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Workers at the KapStone Pulp and Paper Mill in Longview, Washington are holding the final scheduled bargaining session with the company Monday.
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.
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.
Reynolds administrators are hoping they’re close to a deal with the teachers’ union, after upping their offer Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.
A GMO bill that died in the House during the regular session has been resurrected in the horse trading regarding the special session.
Fish Barging; Falconry; Wheelchair Rabbit Hunt
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!
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.