Laura Frazier, The Oregonian

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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Laura:

Is rain in the forecast for this year's Grand Floral Parade?

The annual parade is known to land just as spring is turning into summer. There's a 50 percent chance of rain on Saturday for the 2016 parade. → Read More

Multnomah County Library will waive over $600,000 in fines, end late charges for kids

The Multnomah County Library announced Tuesday it will no longer charge late fines on all youth materials or to patrons age 17 and younger, starting June 15. It will also waive outstanding fines. → Read More

Hey, kids, turn down the music: study reports hearing damage in youth

A study published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports focused on the prevalence of tinnitus, or a buzzing or ringing in the ears, in students between the ages of 11 and 17. → Read More

Jobs in Oregon: See which state gigs make $100,000 or more

We took a close look at some of the state employee positions that make more than $100,000 a year, plus a few extras that fall below that threshold. → Read More

Shark attacks could set new record in 2016: report

An expert told Reuters that shark attacks worldwide in 2016 could break last year's record of 98 attacks. → Read More

Viral video of Vancouver panhandler might not be what it seems

A video of a panhandler getting in a nice-looking truck in Vancouver went viral after it was shared on Facebook. → Read More

America's Most Well-Read Cities: Seattle wins, Portland is No. 2

Amazon released its annual list of the Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities in the U.S. on Tuesday. The list is based on per capita sales data from cities. → Read More

Here are 2016's 10 best and 10 worst entry-level jobs

With graduation season in full swing, personal finance site WalletHub took a close look at the best and worst entry-level jobs for 2016. The report compared 109 starting positions and calculated a score and rank for each. → Read More

Police looking for owner of WWII medals found in Gladstone home

Police believe the five medals belonged to a Captain Frank Wilson. Residents new to a home in Gladstone found the medals and brought them to police. → Read More

Student apologizes for 'build a wall' banner hung at Forest Grove High

A student responsible for hanging a banner reading 'build a wall' at Forest Grove High, sparking a school walk out, has apologized. → Read More

Neighboring students join Forest Grove High in walk out over 'build a wall' banner

Students from multiple Washington County schools appear to have joined Forest Grove High students, who walked out of class Thursday morning after a banner reading "build the wall' was put up at the school. → Read More

Portland is the 26th largest city in the U.S., new census figures show

The city is now the 26th largest in the country, according new estimates released by the U. S. Census Bureau Wednesday night. Portland rose two spots in the national city population estimates since last year. → Read More

Corbett, Centennial, Molalla River school bonds fail: 2016 Election

Voters decided Tuesday whether to support school bonds at 21 Oregon districts. Three Portland-area districts-- Corbett, Molalla and Centennial-- asked local voters to pass their bond measures. → Read More

Former Oregon man cycles through United Kingdom to raise money to fight dementia

Keith Pearson, 58, started his trip on May 11 and plans to travel about 1,600 miles over the course of six weeks. Pearson attended high school and college in Oregon, he said. → Read More

Portland has the world's 8th 'hottest' market for luxury real estate: report

The 2016 report from Christie's International Real Estate ranked luxury markets worldwide. Portland came in as 8th on one top 10 list. → Read More

Map shows Portland buildings that could be at risk during earthquake

The map shows buildings that are believed to be of "unreinforced masonry,' construction or URM, according to the city. However, the city warned users that the map's accuracy cannot be guaranteed. → Read More

Carlie Trent, missing Tennessee girl, may be in Northwest

Carlie Marie Trent was taken from school on May 4 by her uncle by marriage, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a press release. A tip suggests she may be in Idaho and traveling on Interstate 84. → Read More

Washington State Cougars' logo is No. 1, Reddit users say

The site's college football subreddit hosted an unofficial poll to see which team had the best logo in college football. The Cougars beat Michigan State's Spartans for the title. → Read More

University of Portland grad who died in Iraq a 'true hero' with a 'big heart'

First Lt. David A. Bauders, 25, died in a noncombat related incident Friday on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, the Associated Press reported. He was a Washington National Guard soldier and a graduate of University of Portland and high school in Forest Grove. → Read More

Watch: Oregon Zoo lions get airborne chasing massive cat toy

The new lion game, appropriately named the 'Leaping Lion Toy,' aims to help keep the zoo's African lions in shape while also toning their predatory instincts, the zoo said. → Read More