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OSU-Cascades Could Expand Campus To Pumice Mine

Oct. 27, 2015 1:26 a.m.

Oregon State University-Cascades held a public meeting Monday about the potential of building on a former pumice mine in west Bend.

Education | News | local

OSU-Cascades Gets Closer To Bend Pumice Mine Purchase

Dec. 12, 2015 12:45 a.m.

The 46-acre pumice mine is right next to the 10 acres already being developed by OSU-Cascades.

Education | News | local

OSU Moves Closer To Buying Pumice Mine For Campus Expansion

Nov. 16, 2015 8:49 p.m.

Oregon State University says it expects to complete the purchase of a 46-acre pumice mine by December or January.

Land use | Communities | Water | Politics | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Oregon Gold Miners Face Limits If Lawmakers Don’t Act

March 4, 2015 2:30 a.m.

The Washington and Oregon legislatures are considering limits on suction dredge mining -- a technique that uses large floating vacuums to suck up rocky streambeds and sift out precious metals. 

News | Science | local

Oregon Geology And Mineral Industries Head Leaving For New Job

Feb. 10, 2015 8:55 p.m.

The long-time head of Oregon's Department of Geology And Mineral Industries, Vicki McConnell, is leaving at the end of February.

Water | Environment

Wash. Senator, Chefs Weigh In Against Pebble Mine

Jan. 24, 2014 6:51 p.m.

A Washington senator and a chef denounce the proposed for Pebble Mine at Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Water | Environment

New Law: No More Than 850 Gold-Mining Dredges Allowed in Oregon's Rivers

Aug. 15, 2013 10 p.m.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has signed a bill into law that will limit the number of small gold-mining dredges in Oregon's waterways.

News | Transportation | local

Port Of Vancouver Expects Shipments From $2.6B Mine Company Plans

Aug. 22, 2013 8:10 p.m.

A global mining giant  is planning to spend $2.6 billion over the next several years on work at its Jansen mine in Canada's Saskatchewan province.

News | Politics | local | OPB News Blog

GOP Video Mines Cover Oregon's Troubles For Political Traction

June 19, 2014 8:17 p.m.

At first, Oregonians had to laugh with the rest of the nation over the many, many jokes made about Cover Oregon’s epic meltdown. But now, a political action committee for the House Republicans has a new campaign that seeks to make some political hay over the failed health care exchange by pointing the finger at state Democrats.

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New Report: Malheur County Has Significant Mining Potential

Sept. 14, 2016 6:37 p.m.

A new report from Oregon’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries shows that an area that conservationists want to protect is rich in mining potential.

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Matching Gifts

July 23, 2015 6:49 p.m.

Matching Gifts

Bohemia Gold Mines

March 30, 2016 7:56 a.m.

Mineral Explorers

July 17, 2016 8:13 a.m.

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Mining Uncertainty: Laura Fritz In Focus

May 3, 2014 5:09 p.m.

Installation artist Laura Fritz talks about recent work. She's a recent recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship.

NW Life | Science | Technology

Mining For Gold In The Rogue River Valley

Feb. 4, 2013 3 p.m.

Kerby Jackson, a modern-day gold miner and historian, explains the history and legacy of gold mining on the Rogue River in Oregon.


Farmers Market Finds: Flowering Broccoli & Miner's Lettuce

June 5, 2012 midnight

Now that farmers market season is in full swing, you're probably wondering what’s new and in season. But before you fill a basket with only spring classics like strawberries and rhubarb, consider trying miner's lettuce and flowering broccoli.


First Listen: Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, 'I Had A Dream That You Were Mine'

Sept. 15, 2016 3:54 p.m.

The former Walkmen frontman records an album with the help of Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. Throughout, the two surround the singer's voice with surprising, sometimes old-fashioned sounds.

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Timothy Egan On Stories Hiding In Plain Sight

July 14, 2015 9:45 p.m.

"So much of the United States has been strip-mined of story and put into mythology."

Music | Sessions


Dec. 7, 2010 8:09 p.m.

The elusive Portland band stopped by during MusicFest NW in September, just a couple of days before their first hometown performance in over a year, and served up a dynamic set of songs from the new album Mines for our in-studio audience.


Current Chart, Jan 25th

Jan. 25, 2011 8:10 p.m.

Top plays this week on opbmusic: 1. The Decemberists/The King is Dead 2. Iron & Wine/Kiss Each Other Clean 3. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals/III/IV 4. Cold War Kids/Mine is Yours 5. Living Proof/Full Speed

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