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2008-07-29 15:00:42

By Dana Tims, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul. 29--Lake Oswego's City Council members will meet in executive session this morning to figure out what to do now that talks have broken down with the contractor on the city's $100 million project to replace an aging sewer line on the bottom of Oswego Lake. Negotiations between the city and Barnard Construction of Bozeman, Mont., were halted when the two sides couldn't agree on a maximum price for the so-called Lake Oswego Interceptor...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Wendy Owen, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul. 16--LAKE OSWEGO -- The Lake Oswego School District is known for working with community committees on topics from sex education to preventing bullying. But no one told thousands of people who pay taxes for an Oswego Lake swim park -- controlled by the school district -- that they might not be able to swim there next summer. Word got out when folks visited two weeks ago for a swim on a hot day and found five maple trees tagged for...

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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...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.