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Trump Policy Reversal Raises Concerns For Northwest's National Parks

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 4, 2017 9:30 a.m.

Advocates are worried that Trump administration policy changes will damage the ability of national parks to deal with climate change.

Environment | local | Land | News | NW Life

Federal Court Pops Up In Grant County For Rainbow Gathering

OPB | June 26, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Portland

A small team of federal prosecutors and judges is deploying to Grant County, Oregon, where the Rainbow Gathering is taking place.

Environment | local | Land | News | NW Life

20,000 'Free Spirits' Are Flocking To Rural Oregon's Malheur Forest

OPB | June 15, 2017 4:45 p.m.

In two weeks, thousands of peace-loving, free-spirited campers will descend on Oregon for the 2017 Rainbow Gathering in the Malheur National Forest.

NW Life | News

2 Airlifted Off Mount Rainier, 1 Presumed Dead

AP | March 28, 2016 7:15 p.m.

Crews rescued a climber and a snowshoer off Mount Rainier after they were caught in a weekend storm. A third climber is presumed dead.

Music | Entertainment

Pacific Northwest Rainy Day Playlist

OPB | Dec. 30, 2015 12:33 p.m.

If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance that it’s raining when you read this — that's why KMHD's Program Director Matt Fleeger curated a soundtrack for those infamous Northwest rainy days.

local | News

Rain, Snow Return To Pacific Northwest

AP | Dec. 17, 2015 10:26 a.m.

Flood watches are in effect through Saturday for much of western Oregon and southwest Washington because of heavy rainfall.

local | Science | News | Recreation

Rains Cut Into An Already Low Snowpack

OPB | Dec. 8, 2015 4:12 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The region’s warm, wet weather is depleting an already slim snowpack.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: U.S. Forest Service Seeks More Funding, Crews Search For Tillamook Forest Campers

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 7:20 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Thursday, Aug. 21: The U.S. Forest Service officials say they need more money to cover firefighting costs, rescue crews are searching Tillamook State Forest for two missing campers, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department will permit a rancher to shoot wolves threatening his sheep, and more.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: 'Too Dangerous' To Recover Rainer Climbers, Bergdahl's Home Prepares Celebration

OPB | June 2, 2014 7:26 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Monday, June 2: Officials say it's too dangerous to recover the bodies of six climbers who fell to their deaths, Sgt. Bowe Bergdal's hometown prepares for a big celebration and more.


Judge To Rule Next Week On Rainier Suspect's Competency

OPB | Feb. 22, 2013 9:23 p.m. | St. Helens, Oregon

A Columbia County Judge is considering evidence on whether a young man accused of killing Rainier's Police Chief is competent to stand trial.

Energy | Ecotrope

Anti-coal export protesters gather in Salt Lake City

Ecotrope | Feb. 23, 2011 4:30 a.m.

Opposition to Ambre Energy's proposed coal-export terminal in Longview, Wash., is growing to new heights today with a protest at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City.

Fish & Wildlife | Ecotrope

Study: Steelhead mate with rainbow trout

Ecotrope | Jan. 31, 2011 2:09 a.m.

A new study out of Oregon State University found sea-run steelhead mate with stay-at-home rainbow trout – and that the two fish populations in the Pacific Northwest are more interdependent than people once thought.