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Gus, a Steller sea lion at the Oregon Zoo known for his gentle demeanor, was humanely euthanized Sunday after a decline due to complications related to his advanced age, officials said.

At 27, he was the oldest male Steller sea lion in any U.S. zoo or aquarium — and is believed to have been the oldest anywhere on the planet. In the wild, male sea lions seldom live past the age of 18, according to marine biologists.

Main Street safety likely topic at town hall

Main Street safety likely topic at town hall
Since 2009, there have 7 pedestrian deaths, including the 3 children on Sunday, February 22, 2015, and a man hit in December 2014 by a driver prosecutors say was drunk.

In the wake of the deaths of 3 children hit by a pickup as they crossed Main Street, local lawmakers will be in town Tuesday to discuss public safety there.

'Gus was a very special animal'

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Chendra the Asian elephant comes face to face with Gus, the sea lion, during one of her morning walks at the Oregon Zoo.

Gus, a Steller sea lion at the Oregon Zoo known for his gentle demeanor, was humanely euthanized Sunday after a decline due to complications related to his advanced age, officials said.

At 27, he was the oldest male Steller sea lion in any U.S. zoo or aquarium — and is believed to have been the oldest anywhere on the planet. In the wild, male sea lions seldom live past the age of 18, according to marine biologists.

Public memorial for Blazer great Jerome Kersey being held now

Public memorial for Blazer great Jerome Kersey being held now
A makeshift memorial for former Portland Trail Blazer player Jerome Kersey is shown outside the Moda Center before an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Kersey, who was part of the Trail Blazers staff, passed away suddenly earlier this week at the age of 52. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

The state medical examiner said Kersey died after a blood clot traveled from his left calf to his left lung.

Quirky artist creates complex car installation

Quirky artist creates complex car installation
Alex Chinneck recently unveiled his latest mind-bending installation, "Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together." Featuring: Atmosphere. London, United Kingdom. 27 Feb 2015. Credit: Supplied by WENN.com
Renowned for his quirky installations, the last of which was a life size melting house, Alex Chinneck recently unveiled "Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together".

4-year-old artist raises thousands for charity

4-year-old artist raises thousands for charity
Four-year-old Cosette Swart is making a splash in the world of art, having sold a staggering sixty paintings to date, and raising $4,000 through her paintings. Featuring: Atmosphere. Calgary, Canada. 27 Feb 2015. Credit: Supplied by WENN.com
She may be a mere four years old but little Cosette Swart is already making a big splash in the world of art, having sold a staggering sixty paintings to date.