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Oil Train Opponents Hail Track Expansion Defeat In Columbia Gorge

NWPR/EarthFix | Nov. 4, 2016 1 p.m.

Northwest oil train opponents are celebrating  after a county in the Columbia River Gorge rejected a track-expansion request from Union Pacific Railroad.

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.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Block House On Columbia River

OPB | Nov. 23, 2015 midnight

Photographed by Albert H. Wulzer on a trip to the Columbia Gorge, this block house was built by the army in 1856 to protect troops and settlers at Cascade Rapids. It was abandoned in 1861, coinciding with the start of the Civil War.

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Environmental Update On Flame Retardants, Aerial Herbicide Spraying & More

OPB | Sept. 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll get the latest on flame retardants in the Columbia River, pesticide regulation in Oregon and more with our EarthFix team.

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What's It Like To Be A Wildland Firefighter?

OPB | Aug. 7, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear about the day-to-day life of a wildland firefighter who is battling wildfires this summer.

NW Life | local

A Hike To Triple Falls

OPB | May 9, 2013 7:15 a.m.

Looking for something to do outdoors? Triple Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is a short hike with wonderful payoffs. Check out our slideshow of a recent trek along the trail.


Federal Reductions Hit Oregon's Head Start Programs

OPB | March 12, 2013 1:53 p.m. | Portland

Some of Oregon's federally-funded institutions -- like ready-to-learn programs -- are already adjusting their budgets because of across-the-board cuts.

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100 Climbs

OPB | Jan. 23, 2012 9:45 a.m.

Scott Peterson gave himself a challenge: 100 climbs in 100 days along 100 miles of the Columbia Gorge. He finishes his adventure on Sunday. We'll talk to him the morning after.

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The View Point Inn

OPB | July 25, 2011 9:45 a.m.

The View Point Inn, a 1920s hotel that once hosted presidents, celebrities and dignitaries, now sits empty after a fire and financial crisis. What will become of this Nationally Registered historic landmark?

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Kayaking Waterfalls

OPB | June 28, 2011 9:45 a.m.

A 19 year-old injured his back this weekend while kayaking down Bridal Veil falls. We'll talk to someone who teaches people how to run waterfalls.

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Capturing the Gorge

OPB | Oct. 3, 2008 9 a.m.

What do you see in photographs of the Columbia River Gorge?

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Casinos and Condos in the Columbia Gorge

OPB | March 6, 2008 9 a.m.

How much development is too much — and how can you tell before it's too late?