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Aug 7 2020:The great Christmas Valley land-sales hustle
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Aug 6 2020:Fierce debate over McMinnville UFO sighting continues today
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Aug 5 2020:Flying saucer stories got their start in Pendleton
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Aug 4 2020:Portland was the scene of Sammy Davis Jr.’s big break
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Aug 3 2020:Missing gold suggests something sinister in shipwreck mystery
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Jul 31 2020:Bootlegger’s liquor buy ended in bloody, dramatic murder
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Jul 30 2020:Massive passenger liner won race against fiery death
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Jul 29 2020:Governor Martin’s goons were dirty but incompetent fighters
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Jul 28 2020:Governor Charles Martin tried to run Oregon like an Army base
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Jul 27 2020:Oregon’s own would-be fascist dictator: Gov. Charles H. Martin
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Jul 24 2020:Early anti-prostitution crusade was an embarrassing fizzle
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Jul 23 2020:Bridge-building scandal aroused fury of 1920s Portland
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Jul 22 2020:Abigail S. Duniway thought her novels were her legacy
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Jul 21 2020:Black sheep of the Union Army was Oregon’s last Civil War vet
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Jul 20 2020:Collection of “history hoarder” is a priceless treasure today
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Jul 17 2020:The “nest of anarchists” at the White Eagle Saloon
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Jul 16 2020:Rabies epidemic was like a war in Eastern Oregon
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Jul 15 2020:U. of O.’s founding father was once its No.1 opponent
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Jul 14 2020:Oregon’s distinctive bridge style is Conde McCullough’s legacy
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Jul 13 2020:Cockiness, incompetence and a labor strike led to shipwreck
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Jul 10 2020:Quest for cabin gold vault led to madness and death (Part 2)
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Jul 9 2020:Quest for cabin gold vault led to madness and death (Part 1)
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Jul 8 2020:In 1960 primary, Oregon was JFK’s make-or-break state
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Jul 7 2020:Steamboat monopoly’s clever coup was a big mistake
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Jul 6 2020:The all-night municipal gunfight in the frontier town of Ione
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Jul 3 2020:Outlaw Berry Way got a fake trial, a real execution
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Jul 2 2020:“Camp Castaway” was an inconvenient miracle
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Jul 1 2020:A deadly maritime concert of timidity and incompetence
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Jun 30 2020:They laughed at Captain Scott’s ugly little riverboat ... until he ate their lunch with it.
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Jun 29 2020:Monmouth’s 150-year tradition of Prohibition in Oregon
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Jun 26 2020:Captain’s quick decision saved hundreds from a fiery death
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Jun 25 2020:Oregon’s first public execution still cloaked in dark mystery
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Jun 24 2020:“Traitorous” librarian’s crime: Not buying bonds
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Jun 23 2020:For one Oregon slave, the Civil War didn’t end bondage
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Jun 22 2020:Deadwood Dick’s Oregon adventures: Dime-novel fun
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Jun 19 2020:Charity Lamb was Oregon’s most misunderstood ax-murderess
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Jun 18 2020:Mill owner’s fight with city sparked anti-Japanese riot
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Jun 17 2020:A frontier Romeo and Juliet story — with a dark twist
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Jun 16 2020:Rascally sea-captain was like a 19th-century Han Solo
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Jun 15 2020:Aurora Colony showcased the best of Utopian movement
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Jun 12 2020:In Great War, Allies flew planes made of Oregon spruce
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Jun 11 2020:Radical Wobblies found support among Oregon loggers
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Jun 10 2020:Keeping Tillamook Rock Light running was hard, and expensive
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Jun 9 2020:Builders were hard to find for Tillamook Rock Lighthouse job
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Jun 8 2020:Tillamook Lighthouse “ghost” greeted new keeper on first night
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Jun 5 2020:Colonel Hogg’s war record was just high-seas highway robbery
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Jun 4 2020:Gun-toting “Oregon Wildcat” was America’s first “shock jock”
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Jun 3 2020:Schooner sailed 120 miles in a gale, full of water
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Jun 2 2020:Astoria man set out to do something nice for his wife, ended up inventing cable TV
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Jun 1 2020:Corvallis veterans were heroes of two different Civil Wars
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May 29 2020:“Unwritten Law” didn’t cover murder of in-laws
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May 28 2020:The mysterious skeletons of Crater Lake National Park
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May 27 2020:Murderers picked wrong landlady to steal from
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May 26 2020:Getting shipwrecked was luckiest break of his life
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May 25 2020:Murderer surprised when Unwritten Law doesn’t “work”
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May 22 2020:When the “Dark Strangler” stalked the streets of Portland
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May 21 2020:Oregon embraced Carnegie Libraries like no other state
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May 20 2020:Was Ray Jackson really Central Oregon’s own “Angel of Death”?
