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Drought Conditions Are Sucking The Fun Out of Northwest Reservoirs

OPB | May 22, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Many lakes levels are lower this spring than they’ve been in 30 years. That's not just bad news for irrigators and fish. It means many boaters and anglers will be high and dry this summer.

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Ridgefield Is Washington's Fastest-Growing City

AP | May 22, 2015 11:32 a.m.

Washington's fastest growing city is in Southwest Washington about 25 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

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Judge Hears Challenge To Oregon County's Genetically Engineered Crop Ban

OPB/EarthFix | May 20, 2015 9 p.m. | Medford, Oregon

The voter-approved ban is one of two passed in the state.

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Land Management Agency Starts Conversation About Western Oregon Forest Plan

OPB/EarthFix | May 20, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management is updating the management plan for the former Oregon and California Railroad lands.

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Portland And Seattle Parks Make Them Top-Ranked Cities

OPB | May 19, 2015 9 p.m.

Portland and Seattle are known for their parks — and now they have the accolades to prove it. Both cities rank among the top 10 in the nation, according to an annual ranking system.

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Painted Hills Wilderness Proposed For Eastern Oregon

OPB | May 7, 2015 3 p.m.

Newly introduced legislation promises economic development in Wheeler County and increased habitat protections for the recreation destination.

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When Have Wolves Made A 'Recovery?' It Depends On Your Definition.

OPB | May 2, 2015 1 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon's impending decision on removing endangered-species protections for the gray wolf raises the question, what does species recovery actually mean?

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Oregon LNG Considers Federal Permit After County Permit Withdrawn

OPB | April 29, 2015 4:23 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's Land Use Board of Appeals Wednesday upheld the rejection of a permit for a liquefied natural gas facility proposed for Warrenton.

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North Bend, Ore., Honors Deputy Killed In Action

AP | April 27, 2015 11:41 a.m.

About 1,500 people were at the North Bend High School gym to mourn the death of Coos County Sheriff's Deputy Gil Datan.

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Oregon Gray Wolves' Endangered Species Status Could Be Removed

OPB | April 24, 2015 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission launches the process that could lead to the removal of the gray wolf from the state's list of endangered species.