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Young Professionals, Check Out the Work Climate Here

New England dominates Scholaroo's best states for workers trying to establish their careers

(Newser) - If you've just graduated or are graduating soon and are looking for a place to jump-start your career, some states offer more in the way of job markets and affordable living. Scholaroo attempts to flesh out which US states are the best for today's young professionals, using nearly...

Man Accused of Abducting Woman Tries to Escape: Cops

Negasi Zuberi, 29, now faces new charges

(Newser) - The man accused of abducting a woman and holding her captive in a makeshift cell apparently doesn't like the view from inside his own jail cell. Negasi Zuberi, 29, who is being held in Oregon's Jackson County Jail on a federal interstate kidnapping charge, now also faces charges...

At This River, Officials Try to Turn Back the Clock 100 Years

Klamath River restoration project is a massive, $500M endeavor, involving removal of 4 dams

(Newser) - The largest dam removal project in US history is underway along the California-Oregon border—a process that won't conclude until the end of next year with the help of heavy machinery and explosives. But in some ways, removing the four dams is the easy part, per the AP . The...

Famed Salmon Festival Will Be Without Salmon This Year

Fisheries closed amid low fish run, though there's 'genuine cause for optimism'

(Newser) - For the third time in seven years, there will be no salmon at California's famous Klamath Salmon Festival. The annual festival dating back almost six decades focuses on Chinook salmon, a key source of sustenance for the Yurok Tribe, which hosts the event. But this year, the Klamath River,...

Student Plunges to His Death Climbing Oregon Mountain

Joel Tranby was near the summit of North Sister in Cascade Mountains

(Newser) - The body of a 21-year-old college student was located Thursday, days after he fell hundreds of feet down a steep, rocky ravine near the summit of North Sister in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, the AP reports. Joel Tranby loved the outdoors and was a big part of the community in...

Cops Eye Freed Career Criminal as Suspect in Serial Killings

Jesse Lee Calhoun is person of interest in deaths of 4 women near Portland, Oregon: reports

(Newser) - Days after police arrested a suspected serial killer linked to the deaths of four women in New York, authorities have identified a person of interest in the deaths of four women on the other side of the country. Kristin Smith, 22; Charity Perry, 24; Bridget Webster, 31; and Ashley Real,...

This Is the Most Patriotic State in America

Virginia is for lovers (of the US), per WalletHub, while Arkansas needs to muster up more affection

(Newser) - It's the biggest holiday of the American summer, and flags are waving. As Americans light their grills and prepare to watch the Fourth's fireworks, WalletHub susses out which states are the most patriotic. To figure out where citizens are most likely to be decked out in their red,...

Father of 5 Has Fatal Fall on Popular Hike

Oregon man, 40, slips off Multnomah Falls trail while hiking with family

(Newser) - One of the most popular hiking destinations in the Pacific Northwest proved fatal over the weekend for a 40-year-old father of five in Oregon. The unidentified man slipped at a switchback on the Multnomah Falls trail, reports Oregon Live . "He slid down a steep hill and then fell off...

It's Prison for Thief Who Cleaned Out Coin Machines

'This was not pocket change,' prosecutors say

(Newser) - A thief who posed as an employee of a coin-cashing company sent to tend to the machines, only to break into them and take the coin vaults with him, was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. The US attorney's office for Oregon said Richard Pena repeated the scam...

NJ's Ban on Self-Serve Gas Now the Last of Its Kind

Some want to see it fall, just like Oregon's

(Newser) - New Jersey is about to be the only state in the country where you're not allowed to pump your own gas. Last week, Oregon's Senate voted 16-9 to overturn a ban on self-serve gas that's been in place since 1951. As Quartz reports, half of the state'...

