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Cow Creek Tribe works to restore once-extinct language

The Takelma language, once spoken by the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians and others, went extinct in Southwestern Oregon by 1940. Now, tribal members are in the process of restoring it.


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SOU president presents plan to address multimillion-dollar deficit

Southern Oregon University has a challenging financial path ahead as it deals with declining enrollment. SOU president Rick Bailey told faculty and staff on Tuesday morning that the university is facing a nearly $5 million deficit in the coming year.



Researchers aboard the R/V Neuston testing water clarity on Crater Lake.

Scientists work to keep Oregon’s Crater Lake clear for years to come

The clarity of Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park, has remained uncompromised for decades. But other changes are afoot, many of them wrought by a warming climate. Some of these changes have profound implications for the lake’s ecology — and perhaps for its iconic appearance.

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