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Rail Workers Raise Doubts About Safety Culture As Oil Trains Roll On

July 2, 2014 1:22 p.m.

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.

More Than 15 Oil Trains Per Week Travel Through Washington

June 25, 2014 5:33 p.m.

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.

Federal Agency Issues Safety Alert For Oil Trains

Jan. 3, 2014 3:13 p.m.

The alert, issued by the U.S. DOT on Thursday, said that the crude oil poses a “significant risk” because it is more flammable than traditional heavy crude.

News | Environment | Land

Oregon Firefighter Trains For A Big Season

June 24, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Twenty-four-year-old Teresa Brna is excited for her first season of fighting fires with the Ochoco National Forest.

Portland’s Fire Department Says It’s Not Equipped For A Big Oil Train Derailment

Jan. 12, 2015 4:10 a.m.

Three oil trains roll through the city each week en route to a shipping terminal down the Columbia River near Clatskanie, Oregon. If one of them were to derail, Portland firefighters say they’re not equipped for a major spill, fire, or explosion along the lines of last year’s Lac-Megantic explosion in Quebec, Canada. Writing, Photography, and Editing by Alexi Horowitz

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OPB Awards

Aug. 15, 2015 9:26 p.m.

OPB's Awards


Masters of Jazz: The Next Generation

Feb. 21, 2013 5:32 p.m.

Meet jazz musician, teacher and mentor Thara Memory and find out how he is training the next generation of jazz masters.

Become an OPB Member

Matching Gifts

July 23, 2015 6:49 p.m.

Matching Gifts

Accessibility Services

Resources for the Visually Impaired and Print Disabled in Oregon & SW Washington

Feb. 18, 2015 5:58 p.m.

Resources for the Visually Impaired and Print Disabled in Oregon & SW Washington

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Individual Volunteers

Feb. 18, 2015 5:26 p.m.

Individual Volunteers

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OPB's Internship Guidelines

Aug. 8, 2013 1:47 p.m.

OPB's Internship Guidelines

Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A To Z

April 2, 2015 7:52 a.m.

Dinosaur Train: Submarine Adventure

April 23, 2015 9:50 p.m.

Dinosaur Train: Zeppelin Adventure

April 23, 2015 9:52 p.m.

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