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Portland's Toxic Air Problem

March 15, 2016 4:03 p.m.

A study of tree moss in Portland revealed high levels of arsenic, cadmium, nickel and lead in the air surrounding a pair of Portland glass companies. The revelation showed holes in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's testing procedures and regulations. Now a push is one by state and local officials to fix the pollution problem and tighten regulations.

Land use | News

Bend Considers Regulating Vacation Rentals

Feb. 24, 2015 6:11 p.m.

The Bend Planning Commission held a public hearing Monday on new regulations for short-term rentals.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Oregon Takes New Approach To Reducing Unwanted Pregnancies, Salem May Review Vehicle-For-Hire Regulations

Dec. 1, 2014 4 p.m.

Headlines for Monday, Dec. 1: Oregon is about to become the first state to reduce unwanted pregnancies by encouraging the use of effective contraceptives; the Salem City County will consider a review of the city's vehicle-for-hire regulations; Oregon District Attorneys take different approaches to marijuana prosecution; and more.

Communities | Environment

How One Complaint Reveals The Flaws In Oregon's Pesticide Regulation

Dec. 1, 2014 9 a.m.

As lawmakers weigh new rules for weed killer on Oregon forests, an investigation into a drift complaint in the southern part of the state shows even routine, cautious pesticide applications using helicopters can result in drift across protected waters and citizen complaints.

local | Technology | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Portland Creates Rules For Google Fiber Utility Cabinets, Bend Task Force To Regulate Vacation Rentals

Nov. 6, 2014 4:15 p.m.

Headlines for Thursday, Nov. 6: Portland is drawing up new rules for Google Fiber and other businesses to install utility cabinets; Bend is creating a new task force to steer the city's approach to regulations for vacation rentals; counties and municipalities may have options in banning recreational marijuana; and more.

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 | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Flash Floods, Mudslides In Washington; OLCC Discussing Recreational Marijuana Regulations

Aug. 22, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Headlines for Friday, Aug. 22: North-central Washington is now experiencing flash floods and mudslides due to heavy rain, Oregon Liquor Control Commission is already discussing recreational marijuana regulations, the Festival of Eugene starts Friday afternoon, and more.


TriMet To Resume Regular Lloyd District Service on Saturday; Delays Friday Evening

Aug. 15, 2014 9:51 p.m.

TriMet will resume regular Max service in the Lloyd District on Saturday, August 16. Stops between NE 11th Ave. and Holladay St. have been closed all week due to construction.

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April 23, 2015 11:01 p.m.

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