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A Million Refugees Flee Syria; Move Into Lebanon

A Million Refugees Flee Syria; Move Into Lebanon

The United Nations registers approximately 2,500 Syrian refugees in Lebanon on a daily basis. As the number of refugees has grown, Lebanon is struggling with how best to care for these new residents. U.N. officials estimate that the total number of refugees is much higher due to Syrians who cross the border without registering with […]

One Dead in Shooting Near Wilson High School

One Dead in Shooting Near Wilson High School

On Wednesday afternoon, a Portland Police officer was wounded and a man was shot and killed outside of Woodrow Wilson High school. Witnesses and students heard five or six gunshots and then dozens of sirens as Portland Police arrived on the scene. The wounded police officer, John M. Romero, who serves as a school resource […]

PSU Economists Visit Catlin Gabel

PSU Economists Visit Catlin Gabel

Three representatives from the Northwest Economic Research Center  (NERC) visited Catlin Gabel’s globalization class today to discuss a possible carbon tax in Oregon. Visitors included Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, chair of the Department of Economics at PSU, Professor Jenny H Liu, and Senior Economist Jeff Renfro. Seniors in the class are currently preparing a final project […]

Space Capsule Returns After 166 Day Orbit

Space Capsule Returns After 166 Day Orbit

A Soyuz Russian space capsule containing one American and two Russian astronauts landing safely in Kazakhstan on Tuesday after nearly six months in orbit. American Mike Hopkins along with Russians Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy spent their mission conducting several space experiments for Earth scientists, including a number of spacewalks. Conditions for the landing on […]

Crimea Tensions Continue While Leaders Aim For Peaceful End

Crimea Tensions Continue While Leaders Aim For Peaceful End

Violence broke out in Crimea, Ukraine during a pro-Ukraine rally yesterday provoked by a pro-Russian activist attack.  Thousands gathered in Kiev to celebrate the 200th birthday of famous Ukrainian poet and figure of Ukrainian nationhood, Taras Shevchenko. The gathering also served as a memorial for the more than 80 people who died during clashes with […]

Cover Oregon Website Comes to Agreement with Oracle

Cover Oregon Website Comes to Agreement with Oracle

Health insurance marketplace Cover Oregon stated on Monday that it would finally pay its main technology contractor payments that have been withheld while the company, Oracle, continues to work with the state to get the site functioning.  The site had originally been set to launch in October, allowing health insurance to be distributed online, but […]

Russian Troops in Crimea Cause Aura of Fear Around World

Russian Troops in Crimea Cause Aura of Fear Around World

Thousands more Russian troops pushed into Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula, this weekend. Although Crimea is legally part of Ukraine, roughly 60 percent of the people are Russian, and with most Russians against the new government, the future of the region is largely unknown and undecided. On Saturday, Russian lawmakers approved Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request […]

Wolf Sighting on Mount Hood

Wolf Sighting on Mount Hood

A wolf was recently seen on Mount Hood indicating a positive step towards the growth of an Oregon wolf population. This wolf was last seen on the eastern side of Mount Hood, about two hundred miles west of wolf packs in northeastern Oregon. It is suspected that the new wolf is fond of this area […]

Marvel Studios Netflix Series Will Film in New York

Marvel Studios Netflix Series Will Film in New York

On Wednesday, Marvel Studios announced in a joint press conference with New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, that all four of their new Netflix series will be filmed on the streets of New York City over the next few years. The four new series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage will be released […]

Sochi Closes with Most Expensive Olympics in History

Sochi Closes with Most Expensive Olympics in History

Only days after the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the country continues to celebrate what is now the most expensive Olympic Games ever hosted. In addition to the opening ceremony, Russia spent $51 billion in total to hold every day of the game’s activities, toppling the $40 billion spent to host […]

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