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You Can Buy Goonies House for $1.7M
Goonies House in Oregon
Sells to a 'Goonie'

Goonies House in Oregon Sells to a 'Goonie'

Still-unidentified buyer pledges to preserve the beloved site

(Newser) - The listing agent for the Victorian home featured in the The Goonies film in Astoria, Oregon, says the likely new owner is a fan of the classic coming-of-age movie who promises to preserve and protect the landmark, per the AP . Jordan Miller of John L. Scott Real Estate said the...

47K People Just Got Weed Offenses Wiped

Ore. Gov. Kate Brown's pardon applies to simple possession convictions from before 2016

(Newser) - More than 47,000 Oregonians will have prior offenses pardoned in a move Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday. Brown said she will pardon simple marijuana possession offenses in certain cases, a move that will also see the $14 million in fines and fees associated with those offenses forgiven, KATU reports....

US' Largest-Ever Dam Removal Approved in the Name of Fish

Four dams to be removed from Klamath River on Oregon-California border by 2024

(Newser) - Federal regulators have given final approval for the largest dam removal project in US history at a cost of $500 million—for the purpose of helping endangered fish. For decades, Native American tribes have sought to restore the Klamath River, the route to spawning grounds for Chinook and endangered coho...

This Is the Most Giving State in America

Congrats to Utah, according to WalletHub's ranking of the most, least charitable states

(Newser) - If you're in a position to be philanthropic, whether that means donating your money or your time, where you live can make a difference in terms of enthusiasm from fellow locals—which in turn might inspire even more of your own altruism. WalletHub looked at 19 metrics across all...

After Closer Than Expected Race, Democrat Will Be Oregon Governor

Republicans had hoped to win governorship in the state for first time in 40 years

(Newser) - Tina Kotek has been elected Oregon’s next governor, extending longtime Democratic control of the state and dashing Republican hopes for a rare win in a top race on the West Coast of the United States, the AP reports. Kotek joins Maura Healey of Massachusetts as the first openly lesbian...

Oregon Mayor Accused of Road Rage Shooting

Dowen Jones allegedly fired at family's vehicle on Halloween night

(Newser) - A small town in Oregon called Rufus is probably going to need a new mayor—the current one, Dowen Jones, was arrested Tuesday on attempted murder and assault charges stemming from an alleged road rage incident on Halloween night. According to the Hood River County Sheriff's Office , a family...

Forest Service Chief Says Arrest of 'Burn Boss' Was 'Highly Inappropriate'

Oregon sheriff arrested federal employee after controlled burn went wrong

(Newser) - The head of the US Forest Service has denounced the arrest by an Oregon sheriff of a Forest Service employee after a planned burn in a national forest spread onto private land. Rick Snodgrass, the US Forest Service "burn boss," was arrested on Oct. 19 and transported to...

Grenades Are Turning Up on the Beach in Oregon

Police in the city of Newport, Ore., say 3 potentially explosive devices have been found so far

(Newser) - Some people collect seashells by the seashore, or even lost jewelry if they've got a metal detector. In one Oregon city, however, locals are making a more surprising, and potentially dangerous, find. In an alert issued last week, police in the city of Newport are warning beachgoers to beware...

Serial 'Jogger Rapist' Will Be a Free Man

Richard Gillmore of Oregon admitted 9 assaults, was convicted in only one

(Newser) - An Oregon serial rapist is set to be released from prison in mid-December after serving nearly 36 years behind bars, almost all of his maximum sentence. Richard Gillmore, arrested in 1986 and called the “jogger rapist” because he staked out victims as he ran by their homes, admitted to...

Safeway Employee Fought to Disarm Shooter

Slain 66-year-old worker may have saved lives, police say

(Newser) - A 66-year-old employee killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Bend, Oregon, on Sunday evening is being praised as a hero whose actions may have saved lives. Police say Safeway employee Donald Ray Surrett Jr. fought with the gunman in the store's produce section and tried to disarm...

