Katherine Dunn, the author of the darkly beautiful, disturbing, surreal carnival novel Geek Love, died on May 11 at age 70. Her son told Willamette Week the cause was complications from lung cancer.
Update: This post is based on a law that, while awesome, has been in place for one year. However we can report, via the Associated Press, that 4,300 new voters have joined Oregon’s registration rolls thanks to the new motor law.
In one of the absolute worst takes I’ve ever seen in my life, Alyssa Rosenberg at the Washington Post wrote a piece titled “Stop sexually harassing Ammon Bundy and his fellow Oregon occupiers.” In it, she takes a hard look at the extremely good wave of bathos foisted upon the Oregon militia in the form of bulk-mailed…
Oregon militia spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum told OPB that the four foster children who had been living with him and his wife on their Chino Valley, Arizona, ranch have been taken away. “I hope people are seeing the sacrifices we’re making here,” he said.
Drama, drama, drama! The loosely organized anti-government radicals who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were hoping to provoke a war with the federal government—but instead they’ve found themselves at war with each other, feuding, fussing, and freezing.
While you were all distracted by the body of work pooped out by Sean Penn this weekend, the Oregon militiamen were still holding out in their lawless corner of the wilderness, and they’ve released new demands.
Ohio Governor John Kasich probably isn’t going to be president, unless you’re part of the roughly two percent of the Republican voting public who want him to be president and you’re very persuasive. But that doesn’t make it any less hilarious that a man running for that office would hear the words “Oregon militia”…
Dwight Hammond and his son Steven Hammond, the cattle ranchers who inspired the takeover of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, have turned themselves into the police.
On Saturday, a group of armed militia members broke into Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge, ostensibly to protest the upcoming prison sentences of two ranchers. They plan to stay there for “years,” according to spokesperson Ammon Bundy, and they’re willing to fight to the death. And, oh yes: The wife of one of the…
A group of militiamen who have taken over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon have been joined by the notable Bundy family, a group of anti-government ranchers headed by a racist patriarch.
With the new year came new laws, and now two states will allow women access to hormonal birth control without needing a doctor’s prescription. As of January 1, Oregon women who are at least 18 are allowed to purchase birth control from a pharmacy. California is scheduled to follow suit in a couple of months.
Two new laws in California and Oregon will allow women to forgo with a visit to the gynecologist in order to obtain a prescription for birth control. The New York Times reports that in the next few months, women will be able to get a prescription for contraception directly from a pharmacist.
Wow, excellent: according to reports, a teenage girl in Bend, Oregon, contracted a case of bubonic plague from a flea during a hunting trip.
Chris Mintz, who was wounded during the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College earlier this month, has taken to Facebook to share his eye-witness account, the Associated Press reports.
The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 manslaughter convictions of a faith-healing couple whose premature baby died after a homebirth when they didn’t seek medical treatment. Dale and Shannon Hickman are members of the Followers of Christ church in Oregon City, which the state said has a long history of children…
In what is quickly becoming tradition for mass-murdering maniacs, Roseburg shooter Chris Harper-Mercer evidently ranted about not having a girlfriend in writings left at the scene, the Associated Press reports.
In the wake of Thursday’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college, a screenshot is circulating that purports to be of a discussion thread from yesterday on the message board 4chan, on a sub-board called /r9k/. The original poster warns, “Don’t go to school tomorrow if you’re in the Northwest.”