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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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OSU Creates Own Safety Panel To Oversee Construction In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 11:26 a.m. | Portland

Oregon State University has created a safety panel to oversee the construction of its new marine research center being built in the tsunami zone. But it’s made up of academics - not engineers.

Nation | News | Land use | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Refuge Occupier Ryan Payne Explains Why He Wants To Reverse Guilty Plea

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 6:30 p.m.

In an interview from prison, Ryan Payne explains why he's trying to reverse his guilty plea.  

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How Lakes Can Work Like Batteries That Charge The Electricity Grid

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 5, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

A project in Oregon’s Klamath County is aiming to complement renewable energy development in the Northwest by creating a giant water battery.

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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Ammon Bundy Takes The Stand

OPB | Oct. 4, 2016 10 p.m.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy briefly took the stand Tuesday in federal court to defend his actions in taking over the refuge.

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Report: States' Push For Control Of Federal Lands Has Weak Legal Footing

AP | Sept. 30, 2016 12:48 p.m. | Salt Lake City

Utah is pushing to gain control of millions of acres of federal lands — an issue raised in the Oregon standoff. But Western attorneys general say that effort has little chance of succeeding.

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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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How Dakota Access Pipeline Affects The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 4:38 p.m.

Carina Miller, a Warm Springs tribal council member, took in the back-and-forth Dakota Access Pipeline news all while driving back to Oregon from the protest.

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Idaho Leads The West In Per Capita Farm Income

Capital Press | Sept. 8, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Idaho lost a little ground in 2015 among the 11 Western states in the rankings for farm cash receipts and net farm income.

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More Details Released In Hermiston Murder-Suicide

East Oregonian | Sept. 8, 2016 10:08 a.m. |

Hermiston police have released a timeline of the Aug. 18 murder-suicide involving two volunteer wrestling coaches.