Gas Prices At Five Year Low

OPB |Dec. 26, 2014 2:58 p.m.

The average cost of a gallon of gas in Oregon stands at $2.60 according to

No Endangered Listing For Prized Pinto Abalone

AP |Dec. 26, 2014 10:57 a.m.

The National Marine Fisheries Service has decided not to list a prized 6-inch Pacific marine snail as endangered or threatened.

La Grande Domestic Violence Shelter Gets Quarters

AP |Dec. 26, 2014 10:55 a.m.

A sexual assault and domestic violence shelter displaced by the plans for a new courthouse in La Grande is moving to new quarters with the help of a $75,000 settlement from Union County.

2014 Looks Good For Charitable Giving, So Far

OPB |Dec. 26, 2014 10:53 a.m.

Oregon's economy has been on the upswing. But will that translate into more charitable giving this year?

Conservationists, Loggers Team Up On Forest Health

AP |Dec. 26, 2014 9:03 a.m.

John Day's economy was rescued by a detente between the timber industry and environmentalists. The former foes  uncovered a shared goal: thinning overgrown forests to prevent catastrophic wildfires.

WWU Professor Helps Guide Mars Rover Curiosity

AP |Dec. 26, 2014 8:43 a.m.

Western Washington University professor is part of a team of 400 scientists nationwide guiding the rover Curiosity across the surface of Mars.

Wash. Public Disclosure Commission Struggling To Keep Up

AP |Dec. 26, 2014 8:41 a.m.

The Washington Public Disclosure Commission is struggling to find the dollars to keep its informative website up to date with modern technology.

Portland Tribune: Compromise On Street Fee In The Works

Pamplin |Dec. 26, 2014 8:15 a.m.

A potential compromise residential street fee is being discussed within Portland's City Hall.

Wash. Scientists Target Mess From Christmas Tree Needles

AP |Dec. 26, 2014 8 a.m.

The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.

Christmas Fire Injures 1 In Beaverton

AP |Dec. 26, 2014 7:49 a.m.

A fire in suburban Portland sent one person to the hospital on Christmas.

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