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Flooding Rivers In Oregon And Southwest Washington Have Crested, Forecasters Say

OPB | Nov. 25, 2016 11:10 a.m.

Heavy rain has caused some rivers in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon to flood.

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Oregon Marijuana Growers Torch Moldy Pot

Medford Mail Tribune | Nov. 15, 2016 2:32 p.m. | White City, Oregon

Huge piles of moldy marijuana in Southern Oregon are going up in smoke this fall after record rains in October took a toll on many crops.

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Agreement Reached To Help Oregon's Spotted Frog

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 28, 2016 4:49 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon spotted frog population has continued to decline as it's traditional habitat shrinks.

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Shortage In Seaside Divides Homeowners, Labor Force

Daily Astorian | Oct. 28, 2016 10:44 a.m.

According to the Oregon Employment Department, demographic statistics show an aging, affluent population of mostly second homeowners who occupy the housing stock yet drive the demand for labor.

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Northwest Wheat's 'Low Falling Number' Means Low Prices For Farmers

Northwest News Network | Oct. 21, 2016 8:15 p.m.

Many Washington and Idaho wheat farmers are struggling this year because of a weird crop problem. Researchers at the USDA’s Western Wheat Quality Lab at Washington State University in Pullman are looking into it.

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Owyhee Reservoir Irrigators Finally Get Full Allotment

Capital Press | Oct. 21, 2016 9:17 a.m.

A full water allotment for the fist time in four years has made a huge difference for farmers in Oregon and Idaho who depend on the Owyhee Reservoir to irrigate their crops.

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Salmon, Steelhead Fishing Closes Early On Columbia River

East Oregonian | Oct. 21, 2016 6:54 a.m.

Recreational fishing for salmon and steelhead will close early on the Columbia River, beginning Saturday.

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Oregon Has Collected More Than $40 Million In Marijuana Taxes

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 12:14 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The sale of recreational marijuana continues to be brisk in Oregon. The state Department of Revenue says it collected just over $40 million in taxes on legal pot through the end of September. The money will be distributed to schools, law enforcement and drug treatment programs.

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Klamath Irrigators Should Not Have Gotten $32M From Federal Agency: Report

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 13, 2016 4:42 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The critical audit comes after two whistleblowers accused the Bureau of Reclamation and a local water authority of misusing public funds.     

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Wine Grape Harvest Underway In The Umpqua Valley

The Roseburg News Review | Oct. 9, 2016 11:50 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

Harvest is underway for wine grape growers in the Umpqua Valley, many of whom have been picking their grapes earlier than usual.