who were exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Armed Forces to call 866-714-6466, if they have now developed a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma. There can be extremely significant compensation settlements for these types of individuals, and as the Center would like to explain, it is of the...

2014-10-29 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Members of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Associaion (AHSAFA) have generally reported greater utilization of fixed wing and helicopter assets, as highly destructive wildland fires raged across much of the Western US this year. "The amount of flying we have done during this year's fire season has already exceeded what we did during the comparable 2013 period," said Dan Snyder, Chief Operating...

2014-10-28 16:27:23

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has been recognized as one of Oregon's Healthiest Employers, an awards program presented by the Portland Business Journal. Heffernan's Portland branch ranked #2 in 2014 in the midsize company category. Select employers from the area were named winners of the awards program, held October 23, 2014 at the Sentinel Hotel...

2014-10-28 12:28:54

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon launches new online news source for healthcare consumers PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon today announced the official launch of Healthfeed - an online information hub to help Oregonians make informed healthcare decisions. This new health tool, which was built to educate both LifeWise members and the community, will deliver timely content with an Oregon focus. It will cover topics related to personal health and...

2014-10-28 08:44:47

New TekSmartLab(TM) Improves the Teaching and Learning Experience for Instructors and Students Alike, Centralizes Management of up to 120 Instruments BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced the industry's first wireless lab instrument management solution for quickly setting up and efficiently managing basic electronics engineering laboratories at colleges and universities. The new...

2014-10-28 08:44:43

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), the market and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, today announced its newest offering and key building block in the Xpedition® platform, the Xpedition Systems Designer product for multi-board systems connectivity. The Xpedition Systems Designer product captures the hardware description of multi-board systems, from logical system definition down to the individual PCBs,...

2014-10-24 23:00:51

Dr. Ira Byock, one of the nation’s leading palliative care physicians and author of ‘The Best Care Possible’, has come under intense criticism lately for his opposition to legalizing assisted suicide. Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts, disability rights groups that oppose legalization of assisted suicide, issue the following Statement in support of Dr. Ira Byock’s role in the public policy debate spurred by the Brittany Maynard case. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Not Dead...

2014-10-24 23:00:45

USMedicalMarijuana.net reports a potentially substantial increase in tax revenue due to the legalization of marijuana in numerous states on November 4. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Numerous states, at least 17 municipalities, and one U.S. territory will vote on whether or not to legalize marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes on November 4. USMedicalMarijuana.net reports a tax revenue increase potentially amounting to billions of dollars will result after...


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...

More Articles (52 articles) »
Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.