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Mosier Derailment Update | Self Driving Car Ethics | All Day Kindergarten | Wash. Gun Measure

OPB | June 23, 2016

This morning, the Federal Railroad Administration released a report saying that Union Pacific failed to maintain the track at Mosier. We'll also learn about the ethics of self driving cars, a possible ballot initiative in Washington state that would allow guns to be taken from people who might prove to be violent. Also, we'll hear about how the first year of all-day kindergarten affected some kids and teachers in the state.

Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: Family

OPB | June 09, 2016

We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.

Mosier Oil Derailment Update | Oregon's Soviet Diaspora

OPB | June 06, 2016

The mayor of Mosier fills us in on recovery efforts there, and we learn more about oil train safety issues. Also, we launch a new series of interviews about Oregon's Soviet diaspora.

A New Oil Terminal In Vancouver?

OPB | July 24, 2015

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

Environmental Update On Oil Trains and Google Trekker

OPB | June 22, 2015

We check in with members of our EarthFix team about Google Trekker and one man's effort to get information on oil trains.

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.

Environmental Update On Oil-By-Rail In the Northwest

OPB | Jan. 13, 2014

MONDAY: Increasingly, trains are carrying crude oil across the Northwest. After derailments in other places, lawmakers are asking for more information and better safety standards.

Environmental Update

OPB | July 10, 2013

The recent oil train disaster in Canada and the latest coal terminal hearings in Oregon have raised new questions for the Pacific Northwest's stake in fossil fuel import and export.

Coal Would Bring More Rail Traffic To Northwest

OPB | April 05, 2013

An investigation by EarthFix reporter Bonnie Stewart shows it would take a lot to get Northwest railways ready for more coal trains.