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US Coast Guard: Icebreaker Faced Obstruction, But Kayakers Cooperated

OPB | July 30, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Portland

The Fennica moved north along the Willamette River Thursday, but turned back to the Vigor Shipyards after reaching protesters at the St. Johns Bridge.

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Portland Mayor On Bridge Activists: 'Protests Are Helpful'

OPB | July 30, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland

OPB spoke with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who also serves as the city’s police commissioner, about who has jurisdiction over the protesters and whether they have his support.

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5 Melancholy Think Out Loud Stories From The Week

OPB | July 17, 2015 4:08 p.m.

Sometimes Think Out Loud guests and callers tell us about things that make them happy. Other times, not so much. Here are five moments of melancholy from the show this week.

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Northwest Water Supplies Dropping Amid Drought Conditions

OPB/EarthFix | July 10, 2015 2 p.m. | Portland

The hottest June on record for Oregon and Washington came on the heels an unusually warm winter and spring. Now, Northwest rivers are running at or near all-time lows and cities with water reserves are drawing them down.

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Bill Would Fix Wildfire Funding Problem And Increase Logging

OPB/EarthFix | July 9, 2015 4:45 p.m.

The U.S. House passes legislation that would make it easier to push through logging projects on federal lands. 

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Investigation Will Determine If Klamath Irrigators’ Group Misused Federal Funds

OPB/EarthFix | July 2, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The U.S. Interior Department has been ordered to investigate alleged misuse of federal funds that were earmarked to benefit fish and wildlife habitat.

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Oregon Drops $20,000 Fine Against Pilot In Herbicide Drift Case

OPB | July 1, 2015 6 p.m. | Portland

In a settlement it reached Wednesday, the Oregon Department of Agriculture agreed to drop $20,000 in fines against a pilot who misled the state during an investigation into herbicide drift.

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Cleaning Up The Willamette, One Sock At A Time

OPB | June 27, 2015 2:27 p.m.

Rocks. Socks. And an old pier. Those are among the things volunteers removed during a clean-up of the Willamette River Saturday.

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Oregon Environmentalists Use Google Trekker To Track Down Conservation Support

OPB/EarthFix | June 17, 2015 9:30 p.m. | Ruch, Oregon

An  Oregon conservation group is hoping to use a new technology to inspire more people to visit and protect public lands.     

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How Land Board's Ruling Affects Planned OSU Campus

OPB | June 9, 2015 5:36 p.m.

What is the controversy over the planned OSU-Cascades campus? Why do some oppose it?