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Portland Family Faces The Reality Of A Lead-Poisoned Child

OPB/EarthFix | May 24, 2016 9 p.m.

News of toxic lead in the air and water have many parents on high alert. Lead poisoning in children can cause permanent brain damage. One Portland family is confronting that reality.

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Feds Announce $10M For Wildfire Projects In 12 States

AP | May 24, 2016 12:42 p.m. | Marsing, Idaho

The money is part of the Wildland Fire Resilient Landscapes Program intended to restore public lands.

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Oregon's 'Right To Farm' Law Questioned In Pesticide Dispute

Capital Press | May 19, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Questions about the constitutionality of Oregon’s “right to farm” law, which shields growers from some lawsuits, have been resurrected in a pesticide dispute in Curry County.

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How A Little Divot Near Mount Rainier Became Vancouver Notch

PRI's The World | May 8, 2016 2:15 p.m.

Mount Rainier is a grand, imposing, majestic site to see while sitting in traffic on Interstate 5 near Tacoma, Washington. So much so, that the tiny little divot in the foothills just to its south seems unremarkable. Until you hear what Barbara Reid has to say about it.

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Development Near Salmon-Bearing Streams Gets New Restrictions

OPB | April 14, 2016 2:55 p.m.

Building in flood zones is about to get harder across much of Oregon, due to new federal recommendations. 

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Jordan Cove LNG Backers Appeal Federal Permit Denial

OPB/EarthFix | April 11, 2016 5:59 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The companies backing the Jordan Cove energy project have appealed a federal decision denying their proposal to pipe natural gas through Oregon so it can be shipped to Asia.

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Eugene Buys 100 Acres Of Forestland To Make Part Of Trail System

The Register-Guard | April 10, 2016 11:01 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The city of Eugene has bought 100 acres of forestland near the Lane Community College campus for $850,000 in a deal city parks planning manager Neil Bjorklund calls a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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Oregon Energy Exporter Announces A Japanese Buyer For Its Liquefied Natural Gas

OPB/EarthFix | April 8, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

This is the second preliminary purchase deal announced since federal energy regulators denied approval of the export terminal and pipeline project. 

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Advertising Coming To Washington State Parks

Northwest News Network | April 6, 2016 6:45 p.m.

"Limited" commercial advertising is coming to Washington State Parks. The state park system will begin placing ads in parks as early as this summer to make itself more self-sustaining.

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Visitors Flock To Smith Rock, Tax Trails And Parking

OPB | April 6, 2016 1:04 p.m.

In the past five years, visitation at the state park increased from 450,000 to about 700,000 day use visitors.