PORTLAND — Portland Public Schools has shut down drinking fountains at all of its schools and will use bottled water for the remaining school year after tests at two schools found high levels of lead in water from sinks and fountains.
EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon sororities and fraternities are planning service projects at a California campsite where about 1,000 people left trash that took dozens of National Forest workers six hours to clear.
OSO -- In a clearing 10 miles up a gravel logging road, freshly cut hemlock branches cover the root well of a wind-toppled fir. Atop the boughs, a bouquet of red, white and blue carnations left by detectives marks the grim discovery they made here: the shallow grave of a local couple shot to death six weeks ago, apparently in a feud with a former neighbor who remains at large.
SUNNYSIDE — The list is long: cheer team (captain this school year), track and field, Latino Culture Club (president this year), Pep Club (vice president this year), Student Leadership Program, Key Club, National Honor Society, Associated Student Body treasurer.
The same attributes that attract families to Puyallup - its less complicated lifestyle, relative safety and tranquility - are the reasons that a growing number of homeless are camping on the riverbanks and under the bridges in the eastern Pierce County city, homeless advocates say.