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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.

Environment | Communities

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.

Environment | Energy

Washington Rail Safety Regulators Voice Concerns Over Oil Trains

Nov. 6, 2014 12:32 a.m.

Another group in Washington is raising concerns over whether the state's rail infrastructure can safely support an increase in oil trains. This time it's the state's rail safety regulators.

local | News | Sports | 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.

Environment | Energy | Climate change

The Northwest Struggles With Coal-Generated Power From Out Of State

April 3, 2015 1:45 a.m.

Northwest utilities are fighting pressure to end all use of coal-fired power -- even when it's generated in places like Utah and Montana.

Transportation | News | Energy

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.

Environment | Economy

Even In Hydro-Rich Northwest, Coal Still Major Power Source

April 13, 2009 1:41 a.m.

While there's lots of coal on the planet now, like other fossil fuels, coal is not renewable -- when it's gone, it's gone. Coal is also relatively cheap, and it's abundant -- so it won't be easy to kick the coal habit.


Northwest Gets A Break From The Deluge

Jan. 9, 2009 8:47 a.m.

Southwest Washington and the North Oregon coast are drying off after extensive flooding, and I-5 is expected to re-open this afternoon.

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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.


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.


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.

local | Music

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 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.


Bobby Bare Jr. Plays the Great Northwest Music Tour

June 11, 2011 7:19 p.m.

6 shows in 7 days this week: Bobby Bare, Jr. plays the Great Northwest Music Tour, sponsored by opbmusic.


The Parson Red Heads Play the Great NW Music Tour

Dec. 3, 2010 8:37 p.m.

The monthly free concert series from McMenamins features The Parson Red Heads this week and next.


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.


The Week to Come

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



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...

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