They Grow Pot Illegally, Leave Behind an 'Eyesore'

Oregon Legislature passes bill to make landowners responsible for messy aftermath of illicit grows

(Newser) - Oregon has long been known as a mecca for high-quality marijuana, but that reputation has come with a downside: illegal growers who offer huge amounts of cash to lease or buy land, then leave behind pollution, garbage, and a drained water table. Now, a bill passed by the Oregon Legislature...

Van 'Sandwiched' by 2 Semis in Horrific Crash

7 dead and multiple others hurt in accident in western Oregon

(Newser) - Seven people were killed and multiple others hurt in a crash involving several vehicles Thursday on Interstate 5 in an agricultural area of western Oregon, police said. Officers responded at about 2:05pm to the crash involving two semi trucks and a passenger vehicle in the northbound lanes about 7...

Seattle Doesn't Usually Hit 90 Till July. This Year Is Different

Heat advisory is in effect in Pacific Northwest, where temps may soar 30 degrees above average

(Newser) - It's been a hot one in the Pacific Northwest over the past few days, and it looks like residents there will have to endure the extreme weather for at least a little longer. The New York Times reports that upward of 12 million people are sweating it out under...

Bizarre Mystery Finds Cows Sliced With 'Apparent Precision'
Bizarre Mystery Finds Cows
Sliced With 'Apparent Precision'

Bizarre Mystery Finds Cows Sliced With 'Apparent Precision'

Similar cow deaths have been described for decades, with no concrete answers

(Newser) - Seven cows have been found dead with surgical-like cuts across three Texas counties in recent weeks, adding to a larger unsolved mystery of cattle mutilation dating back decades, per the Guardian . In a April 19 statement , the Madison County Sheriff's Office described the discovery of a cow with "...

Oregon Mountain Finally Ditches Contentious Name

Swastika Mountain is now known as Mount Halo, in honor of a former tribal leader

(Newser) - The controversy over a remote Oregon mountain's name is now over. NPR reports that the erstwhile Swastika Mountain, located in western Oregon's Umpqua National Forest, officially got the OK last month from the US Board on Geographic Names to swap out its controversial moniker for a more palatable...

He Died Homeless in City Where He Was Once Mayor

'New York Times' explores sad trajectory of Craig Coyner in Bend, Oregon

(Newser) - In February of this year, a 75-year-old homeless man died in Bend, Oregon. It had been a particularly brutal winter for Craig Coyner: At least one of his toes had to be amputated because of frostbite, and after that operation he suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak....

Video Captures Rare Wolverine Sighting in Oregon

Luckily, it made it across the highway ahead of a passing truck

(Newser) - Wildlife officials in western Oregon are pretty enthused —it appears that at least one wolverine is attempting to settle in the area for the first time in 30 years, reports the Salem Statesman Journal . At least five sightings have been reported since March 20 in the Central Cascades region,...

Stranded in the Forest, They Got 'Creative' With a Drone

Trio stuck in snowy Oregon sends cellphone with SOS message into the air to pick up signal

(Newser) - A trio stuck on a snowy mountain road in Oregon's Willamette National Forest, a remote area with no cellphone service, came up with a most "creative" way to survive, per Fox News . On Jan. 29, 37-year-old photographer Casey Ryan and a friend took a drive in his pickup...

Library on Surprise Return: 'Do We Have a Story for You'

Book overdue for 44 years, $20 check turns up in the mail at Deschutes Public Library in Oregon

(Newser) - Life moves fast, so you may not be aware that Saturday is the last day of Return Borrowed Books Week . One library in Oregon has some news to share on that topic. "Do we have a story for you," reads a Wednesday Facebook post from the Deschutes Public...

Hiker Slipped by Safety Fence —a Fatal Mistake

Oregon's Cape Kiwanda sees another death

(Newser) - The "deadliest spot on the Oregon Coast" has claimed another victim. A 25-year-old California man fell from a rocky bluff at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area on Saturday and was pronounced dead a day later, reports the Salem Statesman Journal . State police said Henry Minh Hoang had hiked beyond...

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