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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 | News | Communities

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 | News | Technology | 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 | Politics | News | 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 | Politics | News

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.

local | Economy | Energy

Oregon Public Utility Commission Approves Rate Changes For Natural Gas

Oct. 29, 2013 9:39 p.m.

Many Oregonians will pay more to heat their homes in November than they did last year.  The Oregon Public Utility Commission approved rate changes for all three of the state's natural gas companies.  But, not everybody will be seeing a larger bill.

local | Economy | Business

In Redmond, Responsibility For Utilities Shifts From Renters To Owners

May 29, 2013 10:56 p.m.

The city of Redmond will soon change the way renters wind up paying for city utilities. Redmond's city council unanimously approved a measure requiring water, sewer and garbage accounts to be in the names of property owners rather than the tenants. 

local | News

Utility Crews Still Working To Restore Electricity To Downtown Portland

Dec. 9, 2013 7:49 p.m.

A Portland General Electric repair crew continues to work under a street in downtown Portland, in an effort to restore power to an eight-block area.

local | News | Energy

Oregon Utility Commission Shrinks Pacificorp Rate Hike

Dec. 21, 2012 1:14 a.m.

Oregon’s Public Utility Commission has sliced a rate increase requested by the electric company, Pacificorp.

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May 25, 2016 6:48 p.m.

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Feb. 18, 2015 5:50 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.

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.

Music | Business | NW Life | 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.

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.

local | Family | Books | Arts

When God Meets TED

May 14, 2015 5:37 p.m.

New York Times best-selling author William Paul Young is hoping to bring his message of salvation and faith to people through a TED-style talk: “Where’s God When?”

local | Entertainment | NW Life | Arts | 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.

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

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.  

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