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Fishery Managers Close 200 Miles Of West Coast To Salmon Fishing

OPB/EarthFix | April 11, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Fishery managers voted Tuesday to close ocean salmon seasons along about 200 miles of the coastline from southern Oregon to northern California.

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

California Condors May Fly Once Again Over Oregon Skies

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 20, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The largest land bird in North America is still critically endangered.  A new plan could see the reintroduction of the condor in the Northwest.

Business | local | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News

West Coast Crabbers Strike Ends After 11 Days

AP | Jan. 7, 2017 11:58 a.m. | Eureka, California

An 11-day strike by thousands of West Coast crab fishermen has ended after a successful negotiation of prices with seafood processors.

Nation | News

At Least 9 Killed In Oakland Warehouse Fire, Dozens Missing

AP | Dec. 3, 2016 10:48 a.m.

At least nine people died in a blaze that broke out during a party in a converted warehouse late Friday night in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to fire officials.

Nation | Election | News | local | Politics

Could Trump Pop The West Coast's Liberal Bubble?

OPB | Nov. 22, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Portland

For a generation, the West Coast has been the nation’s epicenter of progressive politics. But progressive leaders are concerned Trump's administration could pop the long-standing liberal bubble.

Water | Business | local | Environment | News

California Town Fights For Water Rights From Roseburg Company

The Roseburg News Review | Oct. 1, 2016 1:29 p.m.

The fate of a small northern California town’s drinking water is in the hands of the Oregon-based company, Roseburg Forest Products.


As the Marijuana Business Grows, Is There Room for the Little Guy?

Marketplace | Sept. 20, 2016 5:08 a.m.

Some investors see legalized cannabis as a hot market in the future — comparing it to alcohol's boom following Prohibition.

Health | News | local

Providence, St. Joseph Hospital Chains Announce Merger

AP | July 6, 2016 2:54 p.m. | Irvine, California

Two Catholic hospital chains are merging to create the nation's third-largest nonprofit health system, with more than 100,000 employees in seven states.

Water | Agriculture | Fish & Wildlife | Communities | Renewable energy | Energy | Environment

Next Chapter In Klamath Dams Saga Opens In California

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 26, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

California has started looking at the environmental effects of dams on the Klamath River. It’s the first official move since the Klamath Basin Water Agreements fell apart at the end of the year.

NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | News

Oregon-Based Gray Wolf Returns From California

AP | Jan. 15, 2016 8:13 a.m.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Michelle Dennehy said the 2 1/2-year-old male wolf known as OR-25 entered California on Dec. 17 and returned north earlier this month after spending a few weeks there.

Nation | Education | News

Anonymous Email Threat Closes All Los Angeles Schools

AP | Dec. 15, 2015 7:19 a.m.

Los Angeles Unified School District police Chief Steven Zipperman says an "electronic" threat led to the decision to close all schools in the nation's second largest school district Tuesday morning.

Nation | News

Police: 2 Suspects Dead After California Shooting

AP | Dec. 2, 2015 11:43 a.m. | San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said at a news conference that after the shooting, the suspects might have fled the area in dark-colored SUV. They remained at large.

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Don't Blame Newcomers: In-Migration Is The Oregon Way

OPB | Sept. 14, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

Out-of-state migrants are helping to prop up Oregon's "Timber Belt."

Politics | News | local

Oregon Plays Big Role In California’s Right To Die Debate

OPB | Sept. 13, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Jerry Brown has a big decision in front of him – the former Jesuit seminary student and current four-term governor of California will decide whether the right to die will be allowed in his state.

local | Environment | News

Team To Study Extensive Toxic Algae Bloom Along West Coast

AP | June 16, 2015 11:37 a.m. | Seattle

Federal biologists are studying an extensive toxic algae bloom that has prompted the closures of crab and other shellfish harvests in Washington, Oregon and California.

News | local

Silicon Valley On The Hunt For East Portland Homes

OPB | June 8, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

As housing prices continue to creep up in the Golden State, Silicon Valley residents are starting to look north for homes in their price range.

Animals | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News

Two Sea Lions Die In Trap At Bonneville Dam

OPB | May 1, 2015 4:15 p.m.

Two California sea lions died in a trap at Bonneville Dam after what officials say was a mechanical malfunction.

Water | local | Environment | News | OPB News Blog

Actor William Shatner Proposes Water Pipeline From Northwest To Save California

OPB | April 20, 2015 9:24 a.m. | Portland

While Californians are cutting back on water and experimenting with long-term solutions to deal with drought, William Shatner said the answer is as simple as starting a Kickstarter page.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Oregon Like You've Never Seen It Before

OPB | April 3, 2015 12:59 p.m. | Portland

Oregon, you've never looked so tasty.

Food | News | local | OPB News Blog

More In-N-Out Burger Joints In Oregon? Company Says Maybe

OPB | March 31, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Portland

Just a few months from In-N-Out Burger's Beaver State debut, Oregonians wanted to know: Is there any chance the popular burgers and fries will come any further north?