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Drones + Privacy Issues

The United States Supreme Court held that observing a person’s back yard by naked eye from an aerial vehicle traveling at normal altitudes was not a search — because such observation fell under the ‘plain view’ doctrine (the back yard was ‘in plain view’).


Rock’n Bow: The evolution of classically trained rock violinist Aaron Meyer

To understand Aaron Meyer’s journey from being a classical violinist to a concert rock violinist, begin by listening to his music.  
His album “The Journey … not the Destination” transports listeners to the Fiji Islands, Ireland, Arabia and Argentina. “Warming Up” shares how wine creates memories and friendships and “Two Sides to This Story” emphasizes how he and guitarist Tim Ellis work together to create their own music—edgy progressive rock with worldly flavors.  


Road Reconsidered: Highway 82

JACKIE BURGOYNE CALLS IT HER SEVENTY-SIX-MILE OFF-RAMP. Her turn-of-the-century bed and breakfast lies near its eastern terminus in Enterprise. Highway 82 snakes east from la grande at interstate 84

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I’ve worked for the city ever since, and despite a debilitating back injury on the job a few years ago, the city has kept me under its wing—nurturing me back from physical devastation by encouraging me to change career paths from lineman to community development supervisor. 


Risa Proehl on tracking population and trends

Though Risa Proehl keeps a low profile, her work can create an enormous financial impact. As a demographic analyst who manages the Oregon Population Estimate Program, a lot of state and federal funding hinges on Proehl’s findings.


Ruffwear Dog Days Gallery

Your dog is the best. You know it. Here are a few of our favorite photos from our Ruffwear Dog Days contest. 


2013 Autumn Music Events

Live music is a great way to jump into autumn.  Upcoming shows around the state will satisfy any Oregonian, no matter your music persuasion.
BandSwap: Quick and Easy Boys with Muskateer Gripweed | September 20 |
Don’t miss BandSwap, a meeting of the musical minds making waves in the two metropolitan areas. The Alberta Rose Theatre plays host to hometown favorites The Quick and Easy Boys, who will share the stage with Fort Collins’ Musketeer Gripweed. Shake your tail feathers at this radical collaboration of feel-good rock and roll before the Boys travel to Colorado to reciprocate on the Mustakeer’s home turf.
7th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert | October 5 |
Commemorate the stalwarts of our fair state’s musical legacy at this year’s Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction celebration. Recipients include pop-rock icons Quarterflash and Americana quartet Richmond Fontaine, who will perform live alongside The Kingsmen of “Louie, Louie” fame. Expect a packed house of musical royalty and share the love by bidding on rare autographed guitars in support of music education in Oregon schools.