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News | Climate change | Environment | localMarch 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 | TransportationMay 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.
Washington's Makah Indian tribe wants to resume its traditional practice of whale hunting.
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 RegulationsDec. 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.
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.