Panel: Oso, Wash., Mudslide Offers Public Safety Lessons

AP |Dec. 16, 2014 7:38 a.m.

A panel on Monday recommended better landslide mapping, beefing up Washington's emergency management system and other ways to improve public safety in the wake of the Oso mudslide.

Congress Fails To Renew County Timber Payments

AP |Dec. 11, 2014 7:39 a.m.

Congress won't be giving timber counties more logging on federal lands or renewed federal subsidies to make up for logging cutbacks. And there will be no grand bargain to solve the Klamath Basin's water woes.

Statesman Journal: Mining Company Fights For Permit To Drill Near Famed River

Statesman Journal |Dec. 09, 2014 2:05 p.m.

A mining company wants the Oregon Water Resources Department to reconsider its decision to deny a permit that would facilitate exploratory drilling near the headwaters of one of the country's most pristine river systems.

Possible Hope In Western Battle Against Cheatgrass

AP |Dec. 08, 2014 7:44 a.m.

A century-long losing battle has been waged in the West against an invasive weed that is responsible for massive wildfires and threatens native species and rangeland.

Can The Urban Growth Boundary Accommodate Next Twenty Years Of Growth?

OPB |Dec. 04, 2014 3:50 p.m.

A new report out today suggests the Portland area's controversial growth boundary may already be big enough to accommodate development over the next twenty years.  

Bird's Fate Shaping Energy Development In US West

AP |Dec. 04, 2014 9:36 a.m.

Sales of leases on 8.1 million acres of federal oil and gas parcels — an area larger than Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined — are on hold because of worries that drilling could harm greater sage grouse.

Deal Conserves Rainforest On Olympic Peninsula

AP |Dec. 04, 2014 9:33 a.m.

The Nature Conservancy says it has purchased nearly 4 square miles of rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula for conservation.

Nuclear Historic Park Plan Advances

AP |Dec. 04, 2014 9:10 a.m.

Plans to create a Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes the B Reactor at Hanford, have advanced in Congress.

Panel: Tighten Oregon Rules On Dredging For Gold

AP |Dec. 03, 2014 10:48 a.m.

An Oregon task force is recommending that gold dredging be banned on rivers running through private lands considered essential to the well-being of salmon.

Wash. Panel Examining Oso Landslide Prepares Report

AP |Dec. 01, 2014 11:08 a.m.

A panel making safety recommendations from the Oso mudslide is close to completing a final draft for Gov. Jay Inslee.

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