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The Fight Over Tolls In Oregon's Transportation Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017

Congestion pricing, which has long been promoted by transportation reformers, is a key issue in massive transportation bill facing an uncertain future in Oregon Legislature.

Despite Racist Threats, Portland's 'Good In The Hood' Parties On

OPB | June 24, 2017

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary for Northeast Portland’s Good in the Hood multicultural festival. And despite receiving threats, the parade went on as planned.

Q&A: Timbers, Thorns Owner Supports Traffic Congestion Pricing

OPB | June 25, 2017

Oregon lawmakers are considering an $8.2 billion transportation package that would include major infrastructure projects, repairs and projects to ease gridlock.

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Portland Lets Loose At 2017 World Naked Bike Ride

OPB | June 25, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

Thousands bared it all on a bike ride through the streets of Portland in the 2017 edition of the World Naked Bike Ride.

Climate change | Energy | Environment

Valve-Turning Activist From Oregon Won’t Serve Prison Time

OPB/EarthFix | June 23, 2017 3:08 p.m.

Ken Ward was one of five activists who turned valves off on several pipelines bringing oil from Canada to the United States.

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Hot Weekend To Test New Rules At Three Pools And Opal Creek

Statesman Journal | June 22, 2017 5:23 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Hot weekend temperatures are expected to drive major crowds to the river’s popular swimming holes, in a season that has already seen two drowning deaths.

Climate change | Sustainability | Environment

Oregon Businesses Form New Alliance To Fight Climate Change

OPB/EarthFix | June 22, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

More than two dozen Oregon businesses are banding together to fight climate change through a new organization called the Oregon Business Alliance For Climate.

Record Heat Puts Record Demand On Electric Utilities

NPR | June 22, 2017 8:43 a.m.

Extreme heat across much of the U.S. means people are blasting their air conditioners day and night, creating record demand for electricity.


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Broken Treaties: The History Of Oregon’s Native Population

The history of the native people of Oregon and how they went from possessing 100 percent of the state’s land to nearly none of it.  

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OPB | May 11, 2016

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