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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Oregon LNG Considers Federal Permit After County Permit Withdrawn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.

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Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A Reset With Latest Plan For Public Forests

OPB | April 24, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.

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Big Things To Come At Tiny House Conference

OPB | April 8, 2015 9:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland will host the biggest tiny house event in the U.S. on April 18 and 19 at the Holiday Inn near the Portland International Airport. The Tiny House Conference is coming to the city for the first time

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Wildlife Officials Consider Endangered Listing For Spotted Owl

OPB | April 8, 2015 12:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Wildlife officials are taking a new look at the status of the threatened northern spotted owl.  Despite decades of efforts to save the species, it could soon be considered endangered.

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Looking Back: The Northwest Forest Plan's New Conservation Paradigm

OPB | April 6, 2015 1 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The landmark plan  was meant to end the Timber Wars in the Northwest. It signaled a historic shift in how public lands were managed – by maintaining biodiversity instead of keeping timber production high.

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Environmental Prize Winner Sees More Americans Accepting Climate Science

OPB | March 24, 2015 8:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A conversation with Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco. On Tuesday she was given the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

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What Early Drought Means For The Klamath Basin

OPB | March 20, 2015 7:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A Q&A to sort out what's in store for  Southern Oregon as drought declarations are made and tough choice await for managing water needed by farmers, fish and wildlife.