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Boeing’s retiring boomers underscore U.S. manufacturing plight

Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 11:18 a.m.

In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, workers assemble Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the company’s massive assembly plant in North Charleston, S.C. (Bruce Smith / Associated Press)
John Rothery said his goodbyes, handed in his badge and walked away from Boeing. He had worked on almost every commercial jet model over four decades, from a 707 bristling with military radar in the late 1970s to today’s sleek 787 Dreamliner.

Oregon student with Down syndrome achieves cheerleading goal

Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:42 p.m.

Lora Harrington has wanted to be a cheerleader for as long as she can remember. But when Harrington, 14, started her freshman year at West Salem High School and wanted to try out for the cheer team, her mother prepared for the worst.

Researchers seek to find Old Faithful’s underground plumbing

Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 7:15 p.m.

In this  July 7 photo, Yellowstone National Park ranger Mike Vogel talks about the science behind Old Faithful’s eruptions from the boardwalk around the geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (Raymond Hillegas / Associated Press)
Scientists from the U.S. and Denmark are seeking to map out the plumbing system hidden inside the earth’s crust that’s responsible for the famous Old Faithful geyser and other hydrothermal features at Yellowstone National Park.

Oregon standoff members’ beliefs also in mainstream politics

Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 10:06 p.m.

While the six-week armed takeover of a federal wildlife facility this year may have been conducted by a fringe group, the underlying push for states and counties to control land now possessed by the federal government already exists among local elected officials in Oregon and elsewhere.

UO professor who donned blackface at party apologizes

Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 9:34 p.m.

EUGENE – A University of Oregon law professor who donned blackface as part of a doctor costume at her Halloween party has apologized, saying she only wanted to stimulate dialogue about race relations in America. Nancy Shurtz said in an apology released Friday that she wore a white coat, stethoscope and black face paint to portray Dr. Damon Tweedy, who wrote the best-selling memoir “Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine,” the Register-Guard reported on Saturday.

Judge has ‘ethical and legal’ concerns over FBI’s massive child-porn sting

Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 8:41 p.m.

TACOMA – A federal judge said he has “ethical and legal” concerns over the Department of Justice’s decision to take control of a child-pornography bulletin board and allow the distribution of as many as 1 million illegal images while agents hacked the computers of the site’s visitors. U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan also confronted Department of Justice prosecutors over their continued insistence that the government’s actions in taking over and secretly operating the “dark web” bulletin board for two weeks in 2015 were somehow innocent.

Biologists hope to capture, re-collar wolf

Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 9:41 p.m.

State and federal biologists are setting out traps nightly in hopes of catching and collaring gray wolf OR-7 or his mate so they can regain the tracking capabilities that allowed the world to watch his long journey for a mate.

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Eclipse review

I was kind of hoping it would feel just a bit more Twilight Zoney.