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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 on by state and local officials to fix the pollution problem and tighten regulations.

News | Economy | Business | Transportation

Dignitaries Ride First Regular Speed, Full Run Of New MAX Orange Line

May 15, 2015 8:04 p.m.

Dignitaries from around Oregon piled into the first couple of Orange Line MAX trains Friday, to make the first regular speed full run between downtown Portland and Clackamas County.

News | Politics | Health

Clark County Could Regulate E-Cigarettes

April 26, 2015 7 p.m.

The Clark County Board of Health will consider an ordinance this week that would regulate e-cigarettes.

Land use | News

Bend Council Supports Vacation Rental Regulations

April 2, 2015 4:50 p.m.

The Bend City Council approved new regulations on short-term rentals.


Sewer Water Beer Wins Oregon Regulators' Approval

April 16, 2015 1 a.m.

Oregon environmental regulators allow a wastewater treatment utility to give its recycled sewer water to a group of home brewers so they can turn it into beer.


Washington Tribe's Whale Hunt Proposal Gets First Look From Regulators

March 7, 2015 1:30 a.m.

Washington's Makah Indian tribe wants to resume its traditional practice of whale hunting.

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.

Flora and Fauna | News

Oregon Truffle Hunters Persist Despite New Regulations

Jan. 31, 2015 11:25 p.m.

Foragers say some of the best soil in Oregon belongs to private timber companies that no longer permit truffle hunting. 

News | local | 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.

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April 23, 2015 11:01 p.m.

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