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Attorney Adds Portland Shelter Deal To Lawsuit Over Utility Funds

Aug. 23, 2016 10:11 p.m.

A Portland attorney is challenging a plan to build a homeless shelter at Terminal 1 in a lawsuit over utility spending.

Environment | Energy

Oregon’s Top Utility Regulator Resigns

March 18, 2016 11:30 p.m.

Oregon’s top regulator of power companies announced her resignation Friday in a letter to Gov. Kate Brown.

local | Water | News | Energy | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

How To Safely Turn Off Utilities After A Disaster

May 15, 2015 9:45 p.m.

In the wake of a natural disaster like an earthquake, the natural gas, water and electricity in a home become potentially serious threats to health and well-being.

local | Technology | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Portland Creates Rules For Google Fiber Utility Cabinets, Bend Task Force To Regulate Vacation Rentals

Nov. 6, 2014 4:15 p.m.

Headlines for Thursday, Nov. 6: Portland is drawing up new rules for Google Fiber and other businesses to install utility cabinets; Bend is creating a new task force to steer the city's approach to regulations for vacation rentals; counties and municipalities may have options in banning recreational marijuana; and more.

local | News | Politics | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: 3 Gubernatorial Debates Scheduled, Hermiston Makes Moves For Natural Gas Utility

Aug. 26, 2014 3:15 p.m.

Headlines for Tuesday, Aug. 26: The candidates for governor have set dates for three of five debates, Hermiston has taken the first step in forming its own utility to provide natural gas, Grants Pass native Ty Burrell won an Emmy Monday night for his role in "Modern Family," and more.

local | News | Politics

As Pipes Age And Rates Rise, Portland Voters Consider Stripping City Of Utilities

May 5, 2014 7 a.m.

In cities across the nation, water is getting more expensive. In Portland, rate increases at the city’s public utilities are behind a measure on the ballot, 26-156, to create a water and sewer district.


BPA, Utilities Begin Working on Smart Grid Demo

April 14, 2009 5:10 p.m.

A handful of regional utilities tentatively agreed Tuesday to join the hydro giant, Bonneville Power Administration, in attempting a “smart grid” demonstration in the Northwest.

Economy | Business

State Lets PGE Raise Utility Rates, Less Than Requested

Dec. 30, 2008 10:25 a.m.

An average household in the Portland area will pay $5.38 more on their monthly bill next year.

Environment | Economy

Bush Administration, Power Utility Agree To Klamath Dam Removal

Nov. 12, 2008 11:32 p.m.

The Bush Administration has just negotiated a preliminary agreement to work with the utility company PacifiCorp to tear down four aging dams on the Klamath River.


Utilities Hold Open House To Explain Pipeline Routes

June 30, 2009 5:36 p.m.

Utility companies presented their plans for a 220-mile natural gas pipeline through central Oregon Tuesday in Madras.

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May 25, 2016 6:48 p.m.

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News | Energy

Meeting Oregon's New Energy Standard

March 22, 2016 2:15 a.m.

Earlier this month, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed landmark legislation pushing Oregon's two biggest utilities companies off of coal and into renewable energy. How's that actually going to happen? We talk to representatives from Portland General Electric and Pacific Power to find out.


That's My Art: Mona Superhero

March 26, 2012 2 a.m.

Self-taught utility tape artist Mona Superhero uses duct tape and an X-acto knife to create work reminiscent of '60s-style silk-screened pop art.

local | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | State of Wonder

PICA Kicks Off TBA Festival With A Sea Of Horn Players

Aug. 27, 2016 1 p.m.

Musician Kelly Pratt has collaborated with everyone from David Byrne to Beirut. Now he baptizes PICA's new home with a wall of sound.

Arts | local | Parents | Family | NW Life | Recreation | Entertainment | Music

Oregon Country Fair Preserves Its Past While Looking To The Future

July 9, 2016 4 p.m.

If the dream of the '90s is alive in Portland, then every July the dream of the late '60s dusts off the cosmic cobwebs and gives peace, love and harmony another whirl in Veneta, Oregon.  

local | NW Life | Arts

Disjecta Announces Artists For 2016 Biennial

Feb. 3, 2016 7:03 p.m.

Thirty-four artists will exhibit in Portland and across Oregon for the 2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art this July.

Recycled Wastewater Provides Blank Canvas For Craft Brewers

Aug. 29, 2015 8:45 p.m.

Ever wanted to drink a beer that used to be part wastewater? You may get that chance soon.

Music | NW Life | Business | Arts

Could An Arts Center Be Harney County's Salvation?

Aug. 15, 2015 2 p.m.

The region, once rich in timber, is asking if building a $16 million performance center might jump start its economy.

Music | Sessions

Blitzen Trapper Live at OPB

Oct. 9, 2015 5:39 a.m.

The Portland band joins us to play songs from their 8th release, All Across This Land.

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