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1 Year After UCC Shooting, Community Looks To Move Forward

Northwest News Network | Sept. 30, 2016 6:26 a.m.

One year ago Saturday, a gunman opened fire during a writing class in Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College. He killed 9 people and then himself.

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Scientists Frustrated OSU Will Build $50M Research Center In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:32 p.m. | Portland

OSU is ignoring the advice of some of its ocean scientists by building a $50 million research center in Newport's tsunami zone.

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Obama Names 1st US Ambassador To Cuba In More Than 50 Years

AP | Sept. 27, 2016 2:47 p.m.

The White House announced Tuesday that Obama plans to nominate Jeffrey DeLaurentis to the post. DeLaurentis currently is the top diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.

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Oregon Governor Appoints New Head Of Housing

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016 2:23 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a new head of the state agency that handles affordable housing. The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to tackle housing issues next year.

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13-Car Train Derailment Prompts Hazmat Precautions In Eugene

The Register-Guard | Sept. 25, 2016 7:22 p.m.

Thirteen railcars, one of them containing a hazardous, flammable liquid, derailed on a Union Pacific train Sunday, prompting a partial evacuation, detouring traffic well into the night and stalling Amtrak train passengers.

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With Few Rules For Home Demolitions, Threat Of Lead Dust Worries Neighbors

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 19, 2016 11:45 a.m. | Portland

While health officials are working to reduce exposure after waves of concern about lead in drinking water and industrial emissions, many say the lack of protections for home demolitions are a gap in regulations.

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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: First Witnesses

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 7:24 p.m.

OPB's Conrad Wilson reports on the first witnesses to take the stand in the Malheur refuge trial: Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward and a man who was at the refuge on the day the armed protestors began their occupation.

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New Report: Malheur County Has Significant Mining Potential

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 11:37 a.m.

A new report from Oregon’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries shows that an area that conservationists want to protect is rich in mining potential.

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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Opening Statements

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016 8:15 p.m.

OPB reporter Conrad Wilson was in court to hear the opening statements from the federal government and the defense in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation trial.

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Portland Springwater Camp Sweep Begins With Minimal Police Presence

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 1:56 p.m. | Portland

City officials started the process of dismantling the homeless camps along the Springwater Corridor bike path in Portland on Thursday.