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Friday November 20, 2015    10:49 AM

Every Saturday and Sunday in December. Sea of Lights at Oregon Coast Aquarium. 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Over half a million colorful lights and holiday decorations will surround visitors with the spirit of the season as they explore the Aquarium after hours. Santa will be present every night of Sea of Lights until Christmas to pose for photos and note visitors’ Christmas wishes. Admission to the first weekend of Sea of Lights is $2 with 2 cans of nonperishable people or pet food for the local food bank. Entry is $8 per person without donation. Admission is free for Aquarium members, but they are encouraged to bring an item to donate. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. ww

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Monday November 16, 2015    10:06 AM
Tonya Harding: The Musical: The Hour was the harrowing and infamous story of Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, told through her perspective in the form of a musical.

The show may have ended but Tonya lives on, still on her website, Tonyaharding.com.

The Musical was based in Los Angeles about the infamous and harrowing story of Tonya Harding, told from Tonya Harding's own perspective.

At first seeing this website, I thought, "What?", then, eventually, "well, why not?"

Arguably, Tonya Harding, a former world-class figure skater of her own personal creation, was the best as well as the most controversial thing

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Wednesday November 4, 2015    09:07 AM

"Whitewashed Jacarandas" author among learning institute speakers

They might be safe, sipping coffee in the confines of a Pacific Northwest lodge, but guests at the Tuesday, Nov. 10, session of the Oregon Coast Learning Institute could be forgiven for feeling their pulses quicken as they are transported to a faraway land at one of the most turbulent times in recent history.

Oregon Coast author Diana Polisensky will begin the day’s offerings with a presentation on "Whitewashed Jacarandas," her first historical novel, set in post-World War II Africa before decolonization.

“Whitewash

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Wednesday November 4, 2015    09:02 AM

Dive Brief:

  • Environmental group Renew Oregon has submitted 4,000 signatures to Oregon's Secretary of State Office, qualifying two ballot initiatives for "titles" that could eliminate coal-powered electricity by 2030, the Oregonian reports. 
  • The first ballot measure would require power companies to cease generating electricity from coal by 2030 and mandate that half of new energy production by 2040 come from renewable sources. The Full Story

Thursday October 29, 2015    01:05 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville's Economic Development Manager Kristin Retherford is the newly-elected President for 2015-16 of the Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA), a statewide organization of economic-development professionals from city and county governments, state agencies, ports, chambers of commerce, utilities and business groups. OEDA works to provide professional development opportunities for members, organize inter-jurisdictional business retention and recruitment efforts, and to advocate for public policies that diversify the economy and grow new job opportunities.

Past President Sarah Garrison said, "Kristin's knowledge and expertise in the economic de

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Wednesday October 28, 2015    02:51 PM
Get your calendars out. Halloween options abound on the Oregon Coast

The Witches of Depoe Bay will be out in force on Saturday, Oct. 31, looking for donations to fill their cauldron.

Anyone hoping to get on the receiving end of a cackle from this comradely coven should be sure to bring a donation of nonperishable food for the Depoe Bay Food Bank.

The witches will be at the old Bonepile BBQ premises, just next to Pirate Coffee from 4 to 6 pm.

Come dance a spell

Fans of big band music will be in for a truly enchanting evening on Saturday, Oct. 31, as the Lincoln Pops Orchestra presents "That Old Black Magic Halloween Bash," at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

With three

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Friday October 23, 2015    09:21 PM
LINCOLN CITY, Oregon - Boaters now have easy access to the Siletz River off highway 229 near Lincoln City, with the recently completed Ojalla boat slide. Drift boat anglers have safe access to prime salmon and steelhead fishing while paddlers (kayakers and canoeists) have year-round recreational use of this section of the river.

"The first fall rains typically spark the lower river salmon fishery for both fall chinook and coho salmon and that fishery can be productive into December," said Derek Wilson, fisheries biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). "Anglers can then go after winter steelhead through March and into June for summer steelhead, so this new slide

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Thursday October 22, 2015    01:11 PM
The beauty of Oregon’s sweeping landscapes from the Pacific Ocean to the high desert country has long inspired artists — perhaps none more than photographer and University of Oregon professor emeritus Don Hunter. Even in his 90s, Hunter was a one-person show, packing three projection screens, six projectors, and sound equipment into his station wagon and setting out across the state and beyond to share with audiences his Oregon story programs comprising multi-image, music and narration. When age made it impossible for him to take his show on the road, Hunter donated his collection of 150,000 colored slides to the Lane County Historical Society in 2010

When Eugene violinist Wyatt True dis

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Wednesday October 21, 2015    06:32 PM
NEW MEXICO -- 4-year-old Lilly Garcia was killed in an Albuquerque road rage shooting. New Mexico police have released a description of the driver suspected of fatally shooting the girl in the head during an apparent road rage attack on Tuesday afternoon.

Lilly's father Alan Garcia, who was in the car with her at the time of the shooting, spoke about his family's heartbreak.

"She was so proud to tell people she just turned four," Garcia told ABC. "She just started school two days ago. She was very bright and very smart."

"She is my world," he said.

The Albuquerque Police Department's homicide division is investigating the case and said the suspect is believed to have "engaged the

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Wednesday October 21, 2015    06:19 PM
Last week's Bend Venture Conference, a two-day event designed to vault promising startup companies into the realm of well-funded enterprises, sold out the Tower Theater in downtown Bend and sent winners home with more than $620,000 in investment awards, cash prizes, and services.

Conference attendees enjoyed networking opportunities, educational seminars, and a keynote address by Google Executive Darren Pleasance. The main events of the conference were investment competitions between two categories of companies, early stage and growth stage.

EARLY STAGE

Only companies located in Central Oregon were eligible to compete in the early stage category, and they typically shared the follow

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