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Oregon Businesses Form New Alliance To Fight Climate Change

OPB/EarthFix | June 22, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

More than two dozen Oregon businesses are banding together to fight climate change through a new organization called the Oregon Business Alliance For Climate.

local | News

Timed Parking Delayed In Cannon Beach After Complaints

Daily Astorian | June 20, 2017 11:02 a.m. | Cannon Beach, Oregon

Timed parking in Cannon Beach has been put on hold after complaints from the community.

local | Sports | News | Recreation

QB Travis Jonsen Leaves Oregon Ducks

Statesman Journal | June 20, 2017 6:41 a.m.

Oregon’s football team now has a serious depth problem at quarterback.

Health | local | News

Number Of Untested Rape Kits In Oregon Has Quadrupled

Statesman Journal | June 18, 2017 9:19 a.m.

As of April, Oregon State Police reported a backlog of 884 newly submitted sexual assault forensic evidence kits, or SAFE kits, up from 216 in January 2016, according to OSP SAFE kit summaries.

local | Business | News

Tiny Sumpter, Oregon, Becomes Unwilling Marijuana Mecca

OPB | June 18, 2017 midnight

The eastern Oregon town of 200 people is now unexpectedly home to two recreational marijuana stores.

local | Sports | News | Recreation

OSU Pitcher Luke Heimlich Won't Join Team At College World Series

AP | June 15, 2017 11:07 a.m.

Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, who as a teenager pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old girl, will not accompany the Beavers to the College World Series.

Health | local | Business | News | Education

More College Students Using Marijuana Since Legalization

The Register-Guard | June 15, 2017 7:46 a.m.

The journal Addiction published the 25-page OSU study Wednesday.

local | News | Politics

Oregon Real ID Bill Heads To Senate For Vote

AP | June 13, 2017 7:55 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver's licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning in the next three years.

local | News | Politics

Bill Allowing Oregon Teens To Preregister To Vote Moves Forward

Northwest News Network | June 13, 2017 6:45 a.m.

Sixteen-year-olds may soon be able to pre-register to vote in Oregon. That's according to a bill passed by the state's House of Representatives Monday.

local | Sports | News | Recreation

Oregon State University Returning To College World Series

Statesman Journal | June 11, 2017 8:49 a.m. | Corvallis, Oregon

Bryce Fehmel turned in a sterling performance on the mound, KJ Harrison supplied the power with a three-run homer, and No. 1 national seed OSU rolled to a 9-2 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday at sold-out Goss Stadium to wrap up the Corvallis Super Regional.

News | Science

Officials Ask State To Invest In UO Research Complex

AP | June 9, 2017 12:04 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

State lawmakers are urged to approve $100 million in immediate financing for a proposed University of Oregon scientific research facility.

Forestry | News

Judge: Federal Laws Don’t Shield Oregon From Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | June 9, 2017 10:10 a.m.

Federal environmental laws don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit that alleges insufficient logging.

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Oregon Lawmakers Fear Wave Of Public Employee Retirements

Statesman Journal | June 4, 2017 9:19 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

At the Oregon Legislature, lawmakers are choosing their words carefully when the testimony turns to PERS. They say with words alone they could launch a wave of retirements at public agencies across the state.

local | News | Energy

Iron Triangle Creating Two Biomass Processing Facilities

Blue Mountain Eagle | June 2, 2017 12:02 p.m. | John Day, Oregon

Two biomass processing facilities are expected to be up and running in Grant County this summer.

Environment | Climate change | Science | Pacific Ocean

West Coast Ocean Acidification Rates Among Highest In World

OPB/EarthFix | June 2, 2017 9 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The more carbon dioxide in the air, the more acidic oceans become – preventing oysters and tiny marine snails at the base of the food chain from forming shells. 

local | History | Arts | NW Life

'Oregon Experience' Receives The Oregon Heritage Excellence Award

OPB | May 31, 2017 7 a.m.

Each year the Oregon Heritage Commission honors individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon’s heritage.

local | Environment | Recreation | NW Life

Free Admission, Camping At Oregon State Parks In Early June

AP | May 28, 2017 11:18 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Oregon State Parks will be open and free to the public June 3 in celebration of State Parks Day.

local | Transportation | Business | News | Politics

Cyclists Have Mixed Views On An Oregon Bike Tax

OPB | May 28, 2017 8:15 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

A proposed $8 billion transportation spending package in Oregon could include a tax on the sale of bicycles. It's getting a mixed reaction from Oregon's bicycling community.

Nation | News

Most Power Restored After Outage In Downtown Portland

OPB | May 24, 2017 8:33 a.m.

Most customers who lost power Monday night because of an underground vault fire should have their lights back on now.

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Marijuana Startup Economy Booms As The Medical Cannabis Industry Struggles

OPB | May 23, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Plenty of marijuana research is being conducted in Oregon, but it's mainly aimed at growing more marijuana at lower costs, rather than finding the next FDA-approved drug.