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Eclipse Preparedness | Covering Mass Shootings | Nicole Georges

OPB | July 25, 2017 noon

We learn about a recent survey on how mass shootings are covered in the news, hear about how emergency managers are planning for the eclipse, and then sit down with artist and writer Nicole Georges.

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Idaho Doesn't Want You Spying On Its Farms

AP | May 12, 2017 3:08 p.m. | Seattle

The state's large dairy industry had complained that videos of cows being abused at a southern Idaho dairy unfairly hurt business.

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Pendleton Outdoor School Carries On Despite Budget Woes In Recent Years

East Oregonian | May 12, 2017 11:38 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

Pendleton is home to eastern Oregon's longest continuously run outdoor school, despite facing elimination at least three times.

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Furry Fiber Animals In Southwest Washington? Alpaca My Bags!

OPB | April 1, 2017 5:04 p.m. | Ridgefield, Washington

This weekend, Washington’s Clark County brings back its 19th annual Alpacapalooza. The event celebrates the fluffy, smaller South American cousin of the llama.

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Tax Hikes Proposed To Fund Oregon Fish And Wildlife

Statesman Journal | Nov. 29, 2016 12:32 p.m.

In a report released Monday, a task force suggests either a wholesale beverage tax or income tax surcharge that could help fund Oregon’s fish and wildlife programs.

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Feds Say OHSU Overcharged For Use Of Facilities

OPB | Nov. 1, 2016 2:55 p.m. | Portland

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Oregon Health And Science University, alleging OHSU made false financial claims.

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Dead Whale Returns To Oregon Coast

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016 3:26 p.m.

The humpback whale whose carcass washed ashore near Arch Cape over the weekend, and then left with the high tide, is back again.

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West Coast Humpback Whales Still Endangered

AP | Sept. 6, 2016 3:34 p.m. | Honolulu

Humpback whales that frequent California, the Pacific Northwest, Mexico and Central America will continue to receive Endangered Species Act protections.

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Bend Wildlife Rehab Center Closes During ODFW Investigation

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016 2:02 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center voluntarily gave up its permit to care for wildlife after a visit from ODFW officials earlier this month.

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Backers Submit Signatures For Oregon Wildlife Trafficking Initiative

Northwest News Network | July 7, 2016 4:25 p.m.

Oregon voters may get the chance to ban the sale of items made from certain wildlife species this November.

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Men Plead Guilty To Wildlife Smuggling In Oregon

AP | April 27, 2016 1:46 p.m. | Portland

Two Malaysian nationals pleaded guilty to smuggling wildlife into the United States and were sentenced by a judge in Portland to six months in federal prison.

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Fowl Trouble: Medford Seeks Solution To Wild Turkey Problem

Medford Mail Tribune | April 23, 2016 1:54 p.m.

Medford may ban feeding some or all wild animals as wild turkeys flock to the city, causing problems for residents.

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Rare Leopard Euthanized At Oregon Zoo After Battling Kidney Disease

AP | March 29, 2016 6:58 p.m. | Portland

An Amur leopard named Kia died Tuesday at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. She was 20 and suffered from kidney disease, causing her health to deteriorate.

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Endangered Puget Sound Orcas To Get Personal Health Records

AP | March 29, 2016 3:49 p.m. | Seattle

Wildlife veterinarians and other whale experts want to take the information collected about them and create personal health records for each southern resident killer whale.

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Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

OPB | March 28, 2016 noon

In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory. 

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Disease Concern Sends Yellowstone Bison To Slaughter

AP | March 9, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Gardiner, Montana

Yellowstone National Park has started shipping its famous wild bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.

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No One Has Claimed This Missing Pony In Clark County

The Columbian | March 5, 2016 11:21 a.m.

Thus far, no one has claimed a Welsh pony Clark County Animal Control found in mid-February. The county is putting the horse up for adoption.

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Amtrak Trains Let Cats And Dogs Ride The Northwest

Northwest News Network | March 4, 2016 5:31 p.m.

On Monday, Amtrak opens its Cascades trains to cats and dogs between Eugene and Bellingham. But there are some guidelines.

Oregon Art Beat

Nicole Georges

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 8 p.m.

Nicole Georges is a cartoonist, writer, animal lover, and illustrator whose life was changed by a phone call to Dr. Laura Schlessinger.

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Retired Vet Follows Migration Pattern Of Pronghorn Antelope

OPB | June 15, 2015 12:50 p.m.

Burns resident Julie Weikel has just returned from a 10-15 mile a day trek.