Oregon Mountain's Unfortunate Name Is Changing

'Swastika Mountain' will soon be no more

(Newser) - News that two hikers needed rescue from a mountain near Eugene, Oregon, earlier this year caused Oregonian Joyce McClain to do a double take. It wasn't the rescue itself—it was that the peak they were climbing was named Swastika Mountain, reports Willamette Week . However, it probably won't...

Man With AR-15 Kills 2 in Oregon Supermarket
Gunman Kills 2 in
Oregon Supermarket

Gunman Kills 2 in Oregon Supermarket

Suspect was also found dead in store

(Newser) - A person entered a grocery store in Bend, Oregon, on Sunday evening and fatally shot two people, authorities said. The person believed to be the shooter was found dead inside the Safeway store, Bend Police said in a statement. Authorities said police responded to multiple 911 calls at the Forum...

Dad of 3 Killed in 'Unprovoked' Road-Rage Shooting

Driver tried to push Dennis Anderson off road before passenger opened fire: cops

(Newser) - A father of three was enjoying a day out with his partner of 18 years when he was fatally shot in an "unprovoked" road rage shooting in Oregon, police say. Dennis Gerard Anderson, 45, of Tigard was declared dead at the scene on Route 18 in Polk County, where...

Love Beer? This Is the State for You

Vermont is a 'true beer lover's paradise,' according to VinePair

(Newser) - Previous evaluations from Beer Connoisseur and Groupon named California the best state in the country when it comes to beer. Not even close, according to VinePair , which finds America's "true beer lover's paradise" is just about as far from California as you can get while remaining in...

Candidate Criticized After Mocking 'City of Roaches'

Oregon governor contender Betsy Johnson takes heat over her label of Portland

(Newser) - An independent candidate for governor of Oregon took an interesting approach to building support, criticizing the state's largest city by suggesting the bloom is off the City of Roses because of homelessness. Betsy Johnson's comments appeared this week in a New York Times newsletter , the Bulletin reports. "...

Wreck That May Have Inspired The Goonies Is Found

Discovery of hull timbers in Oregon sea caves echoes Spielberg's cult classic

(Newser) - Remains of a legendary 17th-century shipwreck that reportedly inspired the cult classic The Goonies have been found—though not by a band of hilarious misfits. Pieces of the hull of the Spanish galleon Santo Cristo de Burgos were raised from sea caves in a state-protected area of Manzanita, Oregon, this...

Too Many People Are Getting Stranded on Mount Hood
A Mount Hood 
Rescuer Is Worried

A Mount Hood Rescuer Is Worried

Veteran doctor lays out the problems, including too many unprepared climbers

(Newser) - Christopher Van Tilburg is a mountain rescue doctor who heads out with other volunteers when climbers, skiers, and snowboarders get into trouble on Oregon's Mount Hood. In an essay for Outside , Van Tilburg sounds a little exhausted. The crews typically handle a "few" cases per year, but they'...

Millennials, You May Want to Head to This State

Washington ranks first in WalletHub's rankings for most appealing places for the 26-41 set

(Newser) - Whether you call them Generation Y or millennials, the group wedged between Generation X and Generation Z—ie, those born between 1981 and 1996 —has its own particular wants and needs when looking for a place to settle down. WalletHub wanted to figure out the most appealing states for...

Printer Errors to Slow Count in 2 Places

Counties in Oregon, Pennsylvania say the results will be accurate

(Newser) - Printing mistakes will force local election officials in Pennsylvania and Oregon to redo thousands of mailed ballots, a laborious process that could delay results for some closely contested races in Tuesday's primaries. In Pennsylvania, where GOP primaries for governor and US Senate are drawing national attention, officials in Republican-leaning...

'Surprising Twist' in Trial of Oregon Romance Novelist

Prosecutors say Nancy Crampton Brophy slipped in conversation with cellmate

(Newser) - In what the Oregonian calls a "surprising twist" in the murder trial of Oregon romance novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy, a prosecutor last week argued that a new witness should be brought in to testify as a rebuttal witness after the defense presents its case—because, Senior Deputy District Attorney...

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