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Alaska Air Confident DOJ Will Clear Merger With Virgin America Despite Delay

Northwest News Network | Oct. 20, 2016 10:14 a.m.

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden said he remains confident that a proposed takeover of rival Virgin America will happen.

Transportation | Energy | Environment

Coal Company Backs Out Of Morrow Pacific, Ships Coal To Asia Through Canada

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 13, 2016 12:45 p.m. | Portland

The company backing a proposed coal export terminal at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River announces it is leaving the project and instead is exporting coal to South Korea through a terminal Canada. 

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New Portland Audit Looks At Taxi Regulators In The Age Of Uber

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016 12:45 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Bureau of Transportation isn’t doing enough to monitor the quality of service offered by ride-for-hire companies, according to a new report by the City Auditor.

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Oregon Finishes Road Replacement 10 Years Later, $220 Million Over Budget

OPB | Oct. 11, 2016 4:46 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Drivers along U.S. Highway 20 in Oregon's Coast Range can now use a 5-mile stretch of roadway that's been under construction for more than a decade.

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Vancouver Oil Terminal Project Makes Big Bet On Oil Train Safety

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 7, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Oil company Tesoro says it wants to prove that it takes safety concerns seriously.

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Should Carbon Emissions Be Taxed? Washington Voters Will Decide

KUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 7, 2016 9:45 a.m. | Seattle

Do you want to make energy companies pay $25 for every ton of carbon they emit? What if that meant your gas cost more and your electric bill went up? It’s a decision Washington voters are facing.

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Report: Discrimination Harming Efforts To Diversify Oregon Highway Workforce

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 10:18 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s highway construction workforce is getting more diverse – but discrimination remains a big problem, according to a study out Thursday from Portland State University.

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Portland Squeezes $83,000 Out Of 21 Booted Vehicles

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 11:39 a.m. | Portland

In August, the city approved a new policy allowing the use of boots to force owners with outstanding citations to pay up.

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Portland Says New Speed Camera Reduces Speeding By 93 Percent

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 9:45 a.m. | Portland

Transportation experts say a new kind of speed camera has reduced speeding along a Portland highway by 93 percent.

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Seattle Makes Strides In Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 8, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Seattle

Seattle's  greenhouse gas emissions fell by 6 percent over a  six-year period, according to a new report. It cautions that despite the progress,  the city is off the pace needed to reach 2030 carbon-cutting goals.