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Top Stories: PDX Trains For Potential Ebola Passenger, Wolves Could Be Killed After Livestock AttacksOct. 2, 2014 2:05 p.m.
Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 2: Portland International Airport fire crews are training to recognize Ebola, BLM can't account for all of its firefighting equipment or spending, wolves near Meacham could be killed for preying on livestock in the area, and more.
If train shipments of coal and oil keep increasing, many communities across the country could feel the congestion.
Railroad workers and industry experts say that while railroads have gotten safer over the years, a culture remains that silences whistleblowers and prioritizes speed over safety.
In a new DHM Research poll, 56 percent of Northwest residents said they support transportation of oil by rail to reach West Coast refineries, with the refined oil being used for domestic purposes.
This summer in Oregon, education leaders brought together teaching professors and school officials to focus on improving teacher training.
The public is learning just how many trains are hauling oil from North Dakota through Washington: Fifteen per week through 10 different counties, according to railroad notifications released by the Washington Military Department.
BNSF Railway moves 15 or more trains per week of crude oil through 10 different counties in Washington, according to railroad notifications made public Tuesday.
BNSF Railway trains in the Pacific Northwest could soon have one-man crews.
BNSF Railway says it's not going to court to block Washington state from releasing oil train notification information under its public records law.
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