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Oregon 'Dreamer' Immigrant To Be Released On Bond

AP | March 27, 2017 6 p.m.

A 25-year-old man who has been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought into the country illegally as a child will be released on bond after his weekend detention.

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Far-Fetched As They Might Seem, Secession Movements Are Thriving In The NW

OPB | March 23, 2017 7:30 a.m.

The Pacific Northwest is home to at least four different ongoing secession or breakaway movements. One overarching State of Jeffersonian theme connects them: A sense of disenfranchisement.

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Fearful Farmers Rush To Find 'Guest Workers'

NPR | March 22, 2017 3:41 p.m.

Immigration lawyers are getting a wave of calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." The farmers are worried that they'll lose their existing workers to an immigration crackdown.

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Rising Columbia River Means More Bridge Lifts For Commuters

OPB | March 22, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Commuters between Washington and Oregon can expect some traffic delays this week. Rising flood levels on the Columbia River mean more lifts for the Interstate 5 bridge.

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Accelerated Restoration Coming To Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

East Oregonian | March 22, 2017 2:15 p.m.

The U.S. Forest Service has approved a massive proposal to treat more than 100,000 acres on the Wallowa Valley Ranger District north of Enterprise.

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How To Respectfully Dispose Of An Aging Totem Pole

Northwest News Network | March 21, 2017 8 a.m.

In 1961, the City of Seattle shipped to its new sister city of Kobe, Japan, a 35-foot tall totem crowned by a thunderbird figure with wooden wings spread wide.

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Oregon State Parks Seek More Rangers, Money As Crowds Continue To Grow

Statesman Journal | March 18, 2017 8:29 p.m.

The number of Oregon state park rangers hasn’t changed much the past decade, officials said, leading to challenges in keeping parks clean and facilities up to date.

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Bend Says Goodbye To 'Oregon Field Guide' Host Steve Amen

OPB | March 18, 2017 9:05 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

OPB members and guests from around Central Oregon said goodbye to "Oregon Field Guide" host Steve Amen, who is retiring after 28 years on the show.

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Washington's Wolf Population Grew By 28 Percent Last Year

AP | March 17, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Spokane, Washington

The population of wolves in Washington state grew by 28 percent last year, with at least two new packs, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday.

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Good News For Farmers — Most Oregon Reservoirs Are Full

OPB | March 17, 2017 5 a.m.

The wet and cold winter may have been a doozy for urban Oregonians, but for farmers all that snow was good news.