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Governor Declares 8 Additional Counties In Drought Emergencies

OPB | May 22, 2015 1:30 p.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown declared drought emergencies in eight additional counties around Oregon Friday, bringing the total this year to 15.

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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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Tualatin High School Restores Wetland On Campus

OPB | May 19, 2015 4:07 p.m.

Tualatin High School has partnered with Clean Water Services to renovate wetlands on the school campus.

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Washington Board Approves Land Transfer To Fund Schools

AP | May 6, 2015 8:19 a.m.

The state board of Natural Resources has given the OK for two land transfers that will allow about $7 million to flow into public school construction projects statewide.

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4 Great Spots To See Gorge Wildflowers In Bloom

OPB | May 4, 2015 2:54 p.m.

Spring is a great time to see wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge. Here are four ideal spots to view them.

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Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A Reset With Latest Plan For Public Forests

OPB | April 24, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.

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BLM Medford Office Closes In Response To Armed Protesters

AP | April 24, 2015 8:39 a.m.

A call for help from a rural gold miner led more than 100 protesters, many of them armed, to gather outside Medford's Bureau of Land Management office.

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Seattle Suspends $1 Fine For Failure To Compost

KUOW | April 23, 2015 5:15 p.m.

Proposed fines for not following Seattle’s new food composting rule have been delayed.

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Les Schwab Descendant Plans To Close Popular Road To Elk Hunting Ground

AP | April 20, 2015 2:24 p.m.

A granddaughter of tire magnate Les Schwab plans to close a gravel road in Central Oregon that leads to some of the best elk hunting grounds in the West.

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Mining Claimholder Asks For Calm From Supporters In Dispute

AP | April 16, 2015 9:22 a.m.

One of the claimholders of a southwestern Oregon gold mine has asked armed supporters to back off while he works out his differences with federal regulators.