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Oregon's health insurance exchange has been struggling to sign up applicants. The state has asked people to submit paper applications, because of problems with its website.
What is hunting like in a country with some of the strictest gun regulations in the world?
Washington's Makah Indian tribe wants to resume its traditional practice of whale hunting.
It’s truffle season in Oregon’s forests. The fungus is prized by restaurants and can sell for $400 a pound or more. But this year truffle hunters are shut out of some of their favorite spots.
Idaho Fish and Game officials say they’re suspending a plan to use a hired hunter to kill wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness until at least November of 2015.
Foragers say some of the best soil in Oregon belongs to private timber companies that no longer permit truffle hunting.
local | News | OPB News BlogJan. 29, 2015 3:45 p.m.
Headlines for Thursday, Jan. 29: A University of Oregon professor returned more than 22,000 pages of uncensored UO presidential documents; a proposed bill would ban drones for hunting and fishing; Umpqua Bank is now considered the largest community bank on the West Coast; and more.
local | Land | Science | Oregon Field GuideNov. 1, 2013 3:30 a.m.
Oregon's high desert from Madras to the Ochoco Mountains has some of the largest deposits of thundereggs in the world. Rock hounds slice them open to find agate, jasper and opal, sometimes in ornate patterns, hidden inside. They are the first people in history to ever see the formations since they were encased in cooling lava 60 million years ago. Thundereggs were named the state rock of Oregon in 1965.
Early this year, Brad Daily and Mike Claxton won an auction for a locked storage unit in Independence, a town just southwest of Salem. When they opened it, they found 114 paintings by internationally renowned artist and Oregon State University alumna Tala Madani. Last week, the two men filed a suit against her, claiming she was interfering with their attempts to sell the art. They say she scuttled a $15,000 sale to the prestigious Phillips Gallery by threatening the gallery with a lawsuit and denying the authenticity of the work. The new storage unit owners want a judge to get her out of their way, and claim more than $250,000 is at stake. Madani is asserting a set of rights she has under the federal Visual Artists Rights Act. It doesn't give her ownership or copyright claims, but it does give her what are called "moral rights." Those stay with her no matter who owns her work. Moral rights include her right to claim authorship of a work (though disclaiming a work is a trickier matter). She could also prevent someone else from saying a work is hers. At issue is whether these paintings, many of them signed by Madani, are her works. But even more interesting, says lawyer Kenneth Kahn, is whether a particular piece should be a considered a work of art (rather than, for instance, a draft that was not intended for public view).
We explore why Oregonians aren't hunting or fishing as much as they used to.