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Clean Water

Jan. 12, 2015 10:23 p.m.

Forty years ago, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act to end pollution of our rivers, lakes, and bays. But today, in the Northwest and nationwide, most water bodies still don't qualify as clean and new threats to clean water are outpacing the act's enforcers.

Politics | Nation | local | World

Crisis In Syria

Nov. 19, 2013 9:39 p.m.

In making the case for a military strike against Syria, Obama also acknowledged that a Russian plan to avoid a strike was "encouraging."


Oregon Senator To Call For Increased Opioid Treatment Funding In Final Congressional Session

Oct. 10, 2016 9 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says he will renew his push for funding for opioid addiction treatment in the final short congressional session of the year.

Politics | local | News | Economy | Nation | Health | Business | Transportation | NW Life | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Oregon Congressmen Introduce Oil Train Safety Bill

July 14, 2016 11:45 p.m.

Members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation introduced legislation Thursday to deal with oil train safety.

Politics | News | Nation | local | Election | Election 2016

Greg Walden, Oregon's Sole Republican Congressman, Endorses Donald Trump

May 12, 2016 6:35 p.m.

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., issued a statement of support for Donald Trump after meeting with the assumed Republican nominee. But he also makes it clear the two don't agree on everything.

Politics | News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Oregon Congressman: Malheur Could Have Been Prevented With Earlier Bundy Arrest

Feb. 12, 2016 1:15 a.m.

Two Oregon Democratic congressmen, Peter DeFazio and Earl Blumenauer, say they were pleased Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was arrested in Portland — but they say he should have been charged much more quickly after a 2014 standoff with federal agents.

News | local | Health | Science

OHSU Worried Congress Could Ban New DNA Therapy

Dec. 14, 2015 9:16 p.m.

Researchers at OHSU are worried Congress might ban a new form of DNA therapy.

News | NW Life | local

Portlanders React To Pope's Address To Congress

Sept. 24, 2015 7:45 p.m.

Catholics in Portland watching Pope Francis' address said they welcomed his comments on immigration, climate change and the family.  

local | Environment

Congressman Walden Holds Fire Meeting In Canyon City

Sept. 15, 2015 2:31 p.m.

More than 50 people turned out Monday in Canyon City to discuss the Canyon Creek wildfire and forest policy.

Politics | News | local

Some Oregon Congressmen Praise Iran Deal, Others Slam It

July 14, 2015 4:14 p.m.

Oregon Congressional representatives reacted to the announcement of world powers reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

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About OPB

Oct. 17, 2016 4:37 p.m.

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Arts | local | William Stafford Centennial

William Stafford's Life As A Photographer

Jan. 21, 2014 8 a.m.

From receiving a National Book Award for his work Traveling Through the Dark to serving as a consultant in poetry for the Library of Congress, William Stafford is largely known for his work in poetry. However, he also left behind another large body of work: more than 16,000 negatives from his life as a photographer.


The Zen of Fruitcake

Dec. 19, 2011 2 p.m.

Congressman Earl Blumenauer shares his holiday ritual — making fruitcakes and delivering them to friends and family. These days he can make up to 200 fruitcakes in a season.

NW Life | local | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: ‘Mother Of Equal Suffrage’

March 16, 2015 7 a.m.

Oregon women won the right to vote and serve on juries in 1912, eight years before those rights became federal law. Find out how activist Abigail Scott Duniway championed women’s causes for more than 40 years.

Arts | NW Life

Statuary Commission Picks Chief Joseph, Duniway

March 5, 2015 3 a.m.

Oregon's representation in a national statuary hall will change in the next few years, reflecting a later period of Oregon history.

local | Arts | Sustainability | Business | Forestry | NW Life

Will Our Future High-Rises Be Made Of Wood?

Sept. 18, 2016 8:07 p.m.

Lever Architecture completes the nation's first cross-laminated timber building and clears designs for an 11-story tower, positioning Oregon at the forefront of a new, green technology.

NW Life | local | Oregon Field Guide Extras

Oregon 4th Graders Helped Pass 1971 Horse Law

Feb. 7, 2014 8 a.m.

In the 1970s, schoolchildren across the nation joined an effort spearheaded by Velma Johnston of Nevada, also known as “Wild Horse Annie,” writing to lawmakers urging them to protect wild horses. A Roseburg teacher and student played a key role in getting new legislation passed, and they still remain close today.

Arts | Books | local | William Stafford Centennial

Q&A: Kim Stafford Remembers Poet Father's Work Ethic

Jan. 14, 2014 10:45 p.m.

Kim Stafford sits down with Morning Edition host Geoff Norcross to remember his father, award-winning poet William Stafford, and his strong work ethic.


Top Ten Albums of 2013

Dec. 17, 2013 7 p.m.

Check out our favorite albums of the year, with this excellent list of recordings ranging in style from soul-jazz, vocals, spiritual, avant-garde, latin and much, much more.

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