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Oregon’s Bottle Bill Commemorated With New Sculpture In Salem

Oregon’s iconic Bottle Bill is being celebrated with a new sculpture in Salem. In 1971, Oregon became the first state in the nation to require a deposit on beverage containers for soda and beer. That landmark legislation is the inspiration for a new nine-foot-tall steel and aluminum sculpture in downtown Salem.

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A rural Oregon city has become a hub for drone testing. Now, it wants to expand its capacity

A dream to make rural Pendleton, Oregon into a drone testing mecca is becoming very real. It's so real, in fact, that the city-owned airport has run out of hangar space to rent to global aerospace companies. Now, the Pendleton airport is seeking millions more in public funding to help expand.

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Roger, a buff red kangaroo who made his home at a sanctuary in Australia but achieved renown worldwide for his impressive musculature, has died at the age of 12.

Roger was rescued as an orphaned joey; he was trapped inside his dead mother's pouch when a man named Chris Barns discovered him and decided to found a kangaroo sanctuary. (That sanctuary was recently featured in a BBC documentary series called Kangaroo Dundee.)

Help Wanted: White House Chief Of Staff

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President Trump says he will be making a decision "soon" on a new chief of staff. But some of the candidates whose names have been floated for the post say they're not interested.

It seems people are not exactly lining up for the chance to try to organize Trump's impulsive and unpredictable operation, especially in the face of an aggressive special counsel's investigation and newly empowered Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr walks up the stairs from her office in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to her car when she notices that the sky has darkened and is starting to open up.

Tiny drops of rain fall. Within seconds they've become large and squishy, splashing against the concrete – and she's forgotten her rain boots. Her hot pink slingbacks won't make it through a downpour.

This is the second and final week of the international climate summit in southern Poland, the most consequential United Nations climate meeting since 2015, when the United States helped lead nearly 200 countries to agree to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But while the U.S. has been an undeniable leader in past negotiations, this year its role is more unpredictable.

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While this time of year is known as the season of giving, for thieves, it’s the season of taking. The Eugene Police Department hopes residents won’t provide easy targets by leaving holiday packages sitting on doorsteps.

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Recorded On: December 7, 2018

Air Date: December 10, 2018

Slimmer, smaller, sold off and sometimes shutdown–is this the fate of local daily newspapers across the nation?  Eugene’s own newspaper of record joined the overwhelming majority of local dailies when it too was sold into chain ownership this year.  Big changes have followed, but the newspaper continues to be printed on paper and delivered to homes seven days a week.

The Portland Timbers fell 2–0 in the MLS Cup final to upstart club Atlanta United FC.

Finally, Atlanta has another team it can call champions.

Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and Atlanta United gave the city its first title since 1995 with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final Saturday night.

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