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Wait, Can I Swim In That River Dividing Portland?

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Your friends say swimming in the Willamette around Portland is disgusting. Are they right?

News | Environment | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

How Oregon Rivers Carried Millions Of Trees Into Production

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

At one time, much of the timber industry relied on rivers to move trees out of Oregon's forests.

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PERS Lowers Retirement Fund Investment Rate

OPB | July 31, 2015 4:43 p.m. | Portland

PERS board members decided a lower assumed rate would be closer to what the market will deliver.  

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Top 4 Moments From Think Out Loud This Week

OPB | July 31, 2015 4:11 p.m. | Portland

Competition, dedication, and drive laced many of the interviews on Think Out Loud this week.

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Marijuana Industry's Bank Bid Rejected By Federal Regulators

AP | July 31, 2015 3:22 p.m. | Denver

Other federal agencies are starting to talk about the marijuana industry's finances.

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Willamette Valley Farmers Seeing Impact Of Dry Season

Statesman Journal | July 31, 2015 2:38 p.m. | Stayton, Oregon

This year’s growing season spots much more sunlight and significantly less water than normal.

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PSU Fulfills Pledge, Limits Tuition Hike

OPB | July 31, 2015 1:49 p.m. | Portland

Portland State University trustees reduced a tuition hike from 4.2 percent to 3.1 percent.

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Political Chat: Dangling Protesters, Election Money, Government Surveillance And More

OPB | July 31, 2015 11:55 a.m.

Lots of political bean-bags are in the air, and our political experts are ready to juggle. OPB political analyst Bill Lunch and Oregonian senior political reporter Jeff Mapes joined Morning Edition producer Casey Negreiff to discuss the week's events.

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Southern Oregon Algae Warning Applies To Irrigators

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | July 31, 2015 11:53 a.m.

The danger from toxic blue-green algae could extend beyond the shores of Upper Klamath and Agency lakes, Lake Ewauna and the Link and Klamath rivers to Keno Dam.

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Moody's: Oregon Drought Shouldn't Affect Local Government Credit

AP | July 31, 2015 11:45 a.m. | Salem, Ore.

Moody's Investors Service says Gov. Kate Brown's drought declarations in 23 Oregon counties should help maintain credit ratings for local governments.