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2009-03-10 08:00:00

TORONTO, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Pacific Gold Corp. (OTCBB: PCFG) announced today that Oregon Gold, Inc. received its trading symbol.

2009-03-08 21:50:00

A fifth grader in California has inspired Arizona legislation to give the state an official nickname, state officials said.

2009-03-05 13:19:00

TV Show Introduces Oregon People and Places to 48 Million Viewers in Europe SALEM, Ore., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 48 million Europeans in 15 countries will discover Oregon via their televisions when the European Travel Channel airs the 15-part series, "Oregon Uncovered." The show premieres March 9, 2009 and features the attractions, people, experiences and scenic beauty of our state. "This new show captures the compelling essence of Oregon -- the diversity of our land, people and...

2009-02-28 10:55:00

With almost $3 billion in economic losses from below-normal rainfall this year, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state emergency on Friday due to drought, and is even considering mandatory water rationing.

2009-02-19 08:45:00

Skyrocketing coastal erosion occurred in Alaska between 2002 and 2007 along a 64 kilometer (40 mile) stretch of the Beaufort Sea, a new study finds.

2009-02-10 13:08:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Noting a trend to get out in the wilderness and frontier towns in Alaska to experience its landscapes, history and culture, Holland America Line has added new shore excursions to its 2009 Alaska program.

2009-02-05 00:00:00

Private-public initiative debuts March 10-12 at Las Vegas Global Expo CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sun. Wind. Steam.

2009-02-03 15:20:00

Citizens of Nevada are rapidly filling up a new Web-based suggestion box for lawmakers, proposing a variety of creative solutions to solve the state’s revenue shortfall from taxing prostitution to creating a state lottery.

2009-01-29 07:00:00

Company reports fourth quarter profit excluding $92 million of special items Fourth quarter financial highlights: * Net income excluding special items of $16.4 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared to a $17.9 million net loss, or $0.46 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Latest West Coast of the United States Reference Libraries

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest remaining glacier is Boston Glacier, but other large glaciers include Redoubt, Neve, and McAllister....

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the 100s and can cause rapidly forming fires. When weather systems come in from the west they hit these...

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  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.