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Interior Secretary Jewell Will Return To Northwest To Advocate For Tribes

NWNews | Oct. 24, 2016

Sally Jewell has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior for three and a half years. Before that she was CEO of REI.

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Hundreds Expected For Hearing On Longview Coal-Export Terminal

AP | Oct. 23, 2016 9:35 a.m. | Longview, Washington

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking comments on its draft environmental review of the project at a public hearing in Longview, Monday.

Environment | Energy | Coal in the Northwest

Cowlitz Tribe Asserts Opposition To Longview Coal Terminal

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 21, 2016 11:21 a.m. | Portland

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe has stepped up its opposition to a proposed coal terminal in Longview, Washington, saying state and federal officials have underestimated the environmental risks and ignored the tribe.  

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Oregon Occupation Trial Draws Crowds, But Still No Verdict

NPR | Oct. 26, 2016 12:06 p.m.

The jury was struggling to reach a verdict in the trial of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five other people in connection with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.

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Settlement Deal Reached In 2014 West Virginia Chemical Spill

NPR | Oct. 26, 2016 12:04 p.m.

Residents affected by a leak of coal-washing chemical into the Elk River reached a deal with a chemical company. A class action suit against a water company was set to move forward in federal court.

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Oregon Weighs Whether All Kids Should Get Outdoor School

AP | Oct. 26, 2016 7:38 a.m. | Mount Hood National Forest

Backers of a statewide ballot measure want to use a slice of lottery proceeds to guarantee a week of Outdoor School for all children.

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Oregon To Announce Buyer Of Elliott State Forest In December

Statesman Journal | Oct. 26, 2016 6:59 a.m.

The board has put a $220.8 million price tag on the 82,500-acre, state-owned property near Coos Bay, and won’t accept bids over that amount.

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Farm Or Industry? Property's Future Divides Candidates For Clackamas Chair

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 6:45 p.m. | Wilsonville, Oregon

The race for Clackamas County chair turns on how the region should grow, including the future of a swath of land at the southern end of the county.

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Oregon Election 2016: Ballot Quick Look

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 12:30 p.m. | Portland

Use our reference guide to get a better understanding of some of the measures and races on your Oregon ballot.

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Air Quality Improves Near Portland Glass Factory

AP | Oct. 25, 2016 7:04 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Authority says levels of airborne heavy metals near Bullseye Glass are 98 percent lower than when they were first measured last year.

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Feds Look Over Columbia Generating Station's Disaster Flood Plans

Northwest News Network | Oct. 24, 2016 7:30 p.m.

The Columbia Generating Station outside Richland, Washington, is the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. Now, the federal government is auditing the plant to make sure it could weather flooding.

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Search Suspended For Missing Columbia River Gorge Hiker

AP | Oct. 24, 2016 8:40 a.m.

Authorities have suspended the search for a 21-year-old woman believed to be missing in the Columbia River Gorge.


Why Are There So Many Rats In Seattle?

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 20, 2016

Seattle housholds report  signs of rats at twice the national average. The main reason? More people means more trash and food waste. "It's like a buffet for rats," says one expert.

Building A Better Birdhouse: Creating Shelter For Swifts As Old Chimneys Disappear

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 18, 2016

Vaux's swifts are losing their roosting habitat as old chimneys get demolished. Bird advocates are testing out a homemade replacement in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Oregon Measure Would Create United Front Against Animal Trafficking On West Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2016

Oregon voters will soon decide whether to ban the buying and selling of certain animal products.  The species covered under Measure 100 are being poached internationally at high rates.

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