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May 19 2020:Schoolteacher Ray Jackson may have been a serial killer
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May 18 2020:Unwritten Law cases weren't always a total moral failure
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May 15 2020:Famous prospector’s death sparked 2 “lost gold” tales
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May 14 2020:1890s “march on Washington” involved train hijackings
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May 13 2020:Mayor Baker’s theater defined Portland culture
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May 12 2020:Clean-cut murder case turned out to be sordid and complex
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May 11 2020:Murder of policeman helped turn Portland against Unwritten Law
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May 8 2020:Daring rescue saved 49, made skipper toast of the West Coast
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May 7 2020:Valsetz newspaper and its editor, age 9, won nationwide fame
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May 6 2020:Anarcho-communist editors jailed for writing about sex
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May 5 2020:Vaudeville’s famous “Klondike Kate” became an Oregon legend
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May 4 2020:Private manhunt ended with cold-blooded, jury-approved murder
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May 1 2020:Train robbery turned into on-board gunfight with the law
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Apr 30 2020:Shevlin: Oregon’s wandering timber town
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Apr 29 2020:Murdered man turned out to have been a creepy stalker
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Apr 28 2020:Space-age whalers help grow fur coats, put a man on the moon
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Apr 27 2020:Portland man hailed as a hero for murdering sister’s ex-lover
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Apr 24 2020:Murderers wandered valley desperate for an alibi
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Apr 23 2020:Tawdry love triangle ends in murder and a kiss from a corpse
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Apr 22 2020:Murderer shirked execution by faking a coma for 2 years
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Apr 21 2020:Shipwreck ends Astoria's bid to be “Nantucket of the West Coast”
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Apr 20 2020:The Unwritten Law: A license to kill for every (male) Oregonian
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Apr 17 2020:Race exclusion of early Oregon is still embarrassing today
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Apr 16 2020:Ship sailed across two miles of sandy beach, rescued itself
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Apr 15 2020:Was legendary city of Quivira on Oregon Coast?
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Apr 14 2020:The day the drinks were on teetotaling Governor Oswald West
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Apr 13 2020:The ones that got away: Almost-shipwrecks on the Columbia Bar
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Apr 10 2020:First youth symphony in U.S. came out of Oregon’s high desert
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Apr 9 2020:Bootlegger’s paradise: Oregon’s Prohibition adventures
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Apr 8 2020:Man’s hanging may have prevented a “tong war”
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Apr 7 2020:Life of Sacagawea’s mountain-man son a tantalizing mystery
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Apr 6 2020:Six Central Oregon picnickers were balloon bombs’ only victims
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Apr 3 2020:The Great Sea Serpent of the Columbia River Bar got lamely named “Colossal Claude”
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Apr 2 2020:Mob racketeers, corrupt union men battled over pinball
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Apr 1 2020:“Tillamook Guerillas” were ready for Japanese invasion
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Mar 31 2020:The wreck of the U.S.S. Shark: Navy’s loss was beach’s gain
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Mar 30 2020:Navy schooner doomed by skipper’s fear of skipping sailors
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Mar 27 2020:Giant DC-8 jet lands at tiny country airport by mistake
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Mar 26 2020:When steamboats exploded on the upper Willamette
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Mar 25 2020:Was Joe Drake a murderer, or just an innocent patsy?
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Mar 24 2020:Little-known hero of Silver Lake fire died saving dozens of lives
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Mar 23 2020:Oregon’s 20th-century “gold rush”: The quest for uranium
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Mar 20 2020:Mariner’s eerie dream predicted shipmates’ deaths
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Mar 19 2020:Oregon’s Harry Lane: A real hero of the First World War
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Mar 18 2020:Davy Crockett in Oregon? Yes, but only in “tall tales” (link not available)
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Mar 17 2020:The wreck of the Glenesslin: Insurance fraud, or just drunken incompetence?
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Mar 16 2020:Rookie highway robber turned out to be Joaquin Miller’s son
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Mar 13 2020:With a friend like A.C. Edmunds, early suffragists needed no enemies!
