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Washington Sex Offenders Say Island Water Makes Them Sick

AP | Sept. 25, 2017 7:41 a.m. | McNeil Island, Washington

Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade.

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'The Four Top': Kombucha Madness | The Mystery Of Q | Food And Politics

OPB | July 4, 2017 12:29 p.m.

How did kombucha become such a hit? Could an enigmatic Taiwanese concept change the way we all eat? Forget your mom's rule about no politics at the dinner table.

Environment | Health | local | Water | News | Lead In The Water

Homeowners Question Lead Levels In Their Water

The Register-Guard | July 11, 2016 7:46 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The discovery this spring of elevated levels of lead in drinking water at several Eugene School District schools and other buildings has prompted a flood of questions about the possible prevalence of lead in drinking water elsewhere in Lane County, including in tens of thousands of older homes with water pipes and fixtures that may contain lead.

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Eugene Schools Find Lead In Water

OPB | June 14, 2016 8:06 a.m.

The Eugene School District said Monday it found elevated lead levels in the water at four separate schools.

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Schools In Oregon, Idaho And Washington Report Higher Lead

AP | April 9, 2016 10:06 a.m. | Boise

Ten schools in Oregon had water samples that tested above the U.S. EPA's lead limit at some point since 2013, according to an AP analysis of test results reported to the agency.

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Lead Found In Drinking Water In 10 Oregon Schools

Statesman Journal | March 20, 2016 9:22 a.m.

Ten Oregon schools have exceeded regulatory limits for lead in drinking water over the past four years, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s nearly a quarter of the public water systems statewide — all flagged for high lead levels.

Think Out Loud

Supreme Court Rulings On Immigration And Drinking Water

OPB | June 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll dig into recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings with our legal expert Lisa McElroy.

Think Out Loud

Promoting Responsible Choices Is Key To Addressing Student Drinking

OPB | Sept. 3, 2013 12:15 p.m.

Many higher education schools in the Northwest have found it's more realistic to promote responsible drinking among students instead of discouraging it altogether.