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Options Weighed For Remaining Radioactive Hanford Tunnel

Northwest News Network | July 24, 2017 midnight

The U.S. Department of Energy rolled out several options at a public meeting Thursday night to stabilize what’s known as Tunnel 2 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | News

Crews Begin Removing Eastern Oregon Dam To Improve Fish Passage

East Oregonian | July 23, 2017 8:07 a.m.

It took 20 years of planning, studies and grant writing, but the removal of the Dillon Diversion Dam is finally underway on the Umatilla River.

local | Environment | News

FEMA Awards $7.8M To Oregon For 2015 Stouts Creek Fire Costs

The Register-Guard | July 22, 2017 11:01 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Forestry was awarded a $7.8 million grant from FEMA on Friday for costs associated with putting out the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire.

local | News

Keizer Boy's Death Reveals 'Potential Systemic' Problems In Oregon Child Welfare Services

Statesman Journal | July 21, 2017 4:25 p.m.

A review launched in the wake of the strangling death of a 12-year-old Keizer boy revealed a series of "potential systemic" problems with child welfare services.

local | Environment | News | Eclipse 2017

Forestry Asks Landowners For Help Avoiding Eclipse Wildfires

OPB | July 21, 2017 11:41 a.m.

Oregon’s Department of Forestry is asking land owners in several districts around the state to do their part as the eclipse nears.

Food | News | Economy | Business | Politics | local

Oregon Measure Seeks To Head Off Corporate Tax On Grocery Sales

OPB | July 19, 2017 8:15 a.m.

A proposed constitutional amendment has been filed in Oregon to prohibit taxes on sales of groceries.

Politics | local | News

Investigator Found In 1984 Seattle Mayor Sexually Abused Foster Son

AP | July 16, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Seattle

Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle's mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, records show.

Politics | local | NW Life | Arts | News

3 Things About Arts In The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session

OPB | July 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

With the overall Oregon budget in such grim shape, reductions in state support for the arts were expected.

local | NW Life | Arts | State of Wonder

Bend Art Center Opens In Changing Central Oregon Arts Landscape

OPB | July 14, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Bend's Atelier 6000 reopening as the Bend Art Center is a signpost for the restless conversation in Central Oregon art circles about who speaks for art and what needs to be said.

Animals | local | News

'Stressed' Slime Eels Spill All Over Highway 101 After Crash

OPB | July 13, 2017 2:03 p.m.

A truck carrying slime eels overturned on Highway 101 on Thursday, covering the road and other vehicles in slime.

Business | NW Life | local | Technology | News

High-Tech Firm Chooses Jackson County For Headquarters

Medford Mail Tribune | July 11, 2017 10:08 a.m.

One of the Rogue Valley’s largest tech employers is moving its headquarters to Jackson County.

Music | local | NW Life | Arts | Books | State of Wonder

Hurray For The Riff Raff | Ghost Town Poetry | Teva Harrison | Ural Thomas | Bend Art Center

OPB | July 8, 2017 noon

Devil-may-care side trips to imaginary cities, soul-searching conversation with graphic novelist Teva Harrison, and moments of wonder with Portland's premier soul interpreter.

Business | local | Arts | State of Wonder

Erika Bartlett At Angst Gallery: Mixing Nature And Business

OPB | July 7, 2017 10:40 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver artist Erika Bartlett has an eye for nature and a mind for business.

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Multnomah Soda Tax Ballot Measure Postponed To Next Year

Portland Tribune | July 3, 2017 11 a.m.

A campaign spokeswoman didn't provide a reason, but the coalition faced a prohibitive deadline and ambitious fundraising goals.

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Eugene Mural Vandalized Less Than A Week After Installment

The Register-Guard | June 28, 2017 10:36 a.m. | Eugene

Lots of elbow grease and a bit of touch-up paint restore the latest installment in Eugene’s 20x21 Mural Project

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Some Oregon Foster Children Spent 80 Days In 'Temporary' Hotel Stay

OPB | June 27, 2017 2:30 p.m. | Portland

Some children spent 80 days or more living in hotel rooms as part of an Oregon foster care program, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

Energy | Environment

Oregon Utility Board Approves Controversial Sale Of Oil Tanks

OPB/EarthFix | June 27, 2017 11:40 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Public Utility Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the sale of nine oil storage tanks on the Columbia River near Clatskanie.

Food | News

Chinese Trade Mission Gets A Taste Of The Northwest

Capital Press | June 23, 2017 midnight | Portland

Chinese trade mission members sample Oregon and Washington specialty snacks and drinks during Portland visit.

Politics | local | Transportation | News

The Fight Over Tolls In Oregon's Transportation Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Portland

Congestion pricing, which has long been promoted by transportation reformers, is a key issue in massive transportation bill facing an uncertain future in Oregon Legislature.

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.