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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.

Environment | Water

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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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.

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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?