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Oil Trains In The Northwest

June 3, 2016 9:50 p.m.

OPB's coverage on the transportation of oil by rail in the Northwest.

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Top Stories: PDX Trains For Potential Ebola Passenger, Wolves Could Be Killed After Livestock Attacks

Oct. 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.

Energy | Environment

Rising Coal And Oil Train Shipments Make Rail Congestion A Big Problem

Sept. 29, 2014 7:24 p.m.

If train shipments of coal and oil keep increasing, many communities across the country could feel the congestion.

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.

Energy | Environment

Poll: Most Northwest Residents Support Oil Trains But Don't Know Much About The Issue

July 9, 2014 8 a.m.

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.

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Oregon Education Leaders Focus On Improving Teacher Training

July 3, 2014 5:18 p.m.

This summer in Oregon, education leaders brought together teaching professors and school officials to focus on  improving teacher training.

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.

Energy | Environment

More Than 15 Oil Trains Per Week Travel Through Washington

June 25, 2014 12:53 a.m.

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.

Energy | Environment

One-Man Train Crews Could Soon Operate In Northwest

July 18, 2014 11:25 p.m.

BNSF Railway trains in the Pacific Northwest could soon have one-man crews.

Energy | Environment

BNSF Won't Seek Injunction To Stop Release Of Oil Train Info In Washington

June 23, 2014 6:04 p.m.

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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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.

Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs a to Z

June 23, 2016 7:52 a.m.

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