It was a long trip and many things were different. But I enjoyed it. I was young so I wasn’t that close to many people. But it was hard to let go of my grandma, who took care of me when my mom wasn’t there.
Then I met my adoptive parents.
I knew they were going to be my parents the second I saw them, the way they smiled at me. They were crying but trying to act calm.
Labor and environmental advocates are urging Sen. Ron Wyden to oppose a bill that would "fast track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal.
Activists rallied outside Wyden’s Portland office Wednesday afternoon. They were calling for the senator to step away from a "fast track" bill that could limit lawmakers’ ability to amend later trade agreements.
The TPP trade deal has been a target for labor and environmental groups. In part, because many of the details have been kept confidential from the public.
This is the time of year when mountain snowpacks are usually at their deepest. But as of last week, three quarters of Oregon’s long-term snow monitoring sites had the lowest snowpack levels on record. On Mt. Hood, the final snow survey of the season will be conducted Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed.
Tsarnaev kept his hands folded in front of him and looked down at the defense table as listened to the verdict, reached after a day and a half of deliberations. He was found guilty on charges that included conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction - offenses punishable by death.