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Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Jan. 09, 2014

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

Dangerous Year at the Lucky Friday Mine

OPB | Dec. 16, 2011

The recent collapse at Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho left seven miners injured in an accident that occurred 6,000 feet underground. It was the third major accident at the mine since April.

Gravel Mine on Grand Island

OPB | Oct. 20, 2011

Baker Rock Resources hopes to open a gravel mine on Grand Island — but farmers on the Willamette river island object. 

Mining for Gold and Chromite

OPB | June 21, 2010

Do mining operations in Oregon need more regulation?

Future of Public Higher Ed

OPB | Sept. 29, 2009

What should Oregon's public higher education system look like in the future?