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OPB Politics Now: Oregon Gubernatorial Debates, Oil Trains, And More

June 23, 2016 10:25 p.m.

We explore the politics of oil trains in the Columbia River Gorge and discuss what to expect from the fall debates between the major candidates for Oregon governor.

Environment | local | News

Study: Coal Trains Pollute More Than Diesel Trains Into The Columbia Gorge

Nov. 24, 2015 1:45 a.m.

A study from the University of Washington shows coal trains polluted into the Columbia River Gorge twice as much as diesel freight trains.

News

Oregon Air National Guard Trains With Navy FA-18 Fighters

Aug. 9, 2014 7:21 p.m.

Navy F/A 18 Hornets are in Portland for a training mission with the Oregon Air National Guard.

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.

local | Economy | Energy | Business

Portland Council Votes To Oppose Coal Trains

Sept. 20, 2012 12:10 a.m.

Portland City Council has voted to join other regional cities that oppose coal-export trains rolling through the region. A hearing before the vote was well attended by a core group of Portland and Columbia Gorge residents who've been active in their opposition to coal-export expansions.

Technology | News | Family | Politics | Economy | Transportation | NW Life

TriMet Apologizes For Flooded Trains, Service Disruption

Nov. 3, 2015 7:05 p.m.

On Halloween, about a dozen light rail trains were affected by pooled water on the tracks. TriMet has offered “sincere apologies” for service disruptions Saturday.

Environment | Energy

Oregon Agency Rejects Environmental Groups' Petition Challenging Oil Trains Permit

Dec. 12, 2014 6 p.m.

Environmental groups filed a petition with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in October asking the agency to reconsider its air quality permit for an oil train terminal on the Columbia River. This week the agency denied the petition.

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Ceramic Artist James DeRosso; Chef Higgins Trains Actor; Musician Lori Henriques; Sculptor Mel Katz

July 16, 2013 2:38 p.m.

Ceramic Artist James DeRosso; Chef Higgins Trains Actor; Musician Lori Henriques; Sculptor Mel Katz

Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads

April 20, 2016 8:16 a.m.

Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world's biggest railway networks in India.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Environmental Update On Oil Trains and Google Trekker

June 19, 2015 5:56 p.m.

We check in with members of our EarthFix team about Google Trekker and one man's effort to get information on oil trains.

Oregon Art Beat

Chef Higgins Trains Actor

Jan. 18, 2013 3 a.m.

Award-winning chef Greg Higgins spent an afternoon showing actor Rob Nagle the ropes.

NW Life

Video: Olympian Mariel Zagunis Trains for London 2012

March 20, 2012 midnight

Back-to-back Olympic sabre fencing gold medalist Mariel Zagunis sits down with Arts & Life to talk technique and what it takes to stay number one.

Tough Trains: Siberia

June 22, 2016 8:18 a.m.

Zay Harding boards the infamous Ice Train for a wintry trip to the far north of Siberia.

Trains Around North America

May 6, 2015 7:43 a.m.

America's railroad history, including unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic railways.

More Trains Around North America: Great Scenic Railway Journeys

Nov. 9, 2016 8:38 a.m.

Unforgettable stories of historic and scenic tourist railroads trace America's railroad history.

Killer Trains

Dec. 24, 2016 8:48 a.m.

Investigators probe the wreckage of train accidents. Safety experts test crash prevention designs.

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