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Oregonians Some Of The Slowest On America's Roadways

OPB | May 27, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

You could say a lot about Oregon drivers, but a new study finds that being in a hurry isn't typically one of them.

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NW Push For Clean Fuels Could Mean More Crude, New Refinery

OPB | May 26, 2015 6:45 p.m. | Portland

The push for cleaner fuels in Oregon and Washington has led to proposals that would bring the region more crude oil and a new refinery along the Columbia River.

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Sea-Tac's Passenger Traffic Is Booming

AP | May 26, 2015 7:22 a.m.

Sea-Tac last year was one of the nation's fastest-growing large airports, jumping from 15th busiest in 2013 to 13th busiest in 2014.

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Oregon Drivers May Pay Taxes By the Mile

AP | May 20, 2015 7:16 a.m.

Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive.

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Dignitaries Ride First Regular Speed, Full Run Of New MAX Orange Line

OPB | May 15, 2015 1:04 p.m. | Portland

Dignitaries from around Oregon piled into the first couple of Orange Line MAX trains Friday, to make the first regular speed full run between downtown Portland and Clackamas County.

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Washington, Oregon To Update Oil Spill Response Plan

AP | May 14, 2015 8:13 a.m.

Officials in both Washington and Oregon are seeking public comments as they prepare to update an oil spill response plan for the Lower Columbia River.

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Freight Train Derails Just South Of Wenatchee

AP | May 13, 2015 10:39 a.m.

A freight train has derailed just south of Wenatchee, shutting down a major east-west train route through the state of Washington for nearly five hours on Wednesday morning.

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Oil Industry Challenges Rules Aiming To Stop Train Explosions

AP | May 13, 2015 8:32 a.m.

The U.S. oil industry has filed a court challenge to new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail, following a string of fiery derailments in recent years.

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"Die In" Planned For ODOT Office In Portland

OPB | May 12, 2015 1:25 p.m. | Portland

Bike activists have organized a "die in" at the Portland offices of the Oregon Department of Transportation Wednesday.

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Mother Chides United For Removing Autistic Teen From Plane

AP | May 12, 2015 9:55 a.m.

An Oregon woman says United Airlines overreacted when it diverted a flight and removed her family from a plane after she and the crew had problems finding her autistic 15-year-old daughter something to eat.