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Union Pacific Ends Santa Train Tradition In La Grande

Dec. 24, 2013 11:07 p.m.

For the first time in more than 50 years, Santa Claus will not be stopping at the Union Pacific Railroad Depot in La Grande this holiday season.

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.

local | News | Energy

Q&A: Preparing For More Oil Trains Coming To The Northwest

Nov. 20, 2013 5:27 p.m.

Emergency responders are preparing for a higher risk of oil spills in the Northwest. Numerous companies are making plans to ship more crude oil by rail to Oregon and Washington.


Pedestrian Struck, Injured By Portland Max Train

Nov. 6, 2013 3:40 a.m.

A pedestrian was struck by a Max light rail train during Tuesday evening rush hour, according to Portland police.

New Research Provides Evidence Of Coal Dust Escaping From Trains

Nov. 5, 2013 2:41 p.m.

A University of Washington scientist tracked the dust from 450 trains, including about 10 percent carrying coal.

Communities | Environment

Oil Train Preparedness A Gap For Oregon's Hazmat Response

May 21, 2014 7:11 p.m.

Reductions in Oregon's state hazardous materials teams have left a gap in Central Oregon, where there was previously little need for hazmat response. Now railroads are carrying more and more crude oil, a classified hazardous material, through the region.

Communities | Environment

Central Oregon Grapples With Rising Oil Train Safety Risks

May 20, 2014 12:51 a.m.

A growing number of oil trains are now moving south along Oregon's Deschutes River, presenting a new risk for oil spills along one of Oregon’s most iconic rivers and new safety concerns for communities in the region.

Environment | Energy

Oil Trains Now Delivering Utah Crude to Portland

May 16, 2014 7:07 p.m.

A fuel terminal along the Willamette River is now accepting train shipments of crude oil from Utah, making it Oregon’s second oil-by-rail destination, state officials confirmed Thursday.

local | News

Smart Phone App Plus Trained Volunteers Are Saving Lives Together

May 29, 2014 1:05 a.m.

A smart phone app called "Pulse Point" and volunteers trained in CPR are a lifesaving combination, fire officials say.

Environment | Energy

Kitzhaber To Feds: Pick Up The Pace On Oil Train Safety

May 5, 2014 7:24 p.m.

After the oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia, last week, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation with a list of requests for improving oil train safety.

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

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