Oregon State Capitol http://nwpr.org en Oregon Capitol Building Turns 75 Years Old http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-capitol-building-turns-75-years-old <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You&#39;ve seen those safety posters marking so many days since a workplace injury. Oregon&#39;s state capitol building could have one that says &quot;75 years without burning to the ground!&quot; The original two went up in flames. Now, a series of events scheduled next week will mark the </span>75th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of Oregon&#39;s third and longest standing state capitol. The celebration comes as lawmakers consider a $300 million overhaul.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:35:46 +0000 Chris Lehman 34777 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Capitol Building Turns 75 Years Old Oregon Capitol Christmas Tree Gets A Temporary Time-Out http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-capitol-christmas-tree-gets-temporary-time-out <p></p><p>The huge Christmas tree in the rotunda of the Oregon capitol building is back up again. Crews had to un-decorate and lower the 30-foot Noble Fir Tuesday to correct a fairly basic error made when the tree was raised the day before. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:21:59 +0000 Chris Lehman 18990 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Capitol Christmas Tree Gets A Temporary Time-Out Bizarre Incidents At Wash. And Oregon State Capitols http://nwpr.org/post/bizarre-incidents-wash-and-oregon-state-capitols <p>The Washington and Oregon state capitols have been the scenes of two bizarre incidents in recent days. Both involved apparently mentally unstable men. One had a gallon of gasoline, the other wielded a samurai sword. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 23:33:33 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11719 at http://nwpr.org Bizarre Incidents At Wash. And Oregon State Capitols Activists Protest Logging Plan In Oregon Capitol Building http://nwpr.org/post/activists-protest-logging-plan-oregon-capitol-building <p>A group of environmental activists climbed flagpoles and chained themselves to each other at the Oregon State Capitol Monday. The Earth First! protest was aimed at a plan to increase logging in state forests.</p><p>Protesters donned animal masks and howled around the capitol&rsquo;s echoey rotunda. State police have arrested at least two people. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:17:58 +0000 Virginia Alvino 10612 at http://nwpr.org Activists Protest Logging Plan In Oregon Capitol Building