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2014-05-24 23:01:23

The State of Oregon has settled whistleblower claims filed by a former Oregon Corrections Enterprises head, who alleged that he was fired for speaking up about questionable spending and hiring at the Oregon Department of Corrections. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm long dedicated to protecting the rights of whistleblowers who have reported, or seek to report, employers engaged in illegal activities, reports that the State of Oregon...

2014-03-28 23:21:34

A&A Packaging comments on the positive direction Oregon is taking by issuing the first round of medical marijuana dispensary licenses last week. Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Medical marijuana has just taken its first steps in Oregon as the Oregon Health Authority announced that it had issued licenses to eight local medical marijuana dispensaries. This is a major step in the process to safety and responsibly bring medical marijuana to Oregon. According to the Oregonian, seven of...

2014-01-07 23:30:32

Following The Oregonian article, published on December 13th and titled “More Elderly, Disabled Oregonians Rely on Food Stamps Despite Recovering Economy,” HTG impressed upon readers the importance of engaging in preventative care among those with hemorrhoids. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Hemorrhoid Treatment Group, or HTG, impressed upon readers the vast importance of engaging in preventative care to avoid future outbreaks of hemorrhoids. This urging came on the heels of The...

2011-05-12 00:00:46

Oregon's largest newspaper will use DTI Circulation to create new revenue. DTI's industry-leading circulation system will drive new revenue expansion for The Oregonian with third-party delivery options and enhanced marketing campaigns that retain and grow audience. Springville, Utah (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 The Oregonian and the Hillsboro Argus have signed a long-term agreement with Digital Technology International (DTIâ“ž¢) to implement DTI Circulation in DTI Cloud...

2011-01-06 00:01:44

Features content from The Oregonian with OregonLive.com, powered by Advance Internet with Mobile IQ Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 5, 2011 The Oregonian and OregonLive.com have launched the "ËœOregon's 2010 Championship Season' iPad app featuring game-by-game coverage of the Oregon Ducks football team's quest for their first-ever Bowl Championship Series title. The iPad app "“ the first launched by The Oregonian and OregonLive.com "“ is available for download for $3.99...

2009-04-08 12:22:57

A spokesman for the Oregon Travel Information Council says his group misidentified the Western United States' oldest apple tree. The unidentified spokesman said while a recent council news release identified the Dosch Yellow Bellflower Apple tree in Portland, Ore., as the region's oldest apple tree, that honor actually belongs elsewhere, The Oregonian newspaper in Portland reported. The oldest apple tree in the Pacific Northwest actually is in the Old Apple Tree Park in Vancouver, Wash. The...

2008-10-22 12:05:00

Officials are blaming a staffing shortage for allowing an Oregon jail inmate to run an identity theft operation from behind bars. The (Portland) Oregonian said Wednesday Shawn "Sammy Straight Razor" McGinnis allegedly used the Multnomah County jail's inmate phone system to arrange conference calls with people trading in personal information. The alleged trading went on for nearly a year because the jail staff does not have enough deputies to listen in on inmate calls and only tapes them....

2008-10-04 09:00:03

By ANICK JESDANUN By Anick Jesdanun The Associated Press NEW YORK Newspapers that carried an advertising supplement in recent weeks containing a DVD critical of radical Muslims have faced complaints from readers and questions about whether newspapers should offer a platform to everyone willing to pay for distribution. Although a few papers refused to carry the DVD, about 70, including The New York Times, distributed it on the ground that rejecting it would violate the sponsor's...

2008-09-14 12:00:23

The Oregonian out of Portland, Ore., spotlights the life of a recently deceased individual each Sunday in an in-depth obituary. This week, Esther Dickey, a Mormon who cared about self sufficiency and nature, was profiled. Read the full story via MormonTimes.com (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-05 15:00:52

By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Aug. 5--More than 430 Oregon schools failed to reach federal performance targets this year, the worst showing in six years under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The poor showing was caused by falling test scores in middle schools and a higher bar for schools to jump this year, according to Tony Alpert, director of assessment and accountability for the Oregon Department of Education, which issued the ratings Monday. Under No...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'