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 (ôr′ĭ-gən, -gŏn′, ŏr′-)
Abbr. OR or Ore.
A state of the northwest United States in the Pacific Northwest. It was admitted as the 33rd state in 1859. Claimed by the United States after Capt. Robert Gray explored the mouth of the Columbia River in 1792, the area was further explored by Lewis and Clark in 1805 and was soon the site of fur-trading posts. The Oregon Country, a region encompassing all the land from the California border to Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, was held jointly by Great Britain and the United States from 1818 until 1846, when the international boundary was fixed at the 49th parallel. In 1848 the Oregon Territory was created, including all of present-day Washington and Idaho. The state's current boundaries were established in 1853. Salem is the capital and Portland the largest city.

Or′e·go′ni·an (-gō′nē-ən) adj. & n.
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Noun1.Oregonian - a native or resident of OregonOregonian - a native or resident of Oregon  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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"It started as a big local story that we had exposed," Read says, referring to the Oregonian's revelations of harsh treatment of foreigners and other abuses by the INS.
"I need to get to the bottom of this," Rosenblum told The Oregonian.
The Oregonian in Portland is offering an early retirement buyout to 32 employees, which would include a year's salary and health benefits through retirement age, the paper reported Thursday.
Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah, 21, fled the US last year, and Saudi officials may have helped him obtain an illegal passport, the Oregonian reported.
Oregon has clawed back $13M from SolarCity -- now known as Tesla Energy Solutions since its purchase by Tesla (TSLA) in 2016 -- and its accountant after investigators discovered inflation of more than 100% on the cost of commercial-scale solar projects in order to qualify for higher state tax credits, according to the Oregonian. Neither SolarCity nor its accounting firm, Novogradac & Company, admitted wrongdoing in the settlement, the Oregonian added.
Two high school wrestling coaches were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide Thursday, as was a 14-year-old who was related to one of the victims of the shooting, (http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20160818/coach-teen-dead-in-hermiston-woman-shot) reported the East Oregonian .
Mark Katches has been named vice president of content for the Oregonian Media Group and editor of The Oregonian, replacing Peter Bhatia.
The addresses of frequent shared branch users showed that some of them probably didn't realize they had an Oregonian branch not too far from where they lived or worked.
Newhouse's The Oregonian of Portland said last Tuesday it plans to switch from a traditional broadsheet size to a new compact format that will be 11-inches wide and 15-inches tall, with sections center stapled like a magazine and nested inside one another and color available on every page.
Readers may laugh, readers may cry, but they will never view the Oregonian the same again.
Julie Keith, 42, told the Oregonian she thought the letter found in a Halloween graveyard kit from Kmart was 'authentic'.
The Oregonian has been running a weekly update called "Chalk it Up" on what teachers are doing and how it's helping their students.