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NW Governors Face Legislative Roadblocks On Climate Agreement

Nov. 4, 2013 2:53 p.m.

Gov. John Kitzhaber and Gov. Jay Inslee face legislative roadblocks to upholding the regional climate they signed with the leaders of California and British Columbia last week.

Water | Election | Election 2016

Hood River County Voters Approve Water Bottling Ban

May 18, 2016 3:30 a.m.

Hood River County voters have approved a ban on commercial water bottling, blocking  Nestle's proposed bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

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Environment | Uncategorized | Think Out Loud

Oregon's Role in Environmental Pact With West Coast and British Columbia

Oct. 29, 2013 7:45 p.m.

Oregon has joined forces with California, Washington and British Columbia to commit to implementing new policies that would reduce carbon emissions.

Curious About - Victoria, British Columbia

March 16, 2015 7:56 a.m.

Who was "A.B.C. Architect" and why did he design such a grand Parliament Building in Victoria?

The Working Coast Of British Columbia

Feb. 27, 2014 9:24 a.m.

View the wild beauty of the Georgia Straits and inlets, with towering peaks and glaciers.

Richmond - Ian Lai

June 10, 2014 7:56 a.m.

Fresh Haddock and Salmon are paired with ingredients from a community garden in British Columbia.

Rocky Mountaineer

Aug. 19, 2014 7:55 a.m.

Chef Ming Tsai travels across British Columbia to experience the best of Canadian cuisine.

Arts | Oregon Art Beat

On View: A Contemporary Bestiary

Oct. 30, 2014 5:41 p.m.

A Contemporary Bestiary exhibit at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem features work by artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia who incorporate animal imagery in their artwork as a means to address a wide variety of issues.


Feb. 25, 2014 4:35 p.m.

A look at how British Columbia has stemmed an epidemic of HIV/AIDS in i.v. drug addicts.

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Getting Prepared

Oct. 30, 2012 7:50 p.m.

When disaster strikes, even if it's not in your own city, it can make you wonder: how would I handle being without power for days at a time? What do I need to survive a big storm like Sandy or an earthquake like the two that happened in British Columbia recently? Maybe you already have a backpack full of supplies ready to go, but do you have enough water or nonperishable food in the house? Do you have provisions for your pets?

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ODOT Sued After Bus Crash

April 9, 2013 7:06 p.m.

Last December a charter bus from Vancouver, British Columbia, crashed on I-84 just east of Pendleton. The accident killed nine people and injured 38. Now lawyers representing a survivor, and the estates of three of the people who died, are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation. According to the Associated Press:

The lawsuit says the department was negligent for failing to warn drivers of unsafe conditions, not requiring commercial vehicles to taken another route, not adequately plowing and sanding snow, and failing to equip that stretch of the interstate with barriers strong enough to prevent a bus from leaving the roadway.
We'll talk to a local attorney about the legal precedence for this case. 

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Rare Salmon Disease in B.C.

Oct. 21, 2011 4:45 p.m.

A recent study in British Columbia found traces of a potentially deadly virus in two sockeye salmon in a remote inlet on the B.C. Coast. This is the first time infectious salmon anemia (ISA) has been found on the West Coast. When ISA was found in Atlantic salmon farms in Europe, it often killed over 70 percent of the fish. Salmon farming critics are quick to blame the farms for introducing the virus, but some scientists caution it's too soon determine the origin. Regardless of it's origins, the disease could have a devastating effect on the farming industry in the northwest, which farms Atlantic salmon because they don't die when they spawn. It's effect on pacific salmon is harder to predict. This is the first time the virus has been found on pacific salmon, so scientists are now trying to figure out if the virus is as lethal or communicable in pacific salmon as atlantic salmon.

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