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Mosier Groundwater Contaminated After Oil Train Derailment

OPB | July 19, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Groundwater at the site of the oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, is contaminated with elevated levels of benzene and other volatile organic compounds. But the main worry isn't drinking water: it's the health of nearby wildlife.

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Fire Season Begins Thursday In Northwest Oregon

Statesman Journal | July 19, 2016 6:43 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

That means forest operators and the public must take special precautions in state, private and U.S. Bureau of Land Management forests protected by ODF in Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, Columbia, and Multnomah counties, and part of Lincoln County.

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Judge: Most Documents In Bundy Case In Nevada To Stay Sealed

AP | July 18, 2016 10:53 a.m. | LAS VEGAS

A federal judge is citing prosecutors' concerns about threats of violence in a ruling that will keep many documents secret in the criminal case involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

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Low Water In Detroit Lake Sparks Concern, Meeting

Statesman Journal | July 18, 2016 9:33 a.m.

For the second year in a row, low water in Detroit Lake is likely to affect recreation and tourism in the Santiam Canyon.

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'Land Sharing' Opens Private Land To Campers

OPB | July 11, 2016 5 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

You’ve heard of car-sharing. Now here’s “land sharing.”

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Oregon's Drought Is Spreading

Statesman Journal | July 8, 2016 7:47 a.m.

Half the state now is in moderate drought, and the remainder is abnormally dry, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Washington State's Watershed Conditions Continue to Decline

Northwest News Network | June 29, 2016 7:30 p.m.

The condition of watersheds in Washington state continues to decline, according to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, which delivered the news to the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday.

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Oregon Tops Survey As No. 1 Summer Road Trip Destination

Pamplin Media Group | June 21, 2016 1:45 p.m.

America is going on a road trip this summer, and guess where it will end up? Right here in Oregon.

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Crater Lake To Remove Graffiti After Snow Melts

Medford Mail Tribune | June 17, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park officials said they plan to remove graffiti left on Mount Scott by a vandal in 2014 as soon as the snow melts.

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Oregon Farmers Win Radish Seed Lawsuit

Capital Press | June 9, 2016 9:05 a.m.

Oregon farmers have prevailed in a legal dispute with a bank over the ownership of radish seed they’d grown but hadn’t been paid for.