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Northern California Wildfires Bring Unhealthy Air To Oregon

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017 2:33 p.m. | Portland

Fires that have devastated parts of northern California are sending smoky air into southern and central Oregon.

News | local | Air

Lane County Air Pollution Reached Unprecedented Levels Last Week

The Register-Guard | Sept. 8, 2017 1:33 p.m.

If this week’s wildfire smoke left residents mistaking Lane County for another planet, that may be since the pollution was unmatched in modern county history.

Think Out Loud

DACA | Eagle Creek Fire | District Attorneys

OPB | Sept. 5, 2017 noon

We hear reactions to President Trump's decision about DACA, the Eagle Creek Fire and an ACLU of Oregon campaign about the role of district attorneys.

NW Life | local | Entertainment

Scenes From The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Sept. 3, 2017 12:14 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Amid a blistering heat wave and blanketed with wildfire smoke, the Oregon State Fair charged on with livestock shows, athletic dogs, piles of meat and more.

local | Environment | News

Smoke Poised To Make Ugly Return To Willamette Valley

The Register-Guard | Sept. 2, 2017 11:23 a.m.

Lane County Public Health posted an advisory online Friday warning residents to brace for extreme heat and smoke.

Business | local | Transportation | News

Airbus Flying Robo-Taxi Readied For Testing In Oregon

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2017 10:09 a.m.

A division of aerospace giant Airbus is getting ready to test a pilotless flying air taxi in Oregon.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Eclipse: Symbiosis Fest | Port of Portland | Murals | PSU President

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 noon

On this show we hear from our eclipse chasing 'State of Wonder' team, the new executive director of the Port of Portland, the new president of Portland State University, and we hear about a controversial residential mural.

local | News

Airbnb Wants Portland To End Short-Term Rental Inspections

Portland Tribune | Aug. 14, 2017 12:16 p.m.

Bay area company wants to deregulate industry and allow listing companies to handle registration of new hosts.

Environment | local | Agriculture | Food | News

Oregon Will Not Reconsider Morrow County Mega-Dairy Permit

Capital Press | July 28, 2017 5:02 p.m.

Despite concerns of water pollution and contamination, the agencies responsible for permitting a 30,000-cow dairy farm in Morrow County will not be reconsidering their decision.

Nation | Health | Politics | local | News

Inspector General: Roseburg VA Used Outdated Colonoscopy Methods

The Roseburg News Review | July 12, 2017 9:03 a.m.

The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been performing colonoscopies using outdated methods.

local | News | Environment | Air

Oregon Searches For Clean Air Funding After Lawmakers Say No

OPB/EarthFix | June 29, 2017 3:28 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is now in search of a new way to pay for the governor’s clean air initiative.  

local | News | Environment | Air

Oregon, Washington Threaten To Sue EPA Over Methane Rules

OPB/EarthFix | June 29, 2017 12:21 p.m.

Fourteen states – including Oregon and Washington – are threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating the Clean Air Act.

Environment | local | Agriculture | News

Oregon Will Not Suspend Operations At New Mega-Dairy

East Oregonian | June 27, 2017 9:50 a.m.

Oregon regulators will not suspend operations at a controversial new mega-dairy near Boardman. Environmental and animal rights groups had urged a shutdown.

Music | Arts

opbmusic Airplay Chart, June 12 - 18

opbmusic | June 19, 2017 12:45 p.m.

Woodstock by Portugal. The Man is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

NW Life | History | local | Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

Portland's Hidden Treasures: Staircases

OPB | June 14, 2017 3:39 p.m.

There’s a landmark in Portland that you won’t find on any map: its public stairways.  

local | News

Oregon Veterans Open Nonprofit To Bring Hope To Other Veterans

The Coos Bay World | May 14, 2017 9:54 a.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

The nonprofit's mission is to provide homes, programs and services for veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life.

local | NW Life | Arts | Land use | Oregon Art Beat

Pacific Northwest Plein Air Invites Painters To Get Outside

OPB | May 2, 2017 9:53 a.m.

The Pacific Northwest Plein Air painting event encourages artists to immerse themselves in the natural landscape

Sports | local | News

Thorns Open Season With 2-0 Win Over Orlando

AP | April 15, 2017 4:32 p.m. | Portland

Portland captain Christine Sinclair scored in the 67th minute and the Thorns beat the Orlando Pride 2-0 on Saturday in their National Women's Soccer League season opener.

Environment | local | Agriculture | News

Mega-Dairy Air Pollution Threat Puts Environmentalists On Alert

NWPR/EarthFix | April 11, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Boardman, Oregon

Mega-dairies are finding themselves in conflict with neighbors and environmentalists because of their contributions to air pollution.