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After rainy winter, it's time to repel the moss invasion

During a rainier-than-usual winter and spring, moss eagerly invaded lawns and made itself at home. The plush, low-lying plant doesn’t get many neutral reactions. People either love it or hate it. Probably more fall on the hate-it side of the fence when it lands in their lawns. That’s why Alec Kowalewski, turfgrass expert for Oregon State University Extension Service, gets so many questions about how to get rid of the flowerless plant that dates to ancient times.

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The reason this historic Portland sign is about to come down

An Oregon icon is set for a major tune-up as Metro renovates the famous "Portland" sign on Broadway at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

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Spring is the time to turn attention to blackberries and raspberries

No matter how muddy the spring, it’s time to slip on your boots and gloves and take care of blackberries and raspberries. Established red raspberries, including Meeker, Cascade Delight and Vintage; black raspberries such as Jewel; and blackberries like Marion, Boysen, Columbia Star, Navaho, and Triple Crown, need some care in early spring in order to stay healthy and productive.

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SURPRISE! Local artists have a secret, and it’s yours to keep – if you can find it

Dee Anna Morgan has been an arts and crafts gal as far back as she can remember. “We are neighbors with Jessica Ramey, and one day she sent me a Facebook invite to ‘like’ the Free Art Friday page,” says Morgan, who lives with her husband Hugh in South Salem.

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Pet therapy brings its rewards

Pet owners know first-hand that dogs and cats love unconditionally; they are there when the person needs a hug or a smile. This love and acceptance make dogs and cats ideal therapeutic visitors for the elderly and disabled in nursing homes and care facilities.

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After rainy winter, it's time to repel the moss invasion

During a rainier-than-usual winter and spring, moss eagerly invaded lawns and made itself at home. The plush, low-lying plant doesn’t get many neutral reactions. People either love it or hate it. Probably more fall on the hate-it side of the fence when it lands in their lawns. That’s why Alec Kowalewski, turfgrass expert for Oregon State University Extension Service, gets so many questions about how to get rid of the flowerless plant that dates to ancient times.

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The reason this historic Portland sign is about to come down

An Oregon icon is set for a major tune-up as Metro renovates the famous "Portland" sign on Broadway at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tease photo

Spring is the time to turn attention to blackberries and raspberries

No matter how muddy the spring, it’s time to slip on your boots and gloves and take care of blackberries and raspberries. Established red raspberries, including Meeker, Cascade Delight and Vintage; black raspberries such as Jewel; and blackberries like Marion, Boysen, Columbia Star, Navaho, and Triple Crown, need some care in early spring in order to stay healthy and productive.

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Community video: Marion County Fair

Scenes from Marion County Fair

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Community video: White House Conference on Aging

The Boomer and Senior News stops by a once a decade event held in Lebanon, Oregon: The Oregon White House Conference on Aging.

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Community Video: Boomer and Seniors have dance fever!

Boomers and Seniors show off their dancing skills.

Opinion

ANOTHER VOICE: Four reasons the corporate grocer liquor takeover is bad for Oregon

In 2011, grocers got their way with a ballot measure that privatized Washington’s liquor sales.

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Who would you vote for? Sound off in our polls!

Who would you vote for in the presidential election?

New Breakthroughs In The Drive For Peace In The Middle East: Changing Public Opinion

Through Interfaith Unification

Houston, TX, June 8, 2015