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Former Washington Sen. Benton Blasts Revival Of I-5 Bridge Talks

The Columbian | Feb. 28, 2017 2:08 p.m.

Former Washington state Sen. Don Benton, now with the Trump administration, expressed disapproval of their efforts to revive conversations about the bridge.

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Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 10 a.m.

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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Washington Lawmakers Seek New Routes To Cross Columbia River

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

It’s been almost three years since Oregon legislators walked away from a controversial project aimed at replacing the Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver.

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The Risks With Trump Advisers' Tax Credit Plan For Infrastructure

AP | Feb. 7, 2017 7:14 a.m. | Washington

President Donald Trump has promised to revitalize America's aging roads, bridges, railways and airports, but a plan put forward by his economic advisers relies on a transportation financing scheme that hasn't been tried before and comes with significant risks.

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Oregon Transportation Package Might Not Single Out Specific Projects

OPB | Feb. 6, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A joint House and Senate panel of the Oregon legislature is getting down to work this month on crafting a massive transportation funding package.

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Lawmakers Consider Expanding Self-Serve Gas In Rural Oregon

AP | Feb. 6, 2017 7:08 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Residents in rural Oregon counties may have to get used to pumping their own gas, as lawmakers are considering expanding the availability of self-service gas stations.

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Oregon Way Behind On Its Goals For Reducing Carbon Emissions: Report

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 1, 2017 3:25 p.m.

In a new report, the Oregon Global Warming Commission says the state is not expected to come within striking distance of its 2020 or 2050 goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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A Portland Refugee Worries: Will Her Parents Make It Home?

OPB | Jan. 29, 2017 7:10 p.m.

Noor Hilmi's family fled Iraq after her brother was kidnapped. Now they're refugees in Portland. They're also one of many families thrust into confusion by President Trump's travel ban.

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Washington Lawmakers Want To Fix $4M Shortfall In Oil Spill Prevention Budget

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 24, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Portland

Democrats in the Washington Legislature are looking to bolster the state’s oil spill prevention efforts.  

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Groups Seek To Oppose Lawsuit Over Oregon Rail Expansion

AP | Jan. 23, 2017 1:05 p.m.

Three groups are seeking to oppose Union Pacific Railroad's lawsuit involving a proposed rail expansion along the Columbia River Gorge where a crude oil train derailed last June.