Kate Willson Joins WW as Staff Writer


Kate Willson, an award-winning investigative reporter, is joining WW as a staff writer. Willson, a native of Eugene, has worked for the McMinnville News Register, the Albuquerque Journal and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. She’s won the state’s top reporting prize, the Bruce Baer Award, and won top honors from the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists ...   More
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 WW Editorial Stafff

Drones: Coming to Clackamas and Corvallis Airspace


Updated 1 pm: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. James Rhodes says there is no money and no immediate plans for a drone to join the department. He says they applied so that the department could use one, "should we choose to look into them."Original story: As concerns over the use of unmanned drone planes in the United States reach a feverish buzz, two more Oregon institutions are quietly ...   More
Monday, February 11, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Mohamed and “The Terror Factory”

This week’s trial will determine if the FBI entrapped the Christmas Tree Bomber.

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This week, the man federal officials say tried to bomb the Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony more than two years ago   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Grimm Recap: Made in Organ and The MILF Huntress


Movies & Television
Grimm, Season 1, Episode 10: “Organ Grinder”Beast of the Week: Geiers, goblins with vulture-like features who swoop down from trees and rip out their prey's organs, then sell them on the black market so other creatures can get boners. Seriously. Source Material: “Hansel and Gretel,” hinted at not just by the epigraph but with that trademarked Grimm subtlety of naming two guest characters “Hansen ...   More
Monday, February 13, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Oregon Scientist Finds New Way To Track Underground Nuke Tests

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Oregon State University geophysicist Paul Vincent recently published a research paper detailing a new way to measure underground nuclear weapons tests with satellite imagery. Vincent's study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, focused on an underground Chinese nuclear testing site. Satellite radar images revealed a two-inch surface "uplift," caused by heated groundwater from the ...   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 COREY PEIN

Stephen Paea and His Feats of Strength

Stephen Paea

 Oregon State University's Stephen Paea wowed observers at the National Football League's pre-draft meat market where college players undergo all kinds of physical and mental tests in hopes of getting selected higher by a pro team.In this video below from over the weekend at the "draft combine," Paea bench-pressed 225 pounds a combine-record 49 times.  If you want to feel completely inadequate ...   More
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 HANK STERN

The Oregon Idea—Minus One Big Player

Oregon State Capitol.

 OHSU, Portland State University, Oregon State University and Portland Community College are taking an unusually pro-active political stance to push a concept called "The Oregon Idea." The four academic institutions have set up a slick website and are encouraging supporters to employ social media to spread the word.Effectively, their "Idea" is aimed at pressuring lawmakers and Gov. John Kitzhaber ...   More
Friday, February 25, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Longer Path to Adulthood Explained

Oregon State University professor Richard Settersten and blogger Barbara E. Ray, have spent the last decade surveying 20-somethings to find out why they're taking longer to reach adulthood than previous generations. The result of their research is their book, "Not Quite Adults: Why 20-Somethings are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and why it's Good for Everyone." Settersten, a professor ...   More
Monday, January 10, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

And Your Definition of Monogamy Is ...

Here's a conversation starter: A pair of Oregon State University public health researchers have concluded after looking at data dealing with heterosexual couples between the ages of 18 to 25 that the partners in those relationships often disagree over what they decided on monogamy. Researchers Jocelyn Warren and Marie Harvey found the following: a) "in 40 percent of couples, only one partner ...   More
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 HANK STERN

Useful Tip For Environmentally-Conscious: Have Fewer Kids

Maybe China is onto something with its national one-child policy... Families who choose to have one less fewer child have a greater positive impact on the environment than one person who recycles over his or her lifetime, Oregon State University statisticians found in a study released today. The researchers don't advocate government population controls, but hope to make clear the carbon footprint ...   More
Friday, July 31, 2009 Katie Litvin


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