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Bend Council Supports Vacation Rental Regulations

OPB | April 2, 2015 9:50 a.m.

The Bend City Council approved new regulations on short-term rentals.

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Farmer-Lawmaker Who Pushed Oregon's Land-Use Laws Dies At 96

AP | March 26, 2015 1:37 p.m.

A farmer prominent in the legislative struggle for Oregon's distinctive land-use laws has died at 96.

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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.

Forestry | Flora and Fauna | Communities | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Land use | Climate change | Water | Land

Long Road Lies Ahead For Northwest Forest Plan Update

OPB | March 13, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Northwest Forest Plan is now 20 years old and due for an update, which will have environmental and economic reverberations for decades to come.

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Protest Art Rebukes Southern Oregon’s Jordan Cove Pipeline Project

OPB | March 6, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

A residential block in Eugene, Oregon, has symbolically condemned their homes in solidarity with landowners affected by the Jordan Cove pipeline project.

Communities | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Politics | Water | Land use

Oregon Gold Miners Face Limits If Lawmakers Don’t Act

OPB | March 3, 2015 6:30 p.m. | Cave Junction, Oregon

The Washington and Oregon legislatures are considering limits on suction dredge mining -- a technique that uses large floating vacuums to suck up rocky streambeds and sift out precious metals. 

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Bend Considers Regulating Vacation Rentals

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015 10:11 a.m.

The Bend Planning Commission held a public hearing Monday on new regulations for short-term rentals.

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EPA Wants Assurances Natural Gas Project Won't Harm Oregon's Environment

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015 8 p.m. | ASHLAND, Ore.

The Environmental Protection Agency weighs in as the public comment period for proposed LNG export terminal in Coos Bay comes to a close.

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Hermiston Looking To Boost City Park System

AP | Jan. 28, 2015 8:54 a.m.

The Parks and Recreation director for Hermiston told the City Council this week that the park system needs to keep up with the growing population.

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Eugene May Not Need To Annex 300 Acres After All

AP | Jan. 27, 2015 7:46 a.m.

Planners say there was a miscalculation of the land available for single-family homes and the 20-year projected need could be met within the city limits.