New Bill Pushes For $50 Million To Restore Columbia River

Two members of Oregon’s congressional delegation introduced a bill Monday that would open the door to $50 million in federal funding for Columbia River pollution cleanup.

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Recent Graduates Exhibit Work At Blackfish Gallery

Want to get a taste for what some of this year’s top art school graduates are creating? Head to Portland’s Blackfish Gallery and explore the 19th annual Recent Graduates exhibition.

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'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands

In the Land of Love and Drowning, the Virgin Islands make for a magical setting as three generations of one family move through the history of the territory, as it passes from Danish to U.S. hands.

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Arts & Life

Oregon Historical Photo: Salmon Wheel Boat on the Columbia River, 1883

Fish wheels on the Columbia River allowed huge numbers of salmon to be collected, canned and sold as cheap, nutritious food. But over a half-century, these technologies decimated the salmon population and contributed to the decline of native communities and culture.

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Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

Tales Of Immigration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities'

From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei'

If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

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Environment

Health Officials Plan Next Steps In Birth Defect Investigation

Investigators still aren’t sure what’s causing a cluster of birth defects in central Washington, where the rate is four times the national average. Health officials met Monday to figure out what to do next.

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New Bill Pushes For $50 Million To Restore Columbia River

Oregon Oil Train Safety Report Calls For More Rail Inspectors, Fees

Study: Coal Project Would Help One Puget Sound County But Others Would Pay

Seattle Considers Fining Residents For Failing To Compost

Donors Pay To Test Seawater For Traces Of Fukushima Radiation

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