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History | Land | Agriculture | News | Nation | Communities | Land use | Economy | ScienceSept. 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.
Business | Politics | News | Land | EnvironmentMarch 22, 2016 4:56 p.m.
Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell said Monday that she’s concerned about an exploratory mining project that’s proposed on Goat Mountain, just north of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
The 46-acre pumice mine is right next to the 10 acres already being developed by OSU-Cascades.
Oregon State University says it expects to complete the purchase of a 46-acre pumice mine by December or January.
Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Politics | Water | Environment | Land useMarch 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.
The long-time head of Oregon's Department of Geology And Mineral Industries, Vicki McConnell, is leaving at the end of February.
Politics | News | local | OPB News BlogJune 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.
A new invasive species has taken root in Oregon. Yellow tuft alyssum threatens dozens of rare, native wildflowers. Oddly enough, a mining venture brought this European invader to a remote valley in Southern Oregon.
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.
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.
Busy week ahead, particularly for new releases, which include familiar names like Belle & Sebastian, Sufjan Stevens, Old 97s, Badly Drawn Boy and more. Plus, an in-studio visit with Menomena as we hear the band play songs from the latest release Mines in front of a live audience. Oh, and ticket giveaways, too! Listen for your chance at a pair to next Saturday's Broken Social Scene show or this Thursday's album release show for Lovers. Join the conversation...