Emeralds Best Hops – Coast Radio – Eugene Emeralds, Sports – KCST • KCFM

For the second straight night, the Eugene Emeralds successfully played spoiler against the Hillsboro Hops, clinching a series victory behind a 2-1 win in front of 4,262 fans at PK Park.   The Emeralds entered Thursday’s Grateful Dead Night at PK Park donning tie-dye jerseys while aiming to deal another blow to Hillsboro’s playoff hopes.   Closer Riley McCauley sealed the win in the ninth with a scoreless frame to pick up his fifth save of the season, tying him for the Northwest League lead. Em’s over Hops 2 – 1. The PK Park games finish up tonight 7:05 between the Hops

...read more at https://kcfmradio.com/2019/07/19/emeralds-best-hops/

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Oregon Is About to Get a Lot More Hazardous

When you live in an area at as much geologic risk as Oregon, you would expect that government officials would maybe, possibly, take those risks seriously. But the people who currently govern Oregon seem quite determined to ignore hazards and let the state languish unprepared.

It’s bad enough that legislators voted this month to allow “new schools, hospitals, jails, and police and fire stations” to be built in areas that will most certainly be inundated in the event of a tsunami. Both parties think it’s a good idea now; I doubt they’ll still be feeling great about locating schools right

...read more at https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/rosetta-stones/oregon-is-about-to-get-a-lot-more-hazardous/

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Paddling in Chinook canoe, students learn Native American history first-hand

The 36-foot tribal canoe listed to the left as it pushed away from the dock, looking dangerously close to spilling into the still green waters of Lake River.

Its crew – eight college students, one professor and four members of the Chinook Indian Nation – paddled to the left, then the right. A soft breeze picked up and light rain began to fall, dulling the reflection of the shoreline in this tributary of the Columbia River about 25 minutes north of Vancouver.

Tribal chairman Tony Johnson instructed everyone to raise their paddles – the crescent-shaped ends marking

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2019/07/paddling-in-chinook-canoe-students-learn-native-american-history-first-hand.html

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Oregon Legislature repeals tsunami zone building law

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Add survival pods to tsunami preparedness in the Pacific Northwest, which is threatened by the Cascadia subduction zone. Scientists say the fault produces a 9.0 magnitude earthquake every 200 to 500 years. The last one was more than 300 years ago. (May 5)
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The Oregon Legislature has repealed a nearly 25-year-old law prohibiting new schools, hospitals, jails, and police and fire stations from being built in the state’s tsunami inundation zone.

Coastal legislators, who pushed the bill, say the risks of a natural disaster must be weighed

...read more at https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2019/06/24/oregon-legislature-repeals-law-prohibiting-building-tsunami-zone/1449450001/

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Oregon State football, top 19 players for 2019: No. 1, Jake Luton

With Oregon State’s preseason football camp on Aug. 1 less than a month away, we look at the Beavers’ top 19 players for 2019. A 19-for-’19, if you will. Come back each day for the newest player on this list. We continue with No. 1, quarterback Jake Luton.

NO. 1: JAKE LUTON

Physical stats: 6-7, 230

Year: Redshirt senior

Position: Quarterback

How he arrived at OSU: Signed as part of Gary Andersen’s 2017 class

2018 season: Luton had some big moments despite limitations due to ankle and head injuries. Luton played in eight games, starting five, completing 140 of

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/2019/07/oregon-state-football-top-19-players-for-2019-no-1-jake-luton.html

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Jim Belushi Is Launching a Blues Brothers Cannabis Brand in Illinois


Jim Belushi has been building a cannabis business in Oregon for several years but now that his home state of Illinois will allow sales of recreational pot in 2020 he’s expanding where his roots are. Belushi plans to bring a new strain, named The Blues Brothers after film and band that his brother, comedian John Belushi, made famous along with comedian Dan Ackroyd, first to the market in Illinois.

Belushi, who has performed in the band, wants to use the Blues Brothers brand when he takes his product national. 

“Illinois is going to be a huge market,” Belushi ...read more at https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/article/336959

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Bent Axles ‘kick-back’ car show draws 207 vehicles to Old Orcutt

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Advisory lifted for Seal Rock State Park, Agate Beach for fecal bacteria

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UPDATE July 1:

The advisory has been lifted for Agate Beach and Seal Rock State Park, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Original post:

Oregon health officials are warning visitors to stay out of the water at a popular Lincoln County beach and a state park between Newport and Waldport on the Oregon Coast.

...read more at https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2019/06/26/seal-rock-state-park-health-advisory-for-fecal-bacteria/1573713001/

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Portland metro Saturday weather: Warm and dry through the weekend

The skies are clear, the sun is out and the temperature is heating up around Portland this weekend before heading into a brief cool-down next week.

As a heat wave drags on in the East Coast and Midwest, with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity creating dangerous conditions for some, Portland is experiencing normal weather for the season and a refreshing lack of precipitation.

Temperatures will reach a high of 86 in the metro area Saturday, jumping to 89 Sunday with both days seeing little to no cloud coverage during the day, according to the National Weather Service.

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/weather/2019/07/portland-metro-saturday-weather-warm-and-dry-through-the-weekend.html

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Heat wave roasts East Coast, Central U.S.

NEW YORK — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races and pushed New York City to order power-saving steps to avoid overtaxing the electrical grid.

The National Weather Service said “a dangerous heat wave” was expected to break record highs in some places, particularly for nighttime. Daytime temperatures were poised to hit the mid- to upper 90s, with high humidity making it feel considerably hotter.

“It’s brutal,” Jeffrey Glickman said as he paused during a run Saturday morning in Washington.

The 37-year-old got out early

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/nation/2019/07/heat-wave-roasts-east-coast-central-us.html

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