Northwest oil train opponents are celebrating after a county in the Columbia River Gorge rejected a track-expansion request from Union Pacific Railroad.
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.
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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Some of Oregon's federally-funded institutions -- like ready-to-learn programs -- are already adjusting their budgets because of across-the-board cuts.