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Union, Longview Paper Mill To Hold Final Bargaining Session

June 28, 2015 1 p.m.

Workers at the KapStone Pulp and Paper Mill in Longview, Washington are holding the final scheduled bargaining session with the company Monday.

News | Education | local

Portland Teachers File Unfair Labor Complaint Ahead Of Bargaining Session

Dec. 3, 2013 1:29 a.m.

The Portland Association of Teachers wants specific provisions to guide the number of students assigned to a teacher. District administrators would rather discuss class size issues outside the contract.

Economy | Business | local

Tidewater To Close Barge Construction And Repair Business

April 21, 2011 1:34 p.m.

The Vancouver-based company Tidewater, says it will close its barge construction and repair business. Tidewater is known for shipping wheat and gas up and down the Columbia and Snake Rivers.


Blazers' President Reassures Fans On Bargaining Agreement Terms

Nov. 30, 2011 6:20 p.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers' top executive made public comments on Wednesday, the first since the NBA and players reached a tentative labor agreement.


Derelict Barge Could Soon See Demolition

July 10, 2012 5:17 p.m.

The end is in sight for a derelict vessel that has been moored to a publicly owned dock for the past three months.

Environment | Energy

Army Corps Keeps Columbia Coal Barging Plan On Fast Track

Sept. 19, 2012 6:56 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opts for a less exhaustive -- and less time consuming -- environmental review for a coal export proposal than what opponents have been seeking.


Reynolds District Administrators, Teachers Back At The Bargaining Table

May 23, 2012 2:04 p.m.

Reynolds administrators are hoping they’re close to a deal with the teachers’ union, after upping their offer Wednesday afternoon.


Officials Struggling To Get Derelict Barge Off Metro-Owned Dock

May 7, 2012 6:46 a.m.

Six weeks after a derelict barge showed up on a government-owned dock, officials are still trying to figure out how to get rid of it.


NOAA Will Mix Spills And Barges To Help Young Salmon

April 20, 2010 8:57 a.m.

Federal officials announced Monday that they’ll follow outside scientific advice and spill scarce Columbia River over dams this summer, to help fish.

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July 23, 2015 6:49 p.m.

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Antiques Roadshow

July 10, 2013 5:02 p.m.

Fish Barging

July 11, 2013 5:20 a.m.

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Debate Over GMO Crops Enters Special Session Bargaining

Sept. 25, 2013 7:06 p.m.

A GMO bill that died in the House during the regular session has been resurrected in the horse trading regarding the special session.

Oregon Field Guide

Fish Barging

Feb. 2, 1996 3:30 a.m.

Barges are used to ship juvenile salmon downstream, avoiding deadly dams.

Fish Barging; Falconry; Wheelchair Rabbit Hunt

July 16, 2013 2:46 p.m.

Fish Barging; Falconry; Wheelchair Rabbit Hunt

Music | NW Life

Jennifer Mayerle

Aug. 31, 2015 7:54 p.m.

Jennifer Mayerle wanted to share an evening at Birdland with her teenage daughter, a similar experience to the time she went to Eddie Condon's when she was about the same age. Between the pianist who she chose to see and the other club patrons, it was more than she could have bargained for and the night of a lifetime. Follow the link to hear the story!

Think Out Loud

Special Session Wraps Up

Oct. 3, 2013 7:06 p.m.

The Oregon Legislature's three day special session came to a close Wednesday with the passage of the "grand bargain."

Think Out Loud

Follow The Wheat: The Farm

Aug. 9, 2013 8:45 p.m.

Back in May, a farmer found genetically modified wheat growing in his field. Japan and Korea—two of the biggest buyers of Oregon wheat—both suspended imports, which suggested the $500 million industry could be in jeopardy. The two countries have resumed trade, but the crisis reminded Oregonians of the continued importance of wheat in Oregon's economy. In the Northwest, wheat flows from farms in trucks to small elevators where it's loaded onto barges and brought to the massive elevators at the seaports. From there, it goes to the world. Plenty ends up in East Asia, often going into noodles, and some even reaches as far as Yemen, becoming the staple flat bread called khobz. The wheat begins in early winter at places like Emerson Dell Farm south of The Dalles, which David Brewer's family has farmed for five generations. The farmland rolls up and down, with little creeks in the many gullies and troughs between the hills. There are cattle grazing on grass fields and the crops include mustard and spelt. But most of the land, both now and throughout its 100-plus years, is wheat. The wheat grown here and across the Northwest is called soft white winter wheat, which means it's planted in early winter, grows a bit before frost sets in, then finishes its growth once spring begins. The Brewers' harvest has recently finished but most farmers are still out on their combines cutting the tall stalks. Little of this wheat will stay in Oregon. As much as 90 percent of it is exported, mostly to East Asia. After the harvest, the wheat goes to its next stop: grain elevators.

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Governor Kitzhaber Discusses Special Session

Sept. 26, 2013 7:06 p.m.

Governor John Kitzhaber hopes to get his "grand bargain" on public employee pension cuts and taxes in a September 30 special legislative session.

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