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Blumenauer Criticises BPA Over Wind Power Shut Off

May 23, 2011 3:20 p.m.

At a wind energy conference in California Monday, Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer criticized Bonneville Power Administration for shutting off wind turbines last week when there was too much hydropower coming onto the grid.


Head Of Bonneville Power Administration Retires

June 19, 2012 3:05 p.m.

Steve Wright was the acting BPA administrator in 2000, when the western US was struggling with an energy crisis. He served as permanent head for a decade and now says he’s retiring in January.

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Conference Features Wind Projects On A Smaller Scale

Dec. 8, 2010 12:08 p.m.

The second annual Small and Community Wind Conference is being held in Portland this week.

local | Environment

Salazar Sets Voluntary Rules Protecting Wildlife From Wind Farms

March 23, 2012 1:53 p.m.

The Obama administration released new rules Friday for protecting wildlife from wind farms.

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Q&A: Utilities Make Wind And Coal Power Announcements

July 19, 2011 5:15 p.m.

Northwest utilities were busy Tuesday. Portland General Electric settled a long-standing lawsuit over its coal plant. At the same time, the Bonneville Power Administration addressed its complicated relationship with wind power by making two announcements Tuesday.

Energy | Environment

Seattle Firm Wins Grant To Build Offshore Wind Platform

Dec. 12, 2012 7 a.m.

A Seattle wind energy company and an Oregon port have won federal funding to develop an offshore wind energy platform.


Morrow County Looks To Rocks For Revenue

Jan. 4, 2012 11:52 a.m.

The Morrow County Court held a public hearing this morning to consider a new ordinance that would impose a 25-cent-per-ton fee on aggregate — crushed rock — shipped out of the county.


Gorge College Trains For Green, Wind Energy Jobs

May 28, 2008 8:50 a.m.

A wind energy program at Columbia Gorge Community College is providing jobs, and "blowing away" industry leaders.

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Big Changes Come To Oregon's Cannabis Industry This Year

Jan. 21, 2016 4 p.m.

By the end of the year, Oregon’s cannabis industry will look a lot different from what we currently have.


South Seattle Residents Complain of Industrial Dust

May 23, 2015 midnight

Residents of an industrial neighborhood in Seattle say clouds of harmful dust from a recycling operation have been stinging their eyes, coating their tongues, and at times, making it difficult to breathe.

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Belle Of The Mall: Saving Smithsonian's Jewel-Like Arts And Industries Building

Aug. 26, 2016 1:16 p.m.

With its spires, rotunda and colorful facade, the Arts and Industries Building is a festive relief compared with its neighbors. But restoring the Smithsonian's first museum hasn't been easy.


Misc. Msic. : Interviews and Thoughts on Summer Music

June 13, 2009 12:48 a.m.

Misc. Msic. is a semi-regular blog column about shows, releases and other random industry ephemera.

Arts | Entertainment

Win Your Emmy Pool With Our Uncannily, Nay, Disquietingly Accurate Predictions

Sept. 18, 2016 8:24 p.m.

Arm yourself with NPR's ruthlessly rigorous Emmy predictions, which are based on acute cultural analysis and industry savvy, and thus are totally not wild guesses, at all, seriously.


Drenik: Vinyl’s Coming Out Party

Feb. 25, 2016 2 p.m.

The new series from HBO reminds opbmusic contributor Matt Drenik that a little rock n roll excess isn't a bad thing.

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Half-Blind Enterpise Artist Paints In Vivid Color

Jan. 16, 2016 5:14 p.m.

82-year-old Bob Fergison came to painting late in life, but you can’t tell from his colorful, expressive depictions of nudes and boxers in his show at the Josephy Center.

Arts | Environment | Oregon Lens

The Gasp Moment: Video Producers Get Mind-Blowing Images Of Local Landscapes

Aug. 13, 2015 6:17 p.m.

In three videos being screened for “Oregon Lens,” Uncage the Soul takes viewers to the Oregon coast, the Sandy Ice Caves and through the streets of Portland. But state-of-the-art photographic technology has enabled them to capture familiar sights in new ways.

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An Inspiring Renovation Comes To Life In Joseph

Aug. 12, 2015 1 p.m.

Entrepreneur blows $27,000 past Kickstarter goal to fix up historic spot on Main Street.

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Oregon Company Finds Its Groove In Vinyl

June 19, 2015 10 p.m.

A trio of entrepreneurs has opened what they believe is Oregon's first vinyl record pressing plant.

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6 Hikes Within 60 Miles Of Portland To Take This Summer

June 4, 2014 7 a.m.

Paul Gerald has released the fifth edition of his popular hiking guide 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. Given the book’s new edition, and the approach of summer, Arts & Life asked Gerald to shares six special hikes to take this summer.

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Q&A With Wine Writer Katherine Cole

May 7, 2014 7 a.m.

Katherine Cole believes that great wine should be accessible to everyone, and that philosophy helped inspire her new book, Complete Wine Selector. In this Q&A, she shares what it means to be a wine writer in the changing world of journalism, how she balances career and family, and why she doesn’t mind being a little controversial at times.

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