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200 Years Later, Centralia Celebrates Its Very Own George Washington

Aug. 11, 2017 11:18 p.m.

The town of Centralia, Washington, is gearing up to celebrate the 200th birthday of the city’s founder. His name will sound familiar, but his story is likely one you’ve never heard.


Prospect Of More Coal Trains Raises Concerns in Northwest Washington

April 29, 2011 12:26 p.m.

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire puts one long running environmental controversy to bed Friday. She’ll travel to Centralia to sign into law a phase out of coal-fired electricity generation in the state. But meanwhile, another coal controversy is heating up in another part of Washington.

Sports | local | News | OPB News Blog

Sport Lovers Weekend: Lombardi Trophy In Vancouver, World Cup Party In Pioneer Square

July 11, 2014 6:23 p.m.

This weekend is one for sports lovers of all kinds in the Northwest.

Northwest Leaders Eye Reducing Carbon

July 11, 2014 2:48 p.m.

The Northwest's multi-state power council got a measure of the region's carbon footprint this week. It comes six weeks after the Obama Administration proposed new carbon limits.

local | News

Road Closures: 2 Lanes Of I-5 North Reopen

Dec. 11, 2015 2:15 a.m.

Crews in Washington have opened two northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Woodland after a landslide closed them Wednesday.


Will Floods Of 2009 Finally Bring Solutions?

Jan. 9, 2009 12:57 a.m.

This is hardly the first time winter weather has shut down interstate highways in Washington state for days at a time. After decades of studies, public officials in both Washington State and Washington, D.C. are moving toward fixing the underlying causes.


Bail Bonds Industry Under Scrutiny After Clemmons Case

Feb. 2, 2010 6 a.m.

Is fierce competition in the bail bonds industry compromising public safety? That question is on the minds of Washington state officials in the wake of the Maurice Clemmons case.

Energy | News | Transportation

3 Of 4 Car Charging Stations In Cowlitz County Little Used

Jan. 12, 2015 4:57 p.m.

There are four public electric car charging stations in Cowlitz County, Washington, but only one gets used on a daily basis and one hasn't been used at all since it was installed in August.

Communities | Environment

ICYMI: Coal, Ocean Acidification And Air Pollution

Oct. 1, 2013 7 p.m.

As October rains upon us, a round up some of the big news and great reports from our team and from other outlets in September.


EPA Announces Mercury Limits On Coal-Fired Plants

Dec. 22, 2011 7:27 a.m.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday new standards for the amount of mercury released from coal-fired power plants.

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The Top Environmental Stories of 2011

Dec. 19, 2011 5:40 p.m.

 A lot of the biggest Northwest environmental stories surrounded energy issues.  Coal plants in Centralia, WA, and Boardman, OR both faced pressure to close their doors sooner than planned. Those closures come at the same time that Longview, WA and Bellingham, WA proposed coal export terminals to ship the resource to China. Idaho joined in on the national push toward "fracking" for natural gas. And the federal decision to postpone the Keystone XL oil pipeline has raised the question of whether we'll see more oil tankers in NW waters as companies look for other routes to carry oil to China. The national Solyndra controversy raised questions about the certainty of investments in the local renewable energy industry. The wind and hydroelectric industries tried to work out the kinks of how to deal with the times when too much energy gets generated by both sources. And the Japanese tsunami that led to the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis and cleanup has raised quesitons everywhere about the safety of nuclear energy.


Amy LaVere Plays the Great NW Music Tour

June 8, 2012 7:29 a.m.

The Memphis-based singer-songwriter plays free shows throughout the area this week and next as part of McMenamin's monthly series, sponsored by opbmusic.


Y La Bamba Plays the Great NW Music Tour

Feb. 14, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Portland's Y La Bamba plays the McMenamins Great Northwest Music Tour -- a series of free all-ages shows around the region -- starting Wednesday.


Good Morning, Evil

June 8, 2008 9:13 p.m.

My Morning Jacket's "Evil Urges" highlights a busy week of new releases, plus we highlight performances in the area from Spoon, Annuals, Perhapst, and the PDX Pop Now! CD release show. Come join in the conversation...


Your Musical Week

Feb. 17, 2008 10:43 p.m.

Shows in the area this week from Sia and Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars highlight an eclectic live line-up. A busy new release Tuesday features releases from the Mountain Goats, The Raveonettes, American Music Club, and more. What are you looking forward to? Come join the conversation...


Ural Thomas' Band Plays the Great NW Music Tour

March 9, 2015 5:46 p.m.

The popular Portland soul band plays six free shows March 10-18. Enter to win dinner and reserved seats.

Music | local

Opera In The Air: The Sounds Of 'Summer Fest' Return In 11th Year

Aug. 1, 2013 1:30 p.m.

The outdoor concert favorite is back again, this year presenting an operatic performance of Shakespeare's Otello for music fans. Learn more about Summer Fest and the opera singers appearing in Washington Park and at Concordia University.


The Week to Come

Jan. 13, 2008 10:18 p.m.



The David Mayfield Parade - Great Northwest Music Tour

March 22, 2011 5:20 p.m.

Folk-rock band The David Mayfield Parade plays The Great Northwest Music Tour - with four opportunities to see them (free!) this week.


The Dimes Play the Great Northwest Music Tour

Dec. 7, 2011 10:11 p.m.

Portland band The Dimes continue a series of free shows around the area, with stops at Edgefield, the Kennedy School and Lola's Room.

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