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Mar 12 2020:McCarty Gang’s Oregon story: “Bonanza” meets “Unforgiven”
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Mar 11 2020:Helicopter crash had huge impact on independence of Oregon journalism
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Mar 10 2020:Two fatal crashes made 1933 a rough year for Oregon aviators
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Mar 9 2020:Sudden windstorm caught ship at worst possible moment
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Mar 6 2020:Riverboats on Willamette towed barns, fetched fish
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Mar 5 2020:Gold-field bandits’ stolen loot still hasn’t been found
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Mar 4 2020:Larry Sullivan’s internationally notorious shanghaiing syndicate
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Mar 3 2020:Larry Sullivan: Boxer, politician, con artist, shanghai man
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Mar 2 2020:State government was “decapitated” by deadly 1947 plane crash
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Feb 28 2020:When Astoria was the Detroit of fish-boat engines
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Feb 27 2020:Tired of watching mariners die, lighthouse keeper started a rescue service
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Feb 26 2020:Lake County feud ended with double murder by masked assassins
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Feb 25 2020:Chemawa School: An Oregon cultural treasure
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Feb 24 2020:Lessons from Christmastime plane crash still save lives today
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Feb 21 2020:Storied editor lost feud with Oregon’s first woman doc
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Feb 20 2020:Legendary Oregon wrestler got pinned by a heavyweight real-estate dream
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Feb 19 2020:Former Albany newsman saved Crater Lake for a national park
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Feb 18 2020:Jim Turk: shanghaiier, swindler, drunkard, millionaire
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Feb 17 2020:Oregon’s worst plane crash is also its most mysterious
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Feb 14 2020:Neighbor’s theft of widow and orphans’ home was too much for jury
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Feb 13 2020:Did Oregon’s political super-villain save world from Nazis?
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Feb 12 2020:Fish wheels a legacy of when Columbia swarmed with salmon
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Feb 11 2020:Visit to Portland ended with life in prison for teen adventurer
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Feb 10 2020:How Abe Tichner hustled rubes at 1870s county fair
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Feb 7 2020:Klamath Falls airport had an unusual, lethal run of bad luck
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Feb 6 2020:“Holy roller” cult ended with murder, suicide, insanity
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Feb 5 2020:The real story of the Corvallis “naked ladies cult”: How it began
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Feb 4 2020:“Graveyard of the Pacific” was not easily tamed
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Feb 3 2020:Hawaii-bound airliner out of PDX ditched in the open sea
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Jan 31 2020:Mayors Lee, Schrunk set tone for mid-century P-town
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Jan 30 2020:Blimp squadron was first line of defense against enemy subs, balloon bombs
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Jan 29 2020:The fall of the Prineville Vigilantes
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Jan 28 2020:When the Vigilantes ruled Prineville
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Jan 27 2020:PDX-bound airliner was blown out of sky for mom’s insurance
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Jan 24 2020:In 1880s Portland, at least one mayor paid to play
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Jan 23 2020:Crew of shipwrecked schooner rescued — by a railroad train
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Jan 22 2020:Japan’s balloon bombs could have done a lot more damage
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Jan 21 2020:Horrifying asylum kitchen mix-up left dozens dead
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Jan 20 2020:Vigilante’s gunfight left three neighbors dead, led to gallows
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Jan 17 2020:Frontier Portland mayors could be real drama queens
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Jan 16 2020:“Hermit of the Craggies” went from acorns and roots to prison food
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Jan 15 2020:The day whale meat rained down on the town of Florence
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Jan 14 2020:Courthouse square once was the site of palatial “Hotel Portland”
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Jan 13 2020:Car chase at Crater Lake ended like a scene in a Tom Clancy novel
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Jan 10 2020:Skill, stout shipbuilding kept shipwreck fatality-free
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Jan 9 2020:Coast Guard's dramatic rescue saved ship — for Stalin's most notorious gulag
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Jan 8 2020:“Christmas ship” could have used some navigation help from Santa
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Jan 7 2020:Boozy generosity turned tables for the Prineville Nine that day
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Jan 6 2020:Was Lewis O’Neil a murderer — or did he take the rap for one?
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Jan 3 2020:Oregon’s first murder defendant saved by his wife
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Jan 2 2020:Amateur pirates’ bumbling plan didn’t work out as they’d hoped
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Jan 1 2020:Gallon House covered bridge: Ground Zero in battle over booze
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