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BLM Lays Out Strategy To Protect Sage Grouse Across The West

OPB | May 28, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management releases new plans for managing sage grouse habitat across public lands in Oregon, Idaho and eight other Western states.

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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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University Of Oregon Drops Riverfront Property Project

AP | May 20, 2015 11:01 a.m.

Eugene's water and electric board is looking for a new master developer for its former operations yard now that the University of Oregon's fundraising arm has dropped the riverfront property project.

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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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Disputes Over Violations Continue At Tumalo Pumice Mine

AP | May 8, 2015 9:59 a.m.

Deschutes County is taking Tumalo pumice mine operators to court over claims they violated county land use requirements.

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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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Seattle Arena Can Move Forward After Environmental Review

AP | May 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Plans for a proposed multipurpose arena in Seattle's stadium district can move forward after a final environmental impact statement released Thursday found no major issues to block the project.

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Group Files Federal Lawsuit To Stop Warrenton Walmart

AP | May 1, 2015 10:55 a.m.

The suit filed Thursday on behalf of Clatsop Residents Against Walmart says vital wetlands on the northwestern tip of Oregon will be replaced with store space and parking lots.