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Hood River's Smoky Week Slowed Business, Shuttered Schools

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 6:38 p.m. | Hood River, Oregon

Smoke and lack of interstate access caused by the Eagle Creek Fire has hurt Hood River's businesses and schools.

local | History | News

A Misplaced Firework Created The Town Of Cascade Locks 80 Years Ago

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 3:13 p.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

An Oregon town created by a firework 80 years ago almost burned this week by a wildfire started with a firework.

Water | Environment

Nestle Water Bottling Plan Draws Protest — Even After It's Voted Down

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2016 3:45 p.m.

Voters in the Columbia River Gorge approved a measure aimed at blocking Nestle from putting in a water bottling plant. But four months later, activists are still protesting.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Application Brings Nestlé One Step Closer To Oregon

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Nestlé has cleared one more hurdle in its effort to open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

Think Out Loud

Water: From the Bottle or the Tap?

OPB | March 22, 2010 9 a.m.

Do you prefer your drinking water from the bottle or the tap?

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Bottling It Up in Cascade Locks

OPB | June 26, 2009 9 a.m.

Should Nestle open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks?  

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Bankers On Board

OPB | March 9, 2009 9 a.m.

What does the president's foreclosure plan look like from the lenders' perspective?

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Congress, Rural Style

OPB | Aug. 25, 2008 midnight

How much can a group of rural Oregonians influence statewide policy?