Who was York? Bust of Black explorer mysteriously appears in Oregon.

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Take them down, move them to a museum? There are a lot of ideas but few answers on what the United States should do with Confederate monuments.

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When the early-1800s expedition to the Pacific Ocean led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned after two years and 8,000 miles, members who traveled with the now-famous pair of explorers received titles, accolades, land and fame. 

Except for the

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Oregon state park proposal would ban beach driving at Cape Kiwanda

Cars on the beach at Cape Kiwanda might soon become a thing of the past.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced a new rule proposal Thursday that would limit motorized vehicle access on beaches around the sandstone headland on the north Oregon coast, including at the popular day-use site in Pacific City.

If approved, motor vehicles would no longer be able to drive onto the sand at the Cape

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Oregon State Parks looking for flexibility in campground reservations, fees

A standard nine-month window for campground reservations at Oregon state parks could become a thing of the past.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced a proposed rule change Tuesday, which if approved would give the agency more flexibility in deciding both the campground reservation window and the transaction fees charged to campers.

For years, the agency has allowed people to book campsites, cabins and yurts from one day to

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Oregon parks ponder what drug laws mean for mushroom foragers

Neither of Oregon’s new drug measures have taken effect yet

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Fall is a popular time for mushroom foraging in Oregon’s forests, but now officials are trying to figure out what two recently-passed drug measures mean for state parks where visitors might find psychedelic mushrooms.

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Get fit in your house: Oregon PE teacher’s 10 fun tricks to shape up

People have gained weight during the pandemic. The Yale School of Medicine points to increased stress, comfort eating, upended routines and, during the first months of stay-at-home orders, gyms and parks were closed, forcing some to find a different form of exercise. Or they just stopped walking, jogging and working out.

Doctors are hearing from patients who have gained five, 10 and even 30 pounds, according to Yale Medicine. They

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Oregon state parks director talks COVID-19 shutdown, wildfires, yurts

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Even during a year packed with drama, the weekend that shut down Oregon’s outdoors remains a surreal moment in state history. 

Beginning in the coastal town of Warrenton, where mayor Henry Balensifer declared tourists a “clear and present danger,” all of Oregon’s recreation destinations would eventually be closed for nearly two months due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19

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7 things to know if you’re planning to camp in Oregon

One of Oregon’s most unique summers is coming to an end this Labor Day Weekend.  

A season that saw mass closures of recreation sites due to the COVID-19 pandemic from March to May, followed by an unprecedented number of people flooding outdoors from June to August, has meant nothing about this recreation season has felt normal.

And that continues into the holiday weekend.

Hot temperatures combined with the pandemic’s lingering

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Nevada, New Mexico renew restrictions; Kentucky requires masks starting Friday; Oregon reports largest daily case count

Some bars in Nevada will be closing again Friday amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, and Kentucky will join the growing list of states that require face coverings in public.

There’s another significant change in Nevada: Restaurants can no longer serve parties more than six people and must close their bar areas, Gov. Steve Sisolak said. 

Meanwhile, in New Mexico, indoor dining at restaurants and breweries will be restricted again

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