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Coos Bay Man Picks Up Litter On Highway 101, 1 Mile At A Time

Daily Astorian | Sept. 24, 2017 10:09 a.m.

“I saw a problem that I didn’t feel anyone else was doing anything about,” said Raymond Furr.

local | Environment | News

Oregon's Scenic Old McKenzie Highway Likely Closed Until June

The Register-Guard | Sept. 24, 2017 8:58 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation closes the road — Highway 242 — every winter when snowdrifts build up. Officials say it's unlikely it will reopen before it starts snowing this winter.

local | Arts | News

With Legal Challenge Over, What's Next For Portland's Arts Tax?

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 3:41 p.m. | Portland

A decision from the Oregon Supreme Court has saved Portland’s Arts Education and Access fund — at least for the moment. Can it survive its own structural flaws?

local | Arts | News

Oregon Inmates To Build Nation's 1st Healing Garden Behind Prison Walls

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017 11:06 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Members of an official Oregon State Penitentiary-sanctioned Asian Pacific Family Club will work on building what would be the first solar-powered healing garden inside a U.S. prison.

local | Environment | Politics | News

ODOT Gets $1 Million To Clean Up Wildfire Damage

Pamplin Media Group | Sept. 20, 2017 8:42 a.m.

Oregon's Department of Transportation will get a $1 million grant to clean up roads and highways damaged or threatened by the summer's wildfires.

World | Environment | News

At Least 217 Dead After 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Central Mexico

AP | Sept. 19, 2017 12:16 p.m. | Mexico City

Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date.

local | Environment | News | Water

DEQ Investigates Glen Creek Contamination After Fish Go Belly-Up

Statesman Journal | Sept. 16, 2017 11:46 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is investigating a possible contamination of Glen Creek after dead fish were found floating in the water Friday.

NW Life | local | Arts | Business

Rethinking Arts Space In Vancouver And Beaverton

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 10:16 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

A Sept. 23 arts summit suggests some exciting possibilities for Clark County. Meanwhile Beaverton moves forward on a much-anticipated new public art space.

local | Health | News

Oregon DHS Taps New Child Welfare Director

Statesman Journal | Sept. 13, 2017 7:07 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Marilyn Jones, who has worked for the department for almost two decades, will begin her role as the Child Welfare Director on Oct. 9.

local | Environment | News | Forestry | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Oregon State Government Adapts As Wildfires Take Their Toll

OPB | Sept. 12, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

This year’s intense wildfire season in Oregon has reignited a long-simmering debate at the state Capitol: how to manage forests in a way that doesn’t lead to infernos.

Nation | World | Politics | News

Court Rejects Trump Administration's Travel Ban Exemptions

AP | Sept. 7, 2017 5:08 p.m.

The Justice Department says it will take President Donald Trump's much-litigated travel ban to the Supreme Court once more. It comes after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the administration's limited view of who is allowed into the U.S. under the president's travel ban. 

local | Health | Arts | Think Out Loud

Portland Tattoo Artist Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Find 'New Normal'

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 3:23 p.m. | Portland

Portland tattooer Mary Jane Haake specializes in tattooing nipples and areolas onto breast cancer patients who've had mastectomies.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Right-Wing Rallies | TBA:17 | Meaningful Retirement

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 noon

We talk with a political reporter for "The Guardian" covering right-wing rallies, OPB's Aaron Scott previews the TBA arts festival, and Oregon retirees share stories about their lives after work. 

local | Environment | News

More Than 500,000 Acres Have Burned In Oregon So Far This Year

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 3:51 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Wildfires have consumed more than a half-million acres in Oregon so far this year.

local | Sports | Recreation | News

Oregon Ducks Open Willie Taggart Era With A Bang

AP | Sept. 3, 2017 10:25 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The Willie Taggart era at Oregon got off to a fast start with Tony Brooks-James' 100-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff against Southern Utah. Fitting for a team that's (still) known for speed.

local | Business | Fish & Wildlife | News | Politics | Environment

WDFW Loses Hatchery Contract Due To 'Sexualized Culture'

Northwest News Network | Aug. 30, 2017 7 a.m.

After 50 years, Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife will no longer operate the Wells Hatchery on the Columbia River near Pateros.

local | Health | Education | News

Oregon Schools Get More Time To Meet PE Requirements, Still Face Hurdles

Statesman Journal | Aug. 27, 2017 10:43 a.m.

More than 90 percent of Oregon school districts were still significantly below state benchmarks for required physical education in 2015-16.

local | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News | Animals

Oregon Kills 4th Wolf From Harl Butte Pack

Capital Press | Aug. 27, 2017 9:26 a.m.

Oregon wildlife officials killed a fourth member of the Harl Butte wolf pack Aug. 25, a day after authorizing the killing of two wolves from the Meacham pack following a series of attacks on cattle this month.

local | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News | Animals

Lethal Action Approved On Washington State Wolf Pack

AP | Aug. 27, 2017 9:09 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

Officials in Washington state have authorized the killing of one or more members of a wolf pack in the northeast corner of the state following attacks on cattle.

Nation | Election | Politics | News | World

Trump Defends Charlottesville Comments At Phoenix Rally

NPR | Aug. 22, 2017 8:59 a.m.

President Trump threatened a government shutdown if Congress refuses to fund the border wall he promised during the campaign.