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Shelby Sebens

Baby starfish return to Oregon, California after massive die-off

May 11 2016

PORTLAND, Oregon Baby starfish are making a comeback in Oregon and California just two years after disease nearly wiped out the small but integral sea creature, scientists said on Tuesday.

Two men charged with killing, beheading protected bighorn sheep in Oregon

Apr 05 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. Two men accused of hunting a pair of protected bighorn sheep on private land and beheading them alongside an interstate highway in northern Oregon have been arrested on suspicion of poaching, police say.

Rescued sea turtle undergoes experimental treatment in Seattle

Mar 31 2016

Seattle veterinarians will test a rescued sea turtle on Friday to see whether treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, typically used for decompression sickness in human divers, has cured a buoyancy disorder preventing the marine reptile from being released back to the ocean. 

Wrecked vessel washed ashore in Oregon may be from Japan tsunami

Mar 22 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. Algae and an oyster are among the clues Oregon biologists believe may link the vestiges of a sea-ravaged boat that washed up on a state beach on Tuesday to the devastating 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Oregon to release soil test results in pollution scare this week

Mar 08 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon officials this week will release test results on soil from neighborhoods near two Portland glass factories accused of spewing toxic metals into the air for years, a revelation that has led to a class-action suit and demands for more oversight.

Last four occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge set to surrender

Feb 11 2016

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 11 The last four armed protesters occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon were set to surrender on Thursday, hours after authorities arrested the Nevada rancher whose sons started the showdown.

FBI tightens grip on final occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge

Feb 11 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West.

Charges brought against 4 protesters still occupying Oregon wildlife refuge

Feb 04 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. Four anti-government activists still occupying a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have been indicted along with 12 others previously arrested on charges of conspiring to impede federal officers during a month-long armed standoff at the compound.

Charges brought against four protesters still occupying Oregon wildlife refuge

Feb 04 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. Four anti-government activists still occupying a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have been indicted along with 12 others previously arrested on charges of conspiring to impede federal officers during a month-long armed standoff at the compound.

Family of Oregon occupier shot by law enforcement alleges cover-up

Feb 02 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. Relatives of a man shot dead by law enforcement officers after taking part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have accused the FBI and state police of covering up the circumstances of his death last week.

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