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Bills Could Lead To Damascus Disincorporation

OPB | June 24, 2015

A slate of bills passed by the Oregon Legislature could make it easier for one of the state's newest cities to go back to being an unincorporated part of Clackamas County.

Beavers Provide Free Labor To Build Salmon Habitat

OPB | March 16, 2015

TUESDAY: Not all dams are bad for salmon.

Environmental Update On The Elwha Dam And The Wilderness Act

OPB | Sept. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: Journalists from our EarthFix team will give us an update on the removal of Elwha Dam and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Dam Settlement Addresses Oil And Other Pollutants

OPB | Aug. 06, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Army Corps of Engineers has settled a lawsuit brought by Columbia Riverkeeper involving oil and other pollutants from dams. The emissions will now fall under the Clean Water Act.

Environmental Update On Oil Trains, Coal & More

OPB | May 20, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll round-up some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

The Blazers Take On The Spurs In Second Round Action

OPB | May 06, 2014

TUESDAY: The Portland Trail Blazers are in the Western Conference semifinals, and face the San Antonio Spurs.

Environmental Update

OPB | Feb. 27, 2014

THURSDAY: We've got a round-up of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Will Damascus, Oregon Remain A City?

OPB | Oct. 29, 2013

TUESDAY: Residents of the Clackamas County city of Damascus will vote in November on whether or not to disincorporate.

Dam Leak Could Affect Mirror Pond Debate

OPB | Oct. 09, 2013

Water levels in Bend's Mirror Pond are dropping since the Newport Avenue Dam sprung a leak, as the community grapples with how to deal with silt buildup in the iconic pond.

Damascus Volunteers Quit In Protest

OPB | June 05, 2013

Fifteen volunteer Damascus city committee members resigned in protest of a behind-closed-doors, forced resignation of the city manager.

Culture Club

OPB | Jan. 17, 2013

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Exit Interview: Sam Adams

OPB | Dec. 18, 2012

We talk with Portland Mayor Sam Adams as he prepares to leave City Hall at the end of the year.

Developing West Hayden Island

OPB | Nov. 28, 2012

Mayor Sam Adams wants to make West Hayden Island part of the City of Portland to open it up for industrial development, but others argue this undeveloped land should be maintained as wildlife habitat. 

Environmental Update

OPB | Nov. 20, 2012

It's been a year since the Condit Dam was removed. How is the White Salmon River recovering?

New Mental Health Center

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012

Portland may get a new mental health center in 2013. What would this mean for the city, the police and people with mental illness?

Oregon Sustainability Center Gets The Plug Pulled

OPB | Oct. 10, 2012

On Friday Mayor Sam Adams announced that the Oregon Sustainability Center proposal will not be moving forward.

Environmental Update

OPB | May 08, 2012

We'll get an update on the ongoing controversy surrounding the plan to remove Klamath River dams. 

What Happens Next at Condit Dam?

OPB | Nov. 10, 2011

Two weeks ago, the base of the Condit Dam was blown up, and the White Salmon River flowed free for the first time in a century. What happens now?

The Future of the Occupy Movement

OPB | Nov. 09, 2011

So far, the relationship between Sam Adams and Occupy Portland remains cordial, but will that change in the near future? And what's the future of the broader Occupy movement?

Environmental Update

OPB | Sept. 26, 2011

Earthfix Editor, David Steves, talks about the removal of two dams in Washington and future dam removals in the Northwest.