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OSU Temporarily Halts Old Growth Logging In Research Forests

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The university says no trees more than 160 years old will be cut down until work is finished on a new comprehensive management plan for the OSU's research forests.

Don't Have Lunch Money? A Pennsylvania School District Threatens Foster Care

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Wyoming Valley West School District in Northeastern Pennsylvania sent families a letter stating that their children would be removed from their homes if unpaid cafeteria meal debt was not settled.

Parents, Sometimes You're The Problem When It Comes To Tech Use

NPR

Parents of young kids pick up their phones an average of almost 70 times a day — often to escape a stressful parenting moment. Here's how to stop using your phone as a pacifier, for you or your kids.

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'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College

Some of the people struggling the most to pay back their debt are the millions of students who took out student loans but never finished a degree.

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New Report Recommends Improving Preschool Access, Funding In Multnomah County

The report was created by the Preschool for All Task Force, a coalition led by Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson. 

Education

Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature

A hardwired, us-vs.-them mentality can easily pull kids away from kindness, toward cruelty. Here's what parents can do about it.

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Oregon's Business Tax Is Not Going To Voters — Here's What You Should Know

The main opponents of Oregon's recently created commercial activities tax decided not to put the bill on the January ballot, meaning it's going into effect. What is it?

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These Teens Started Podcasting As A Hobby, Then It Turned Into Serious Journalism

An energy company announced a proposal to build a waste management facility next to a school. So these three students turned to podcasting to get to the bottom of what has happening.

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As Scrutiny Of China Grows, Some U.S. Schools Drop A Language Program

At least 13 U.S. universities have shut down their Confucius Institutes, which are funded by China's government. Critics say the program could be used to recruit spies or steal university research.

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Oregon Reps See Signs Of Slow Progress At Troubled Chemawa Boarding School 

A three-year investigation by OPB, published in 2017, found numerous problems at the federally run boarding school. Oregon's U.S. representatives in Congress say they still see few signs of progress.

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Corpse Flower Unleashes Big Stink In Vancouver

Thousands of people endured the hourlong wait Tuesday to get up close and personal with Titan VanCoug, an 18-year-old corpse flower in bloom for the first time.

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These Are The People Struggling The Most To Pay Back Student Loans

Some borrowers default on their student loans at much higher rates than others — and they're not the borrowers with the highest debt.

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Will Your Job Still Exist In 2030?

New research finds automation widening the gap between urban and rural areas and dramatically affecting people who didn't go to college or didn't finish high school.

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

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